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Life histories of the wives of Charles Ora Card

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3979

Scope and Contents

The life histories of the wives of Charles Ora Card, includes 1 (one) loose-leaf collection of the four wives of Charles O. Card, one newspaper article concerning Charles Card, and one essay concerning Sarah Jane Beirdneau (one of the wives).


  • 1987


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 Life histories of the wives of Charles Ora Card must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Ora Card was born 5 November 1839 in New York. He is known for establishing Cardston, Alberta, a town between Lethbridge and the international boundary. In 1887, he moved his family and other settlers to the town and became its first mayor. He later established a general store owned by the Cardston Company. Card also served as the stake president of the Alberta stake. He died in 1906 after having married four times in his life. This collection accounts the life histories of his wives: Sarah Jane Beirdneau, Sarah Jane Painter, Zina Presendia Young, and Lavinia Clark Rigby.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)



Custodial History

The item was donated to Special Collections in 1988.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Brigham Young Card; 1988.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Archives.
Register of Life histories of the wives of Charles Ora Card
Rose Frank
2011 June 18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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