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Anna Whitney Rolph Aldridge
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1863
Death: Aug. 23, 1939

Anna Rolph Aldridge was the Mother of 15 Children 2 Of Which died in Infancy. Her Children are : David, Mary Sophia, Oliver, Charlie, Albert, Elethine, Amy , Herman, Frank, Annie Diantha, John William, Sterling, Alexander, Alta Matilda, and Lettie.She was a pioneering woman among pioneers. She and Her Family moved about 35 times in 20 years. Lived in Waterton National Park, where her son , Oliver and her Husband, William, found the first oil in Alberta in 1898. They sold the oil to families as medicinal treatments for both Humans and Animals. This oil was also used for Lubricating machinery, etc.
The Oil Shares were sold and William and Annie bought the first moving picture show in Cardston. Annie was the ticket taker and William was the " Pied Piper" with his fiddle as he walked up main street playing this fiddle. Several children that could not afford the tickets were allowed to see the movie with no cost to them.
William died in 1916 leaving Annie , whom he had been married to for 35 Years. Annie was survived by 11 of her 15 children, ranging in age from 54 to 74 years of Age.  
 
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 Parents:
  John Social Rolph (1822 - 1891)
  Diantha Sophia Whitney Rolph (1831 - 1904)
 
 Spouse:
  William Aldridge (1843 - 1916)
 
 Children:
  David Aldridge (1882 - 1956)*
  Mary Sophia Aldridge Cox (1884 - 1959)*
  Oliver Aldridge (1885 - 1960)*
  Charlie Aldridge (1886 - 1959)*
  Albert Aldridge (1888 - 1967)*
  Elethine Aldridge (1890 - 1890)*
  Amy Aldridge Anderson (1891 - 1960)*
  Herman Aldridge (1893 - 1963)*
  Frank Aldridge (1895 - 1972)*
  Anna Diantha Aldridge Hudson (1897 - 1981)*
  John William Aldridge (1898 - 1977)*
  Sterling Aldridge (1901 - 1972)*
  Alexander Aldridge (1902 - 1902)*
  Alta Matilda Aldridge Jarvis (1903 - 1984)*
  Lettie Aldridge Blair (1905 - 1926)*
 
 Siblings:
  Oscar C. Rolph (1842 - 1844)**
  Henry Enos Rolph (1844 - 1918)**
  Enon Adolphus Rolph (1846 - 1929)**
  Alta Matilda Rolph Allred (1855 - 1948)*
  John Jay Rolph (1857 - 1913)*
  Albert Freemont Rolph (1858 - 1922)*
  Edward Everett Rolph (1861 - 1906)*
  Anna Whitney Rolph Aldridge (1863 - 1939)
  Social John Rolph (1868 - 1922)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Mother of Oliver Aldridge and Wife Of William Aldridge
 
Burial:
Cardston Cemetery
Cardston
Claresholm Census Division
Alberta, Canada
Plot: block # 14 , lot # 6 plot #2
 
Created by: Karen Dawson
Record added: Jan 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13128512
Anna Whitney <i>Rolph</i> Aldridge
Added by: Karen Dawson
 
Anna Whitney <i>Rolph</i> Aldridge
Added by: Karen Dawson
 
 
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- Camille Phelps
 Added: Jan. 12, 2014

- Michelle ღ💕
 Added: Oct. 26, 2013
Rest In Peace G G Grandma Aldridge.
- Karen Dawson
 Added: Sep. 28, 2009
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