Walker, Ann Agatha

Walker, Ann Agatha

Female 1829 - 1908  (79 years)

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  • Name Walker, Ann Agatha 
    Born 11 Jun 1829  Leek, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Jun 1908  Ogden, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Information regarding Ann Agatha Walker is taken from the book "Pratt
      Pioneers of Utah" by Arthur D. Coleman; also from a FGRC Archive Record
      submitted by Agatha Hatch, Bancroft, Idaho.



      Ann Agatha Walker was born at Leek, Staffordshire, England, June 11, 1829. Her parents were William Gibson Walker, a schoolteacher, and Mary Goodwin, the town milliner. She was the eldest of six children.
      When Ann Agatha was eight years old, the new gospel was brought to England. The Walker family were members of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. The family moved to Pendleton where they first heard the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. William held an office in his church and was a local preacher. They became interested in the Mormon Church and the family was all baptized except their daughter, Dorcas.
      The family all desired to come to Zion and join the Saints, and when Elders Parley P. Pratt and John Taylor completed their mission, Ann Agatha was the one from her family to return with them to America. She was seventeen at this time.
      Ann Agatha married Parley P. Pratt on April 28, 1847 at Winter Quarters. They arrived in the Valley SeptemĀ­ber 28, 1847.
      They became the parents of five children: Agatha, born 7 July 1848; Malona, born 15 April 1850; Marion, born 28 November 1851; Moroni, born 10 October 1853; and Eveline, born 8 August 1856.
      Parley was killed 13 May 1857, while serving on a mission, and Ann Agatha was only twenty-eight years old and left with four young children. Three years later she was asked by Joseph Harris Ridges, builder of the Tabernacle Organ, to be his wife. By counsel of President Brigham Young, she was married for time to Mr. Ridges March 4, 1860. Two children were born to them. Six years after this marriage, January 20, 1866, Joseph Ridges took for his fourth wife, Agatha Pratt, daughter of Ann Agatha and Parley P. Pratt. About this time Ann Agatha discontinued living with Joseph Ridges, although there is no record of a divorce.
      Am Agatha was an ardent church worker with a strong testimony of the gospeL She died in her home in Ogden, Utah on June 25, 1908 at age 79.
    Person ID I11321  Hougham
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2004 

    Family Pratt, Parley Parker
              b. 12 Apr 1807, Burlington, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 May 1857, Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1847  Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Pratt, Agatha
              b. 7 Jul 1848, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Aug 1914  (Age 66 years)
     2. Pratt, Malona
              b. 15 Apr 1850, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Oct 1913  (Age 63 years)
     3. Pratt, Marion
              b. 28 Nov 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Oct 1852  (Age 0 years)
     4. Pratt, Moroni Walker
              b. 10 Oct 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Jun 1911  (Age 57 years)
     5. Pratt, Evelyn
              b. 8 Aug 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Aug 1917  (Age 61 years)
    Family ID F3948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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