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Annie Charlotte Chapman Smith Alston
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1852, India
Death: Jun. 12, 1917
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Obituary ~ Deseret News, Wed. 13 June 1917, Page 12, Col. 3

"Mrs. Annie C. C. Alston Closes Useful Life ~ Riverton, June 12. -
Mrs. Annie C. C. Alston, wife of Christopher Alston died here yesterday aged 64. She was born Dec. 21, 1852, at Cuttack, India. Her father, Wm. H.C. Smith; was then a British army officer stationed in India. Father and daughter, then a child, were baptised by Elders A.M. Musser and Wm. Fotheringham, and started for Utah. On reaching New York the father, being short of funds, enlisted in the Union army, the Civil war being then in progress. He placed his little daughter in the Union Home school where she suffered extremely cruel treatment. Being an exceptionally bright child she attracted the notice of the mistress of the Home for the Friendless who spirited her away but treated her kindly. This action caused a famous law suit at Albany in which the child exposed the cruelties of the Union Home school. When she was 14 years old Elder Orson Pratt, then engaged in Church work in New York, became acquainted with her, employed her and adopted her. She came to Utah in 1869 and was long employed in the Historian's office. In 1874 she married Christopher Alston and for a time lived in Sanpete county. In 1890 she located in Sugar House ward where she was secretary of the Relief society until 1912, when the family removed to Riverton. She was the mother of seven [6] sons and one [2] daughter and is survived by her husband and five children, as follows: Christopher J., Clifford M., Roslyn, Howard V. and Clinton Alston. Mrs. Alston was prominent and active in Church work most of her life.

The funeral will be held in the Riverton ward meetinghouse at 11:30 a.m., and at the Sugar House ward chapel at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 17, 1917."

Cause of death from death certificate: "Chronic Organic Myocarditis."
Parents listed as: Wm. H. C. Smith, born London, England and Helen Ugenia Rogers, born India.
Family links: 
  Christopher Alston (1853 - 1930)
  Christopher James Alston (1875 - 1934)*
  Clifford Molyneaux Alston (1882 - 1938)*
  Angus Alston (1884 - 1909)*
  Roslyn Alston (1884 - 1940)*
  Howard Vernon Alston (1887 - 1937)*
  Clinton Albert Alston (1889 - 1949)*
  Lola Alston (1892 - 1892)*
  Leslie Alston (1892 - 1893)*
*Calculated relationship
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: U-13-1-2E
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Record added: Oct 17, 2009
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Annie Charlotte Chapman <i>Smith</i> Alston
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Annie Charlotte Chapman <i>Smith</i> Alston
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