Samuel Claridge (1828 - 1919)

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Birthplace: England, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, USA
Occupation: Baker, Utah Pioneer
Managed by: Susan Louise McLaughlin Beus
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About Samuel Claridge

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Samuel Claridge (1828-1919) was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who was a prominent early settler of the Muddy River Valley in Nevada and also Thatcher, Arizona..."

"..Samuel Claridge was at Leighton-Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England. In 1849 he married Charlotte Joy. In 1851 they joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1853 they emigrated to Utah, settling in Nephi. In 1868 Wilford Woodruff appointed Claridge to preside over the Latter-day Saints living along the Muddy River in what is now Nevada but was then in Utah Territory. The eastern border of Nevada was later shifted east, and with the attempt to charge back taxes to those living there the Latter-day Saints moved away. Claridge moved to Kane County, Utah.

In 1875, Claridge was one of the founders of Orderville, Utah. He left his wife and children there in 1877 to serve a mission in Britain. After his mission, Claridge lived in Orderville until he moved to Thatcher, Arizona, in 1883..."

"...Claridge's daughter, Elizabeth (1852-1924), was the wife of Alfred William McCune, Sr. (1849-1927)and a prominent benefactor of the operations of the LDS Church in the 1920s..."

"...Claridge's daughter, Lottie, married Brigham Spencer Young, a son of Brigham Young, Jr. and his wife Catherine Curtis Spencer..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Samuel Claridge', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 14 September 2011, 23:12 UTC, <> [accessed 5 November 2011]

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Samuel Claridge's Timeline

December 5, 1828
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 23
May 9, 1857
Age 28
Nephi, Juab, UT
June 30, 1873
Age 44
Mount Carmel, Kane, Utah, USA
September 11, 1919
Age 90
Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, USA
September 14, 1919
Age 90
Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, USA