Adelaide Whiteley

17 June 1830–26 August 1919 (Age 89)
St Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Adelaide

When Adelaide Whiteley was born on 17 June 1830, in St Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Anthony Whiteley, was 37 and her mother, Ann Johnson, was 38. She married Joseph Harris Ridges on 19 March 1849, in London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 26 August 1919, in Woods Cross, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Harris Ridges
Adelaide Whiteley
Marriage: 19 March 1849
Alfred Joseph Ridges
Anthony Augustus Ridges
Joseph Ridges
Adelaide Ridges
Annie Ridges
Alma Ridges
Ernest Edward Ridges
Elisabeth May Ridges

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 March 1849London, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 18
    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 24
    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 (Yorkshire and Lancashire): variant of Whitley .

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

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    Elder Bednar: Story of Luke Syphus "Small and Simple Things"

    In 2011 Apostle David Bednar recounts the story of Luke and Christiana Syphus in a talk to Women's Conference "Small and Simple Things". Luke and Christiana Syphus and Joseph and Adelaide Ridges …

    Sources (45)

    • Adelaide Ridges in household of Joseph H Ridges, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Adelaide Whitely in entry for Annie Ridges Williams, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Adelaide Ridges in household of Joseph Ridges, "United States Census, 1880"

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