Mary Ockander papers
Scope and Contents note
Mary was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint only five years after women began to serve missions. She was called to the Central States Mission, which included the town of Independence, Missouri, in its vast land expanse. Independence was one of the first missions established in the Latter-day Saint Church, making the Central States Mission one of the oldest missions in the Church's history. Mary's journal is important due to the fact that she served in the first decade that women began to be called on missions. It is also important because it contains information about the Central States Mission, and she records talks and advice given by the Latter-day Saint prieshtood leaders who presided over her and her fellow missionaries. There is also a folder containing loose papers such as grade reports and Article of Faith cards. 1903-1904.
- Ockander, Mary (Person)
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Open for public research.
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Mary Ockander (1876-1914) was an American immigrant from Sweden that served a mission for the Latter-day Saint Church.
Mary Ockander (1876-1914) was born in Sweden and immigrated to the United States around the turn of the 20th century. Shortly after moving to Salt Lake City, Mary was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was sent to the Central States Mission. During her mission, Mary kept an intricate journal recording the talks and doctrines taught to her and other missionaries in conferences, her daily life, and her spiritual experiences. Following her mission, Mary married Gustave W. Forsberg, also a Swedish native, and started a family. Her descendents include Thomas (Ted) Edgar Lyon, Jr.
2 folders (0.05 linear ft.)
Journal contains information about the life of Mary Ockander while serving as a Latter-day Saint missionary in what was then the Central States Mission. There is also a folder containing loose papers such as grade reports and Article of Faith cards.
Custodial History note
Maintained by Ted Lyon, grandson of Mary Ockander, until time of donation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Ted Lyon; 2007.
19th Century Western & Mormon Americana; journal kept during the first five years in which Latter-day Saint women began to be called on missions.
Processing Information note
Processed; Lissa Bogart; 2008.
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- Lissa Bogart
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.