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Russell R. Casper biography of William Wallace Casper

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Identifier: MSS 3714

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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.

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.


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

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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Russell R. Casper biography of William Wallace Casper
Benjamin Sipes
2011 June 9
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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