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David King and Ida F. Hunt Udall family papers, 1800-1938
- Ellsworth, Maria S. (Maria Smith), 1918-
- David King and Ida F. Hunt Udall family papers
- 1800-1938 (inclusive)18001938
- 2 linear ft., (5 boxes)
- Collection Number
- UUS_COLL MSS 229b
- Documents, records, correspondence, articles, memoirs, and research, gathered by Maria S. Ellsworth while researching her biography of Ida F. Hunt Udall, called Mormon Odyssey : The story of Ida Hunt Udall, plural wife. Includes Ida F. Hunt Udall's journal, Birthday book, and ledger, and correspondence, memoirs, etc. of David K. and Ida F. Hunt Udall, with some research and files on Pearl Udall, Rudger Clawson, Joseph Nelson, and Stewart Udall.
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Utah State University
- Access Restrictions
Open to public research.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Historical NoteReturn to Top
David King Udall was born on September 7, 1851 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of David and Eliza King Udall. David grew up in Nephi, Utah. He married Eliza Luella Stuart on February 1,1875. David King then went on a mission that same year to Great Britain. He returned in 1877 and moved his family to Kanab, Utah in 1878. He was called as bishop to St. Johns ward in Arizona. David moved to Arizona in 1880. Eliza Luela Stuart (Ella) and David King had five children: Pearl, Erma, Luella, David K., Jr. and Levi S. In 1887, he was made stake president to preside over seven wards in Arizona. Pres. David K. Udall testified in the Case of Miles P. Romney and was later tried for perjury for that testimony. He was sentenced to three years in the Detroit House of Correction. He served time in Detroit from Sept 2, 1885 to December17, 1885 when he received a presidential pardon. He served as stake president until 1922; he was then ordained patriarch for the St. Johns Stake. The Mesa, Arizona Temple was dedicated in 1927, and David King was chosen to be temple president and served in that capacity until 1934. Eliza Luella died on May 28, 1937. David died in St. Johns on February 18, 1938.
Ida Fances Hunt was born on March 8, 1858 at Hamilton Fort (near Cedar City, Utah) in the back of a wagon to parents John Hunt and Lois Pratt. The family was on their way to Utah from San Bernardino. Ida grew up in Beaver, Utah. She kept books for Beaver Woolen Mills, sang in the choir, and held leading roles in socials and dramas in Beaver. She taught in the territorial school. The family moved to New Mexico where they hauled freight for the government for two years. Afterwards, the family settled in Snowflake, Arizona. Four years later, on May 26, 1882, Ida married David K. Udall in the St. George Temple. Since she was a plural wife, she spent much of her life between 1883-1892 living with relatives in Nephi, Utah and Snowflake to avoid the U.S. Marshall. She feared being forced to testify against her husband. They had six children: Pauline, Grover, John, Jesse, Gilbert and Don. Ida died on April 26, 1915.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection consists of documents, records, letters and writing by or about David King and Ida F. Hunt Udall. There are also some articles and writing by or about their other Udall relatives.
Box 1 contains papers relating to David K. Udall and other Udall Family. Box 2 holds Original and copies of Ida's Journal, Birthday book and ledger. Box 3 consists of David Udall's Memoirs and Ida's writings and personal papers. Box 4 is correspondence and tributes of David K and Ida Hunt. Box 5 contains Ida research, and files on Pearl Udall, Rudger Clawson, Joseph Nelson, and Stewart Udall.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.
Permission to publish material from the David King and Ida F. Hunt Udall family papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.
David King and Ida F. Hunt Udall family papers, 1800-1938. (COLL MSS 229b) Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Organization: Box 1. Papers relating to David K. Udall and other Udall Family, Box 2. Originals and copies of Ida's Journal, Birthday book, and ledger, Box 3. David Udall's Memoirs and Ida's writings and personal papers, Box 4. Correspondence and tributes of David K and Ida Hunt, Box 5. Ida F. Hunt Udall research, and files on Pearl Udall, Rudger Clawson, Joseph Nelson, and Stewart Udall.
Donated by S. George and Maria S. Ellsworth. Ida F. Hunt Udall was Maria's grandmother on her mother's side.
Processed by Jolyn Hunting and Erin Pratt, March 2003
- Maria Ellsworth papers (COLL MSS 229).
- Addison Pratt family papers (COLL MSS 228b).
