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Harper, Charles Alfred, 1817-1900



  • Existence: 1817-1900

Biographical History

Charles Alfred Harper (1817-1900) was a Mormon pioneer and missionary.


Familysearch, July 29, 2015 (Charles Alfred Harper; b. Jan. 27, 1817 in Montgomery, Pa.; parents: Jesse Harper and Eleanor Evans; joined Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1844; Mormon pioneer of 1847; farmer in Utah; m. Dec. 19, 1839 to Lavina Wollerton Dilworth (1818-1903), 11 children; m. Dec. 2, 1855 to Harriet Taylor (1836-1907), 8 children; m. Apr. 18, 1856 to Mary Ann Harris (b. 1836); m. Jan. 17, 1863 to Mary Ann Colls; served as missionary in Great Britain twice; helped settle Carson City, Nev.; also lived in Parley's Park, Summit County, Utah and in Lehi, Ariz.; d. Apr. 24, 1900 in Holladay, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Alfred Harper diary

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1198
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary. Harper writes about his journey to Great Britain from Utah and describes his service as a Mormon missionary in that country.
Dates: 1852-1855

Charles Alfred Harper diary and biography

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1007
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten diary and a biography of Harper. The diary covers the dates from April 7 to August 8, 1847 when Harper came to Utah with one of the earliest Mormon pioneer companies. He worked as a wheelwright. Also included are notes of financial transactions in Holladay, Utah, in 1895.
Dates: 1847-1971