Alvin James McCuistion

"A. J. McCuistion"
14 December 1856–25 January 1953

Alvin James McCuistion was born on 14 December 1856 in what is now Carson, Nevada, to Oliver P. McCuistion and Betsy Cranson. He married Mary Eliza DeLaMare, and after her death, he married Mary Elizabeth Kirk. He was the assistant secretary of the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association from 1874 to 1877 and president of the association from 1886 to 1889. He also served as a city councilor in Tooele, Utah Territory, from 1887 to 1888 and became city recorder in 1888. McCuistion died on 25 January 1953.[1]

  1. [1] “Autobiography of Alvin James McCuistion,” available at FamilySearch, accessed 12 July 2019,; Tooele Ward Manuscript History and Historical Reports, “Y.M.M.I.A.,” 21 June 1874, CHL; Edward W. Tullidge, Tullidge’s Histories, vol. 2 (Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor, 1889), 97–98; William McCuistion, death certificate, 7 Nov. 1921, “Utah Death Certificates, 1904–1964,” database with images, FamilySearch,; A. J. McCuistion and Mary E. Kirk, marriage certificate, 1 Oct. 1891, Tooele County, Utah, Marriage Records, 1888–1966, film no. 004540884, FHL,; “Alvin James McCuistion,” Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele Co., UT, Find a Grave, posted 1 Feb. 2000 (memorial no. 88582), accessed 12 July 2019,