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1||Document: Udall Estate Papers, Will and Testament of David K. Udall||undated|
|1||2||Documents: Desert Land Entry Papers||undated|
|1||3||Document: Patriarchal Blessing of David K. Udall||undated|
|1||4||Tributes to and biographies of David K. Udall||undated|
|1||8||Original Correspondence- David K. Udall - Letters Sent||undated|
|1||9||Letter Sent David K. Udall - copies||undated|
|1||10||Letter to David K. Udall from Jessie N. Smith,||30 June 1885|
|1||11||Letters received - David K. Udall. Copies||undated|
|1||12||Letters to Maria Ellsworth about David K. Udall and Ida Hunt Udall from other Udall family||undated|
|1||13||Talks given by Jesse Udall and Nicholas Udall||undated|
|1||14||Morris K. Udall: Tributes||undated|
|1||15||Leah Smith Udall: Biography of John Udall||undated|
|1||16||Leah Smith Udall's "Love's Old Sweet Song"||undated|
|1||17||David K. Udall Family Organization Newsletters||undated|
|1||18||Tucson, A-Z Udall Family Reunion||1989 December 8-9|
|2||1||Ida Hunt Birthday Book and Ledger Book. Originals||undated|
|2||2||Ledger Book. Typed copy||undated|
|2||3||Birthday Book. Photocopy||undated|
|2||4||Birthday Book. Typed copy||undated|
|2||5||Continuation of Ida's Birthday Book. Original and typed copy||undated|
|2||6||Ida Hunt Journal||undated|
|2||7||Photocopy of Ida Hunt Journal (Click to View)||undated|
|2||8||Typed Copy of Ida Hunt Journal||undated|
|3||1||Typescript of Ida's Journal by Carol Thompson||undated|
|3||2||Memoirs of David King Udall 1851-1938
|3||3||Memoirs of David King Udall 1851-1938
|3||4||May Hunt Larson: -The Trip to Arizona 1877" (from Ida's Journal)||undated|
|3||5||Ida Hunt's Diary, During Journey to New Mexico||undated|
|3||6||Typed Extracts from Ida Hunt's Journal||undated|
|3||7||Ida Frances Hunt Blessings||undated|
|3||8||Ida Hunt Udall: Poems written and received||undated|
|3||9||Ida's autograph book. Original||undated|
|3||10||Notebook for Home Nursing Course and Transcript||undated|
|4||1||Documents. Ida: capital stock certificate, personal record||undated|
|4||2||Ida. Letters Sent. Originals||undated|
|4||3||Ida. Letters Sent. Originals||undated|
|4||4||Ida. Letters Sent. Originals||undated|
|4||5||Letters of Ida Hunt Udall. Typed copies||undated|
|4||6||Letters of Ida Hunt Udall. Typed copies||undated|
|4||7||Letters Sent 1879-1915, extracts from letters||undated|
|4||8||Ida. Letters Received. Originals||undated|
|4||9||Letters Sent. Typed copies||undated|
|4||10||Sketch of the Lives of my Grandparents by Ida||undated|
|4||11||Letter to John Hunt and family from Joseph West [mentions Ida]||undated|
|4||12||Celia Mounts Hunt: letter and temple records||undated|
|4||13||Writings by: Pearl Udall Nelson, Louise Lee Udall, and Leah S. Udall||undated|
|4||14||John Fell Squires Autobiography Excerpt (story mentions David Udall)||undated|
|4||15||Ida F. Hunt Funeral Services||undated|
|4||16||Julia Murdock Farnsworth, "Tribute to Ida F. Hunt Udall." Original||undated|
|4||17||Tribute to David King and Ida Udall by George Albert Smith||undated|
|4||18||Don T. Udall on Ida F. Hunt||undated|
|4||19||Handwritten Poem honoring "Aunt Ida"||undated|
|4||20||Roberta Flake Clayton's memoirs of Ida Hunt Udall||undated|
|5||1||Ida Research Notes||undated|
|5||3||Pearl Udall Nelson "Sketch of Mother's Life" [Ella S. Udall]||undated|
|5||4||Rudger Clawson [1st husband of Pearl Udall]||undated|
|5||5||Joseph Nelson [2nd husband of Pearl Udall]||undated|
|5||6||Article on Stewart Udall||undated|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Frontier and pioneer life--Arizona.
- Frontier and pioneer life--Utah.
- Mormon pioneers--Arizona.
- Mormon pioneers--Utah.
- Ellsworth, Maria S. (Maria Smith), 1918-
- Udall, David King, 1851-1938
- Udall, Eliza Luella Stuart, 1855-1937.
- Udall, Ida Hunt, 1858-1915.
- Udall family.