Emma Girdlestone

31 March 1835–31 December 1914 (Age 79)
Barford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Girdlestone was born on 31 March 1835, in Barford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Girdlestone, was 42 and her mother, Mary Betts, was 38. She married Joseph Harris Ridges on 31 January 1858, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Ardleigh, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1901. She died on 31 December 1914, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Smith
Emma Girdlestone
Marriage: 13 December 1862
Frederick Girdlestone Smith
Emma Girdlestone Smith
Joseph Girdlestone Smith
Albert Girdlestone Smith
Edward Girdlestone Smith
William Girdlestone Smith
George Girdlestone Smith
Alice Girdlestone Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1862Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 12
    Earliest grave seen in memorial list
    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 24
    \"During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \"\"Logan\"\" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk): apparently a habitational name from a lost place in Norfolk called Gridleston or Girdleston.

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

    Story Highlight


    Emma Girdlestone Smith was born March 31, 1835, in Norfold, England, in the village of Borford. She was the second daughter of Thomas Girdlestone and Mary Betts, and the second of eleven childre …

    Sources (38)

    • Emma G. Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Emma Girdleston in entry for Frederick Girdleston Smith and Martha Elizabeth Burris, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Emma Girdlestone in entry for Emma Perry Newbold, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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