Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906

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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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creatorOf Card, Charles O.,. Memoranda books and journals, 1871-1883. microfilm. University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, UNM-Los Alamos Library
creatorOf Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906. Letters, 1871-1923. American Primers
creatorOf MS 889, Rich, Charles Coulson 1809-1883. Charles C. Rich collection 1832-1908 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906. Diaries and correspondence, 1871-1906. American Primers
referencedIn Card, Orson R., 1891-. Orson R. Card oral history interview : Tape and transcript, 1981 April 6 [sound recording] / conducted by Jessie L. Embry. American Primers
creatorOf LR 10540 46, Alberta Stake. Alberta Stake president's correspondence 1896-1902 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Zina Young Williams Card collection, 1881-1930 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Charles Ora Card diaries, 1871-1885 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn MS 12050, Rigby, William Frederick 1833-1901. William F. Rigby journals and notebooks 1885-1899 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906. Genealogical materials, 1844-1945. American Primers
creatorOf Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906. Life histories of the wives of Charles Ora Card, 1987. American Primers
referencedIn Card, B. Y. Charles Ora Card and the founding of the Mormon settlements in southwestern Alberta. 1987. University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, UNM-Los Alamos Library
referencedIn Zina Young Card Brown family papers, 1835-1968 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn LR 10540 45, Alberta Stake. Alberta Stake historical Society files 1942-1962 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 4780, Zina Card Brown family. Zina Card Brown family collection 1806-1972 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906. The journal of Charles Ora Card, December 31, 1891 to December 31, 1893 / compiled by Donald G. Godfrey. University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, UNM-Los Alamos Library
referencedIn Brown, Zina Young Card. Family papers, 1835-1968. American Primers
creatorOf Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906. The journal of Charles Ora Card, September 14, 1886 to July 7, 1903/compiled by Donald G. Godfrey and Melva R. Witbeck. 1981. University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, UNM-Los Alamos Library
referencedIn Godfrey, Charles G. Research files on Charles Ora Card, ca. 1970-ca. 1995. American Primers
creatorOf Charles Ora Card letters, 1871-1923 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906. Diaries, 1871-1883. American Primers
creatorOf Charles Ora Card collection, 1871-1906 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Charles G. Godfrey and B. Y. Card research files on Charles Ora Card, 1970-1995 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906. Diaries, 1871-1885. American Primers
creatorOf Card family genealogical materials, 1844-1945 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Card, Zina Presendia Young Williams, 1850-1931. Zina Young Card papers, 1881-1930. American Primers
creatorOf Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906. Charles Ora Card diaries, 1871-1885. American Primers
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associatedWith Godfrey, Donald G. person
associatedWith Rich, Charles Coulson 1809-1883 person
associatedWith Rigby, William Frederick 1833-1901 person
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associatedWith Sloan, Pearl Card person
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associatedWith Taylor, John, 1808-1887. person
associatedWith Witbeck, Melva R., person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Salt Lake City (Utah)
Alberta
Alberta
Alberta--Cardston
Cardston (Alta.)
Logan (Utah)
Utah--Logan
Utah
Utah--Salt Lake City
Logan (Utah)
Logan (Utah)
Logan (Utah)
Logan (Utah)
Logan (Utah)
Cardston (Alta.)
Cardston (Alta.)
Utah--Logan
Logan (Utah)
Utah--Logan
Logan (Utah)
Cache Valley (Utah)-Idaho)
Cardston (Alta.)
Alberta--Cardston
Logan (Utah)
Cardston (Alberta)
Subject
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
Occupation
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Birth 1839-11-05

Death 1906-09-09

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