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 Edward Cliff

Edward Cliff

Death 7 Apr 1906 (aged 75)
Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Burial Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Plot A_23_3_7
Memorial ID 142826 · View Source
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Born in Barrowden, Rutland, England
Parents: William Cliff and Ursula Wilkinson
COD: Disease of liver, heart and kidneys
Death certificate State of Utah

Name: Edward Cliff
Birth Date: 07 Sep 1830
Birth Place: Barrowden, Rutland, England
Parents: William and Ursula Wilkinson Cliff
Death Date: 07 Apr 1906
Death Place: Mt. Pleasant, Utah
Arrival: 16 Oct 1858, Cyrus Wheelock's Co.
Spouse: Eliza Cresswell
Marriage Date: 1863
Marriage Place: Longton Parish, Staffordshire, England
Spouse's Parents: William and Sarah Woolley Cresswell
Spouse's Birth Date: 14 Oct 1839
Spouse's Birth Place: Hanley, Staffs, England
Spouse's Death Date: 25 Feb 1916
Spouse's Death Place: Mt. Pleasant, Utah

Married 2nd: Harriet Moore Date: 12 Jul 1883 , Salt Lake City, Utah Born: 20 Aug 1863 , Hanley, Staffs, England Died: 26 Jan 1951 , Salt Lake City, Utah

Edward was called back to England on a mission shortly after arriving in the Valley. At the end of his mission he married Eliza and brought her and her parents back to Utah with him. They lived in Hambleton, later named Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

In 1869 he was again called to serve a mission in England . While there, he met Harriet Moore whom he married after returning to Salt Lake.

He was called on another mission in 1876 to the Eastern States but he became ill and had to return home. Again in 1885, he was called on a mission to New Zealand.

He was very active in the church, serving not only as a missionary but also a bishop and in other positions of leadership.

John was a felt monger by trade in England , but after reaching the valley he was a nurseryman and potter. He worked on the Salt Lake, Manti, and St. George Temples.

He also was active in the Silk Worm and Bee industry in Utah. For many years he was a reporter for the Deseret News. He was a justice of the peace and stake patriarch.

Child of 1st wife: Edward Cresswell , b. 26 Aug 1864 , Mt. Pleasant, Utah. D. 18 May 1868 (drowned)

Children of 2nd wife: Edward Parley , b. 29 Aug 1884 , Mt. Pleasant, Utah. D. 18 May 1922, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah . John Thomas, b. 18 Feb 1888, Mt. Pleasant, Utah. D. 1 Mar 1975, Ogden, Weber, Utah. George William, b. 1898, Mt. Pleasant, Utah. D. 6 Jun 1978, Oregon. Bur. Salt Lake.

Written by Gladys Eppich.

Information provided by Burnt Almond Fudge

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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 142826
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Cliff (7 Sep 1830–7 Apr 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 142826, citing Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Love My Ancestors (contributor 47233390) .