Ward E. Pack biography, genealogy, and other material
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.
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.
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.
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Processing Information note
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 29 June 2007.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon missionaries -- East (U.S.) -- History
- Mormon missionaries -- Hawaii -- History
- Mormons -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- History
- Pack family
- Pack, Ward E. (Ward Eaton), 1834-1907 -- Archives
- Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)
- 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.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States