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Barrus, Orrin Orlando, 1870-1958



  • Existence: 1870-1958

Biographical History

Orrin Orlando Barrus (1850-1958) was the grandfather of Orrin James Olsen.

Orrin Orlando Barrus was born in Grantsville, Utah. At the age of 21 he attended LDS College and, two years after his graduation, left for a two and half year LDS mission to Samoa. Following his mission, he married Mary Elizabeth Clark and taught school in Wyoming. He also farmed. After 12 years of marriage, he and his wife were called on a mission to the Catawba Indian Nation in South Carolina from 1908 to 1910. After their return, they moved frequently between Utah and Wyoming. He served in various church callings after that, including in the Logan Temple. He died in 1958.


UPB files, May 9, 2019 (Orrin Orlando Barrus; born 1850 in Grantsville, Utah; attended LDS College at 21 years old; 2.5 year Latter-day Saint mission to Samoa 2 years after graduation; married Mary Elizabeth Clark; taught school in Wyoming and farmed; mission to Catawba Nation in South Carolina from 1908 to 1910; frequent moves between Utah and Wyoming; served in Logan Temple; died 1958)

FamilySearch, April 9, 2020 (Orrin Orlando Barrus; born 29 May 1870 in Grantsville, Utah; married Mary Elizabeth Clark 10 January 1895; died 6 October 1958 in Logan, Utah)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Orrin James Olsen collection on Orrin Orlando Barrus and Mary Elizabeth Clark Barrus family

Identifier: MSS 3070
Scope and Contents Contains autobiographical writings and family records pertaining to members of the Orrin Orlando Barrus and Mary Elizabeth Clark family, created between the years 1897 and 1961 in Utah. Information regarding their personal lives and ecclesiastical work are presented. Included are letters, diaries, and photographs of Orrin, Mary, their children, and their grandchildren. Also contains documents pertaining to Fred A. Turley and Edward Stevenson. Materials created 1897 to 1961.
Dates: 1897-1961

Orrin Orlando Barrus family papers, 1922-1958

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3070 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains autobiographical writings by Orrin Orlando Barrus, including a photocopy of his written will, circa 1940-1949. Also included are letters written by various officials of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Barrus regarding the death of his son, and an invitation to serve in the Logan temple. Materials created between 1922 and 1958.
Dates: 1922-1958