- Birth Date
- 8 October 1837
- Death Date
- 23 September 1903
Horatio Palmer Calkins
The Calkins family (Israel, wife Lavina, and children Helen, Horatio, Indamora, Israel Jr. and Clarissa Caroline) would have traveled to Utah sometime between 1851 and 1852. They are in Iowa at the time of the birth of daughter Caroline Clarissa in 1851. (Caroline's year and place of birth confirmed in the 1900 Idaho census). First documentation to place them in the Valley is the 1852 Bishops' census. Further research is needed to narrow the year of their travel and identify the name of the company they traveled with.
He crossed the plains again in 1861 when he was sent out by the Payson Ward as an out-and-back teamster. Further research is needed to identify the names of the companies he traveled with.
Birth date is verified by the Payson Ward records at the time of a rebaptism on 15 December 1855.
- Age at Departure: 9
- Age at Departure: 23
- 1850 Iowa Census, Pottawattamie County.
- 1900 Idaho Census
- "Account book, 1861-1862." In Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts 1861-1868, Wards' accounts 1861-1868. (CR 376 8)
- Payson Ward, Record of Members.
- "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852." In Wright, Norman Edgar, ed., Key to Migration Sources Great Britain and North America.