William Eugene Bingham mission journal
Scope and Contents
Contains materials pertaining to Willard Eugene Bingham's service as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Carolina from 1885 to 1886. Includes both the original journal of Willard Eugene Bingham and a transcription created by his grandson George Bingham in 1978. Includes short, daily entries pertaining to the events of his day, individuals taught, members baptized, service administered, and areas traveled to. Dated approximately 1885-1886.
- Bingham, George Willard, 1940- (transcriber, Person)
- Bingham, Willard Eugene, 1856-1918 (author, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
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Willard Eugene Bingham (1856-1918) was an early Mormon missionary.
Willard Eugene Bingham was born on October 3, 1965 in Ogden, Utah to Willard Bingham and Amanda Snow. He went on to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Southern States mission from 1883 to 1886. He married Hannah Sarah McFarland and together they has 13 children. He remained an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints throughout his life. Willard Eugene Bingham passed away on December 13, 1918 in Ogden, Utah at the age of 62.
George Willard Bingham (1940-) is an auto adjuster and manager at State Farm Insurance, and an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
George Willard Bingham was born on March 29th, 1940 in Nyssa, Oregon to parents Oles May Saunders and Joseph Harvey Bingham. After growing up in Twin Falls, Idaho, he went on to marry Carma Crane on June 30, 1960. He attended BYU from 1958-1963, when he was drafted into the United States Army and trained to be a medic and physical reconditioning specialist. After being honorably discharged in 1965, he went on to work as an auto adjuster for State Farm Insurance for 15 years, then in a managerial position for 18 years. He retired in 2001. George Willard Bingham was heavily involved in the Boy Scouts of America program, serving as a Scoutmaster for 13 years and in several district and council positions. He was highly active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and held several callings including bishop, single's branch president, and district second counselor.
2 folders (0.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Donated by JoAnn Wadley, who is the niece of George Bingham, and George Bingham, who is the grandson of Willard Eugene Bingham in 2018.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; JoAnn Wadley and George Bingham; September 2018.
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development poilcy IV.a.i.1, November 2013).
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcription of original journal is included in Folder 2.
Hymnbook of Willard Eugene Bingham donated with the journal was added to the Americana book collection.
Processed; Chelsea McNeil, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2019.
- Bingham family
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Southern States Mission
- Latter Day Saint missionaries -- South Carolina -- Diaries
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon Church -- Missions -- Southern States
- Mormon Church -- Southern States -- History
- Register of Willard Eugene Bingham mission journal
- Chelsea McNeil
- 2019 January 9
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.