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 Madeleine <I>Malan</I> Farley

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Madeleine Malan Farley

  • Birth 25 Sep 1839 Piemonte, Italy
  • Death 2 Dec 1919 Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA
  • Plot 2B-2-10-2E
  • Memorial ID 66402855

Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Vol. II F to L; Daughters of Utah Pioneers; Page 938
BIRTHDATE: 25 Sep 1839; Angrogna, Piedmont, Italy
DEATH: 2 Dec 1919; Toppenish, Yakima, Washington
PARENTS: John Daniel Malan; Pauline Combe
PIONEER: 28 Oct 1855; James Harper Wagon Train
SPOUSE: Isaac Robeson Farley
MARRIED: 11 Mar 1855; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
DEATH SP: 4 Jun 1922; Ogden, Weber Co., Utah

Ophelia (Shaw), 18 Mar 1859
Julia Augusta (Moore Miller), 12 Nov 1860
Simeon Alonzo, 13 May 1864
Lettice Celesta (Forsgren), 11 Jan 1868
Mary Agnes (Marriott), 21 Sep 1871
Jennie Ritchie (Gibson), 29 Nov 1873
Ida Madeleine (Ferrin), 27 Feb 1875
Dina Pauline, 26 Nov 1878

Madeleine was born in Italy, 1839. At age nine she was sent Turin, fifty miles from her home, to be a governess. She was educated in common school of the Protestant community until she was thirteen, and was qualified to enter the Seminary Boarding School for Girls.
She had been promised a free tuition for meritorious comportment, but admittance was forbidden because of her religion. Her family was the first family to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Italy.
In 1855 the family emigrated to Utah. They sailed on the ship, "Juventa" to America then joined a wagon train.
Taken from Madeline's words, "The year of the grasshopper war, breadstuff was scarce and the family suffered much from cold and hunger. We subsisted on weeds, bran bread and fish. Father made fish traps of willow twigs and caught fish in the Ogden River. In 1855, my twin sister, Pauline Amelia (Emily), and I were married to Isaac R. Farley in the Endowment House. In May, we went with the general move to evade the invasion of Johnston's Army…We located on the Provo bottoms, near Utah Lake. In 1869, we moved to a farm in West Weber."
In 1884, she served as President of the Relief Society and as secretary to the Stake Primary Board. She was a teacher in the Relief Society for forty-seven years and taught Sunday School for over thirty years. She was fluent in French and often was asked by Church leaders to interpret for them.
Madeleine wrote "My motto has ever been and is now—seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all needful blessings shall be added. My aim and desire has ever been to rear my family uprightly."

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  • Created by: Linda Madsen O'Driscoll
  • Added: 2 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66402855
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Madeleine Malan Farley (25 Sep 1839–2 Dec 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66402855, citing Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Linda Madsen O'Driscoll (contributor 47319385) .