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Martha Ann Riste

Martha Ann Riste[1, 2]

Female 1837 - 1915  (~ 78 years)

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  • Name Martha Ann Riste 
    Born Sep 1837  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

    Gender Female 
    Birth 23 Sep 1839  Derby, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2

     
    Emigration 1856  [3

     
    Census 1900  Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

     
    Census 1910  Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

     
    _AMTID 190111283968:1030:113173531
     
    Died 8 Oct 1915  Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1

    Buried Hatch, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Hillsdale Cemetery
     

    Notes 
    • June 18 1900 Hillsdale Garfield Utah Sup 273 Enum 95 Sheet 17B
      240 249 Willson Martha A Head W F Sept 1837 62 Wd 11 11 England England E
      gland 1856 44 na Keeps house 0 yes yes yes O F H
      ---Martha A Daughter W F July 1860 39 S Utah Vermont England Invalid 0 y
      es yes yes
      ---David Son W M Aug 1872 27 S Utah Vermont England Logging 0 yes yes y
      es
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      ---John T Son W M Apr 1876 24 S Utah Vermont England Farm Laborer 0 yes y
      es yes
      ---Sarah A Daughter W F May 1878 22 S Utah Vermont England Dress Maker 0 y
      es yes yes
      ---Almera Daughter W F Apr 1880 20 20 Un [?] Utah Vermont England Helps i
      the house 0 yes yes yes

      April 15 1910 Hillsdale Garfield Utah Sup Utah Enum 40 Sheet 13A
      2 2 Wilson Martha Ann Head F W 70 Wd 11 9 England English England Engli
      sh England English 1868 English none OFF 2
      ---Martha Ann Daughter F W 49 S Utah Vermont England English English Se
      amstress own shop OA no no yes yes
      3 Wilson John Thomas Head M W 34 M1 Utah Vermont England English En
      glish Farmer on Mother's farm W no no yes yes R
      ---Maud Wife F W 23 M1 0 Utah Utah Ohio English none yes yes
      3 4 Wilson David I Head M W 36 M1 Utah Vermont England English Farming S
      tock raising OA yes yesO F F 3
      ---Eva J Wife F W 26 M1 6 2 1 Utah Utah Utah English none yes yes
      ---Alda Daughter F W 5 Utah Utah Utah English none

      Find-a-Grave:
      Daughter of James Riste and Mary Richards

      Married George Deliverance Wilson, 21 Sep 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt La
      ke, Utah

      Children - Mary Johnson Wilson, George Hyrum Wilson, Martha Ann Wilson, J
      ames William Wilson, Joseph Deliverance Wilson, Jesse Stephen Wilson, L
      evinah Emaline Wilson, David Israel Wilson, John Thomas Wilson, Sarah A
      Wilson, Ellen Almira Wilson

      History - Mary Ann, Martha's mother, was married at the age of 23 on Fe
      bruary 5, 1822, to James Riste, who was a brick layer. Mary's father wa
      s very much opposed to her marriage to James on account of his financia
      l setting. They were blessed with five children: James Jr, Maria, Hyrum
      , Levinah, and Martha Ann. James Jr. died when he was 21 years old befo
      e they came to Utah.

      When the Mormon missionaries went to England, Mary and her husband and t
      wo daughters whose names were Levinah and Martha Ann, joined the church
      . Later their brother Hyrum joined the church but never came to America
      . The oldest sister (Maria or Mayra), never did join the Church due to
      the opposition of her husband who was very bitter and opposed to the Mo
      mons. He didn't even allow her to go to her mother's home and threaten
      ed to kill her if she ever made contact with her family or missionaries
      .

      Mary's father, John Richards and brother Hyrum, tried to get Mary and J
      ames to forsake their religion and stay in their native land. Mary's hu
      sband James came on to America in 1853, in the Appleton M. Harmon Compa
      y, to supply money to bring the family. During the two years that he w
      orked in America, his wife and two daughters worked to support themselv
      es, regardless of the fact that Mary's father and brother were very wea
      lthy men. It was during those two years that Mary's father, John Richar
      ds, died.

      Mary and her two daughters, Levinah and Martha Ann, sailed for America o
      the ship Juventa. While enroute the sea was very rough. They had trou
      ble with the sharks, one following their ship for three days, giving th
      em great concern. The captain, an aged gray haired man, having been a c
      aptain for forty-two years and being at sea since a child of seven, sai
      d it was the worst storm he had ever seen. He acknowledged that if it h
      adn't been for the Mormons aboard, and their prayers, the ship would ha
      ve surely gone down.

      During this bad storm Martha Ann lost her grip and fell, striking her b
      ack on a large pole. She spent the rest of her voyage strapped to her b
      ed. She never fully recovered from this fall.

      Martha Ann Riste had a beautiful lyric soprano voice, and was in the Ro
      yal Choir which sang for Queen Victoria, before she came to the United S
      tates, when she was 16 years old. She sang a solo for Queen Victoria at t
      hat time, and was wearing a locket, which she gave to her daughter Levi
      ah Emmaline. She gave it to her daughter Ruth Allen Miles, as Ruth als
      o had a beautiful soprano voice. Ruth gave it to her daughter Paralee M
      iles Eckman on her 18th birthday, as Paralee was an accomplished pianis
      t.

      Paralee gave it to her daughter Pamela Eckman Nicholson, as she had sun
      g in several choirs, and sung solos. The necklace, which is a locket, r
      ectangular in shape, with a small place inside in which a picture could b
      e inserted, and has a turquoise stone on the chain holder, is tradition
      ally given to a daughter who has done the most in music, by her mother. N
      ames of the recipients are engraved on the back of the locket.

      Martha Ann Riste Wilson died the 8th of October 1915 at Hillsdale, Utah
      .
    Person ID I100277  Megan's Big Tree
    Last Modified 31 Dec 1969 

    Father James Riste,   b. Between 1799 and 1800, England
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     
    Mother Mary Ann Richards,   b. Between 1799 and 1800, England
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     
    Married 5 Feb 1822  [1

    Family ID F37148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Deliverance Wilson,   b. 28 Dec 1807, Shelburne, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1887, Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah, United States
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1856  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1

    Children 
     1. Mary J. Wilson,   b. Between 1856 and 1857, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     2. George Hyrum Wilson,   b. 4 Oct 1858, Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1941, Hatch, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Martha Ann Wilson,   b. 29 Jul 1860, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1935, Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. James William Wilson,   b. 28 Nov 1862, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1907, Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     5. Joseph Deliverance Wilson,   b. 12 Dec 1864, Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1941, Tridell, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Jesse Stephen Wilson,   b. 1 Aug 1867, Scipio, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1916, Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     7. Lovinah Emoline Wilson,   b. Mar 1870, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     8. David Israel Wilson,   b. 31 Aug 1872, Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1953, Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. John Thomas Wilson,   b. 7 Apr 1876, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     10. Sarah Ann Wilson,   b. 31 May 1878, Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1973, Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     11. Ella Almera Wilson,   b. Apr 1880, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F37048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Sep 1837 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - - 23 Sep 1839 - Derby, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Sep 1856 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1900 - Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1910 - Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Oct 1915 - Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Hillsdale Cemetery - - Hatch, Garfield, Utah, United States
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  • Sources 
    1. [S797] Find-a-Grave Website .

    2. [S11] 1860 Census .

    3. [S16] 1900 Census .

    4. [S23] 1910 Census .