Mrs. Agatha Pratt Ridges Answers Final Summons

Mrs. Agatha Pratt Ridges, aged 66 years, widow of Joseph Ridges, builder of the original tabernacle organ, died suddenly at 11:45 o’clock last night of apoplexy at her home, 427 west Third North street. Mrs. Ridges was well known and highly respected and her death was a shock to her many friends.

Mrs. Ridges was born on Pioneer square in Salt Lake City on July 6, 1848. She was the daughter of Parley P. Pratt and Mrs. Ann Walker Pratt. Mrs. Ridges was a staunch member of the Church and took an active interest in Relief society work in the Twenty-second ward, in which she belonged for many years. She is survived by the following sons and daughters: Milton Ridges, Salt Lake; Mrs. Florence Dean, Shelley, Ida.; Mrs. Clarabelle Pike, Idaho Falls; Mrs. Louise Carpenter, wife of George F. Carpenter, Salt Lake; Beatrice Ridges, Mrs. Berenice Haddock and J.P. Ridges of Salt Lake.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Deseret News, Aug. 13, 1914, 7]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Jan. 2006]


Mrs. Agatha P. Ridges Is Laid at Rest

Funeral services for Mrs. Agatha Pratt Ridges, widow of Joseph H. Ridges, were held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the chapel of the Twenty-second ward. The auditorium of the chapel was filled with friends who presented a mass of beautiful flowers.

Bishop Alvin A. Beesley officiated and the speakers were Bishop Beesley and Prest. Nephi Morris of the Salt Lake stake. The music was by the Twenty-second ward quartet, the soloists being Willard Andelin and Nellie Drace Pugsley. The grave in the city cemetery was dedicated by Elder George M. Cannon.

[Deseret News, Aug. 17, 1914, 5]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Jan. 2006]


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