Nancy Jane Radford

14 January 1847–10 May 1900 (Age 53)
Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane Radford was born on 14 January 1847, in Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States, her father, John Whitlock Radford, was 32 and her mother, Rachael Leah Smith, was 24. She married Francis Frederick Ryset on 14 January 1861, in Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States in 1870 and Leamington, Millard, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 10 May 1900, in Poplar, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Ririe Shelton Cemetery, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Morgan
Nancy Jane Radford
Marriage: 25 September 1871
John Thomas Morgan
Estella Morgan
Anna Jane Morgan
Martha Velatte Morgan
Joseph Charles Morgan
James Richard Morgan
Alva Alice Morgan
Olive Morgan
Lydia Almeda Morgan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 September 1871Oak City, Millard, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 10
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · The Burtis Opera House
    Age 20
    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from any of several places called Radford (Devon, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Worcestershire), Raddiford (Devon), Ratford (Sussex, Wiltshire), Redford (Angus, Fife, Midlothian, Dorset, Sussex), Retford (Nottinghamshire), Rodford (Gloucestershire), or Rudford (Gloucestershire). Most of these placenames appear to derive from Old English rēad ‘red’ + ford ‘ford’, though some are likely to derive from Old English hrēod ‘reed’ + ford (e.g. Rodford and Rudford (Gloucestershire)), and the Oxfordshire placename may derive from Old English rād ‘riding’ + ford, probably meaning ‘ford which can be crossed on horseback’. This English name has been established in Ireland (Wexford) since the 16th century.

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

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    Nancy Jane Radford Ryset Morgan by Leon Pitman

    Nancy Jane Radford was born 14 June 1847 on the prairies of central Iowa, the daughter of John Whitlock Radford and Leah Smith Ross Radford. She was the first child of seven born to John and Leah, tho …

    Sources (33)

    • Nancy Radford in household of John Radford, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Nancy Radford in entry for John Thomas Morgan, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Nancy Jane Morgan, "United States Census, 1880"

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