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Barrus, Mary Elizabeth Clark, 1873-1961



  • Existence: 1873 - 1961


Mary Elizabeth Clark Barrus (1873-1961) was the grandmother to Orrin James Olsen.

Mary Elizabeth Clark Barrus was born in Farmington, Utah, in 1873. She attended the first LDS Primary and later went to LDS College, where she met her future husband, Orrin Orlando Barrus. Mary taught school throughout Utah. From 1908 to 1910, she and her husband served a mission to the Catawba Indian Nation in South Carolina. After that, they and their family moved several times between Logan, Utah, and Star Valley, Wyoming, until finally settling down in Logan. She worked extensively in the Logan temple and in other callings within the church. She died in 1961.

UPB files, May 9, 2019 (Mary Elizabeth Clark Barrus; born 1873 in Farmington, UT; attended first LDS Primary; went to "LDS College" and met Orrin Orlando Olsen there; taught school in Utah; Catawba Indian Nation mission from 1908 to 1910; several moves between UT and WY; settling in Utah; worked in the Logan Temple; d. 1961)

FamilySearch, April 9, 2020 (Mary Elizabeth Clark; born 13 March 1873 in Farmington, Utah; married Orrin Orlando Clark on 10 January 1895 in Davis, Utah; died 4 November 1961 in Logan, Utah)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Mary Elizabeth Clark Barrus family papers, 1897-1961

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3070 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains diaries and autobiographical writings written by Mary Elizabeth Clark Barrus. These writings outline her life, her testimony and dreams, and poetry penned by Barrus. Also included are photographs, circa 1940. Materials created between 1897 and 1961.

Dates: 1897-1961

Merle Barrus Olsen letter, 1961

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 17
Identifier: MSS 3070
Scope and Contents

Letter written by Merle Barrus Olsen to her children regarding the death and funeral of her mother, Mary Elizabeth Clark Barrus. Created 1961.

Dates: 1961

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

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Archival Object 2
Collection 1
Autobiographies 2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 2
Church officers -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2
Evangelistic work -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History -- 20th century 2
Family records 2