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Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1823-1907

Oliver Boardman Huntington (1823-1907) was a Mormon pioneer, explorer, missionary, and diarist.

Oliver Boardman Huntington was born in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York in 1823. When his father joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church in 1835, his family relocated to Kirtland, Ohio. Following this move, Huntington and his family continued to move across the country with the Church, finally establishing themselves in Utah. Huntington was ordained an elder in the Latter-day Saint Church in 1843 and served a mission to the western state of New York. He later served a mission in 1846 to England.

In Utah, Huntington worked as a farmer, schoolteacher, miner, and beekeeper. He settled with his family in Springville, Utah where he remained active in the Church. He died in Springville on February 7, 1907.

Citation

UPB files, Apr. 4, 2016 (Oliver Boardman Huntington; b. in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York in 1823; father joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church in 1835; family relocated to Kirtland, Ohio, the same year; continued to move across the country with the Church; finally establishing themselves in Utah; was ordained an elder in 843; served a mission to the western state of New York; later served a mission in 1846 to England; in Utah, worked as a farmer, schoolteacher, miner, and beekeeper; settled in Springville, Utah; d. in Springville on February 7, 1907)

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Letters received

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1050
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten and signed letters. Three of the items are letters of introduction by the second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young. Another letter is from Brigham Young asking William Huntington for his aid in bringing Clarissa A. Scofield to Mormon Church headquarters. This item also includes a lengthy postscript concerning activities in preparation for the Mormon migration to Utah. Also included is a letter from the Mormon Apostle, Heber C. Kimball, asking...
Dates: 1846-1849