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Ward E. Pack biography, genealogy, and other material

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2167

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains notes, genealogical and biographical materials, and other items documenting the life of Ward E. Pack. Materials date from 1837 to 1907.


  • 1837-1907


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Ward E. Pack biography, genealogy, and papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Ward E. Pack (1834-1907) was a pioneer, missionary, and legislator in Utah.

Ward E. Pack was born in Watertown New York on April 17, 1834. His parents were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He came west with his parents to Kirtland, and then to Missouri. His family was frequently threatened by mobs. He saw the bodies of the Prophet Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith after they were martyred in 1844. When fourteen years old, he crossed the plains with his family. They arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in September 1848. He married Elizabeth Still on March 5, 1853. He served his first mission to Hawaii in 1854 (then called the Sandwich Islands). Shortly after he came home, his wife, Elizabeth, passed away (1858). Under the direction of Church leaders, he married Laura Cravath in 1858, Agnes Lowry in 1863, and Selena Carpenter in 1888. He went on a mission to the Eastern States and a second mission to Hawaii. He served in the Legislature of Utah. He also assisted with the emigration of European Saints to America. He passed away on November 20, 1907 in Vernal, Uintah County, Utah.


4 folders (0.4 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The papers, included genealogy and a biographical sketch, of Ward E. Pack, 1837-1907.

Custodial History note

Donated by Florence Pack Neilson, Maude Pack Walquist, Ardis Pack Barnes and Geneve Pack Shepherd in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Florence Pack Neilson, Maude Pack Walquist, Ardis Pack Barnes and Geneve Pack Shepherd; 1987.

Appraisal note

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Related Archival Materials note

See also the Ward E. Pack papers (MSS 449).

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 29 June 2007.

Register of Ward E. Pack biography, genealogy, and other material, 1837-1907
Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
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