Joseph Harris Ridges

25 April 1827–7 March 1914 (Age 86)
Eling, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph Harris

When Joseph Harris Ridges was born on 25 April 1827, in Eling, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Ridges, was 53 and his mother, Rebecca Watson, was 31. He married Adelaide Whiteley on 19 March 1849, in London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 March 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Harris Ridges
Agatha Pratt
Marriage: 20 January 1866
Florence Ridges
Milton Ridges
Claribel Ridges
Agatha Louise Ridges
Josephine Beatrice Ridges
Josephine Bernice Ridges
Joseph Parley Ridges
Sidney Paul Ridges

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 January 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 21
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 27
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English (Hampshire and Surrey): variant of Ridge , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Joseph Harris Ridges history

    Son of Edward Ridges and Rebecca Watson Married - Adelaide Whiteley, 19 Mar 1850, London, London, England Married - Emma Girdleston, 31 Jan 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Married - …

    Sources (92)

    • Joseph H Ridges in entry for Agatha Louise Ridges Carpenter, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Joseph Ridges in household of Edward Ridges, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Joseph Ridges in entry for Henry Kemp and Beatrice Ridges, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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