Charles Ora Card diaries
Scope and Contents note
Collection includes a compilation of the diaries and journals of Charles Ora Card, encompassing the years 1871-1885.
- Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Charles Ora Card Diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Charles Ora Card (1839-1906) was founded the town of Cardston and served as the first mayor.
Charles Ora Card was born November 5, 1839 in Ossian Township, New York, to Cyrus W. Card and Sarah Ann Tuttle. He became the son-in-law to Brigham Young when he married Young’s daughter, Zina Young Williams, in 1884 in Logan, Utah. He was also married to Sarah Jane (Sally) Beirdneau, Sarah Jane Painter, and Lavinia Clark Rigby. After being arrested for practicing polygamy in 1885, Card was sent by church president John Taylor to settle southern Alberta. He founded the town of Cardston, which was named in his honor. He served as the Stake President of the Alberta Stake from 1886 to 1903 and was involved in many other community building projects. In 1901, he was elected as the Cardston’s first mayor. Card later returned to Utah where he died in Logan on September 9, 1906.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Compilation of the diaries and journals of Charles Ora Card.
Custodial History note
Donated by Brigham Y. Card in 1991.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Brigham Y. Card; 1991.
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Processing Information note
Processed; Meghan Mathews; 13 December 2007.
- Register of Charles Ora Card diaries
- Karen Glenn, Amanda Clark, student processors; John M. Murphy, curator
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.