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Helen Bateman collection of Sarah Oakey Sirrine manuscripts, 1840-1967

Identifier: MSS 8593 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Materials includes letters, postcards, and other manuscript items collected by Sarah Oakey Sirrine related to her ancestors and herself. Dated 1840 to 1967.


  • 1840-1967


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Helen Mae Ream Bateman was born on March 15, 1920, in Bear Lake county, Idaho, to parents Mary Cooper Sirrine and William Wesley Crockett Ream. She graduated from Montpelier High School in 1937. She married James LaVar Bateman during World War II, and together they had five children. Helen Ream Batemean was the author of "Roots & Wings: A Book of Family Traditions," first published in 1986.

Biographical History

Sarah Oakey Sirrine (1854-1942) was a Southeastern Idaho pioneer. Sarah Oakey was born in Nottingham, England March 31, 1854. At the age of 8, she immigrated to the United States with the rest of her family. They travelled by boat and by train to Florence, Nebraska before taking wagons out west to Utah. It was there in Utah where Sarah was baptized a member of the church. A short time after their arrival, they were asked to settle the Bear Lake region of Southeastern Idaho. In the small community of Dingle, Sarah was raised and on November 6th, 1879 she was married to George Edward Sirrine. Except for a few years in Mesa, Arizona, the two would live out their whole lives in Dingle, Idaho, having 6 children together. Sarah died in Dingle, Idaho on August 12, 1942, at the age of 88.


2 boxes

37 folders

Language of Materials



Arranged in four subseries: 1. Volume 1, 1840-1923. 2. Volume 2, 1862-1917. 3. Volume 3, 1865-1944, 4. Volume 4, 1860-1967.

Items were housed in four volumes, arranged in no particular order. Original order has been retained.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcription of materials located in Folder 10.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States