Oral history interviews with Charles and Nellie Harvey
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Oral history interviews conducted by John Abraham to Charles and Nellie Harvey on 3 July 1872, sponsored by the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program southeastern Utah project. The interview subject is the Mormon exodus out of Mexico. Charles discusses his birth and childhood in the Mormon town Diaz (named for Mexican President Porfirio Diaz) in Mexico. He describes how his father was shot and killed by a neighbor shortly before "rebels" raided their town. Charles' family moved to Moroni, Utah in 1912, but he stayed down by the New Mexico/Mexico border to work. He finally migrated to Blanding, Utah a year later and joined the army. After a military tour in Europe he married Nellie Johnson in the fall of 1919. Nellie describes raising their family in Blanding during Indian uprisings, the Great Depression, and their later trips back to Old Mexico. Bound manuscript, 28 pages, index included.
- Abraham, John (Person)
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Charles Harvey was born to James Douglas Harvey and Nancy Anderson 28 September 1895 in Colonia Diaz, Mexico. He moved to Blanding, Utah in 1913 and married Nellie Jane Johnson on 8 October 1919 in Salt Lake City. He died 30 June 1986 in Blanding.
Nellie Jane Johnson was born to James Parley Johnson and Eliza Jane Rowley 17 January 1898 in Diaz, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico. She died 8 November 1980 in Monticello, San Juan, Utah.
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Oral history interviews with Charles and Nellie Harvey, conducted by John Abraham for the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton, oral history program.
Custodial History note
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
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Processed; Karen Glenn; 18 December 2008.
- Register of Oral history interviews with Charles and Nellie Harvey
- Karen Glenn, student processor; John M. Murphy, curator
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.