John Rider

8 November 1837–21 December 1919 (Age 82)
Milltown, County Monaghan, Ireland

The Life Summary of John

When John Rider was born on 8 November 1837, in Mill Town, County Monaghan, Ireland, his father, Thomas Rider, was 28 and his mother, Jane Rowland, was 24. He married Mary McDonald on 27 July 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Waterfall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 21 December 1919, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Rider
1837–1919
Mary McDonald
1844–1931
Marriage: 27 July 1867
James Mobarry McDonald
1862–1957
John McDonald Rider
1868–1945
William McDonald Rider
1870–1873
Francis James Rider
1872–1944
Thomas Rider
1874–1958
David Benjamin Rider
1876–1941
Mary Jane Rider
1877–1955
Louisa Ellen Rider
about 1879–1882
Rachel Ann Rider
1881–1966
Oscar Leonard Rider
1883–1965
Florence May Rider
1885–1954
Wallace Henry Rider
1887–1960
Christine Eliza Rider
1887–1976
Rowland Wandal Rider
1890–1984

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 July 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1839
    Age 2
    The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
    1843
    Age 6
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1863
    Age 26
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English ridere ‘horseman’, perhaps with a specific application such as ‘forest ranger’, ‘horseman who guards crops’, or ‘mounted warrior, knight’. Compare Knight .English: habitational name from Ryther, near Selby (Yorkshire), probably from Old English ryther ‘clearing’.English: topographic name from Middle English ridere ‘dweller at a clearing’ (see Reeder ) or ‘dweller by a small stream’, depending on which sense of Middle English ride the surname is derived from. These topographic senses of Rider are limited to the southern counties of England (especially Surrey, Sussex, and Hampshire), where topographic names in -er and the Middle English words ride ‘clearing’ and rithe ‘small stream’ are mainly found. See also Reed .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Reed
    Ryder
    Knight
    Rayder

    Story Highlight

    SAVED BY PROVIDENCE

    SAVED BY PROVIDENCE. BY J. NICHOLSON. APPOINTED TO TAKE CHARGE OF A COMPANY OF EMIGRANTS—LEAVE LONDON FOR AMERICA—SURROUNDED BY A THICK FOG—THE CAPTAIN UNABLE TO TAKE OBSERVATIONS—THE FOG LIFTS—SAVE …

    Sources (44)

    • John Rider in household of Thomas Rider, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Rider in entry for Oscar L Rider and Lucy E Davis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • John Rider in entry for Wallace Henry Rider, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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