It’s interesting that the letterhead does not include the word “Mormon.” Nowadays, the name of the choir is one of the few places where the church’s media style guide thinks using “Mormon” is appropriate.
Yes, David Y! He’s my 4th Great-Grandpa! Are we cousins? His daughter Adelaide by his wife also named Adelaide married George C. Wood of South Bountiful (now North Salt Lake – they can’t get it right). Their eldest was Addie May Wood who married Bennett Peterson. Then my maternal Grandfather was Glen Wood Peterson.
I have blogged about Addie May here on Keepa. She died in 1909 at the age of 29 and deserves to be remembered. Grandpa Ridges was in the Territorial Pen together with his son-in-law George C. Wood. (similar, family-related charges)
Yes, I guess we’re distant cousins, Grant. Joseph Ridges is my 3rd great grandpa, too. (But I descend through his other wife.) Being an organist, it’s been a fun connection to have with him. I’ve been to Methuen Hall in Massachusetts, where Ridge’s model for the Tabernacle organ still resides.
Comment by David Y. — February 20, 2014 @ 11:31 pm