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Harker, Herbert



  • Existence: 1925 - 2017

Biographical History

Herbert Harker (1925-2017) was a draftsman for oil companies and a writer for many years of his life.

Herbert Bennion Harker was born on April 20, 1925 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada to Samuel Bennion Harker and Rhonda Greene Harker. He married Beryl Merrill in the Alberta, Canada temple on October 9, 1945 and later remarried Myrna Ralley (date unknown) after Beryl passed away in 1972. Throughout his life, Herbert worked as a draftsman for multiple oil companies around North America, and also contributed his illustrations by creating city maps for cities in Southern California. He moved from Canada to California in 1963 and pursued his writing career. He published various novels, such as Goldenrod (1972), and various short stories, becoming a well-known LDS author. He died on June 04, 2017 in Santa Paula, California.

FamilySearch, via WWW, accessed 2019 June 5; (born on April 20, 1925 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada to Samuel Bennion Harker and Rhonda Greene Harker; died on June 4, 2017 in Santa Paula, California).

UPB_MSS9212, accessed 2019; (married Beryl Merrill on October 9, 1945 in the Alberta temple; remarried Myrna Ralley after Beryl's passing in 1972; moved to California in 1963; worked as a draftsman for various oil companies, as an illustrator for tour maps, and as a well known LDS author).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Herbert Harker papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9212
Scope and Contents Contains literary manuscripts and correspondence, personal journals and family histories, and illustrations and charter maps of various southern Californian cities, all materials written and created throughout Herbert Harker's life. Manuscripts include materials such as Goldenrod (1972) and Turn Again Home (1974-1975), which both illustrate the cowboy/farmer lifestyle in Cardston, Canada. Herbert also worked on short stories for juvenile and adult audiences, and religious texts, topics...
Dates: approximately 1902-2015