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).
- Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906 (Person)
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Open for public research.
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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.)
The item was donated to Special Collections in 1988.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donation; Brigham Young Card; 1988.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Life histories of the wives of Charles Ora Card
- Rose Frank
- 2011 June 18
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.