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Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Biography

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:

Reuben Gardner Miller biographical sketches, undated

Identifier: MSS 418 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains biographical sketches about parents, relatives, and friends including Mary Jane Gardner Miller, James R. Miller, Frank J. Taylor, E. J. Winder, Robert Gardner, and Reuben Miller.

Dates: undated

Norma B. Ricketts biography of Thomas and Elizabeth Rhoades

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325885]
Identifier: MSS SC 2722
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typewritten biography of Thomas Rhoades and his wife, Elizabeth. Thomas was a Mormon who lived near Nauvoo, Illinois, migrated to California in 1846, participated in the rescue of the Donner-Reed Party, mined for gold in California, came to Utah in 1848, became the first treasurer of Salt Lake City, Utah, found gold in the Uinta Mountains of Utah, and was a polygamist. The material on Elizabeth is very sketchy.

Dates: 1972

Josiah Rogerson autobiography and certificates

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225562617]
Identifier: MSS 3923
Scope and Contents

Collection includes a photocopy of an autobiography prepared by Josiah Rogerson, a short account of his experience in the Martin Handcart Company, citizenship papers, and two other certificates. The materials date from between 1841 and 1878.

Dates: 1841-1880

Edgar Stubbs Smoot biography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230327097]
Identifier: MSS SC 2686
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typewritten biography. The item also includes photocopies of photographs and newspaper clippings. Edgar Stubbs Smoot was born in 1905 in Provo, Utah. He married Dora Millard in 1927. He was a farmer and a cattle rancher who was also an active member of the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1979-1980

Ann Rogers Snow biography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230315548]
Identifier: MSS SC 1782
Scope and Contents

One typewritten booklet. It contains a brief history of Ann Rogers Snow. She was born in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. She converted with her family to the Mormon faith and migrated to Utah. Gardner also emphasizes Snow's spiritual experiences.

Dates: 1977-1980

William Snow biography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230315555]
Identifier: MSS SC 1781
Scope and Contents

One typewritten booklet. It contains a brief history of William Snow who lived for the first part of his life in Vermont. He later converted to the Mormon faith and became an early pioneer in Utah.

Dates: 1977-1980

Edward J. Starkie autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232489887]
Identifier: MSS 598
Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography. Starkie writes about his early life in England, his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his migration to Utah in 1878, and his life in Tooele, Grantsville, and Ashley Valley, Utah. Starkie concentrates on the early years of his life in England. Also included is a two-page typewritten biography of Starkie by his daughter, Mrs. Isaac M. Jones.

Dates: approximately 1887

Wilford Stoddard autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230307867]
Identifier: MSS SC 991
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typescript of original autobiography. Stoddard was born and raised in Milburne, Wyoming. He worked at various jobs in Wyoming and in Vernal and Delta, Utah. He describes the difficulties in obtaining steady employment early in the 20th century. Stoddard was married to Estella Dodd and Myrtle Hamblin at different times. He tells about raising his family and becoming active in the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1977

Dorothy Streeper letter and biographies

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308543]
Identifier: MSS SC 1067
Scope and Contents

Two short, printed biographies of Samuel W. Richards and a letter written by Dorothy Streeper, his grandaughter, containing a bibliography about Samuel W. Richards.

Dates: 1924-1976

John Lewis Swenson missionary journal

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225522322]
Identifier: MSS 3208
Scope and Contents

Journal documents Elder Swenson's missionary experiences in the Central States Mission from 1912 to 1913. Although Elder Swenson kept three journals, only this third volume has survived.

Dates: 1912-1913