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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)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Oliver B. Huntington record books and other material, 1845-1928

 Series
Identifier: MSS 162 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains records of patriarchal blessings, newspaper clippings, and other ephemeral items written or gathered by Oliver B. Huntington. Some of these items were originally found in the diaries of Huntington's father, Oliver Boardman Huntington.
Dates: 1845-1928

Oliver Boardman Huntington diaries, 1843-1907

 Series
Identifier: MSS 162 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains diaries written by Huntington between 1843 and 1907. Includes descriptions of his early life, his life as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his service as a Mormon missionary in England, and his life as an early pioneer in Utah. Diaries also include reminiscent accounts of early Church history written by Huntington later in life. There are many gaps in the record.
Dates: 1843-1907