Sidney Algernon Coray mission diaries

Sidney Algernon Coray mission diaries

Dates: 1880-1883

The Sidney Algernon Coray mission diaries, 1880-1883, includes two diaries from his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Hawaii.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.02 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Coray, Sidney Algernon, 1855-1943
  • Call Number: MSS 6037
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Initial citation: MSS 6037; Sidney Algernon Coray mission diaries; 20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6037, LTPSC.
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hawaii Honolulu Mission; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hawaii Mission--Diaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Hawaii; Coray, Sidney Algernon, 1855-1943--Diaries; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--Hawaii--Diaries
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19th-20th Century Collection Development Policy.
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Algernon (Sidney Algernon) mission diaries
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Finding aid prepared by John Murphy
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Biographical History

Sidney Algernon Coray (1855-1943) served a mission to Hawaii for the LDS church.

Sidney Algernon Coray was born July 9, 1855, in Tooele, Utah to Martha J. Knowlton Coray and Howard Coray. From 1880 – 1883 he served a mission to Hawaii for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return from his mission, he lived in Provo, Utah. On July 3, 1884, he married Lydia Lerwill Harding in the Salt Lake City Endowment House.

They moved to Mona, Utah, where they lived and where he operated the Coray ranch until 1901 when they moved to Payson, Utah, with their family. He worked as a farmer and contractor. An active member of the LDS Church, he served as a ward clerk in the Second ward. He and his wife were the parents of five children: Sid Coray, Eppie Coray Cloward, Howard Coray, Laban Harding, and Elizabeth Burdick.

Lydia Lerwell Harding Coray died April 17, 1943 in Payson, Utah. Sidney Algernon Coray died May 11, 1943 in Payson, Utah.

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