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Edward J. Starkie autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 598

Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography. Starkie writes about his early life in England, his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his migration to Utah in 1878, and his life in Tooele, Grantsville, and Ashley Valley, Utah. Starkie concentrates on the early years of his life in England. Also included is a two-page typewritten biography of Starkie by his daughter, Mrs. Isaac M. Jones.


  • approximately 1887


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.

Biographical History

Edward J. Starkie (1843-1933) was a Mormon convert in Utah.

Edward John Starkie was born on March 18, 1843 in Edenham, England. He married Ann Spray on May 30, 1868 in Bristol, England, and together they had four children. In 1870 he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and emigrated to Utah in 1878. There he worked as a farmer in Tooele, Grantsville, and Ashley Valley. His wife Ann died in 1885, leaving him with two daughters. He later married widow Tora Nielsen Jacobsen in 1886. Together they had eight children. Starkie died in Naples, Utah on January 16, 1933.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.


Mss. (handwritten and transcripts).

Register of Edward J. Starkie autobiography
Megan Furcini
2011 March 25
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States