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A. R. and Luvina B. Miskin family papers, 1919-1969

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8071 Series 3 Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains the personal papers of the Miskin family, including correspondence, newspaper articles, and other material. Dates range from 1919-1969.


  • 1919-1969


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 the A. R. Miskin papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinatin Committee.

Biographical History

The Miskins were a Mormon family in southeastern Idaho.

A. R. Miskin (1876-1960) had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his family in Kansas in 1889. They moved west, and settled in the area around Fairview, Idaho. They homesteaded, working to establish farm and operating a store. A. R. married Luvina Velate Belnap (1885-1969), and together they had fourteen children. The family moved to Ucon, Idaho, where they farmed and operated a machine shop producing scrapers.

Biographical History

Luvina B. Miskin (1885-1969) was a Mormon woman in Idaho.

Luvina Velate Belnap was born on June 5, 1885 in Hooper, Utah to Reuben Belnap and Lucien Vilate Hammon. She and her family moved to Basalt, Idaho prior to 1900. On September 11, 1903 she married Arthur Richard Miskin (1876-1960) in the Logan Temple, and together they had fourteen children. They settled in Ucon, Idaho, where her husband operated a manufacturing plant. After his death, Luvina married John Joseph Lyon in 1966 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She died in Idaho Falls on April 5, 1969.

Biographical History

A. R. Miskin (1876-1960) was a Mormon businessman in Idaho.

Arthur Richard Miskin was born on February 7, 1876 in Saint John, Kansas to James R. and Amelia Lavinia Moore Miskin. His family were members of the Bickertonites, and converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1889. They then moved to Utah, and then to Idaho in 1891 where they homesteaded and farmed. He married Luvina Vilate Belnap on on September 11, 1903 in Logan, Utah. They were the parents of fourteen children. He worked in the family store in Fairview and Shelton, Idaho before establishing a machine shop in Ucon. He invented the Miskin scraper, and developed a manufacturing plant for them in Ucon. Miskin passed away in Idaho Falls, Idaho on November 27, 1960.


20 folders

3 oversize boxes

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