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Latter Day Saints -- Arizona -- Mesa -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Collins Rowe Hakes letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230336254]
Identifier: MSS 466
Scope and Contents Typewritten letter addressed "to whom it may concern: and especially my own family." The item was written in Mesa, Arizona, and dated 24 April 1916. It was copied by S. C. Richardson on 1 June 1931. Hakes heard of the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857 before he moved to Parowan, Utah, in 1858. He writes with the intention of showing that Brigham Young, second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had nothing to do with the massacre. He quotes Young as saying to...
Dates: 1916

Benjamin F. Johnson papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230317114]
Identifier: MSS SC 1912
Scope and Contents

The collection contains handwritten letters, a reminiscence, and a draft for an obituary. The reminiscence is by Sarah Melissa Johnson and relates to her life growing up in Nauvoo, Illinois. She mentions how her father was called to protect the Prophet Joseph Smith whom they considered to be in danger.

Dates: 1881-1907

Personal history of William I. Burk

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230311745]
Identifier: MSS SC 1466
Scope and Contents

Typed transcript of personal histories. The first portion of the transcript deals with Burk's experiences as a Mormon missionary in the Southern States Mission of the Mormon Church as recorded in his missionary journal. The second portion of the item relates to Burk's experiences as a Mormon temple worker in the Mesa, Arizona Temple.

Dates: 1898-1943

Testimony by a brother from Mesa, Arizona

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045359]
Identifier: MSS 1208
Scope and Contents

Handwritten statement and photocopy written by a member of the Mormon Church in Mesa, Arizona, at an unknown time. The author relates being taken by a "Guardian Angel" into the spirit world and witnessing his brother preach the Mormon faith to his ancestors. The author was told to do the temple work for those people.

Dates: approximately 1900

Lola Turley biography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230315142]
Identifier: MSS SC 1713
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript of the biography of Lola Turley who settled in Mesa, Arizona as a farmer's wife.

Dates: approximately 1975