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Russell R. Casper biography of William Wallace Casper

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3714
Transcript of a biography of William Wallace Casper, with an emphasis on his service in the Mormon Battalion. Biography contains excerpts from a narrative account by William Casper. The edited biography is incomplete, documenting only brief elements of Casper's life.

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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Russell R. Casper biography of William Wallace Casper must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 item (4 p.)(0.03 linear ft.)

Biographical sketch

William Wallace Casper was born 12 March 1821 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio. A convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Casper married Sarah Ann Bean on 22 January 1846 in the Nauvoo Illinois Temple. In 1846 he enlisted in the Mormon Battalion. Following his discharge from the Mormon Battalion, he returned to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was reunited with his wife, Sarah Ann. Casper married Margaret Mattice on 12 February 1856 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married his third wife, Elizabeth Ann Anderson on 26 March 1864 in Salt Lake City. Casper died 17 July 1908 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Custodial History

Donated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Russell R. Casper biography of William Wallace Casper
Status
completed
Author
Benjamin Sipes
Date
2011 June 9
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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