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Jo Ann Sloan Rogers collection of Charles Ora Card family scrapbooks

 Collection — Carton: 1
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.


  • approximately 1842-1968
  • Majority of material found within 1903-1968


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the reader to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Jo Ann Sloan Rogers collection of Charles Ora Card family scrapbooks must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reverence Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Jo Ann Sloan Rogers is a Mormon genealogist in Menlo Park, California.

Rogers is the daughter of Clarice Glade and Donald Card Sloan. She has an interest in family history and has compiled information on the Charles Ora Card family. She also edited the biography of Isaac Julian Harvey, published in 1987.

Biographical History

Charles Ora Card (1839-1906) was a Mormon settler and prominent church leader 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.

Biographical history

Isaac Julian Harvey, born 28 December 1816 in Prairie Twp, Wayne County, Indiana, He was a man of many occupations: Indiana farmer, businessman, appointed county judge of Trenton, Missouri in 1840, came to California during the 1849 Gold Rush, travelled back and forth between Missouri and California several times, became the first county judge of Lassen County in 1864, a ranch owner in Plumas County, involved in the 1866 search of the "lost" Black Rock silver mine (built the first house in what was first called Harveyville and then Hardinville), was the first mayor of Salinas, Monterey County in 1874, and was a real estate and insurance agent in Salinas for many years, etc. Isaac died 17 August 1899 in Salinas, California


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Jo Ann Sloan Rogers in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jo Ann Sloan Rogers; 2016.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and relgious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Kane, student manuscript processor; 2017.

Register of Jo Ann Sloan Rogers collection of Charles Ora Card family scrapbooks
Elizabeth Kane
2017 February 15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States