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Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906



  • Existence: 1839 - 1906

Biographical History

Charles Ora Card (1839-1906) was a settler and prominent church leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Logan, Utah and southern Alberta, Canada.

Charles Ora Card was born on November 5, 1839 to Cyrus William Card and Sarah Ann Tuttle. The Card family became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1843. Charles was baptized by his uncle on April 12, 1856. He crossed the plains as part of a handcart company, arriving in the Salt Lake Valley in September 1856. Charles became a member of 56th quorum of the Seventy in Farmington, Utah before his family moved to Logan, Utah in March 1860. While in Logan, he was involved in education, the building of the Logan Tabernacle and the Logan Temple, and became the president of the Cache Stake.

Early in 1887, Charles was asked by John Taylor to relocate and settle southern Alberta, Canada with a group of settlers, though some of his wives and children did not accompany him. He established the town of Cardston, Alberta. He presided over the Canadian Mission and was president of the Alberta Stake for about twelve years, beginning in 1890. He was released as stake president and became a patriarch in September 1902.

Charles Ora Card returned to Logan in December 1903 and died there on September 9, 1906.

LDS Biog. Encyc., 1901: p.296 (b. Nov. 5, 1839; family recieved gospel 1843; Alberta Stake Pres.) p.297 (baptized 1856; handcart co.; member of the seventy; moved to Logan 1860; helped with Tabernacle and Temple; Chache Stake Pres.) p.298 (Alberta Canada 1887; Cardson).

Charles Ora Card, Pioneer and colonizer, 1961: p.6 (b. to Cyrus and Sarah Card) p.26 (education) p.144 (Canadian Mission 1890) p.147 (Alberta Stake Pres; patriarch) p. 150 (wives in different places) p.154 (carried to Logan 1903) p.155 (d. Sep 9, 1906).

Journal of history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spring 1997: page 116 (Charles Ora Card, president of the Cache Stake; sawmill owner; farmer; city councilman; justice of the peace; polygamist) page 117 (Charles O. Card) page 123 (moved to Cardston on June 3, 1887) page 127 (Aug. 1903, moved back to Logan, Utah; d. Sept. 9, 1906 in Logan)

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Ora Card outgoing correspondence, circa 1888-1903

 Sub-Series — Box 18: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233599429], Folder: 11
Identifier: MSS 3192 Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence to children, primarily son Joseph, and also to church leaders such as President Lorenzo Snow. Correspondence to Joseph discusses daily life. Correspondence to church leaders concerns church affairs and local events. Dated circa 1888-1903.

Dates: circa 1888-1903

Correspondence, 1881-1930

Identifier: MSS 1421 Series 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Zina Young Williams Card collection is a valuable source of primary materials dealing with the early history of Logan, Utah and Cardston, Alberta, Canada. It also contains some documents related to her life in Provo, Utah and her affiliation with the educational institutions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in that day, particularly the Brigham Young Academy at Provo.The personal correspondence of Zina Young Williams Card covers the period from 1881 to 1930....
Dates: 1881-1930

Donald G. Godfrey and B. Y. Card research files on Charles Ora Card

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2044
Scope and Contents Contains Godfrey and Card's research materials on Charles Ora Card (1839-1906), and early Mormon settler in Alberta. Includes correspondence (1991-1993), research materials, and two manuscripts at different stages of the book "The Diaries of Charles Ora Card," and "The Canadian Years, 1886-1903." There are also copies of the books "Challenge of the Homestead: Peace River Letters of Clyde and Myrle Campbell, 1919-1924" and "The Rundle Journals, 1840-1848." These two titles also deal with the...
Dates: approximately 1970-1995

Life histories of the wives of Charles Ora Card

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227636948]
Identifier: MSS 3979
Scope and Contents

The life histories of the wives of Charles Ora Card, includes 1 (one) loose-leaf collection of the four wives of Charles O. Card, one newspaper article concerning Charles Card, and one essay concerning Sarah Jane Beirdneau (one of the wives).

Dates: 1987

Newspaper clippings, 1899-1919, 1976 April 2

Identifier: MSS 1421 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains full newspaper sheets, mainly from newspapers in Utah and Canada. Dated from 1899 to 1919 and April 2, 1976.

Dates: 1899-1919; 1976 April 2

Patriarchal blessings, 1878-1903

Identifier: MSS 1421 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains serveral patriarchal blessings of Zina Prescinda Young Williams Card. Dated 1878 to 1903, with some undated material.

Dates: 1878-1903

Personal and family papers, 1870-1973

Identifier: MSS 1421 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains financial records, certificates, programs, local histories, and other family papers. Dated 1870 to 1973.

Dates: 1870-1973

Jo Ann Sloan Rogers collection of Charles Ora Card family scrapbooks

 Collection — Carton 1: [Barcode: 31197232578598]
Identifier: MSS 8927
Scope and Contents

Contains scrapbooks created by Jo Ann Sloan Rogers, a descendant of Charles Ora Card, documenting the history of the Charles Ora Card family and his descendants in Utah, Idaho, and Alberta, Canada. Also includes the Civil War diary of Arthur Calvin Mellette and the biography of Isaac Julian Harvey, a California pioneer. Dated approximately 1842-1968.

Dates: approximately 1842-1968; Majority of material found within 1903-1968

Additional filters:

Digital Record 10
Collection 10
Archival Object 8
Diaries 14
Letters 10
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 9
Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Logan -- History 8
Latter Day Saints -- Alberta -- Cardston -- History 7
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Church Government 6
Church officers -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Correspondence 5
Logan (Utah) -- History 4
Cardston (Alta.) -- History 3
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 3
Social Life and Customs 3
Cardston (Alta.) 2
Home and Family 2
Latter Day Saint churches -- History 2
Latter Day Saint women -- Utah 2
Latter Day Saints -- Alberta -- History 2
Religion 2
Alberta -- History 1
Biographies 1
Business enterprises 1
Businessmen -- Utah -- Logan -- History 1
Card family 1
Cardston (Alta.) -- Genealogies 1
Certificates 1
Church work -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1
City and Town Life 1
Family histories 1
Family life 1
Family records 1
Financial records 1
Genealogies 1
Histories (Literary works) 1
Latter Day Saint families 1
Latter Day Saint handcart companies 1
Latter Day Saints -- Colonization -- Alberta 1
Latter Day Saints -- Diaries 1
Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Diaries 1
Legal instruments 1
Logan (Utah) -- Genealogies 1
Logan (Utah) -- Genealogy 1
Material Types 1
Men -- Religious life -- Diaries 1
Microfilms 1
Missions and Missionaries 1
Newspapers 1
Notebooks 1
Notes 1
Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church) 1
Photographs 1
Pioneers -- California -- History -- Sources 1
Polygamy 1
Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1
Polygamy -- Utah -- History -- 19th century 1
Postcards 1
Programs 1
Publications 1
Salt Lake City (Utah) 1
Soldiers -- United States -- Diaries 1
Typescripts 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
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