Sonia Peterson Aycock family papers

Sonia Peterson Aycock family papers

Dates: 1855-1901

The Sonia Peterson Aycock family papers and collection of Henry Golden letters consist of approximately thirty-six Henry Golden letters, a Manti temple record book, certificates, and printed ephemera. The collection spans from 1855-1901. The letters in this collection are either written by or addressed to Henry Golden. The Manti temple book shows the temple's records concerning religious work for the dead. There are also multiple certificates certifying Henry Golden in various areas spanning from being ordained a seventy in the Nephi Council, to a certificate of British citizenship in the 1860s. Overall, these items display what life was like for a family living in the mid to late nineteenth century in southern Utah.

  • Extent: 2 oversize folders (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Aycock, Sonia Peterson. -- Golden, Henry
  • Call Number: MSS 6759
  • 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Sonia Peterson Aycock family papers and collection of Henry Golden letters 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 6759; Sonia Peterson Aycock family papers and collection of Henry Golden letters; 19th Century Western & Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6759, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Collection maintained by Sonia Peterson Aycock until time of donation.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Sonia Peterson Aycock; 2008.
Related Material
See also: Golden Family Papers (MSS 4204; Harold B. Lee Library, Special Collections Department, Archival Manuscripts; Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah).
Subject Terms
Aycock family; Golden, Henry--Correspondence; Material Types; Utah--History--19th century
Processing Information
Processed; Lissa Bogart; 2009.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western & Mormon Americana; 19th century documents from a Latter-day Saint family.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Aycock (Sonia Peterson) family papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lissa Bogart
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:21-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Sonia Peterson (1959-) is has done avid family history research, establishing the Aycock Center of Family History with her husband.

Sonia Peterson, the daughter of C. Ray Peterson and Geneva Mary Irons, was born in 1938. She married Max Aycock in the Salt Lake City Latter-day Saint temple on 16 December 1959. With her husband, the couple restored Max's great-great grandfather's home, turning it into the Aycock Center of Family History. This center, in North Carolina, served not only as the Aycock's Family History Center but also the couple's wintertime home. With this restored home, they have been able to help their family trace their family history. The pair also served a mission for the Latter-day Saint Church in the Joseph Smith Academy in Nauvoo, Illinois from 2001-2002. Together, the couple parented six children. Sonia Peterson Aycock currently lives in Ephriam, Utah. Her husband passed away in April 2009.

Biographical History

Henry Golden (1831-1902) was born in Minstead, England to John Golden and Mary Phillips. He married Elizabeth Maber on 27 March 1853 in Minstead, England. With his family, Golden immigrated to the United States and settled with the Latter-day Saints in the Salt Lake City, Utah region. He eventually settled in Ephraim with his wife and family. While living in Utah, Golden had seven children with his wife, Elizabeth. During the time period Golden lived in Ephraim, he worked at the Latter-day Saint Manti temple. Golden died in Nephi, Utah on 18 January 1902.

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