Life histories of the wives of Charles Ora Card

Life histories of the wives of Charles Ora Card

Dates: 1987

The life histories of the wives of Charles Ora Card, includes 1 (one) loose-leaf collection of the four wives of Charles O. Card, one newspaper article concerning Charles Card, and one essay concerning Sarah Jane Beirdneau (one of the wives).

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906
  • Call Number: MSS 3979
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3979; Life histories of the wives of Charles Ora Card; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3979, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The item was donated to Special Collections in 1988.
Acquisition Information
Donation; Brigham Young Card; 1988.
Related Material
These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Archives.
Subject Terms
City and Town Life; Salt Lake City (Utah); Social Life and Customs
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Life histories of the wives of Charles Ora Card
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-18T04:23-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

Charles Ora Card was born 5 November 1839 in New York. He is known for establishing Cardston, Alberta, a town between Lethbridge and the international boundary. In 1887, he moved his family and other settlers to the town and became its first mayor. He later established a general store owned by the Cardston Company. Card also served as the stake president of the Alberta stake. He died in 1906 after having married four times in his life. This collection accounts the life histories of his wives: Sarah Jane Beirdneau, Sarah Jane Painter, Zina Presendia Young, and Lavinia Clark Rigby.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts