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Walter Joshua Stevens and Walter Joshua Stevens account books and journal

Walter Joshua Stevens and Walter Joshua Stevens account books and journal

Dates: 1901-1908

The two volumes of the Walter Joshua Stevens journals are as follows: Volume 1: Account book pages of Walter Joshua Stevens Sr., 1901-1903. 26 pages in pencil. Some pages are smudged badly. Volume 2: Mexico Mission Journal for Walter Joshua Stevens Jr., 1908. Brief daily entries discuss Stevens’ visiting of backsliders, attending meetings, giving lessons and tracting. He served in the cities Avenida, Ozumba, Tecalco, Toluca and Tlalpam. President Pratt was the mission president. Some Elders he served with were Elder D. V. Farnsworth, Elder N. W. Thayne, Elder Law, Elder Williams, Elder Le Ray, Elder Allen, Elder Whipple, Elder Simon Y. Beck, and Elder Cardon. Written in a Spanish Agenda for 1908. 68 pages. 3 by 5.5 inches.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Stevens, Walter Joshua, 1856-1912. -- Stevens, Walter Joshua, 1883-1959
  • Call Number: MSS 4095
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Walter Joshua Stevens and Walter Joshua Stevens account books and journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 4095; Walter Joshua Stevens and Walter Joshua Stevens account books and journal; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4095, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by M. Doyle Lamb in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Donated; M. Doyle Lamb; 1987.
Related Material
BX 8608 .A1a no.8235 Hardy, B. Carmon. The importation of arms and the 1912 Mormon "exodus" from Mexico. About the Mormon Exodus in which Walter Joshua Stevens Sr. was killed.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormons--Mexico--History
Genre / Form
Diaries
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 29 June 2007.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS4095
Finding Aid Title
Stevens (Walter Joshua) and Walter Joshua Stevens account books and journal
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:05-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Walter Joshua Stevens Sr. (1856-1912) married twice. He had fourteen children with his first wife and one with his second wife. He was killed during the Mormon Exodus.

Walter Joshua Stevens Sr. was born in Pleasant Grove, Utah on December 21, 1856. He married Elizabeth Alma Kenney on September 25, 1879 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Together they had fourteen children: Phebe Elizabeth (1881-1934), Walter Joshua Jr. (1883-1959), Rebecca “Becky” (1885-1968), John Alma (1886-1890), Ella Stevens (1889-1955), William Alden (1891-1969), Ammon Cannon (1893-1978), Emma (1895-1976), Abigail Elizabeth (1897-1979), Elmina Gloria (1898-1970), Vivian (1900-1978), Daniel Edward (1902-1976), Brigham Ezekiel “Brig” (1903-1988) and Marian Joseph (1907-1975). He also married a Sarah Ellis Hawley (later divorced) on November 30, 1900 in Colonia Garcia, Old Mexico. Walter Stevens Sr. and Sarah had one daughter, Grace Hawley, on September 5, 1901 in Colonia, Garcia, Old Mexico. He was killed during the Mormon Exodus from Mexico in Pacheco, Chihuahua on August 26, 1912.

Biographical History

Walter Joshua Stevens was born 27 February 1883 in Fruitland, San Juan, New Mexico. He served an LDS mission in Mexico in 1908. He married Cora Alzenia Sweat on May 1910 in Holden, Millard, Utah. Walter died May 1959 in Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado.



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Ryan Lee
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