Finding Aid to An Account of the First Settlement of St. Johns MS.809
Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library2012 December 10
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
Title: An Account of the First Settlement of St. Johns
Identifier/Call Number: MS.809
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1873-1880
Abstract: This is a typed copy of a report by Bishop David K. Udall to J. N. Smith, President of the Mormon settlement at St. Johns, recording an account of the first settlement of St. Johns in 1873.
creator: Udall, David King, 1851-1938
This is a typed copy of a report by Bishop David K. Udall to J. N. Smith, President of the Mormon settlement at St. Johns, recording an account of the first settlement of St. Johns in 1873. The file also contains a WPA Individual Manuscript Form from 1939.
An Account of the First Settlement of St. Johns, undated, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.809.
Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 December 10, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
Donated to the Library as part of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, 1910 April 7.
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David King Udall (September 7, 1851 – February 18, 1938) was a representative to the Arizona Territorial Legislature and the founder of the Udall political family.
David King Udall was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1851. His parents, David Udall and Eliza King, had immigrated to the United States from England earlier in the year. In 1852, they followed the Mormon Trail to Utah. They settled in Nephi.
In 1880, Udall was called to be the Mormon bishop in St. Johns, Arizona. At the time, St. Johns was a small and primarily Hispanic Catholic community. Immediately after moving his family there, Udall purchased lands and directed improvements geared toward creating a larger Mormon settlement of the area. Udall was appointed to be a Stake president, a higher position in the Mormon hierarchy, in 1887. He held that position for the next 35 years. Throughout that time he ran a number of business ventures of varying success. He died in 1938 in St. Johns, Arizona.
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Subjects and Indexing Terms
Barth, Solomon, 1842-1928
Arizona -- History
Frontier and pioneer life -- Arizona
Mormon Church -- Arizona
Mormons -- Arizona
Saint Johns (Ariz.)