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Rachel Calder Ashworth family papers and histories

Rachel Calder Ashworth family papers and histories

Dates: approximately 1900-2015

Rachel Calder Ashworth family papers and histories contains family histories, biographies, autobiographies, family records, pedigrees and photographs of her pioneer ancestors and their families, many of whom were in Vernal, Utah. Some of the more frequently mentioned families are the Ashworths, the Mentzers, the Hackings, and the Calders. Dated from approximately 1900 to 2015.

  • Extent: 8 cartons (8 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Ashworth, Rachel Calder, 1928
  • Call Number: MSS 9001
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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.
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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 Rachel Calder Ashworth family papers and histories must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 9001; Rachel Calder Ashworth family papers and histories; 20th Century LDS cultural, social, and religious history manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 9001, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Rachel C. Ashworth in 2017.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Rachel C. Ashworth; April 3, 2017.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Mormon pioneers--Utah--Vernal--Biography; Genealogy; Ashworth family; Mentzer family; Calder family; Hacking family
Genre / Form
Family records; Histories; Pedigrees; Photographs; Autobiographies; Biographies
Processing Information
Processed; Jace Packer, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2017.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Ashworth (Rachel Calder) family papers and histories
Finding Aid Author
Jace Packer
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-02-02 10:49:59 -0700.
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Biographical History

Rachel Calder Ashworth (1928-) is an LDS family historian and musician living in Orem.

Rachel Calder Ashworth was one of twin sisters born November 18, 1928 in Vernal, Utah to Leo and Lucile Hacking Calder. She graduated from Uintah High School in 1947, then attended BYU from 1947 to 1949, the University of Utah from 1949 to 1950, and finally graduated from San Jose State College with an Education degree. She married Clinton Paul Ashworth in the Salt Lake City Temple on the October 9, 1950. Together they had seven children; Jeff, Lucy, James, Alan, Paul, Sally and Jane. Mrs. Ashworth has always actively participated in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the Mt. Timpanogos temple, and a one year Family History mission in Salt Lake with her husband. She has sung vocal solos and in many choirs throughout the years, and loves Family History Research and writing pioneer histories.

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