Emma Grace Aldrich (Mitchell) (1840 - 1927)

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Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Reno, Washoe, Nevada
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About Emma Grace Aldrich (Mitchell)

Immigration

Liverpool to New Orleans on the Metoka (5 Sep 1843 - 27 Oct 1843) Additional family members on this voyage:

  • Mitchell, George (Age: 26)
  • Mitchell, Bridget (Age: 30)
  • Mitchell, James (Age: 7)
  • Mitchell, Edward (Age: 5)
  • Mitchell, Mary Jane (Age: infant)

Source: "Mormon Immigration"

Obituary

Oldest Nevada Settler Is Dead at Daughter's Home Here at Age of 86

Mrs. Emma G. Aldrich, Resident of Nevada for Seventy-five Years Passes Away; Won Silver Cup

The oldest known settler in Nevada, Mrs. Emma G. Aldrich, died this morning [23 May 1927/ss- at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hattie S. Ede, after seventy-five years spent within the state. She was eighty-six years old, and at a gathering of old-timers of Nevada several years ago, Mrs. Aldrich was awarded a silver cup as the oldest living pioneer of Nevada.

Mrs. Aldrich has been sick for several months, and was unable to attend the last meeting of pioneers of this state.

Born in Monmouthshire, England, on October 7, 1840, Mrs. Aldrich, then Emma Mitchell, came to St. Louis in 1841. In 1852, she crossed the plains, and settled in Nevada, then in Utah Territory, locating at Genoa.

She married Horton Aldrich on January 22, 1857, and that same year, she and her husband moved to California, where they engaged in placer mining on a small stream north of Placerville. They made the trip by pack tran, Mrs. Aldrich riding on a mule.

In 1863, she moved to Carson valley where she lived ona ranch, and she had the first hive of bees in Nevada. She bought the Virginia ranch in 1865 and the place is now the Dangberg ranch. The ranch was sold to the Dangberg interests in 1870. Her husband died in 1888.

Since moving from her ranch, Mrs. Aldrich has lived in different parts of the stated, and for the past several years has been making here home in Reno with her daughter.

She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Hattie S. Ede of Reno, Mrs. Ollie Pickett of Galt, Cal., Mrs. Mary Creitzer of Greenbach, Ore.; two sons, Edward H. Aldrich of Galt, Cal., and William Alrich (sic) of Platt, Idaho.

She was a native of England, aged eighty-six years and seven months. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Ross-Burke Company.

(Reno Evening Gazette, 5/23/1927)

Source: "Find A Grave"

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Emma Aldrich's Timeline

1840
October 7, 1840
England
1857
January 22, 1857
Age 16
Carson Valley, Utah Territory
1869
March 3, 1869
Age 28
Mason Valley, Lyon, Nevada
1927
May 23, 1927
Age 86
Reno, Washoe, Nevada
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Reno, Washoe, Nevada