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Laura Ann Keeler Thurber autobiography

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 436
Handwritten autobiography which has been encapsulated and bound. The item starts with Thurber's biographies of her father, James Keeler, and her mother, Eliza Shelton Keeler. James Keeler's account was copied from his autobiography and diary. Laura lived in Santaquin, Goshen, and Richfield, Utah, and in Grass Valley, Nevada. Laura married Joseph Thurber in 1876, who entered into polygamy by marrying another woman in 1885. James Keeler joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1839, moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1840, and served on a mission for the LDS Church in Hawaii from 1850 to 1855.

Dates

  • approximately 1900

Creator

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 publish material from Autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 v. (123 p.)