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Mesa (Ariz.) -- History

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Biography of Alonzo Edward Wall

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230313493]
Identifier: MSS SC 1617
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a typewritetn biography. The biography contains information about the life of Alonzo Edward Wall who was active in the Mormon Church and lived in Mesa, Arizona.

Dates: 1947

Susan Elizabeth Redd Butler papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1739
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, autobiographies, diaries, biographies, newspaper clippings, and school compositions. The correspondence, biographies, and diaries relate to Susan's family and parents. Many of the items relate to Mormon polygamy and to Butler's school career. Also included is a biography and biographical materials of Butler's father, Lemuel Hardison Redd.

Dates: 1893-1977

Benjamin F. Johnson papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230317114]
Identifier: MSS SC 1912
Scope and Contents

The collection contains handwritten letters, a reminiscence, and a draft for an obituary. The reminiscence is by Sarah Melissa Johnson and relates to her life growing up in Nauvoo, Illinois. She mentions how her father was called to protect the Prophet Joseph Smith whom they considered to be in danger.

Dates: 1881-1907

Recollections of his life

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324490]
Identifier: MSS SC 2525
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography and diaries. The account is a narrative based on interviews of John Whetten conducted by Blanche and Thomas Peterson. Diary entries are interspersed within the account. Whetten was born in Kingston, Utah but later moved to Mexico and to Mesa, Arizona.

Dates: 1915-1961

Testimony by a brother from Mesa, Arizona

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045359]
Identifier: MSS 1208
Scope and Contents

Handwritten statement and photocopy written by a member of the Mormon Church in Mesa, Arizona, at an unknown time. The author relates being taken by a "Guardian Angel" into the spirit world and witnessing his brother preach the Mormon faith to his ancestors. The author was told to do the temple work for those people.

Dates: approximately 1900

Lola Turley biography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230315142]
Identifier: MSS SC 1713
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript of the biography of Lola Turley who settled in Mesa, Arizona as a farmer's wife.

Dates: approximately 1975

Wilson family correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230315985]
Identifier: MSS SC 1844
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten letters. The items are correspondence between members of the F. G. Wilson family who lived in Mesa, Arizona; Santaquin, Utah; and Wasatch County, Utah. Most of the items were written in the 1880s and deal with family matters. Genealogical materials for the Wilson family are also included.

Dates: 1877-1964

George T. Wilson correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320274]
Identifier: MSS SC 2178
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and photocopied letters by George T. Wilson, his wife Ann Eliza, and other people. The letters deal mainly with personal matters within the context of the doctrines of the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1884-1885