Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906

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Dates:
Birth 1839-11-05
Death 1906-09-09
English

Biographical notes:

Mormon pioneer and businessman in Logan, Utah.

From the description of Diaries, 1871-1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122497469

Charles Ora Card was born 5 November 1839 in Ossian Township, New York, to Cyrus W. Card and Sarah Ann Tuttle. He became the son-in-law to Brigham Young when he married Young's daughter, Zina Young Williams, in 1884 in Logan, Utah. He was also married to Sarah Jane (Sally) Beirdneau, Sarah Jane Painter, and Lavinia Clark Rigby. After being arrested for practicing polygamy in 1885, Card was sent by church president John Taylor to settle southern Alberta. He founded the town of Cardston, which was named in his honor. He served as the Stake President of the Alberta Stake from 1886 to 1903 and was involved in many other community building projects. In 1901, he was elected as the Cardston's first mayor. Card later returned to Utah where he died in Logan on 9 September 1906.

From the description of Charles Ora Card diaries, 1871-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367884398

Civic and Mormon Church leader. Card supervised the construction of both the Logan Tabernacle (1873-77) and the Logan Temple (1877-84). He also oversaw other building projects in both Cache Valley, Utah and Alberta, Canada. He served as President of the Cache Valley Stake (1884-1887?) and of the Alberta Canada Stake (for about 15 years until 1902). Card led a group of Mormons who settled in Alberta, Canada in 1887 and was instrumental in establishing Cardston and other Mormon communities in the area.

From the description of Diaries and correspondence, 1871-1906. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122461366

From the guide to the Charles Ora Card collection, 1871-1906, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

President of the Alberta Stake, Canada.

From the description of Genealogical materials, 1844-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553313

From the guide to the Card family genealogical materials, 1844-1945, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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.

From the description of Life histories of the wives of Charles Ora Card, 1987. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 368052096

Mormon leader, missionary, and President of the Alberta Stake, Canada.

From the description of Letters, 1871-1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122497358

From the guide to the Charles Ora Card letters, 1871-1923, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Charles Ora Card (1839-1906) was founded the town of Cardston and served as the first mayor.

Charles Ora Card was born 5 November 1839 in Ossian Township, New York, to Cyrus W. Card and Sarah Ann Tuttle. He became the son-in-law to Brigham Young when he married Young’s daughter, Zina Young Williams, in 1884 in Logan, Utah. He was also married to Sarah Jane (Sally) Beirdneau, Sarah Jane Painter, and Lavinia Clark Rigby. After being arrested for practicing polygamy in 1885, Card was sent by church president John Taylor to settle southern Alberta. He founded the town of Cardston, which was named in his honor. He served as the Stake President of the Alberta Stake from 1886 to 1903 and was involved in many other community building projects. In 1901, he was elected as the Cardston’s first mayor. Card later returned to Utah where he died in Logan on 9 September 1906.

From the guide to the Charles Ora Card diaries, 1871-1885, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Mormons--History--19th century
  • Mormons--history
  • Church government
  • Mormon handcart companies
  • Mormons--History--Sources
  • Polygamy
  • Social Life and Customs
  • Mormons--Alberta--Cardston--History--Sources
  • Polygamy--Utah--History--19th century
  • Mormon Church--Missions
  • Mormons--Utah--Diaries
  • Businessmen--History--Sources
  • Mormon church--Missions--History--Sources
  • Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Home and Family
  • Mormon temples
  • Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
  • Diaries
  • Mormons--Utah--Logan--History--Sources
  • Mormon families
  • Mormons
  • Religion
  • Material Types
  • Mormons--Alberta--History
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Mormons--Colonization--Alberta
  • Mormons--Diaries

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  • Salt Lake City (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Alberta (as recorded)
  • Alberta (as recorded)
  • Alberta--Cardston (as recorded)
  • Cardston (Alta.) (as recorded)
  • Logan (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Utah--Logan (as recorded)
  • Utah (as recorded)
  • Utah--Salt Lake City (as recorded)
  • Logan (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Logan (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Logan (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Logan (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Logan (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Cardston (Alta.) (as recorded)
  • Cardston (Alta.) (as recorded)
  • Utah--Logan (as recorded)
  • Logan (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Utah--Logan (as recorded)
  • Logan (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Cache Valley (Utah)-Idaho) (as recorded)
  • Cardston (Alta.) (as recorded)
  • Alberta--Cardston (as recorded)
  • Logan (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Cardston (Alberta) (as recorded)