Harris L. Vincent correspondence, 1937-1950
Scope and Contents
Contains letters from Harris' parents, letters from Harris' family and friends, letters to Harris' parents, and letters from Harris. There are also greeting cards from various individuals.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from the Harris L. Vincent mission papers, must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Harris LeRoy Vincent, son of Daniel Harris and Hulda Amelia Nilsson Vincent, was born October 12, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned his high school diploma from South High in 1935. Vincent attended the University of Utah and played varsity basketball and football. He served an mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Tonga from 1937 to 1940. During his assignment he served as mission secretary. On January 16, 1942, Vincent married Ina Reynolds in the Salt Lake City Temple. Vincent's five children included two sons, Harris Reynolds Vincent and Theron Reynolds Vincent, and three daughters Janel Vincent Harrison, Shauna Mae Vincent, and Melodie Ina Vincent. Harris LeRoy Vincent worked forty years as a salesman for Graybar Electric Company. His church callings included: eight years in the bishopric, Sunday School teacher and president, served two Stake missions, and as Stake scoutmaster. He was a High Priest in the Waterloo Ward of the Wells Stake in Salt Lake City. Vincent volunteered for the Community Action Program. Vincent died from a cardiac arrest in Salt Lake City on March 19, 1991.