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Partridge, Edward, Jr., 1833-1900



  • Existence: 1833 - 1900

Biographical History

Edward Partridge, Jr. (1833-1900) was a Latter-day Saint pioneer, missionary, bishop, mission president, and stake president.

Edward Patridge, Jr. was born 25 June 1833 in Indepdendence, Missouri, to Edward and Lydia Partridge. His father was the first Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a young child Edward and his family were driven from Independence to Clay County, Missouri, Caldwell County, Missouri, and then to Nauvoo, Illinois, where his father died when young Edward was seven years old.

Edward emigrated to Utah in 1848 and was called on a three-year mission to Hawaii in 1854. In 1858, he married Sarah Lucretia Clayton, a daughter of William Clayton. They moved to Farmington, Utah, where Edward ran Amasa Lyman's farm. Edward married a second wife, Elizabeth Buxton, in 1862.

In 1864, the Patridges moved to Fillmore, Utah, and Edward was called as a bishop in 1869. That same year he was appointed as a probate judge for Millard County. In 1873 he was elected to the Utah Territorial Legislature. In 1877 he became a counselor to Ira N. Hinckley in the Millard Stake presidency. From 1882 to 1885 Edward served as president of the Hawaiian Mission.

After returning from Hawaii, the Patridges moved to Provo so their children could attend Brigham Young Academy. While in Provo, Edward served as a counselor to Abraham O. Smoot in the Utah Stake Presidency from 1892 to 1895, and then served as president from 1895 until his own death in 1900.

Edward Partridge, Jr. died on November 17, 1900, in Provo, Utah.

BYU studies quarterly, 2013: volume 52, number 1, page 136 (Edward Partridge Jr., 1833-1900)

Jenson, A. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 1971.: p.488(Partridge, Edward, president of the Utah Stake of Zion from 1895 to 1900, was born June 25, 1833, at Independence, Jackson county, Missouri. His parents were Edward Partridge and Lydia Clisbee....In 1854 he was called to fill a mission to the Sandwich Islands...May 1, 1882, he left on a second mission to the Sandwich Islands... He was president of the mission for nearly three years.)

Wikipedia, website viewed November 25, 2014 (Edward Partridge, Jr.; born June 25, 1833, Independence, Missouri; died November 17, 1900, Provo, Utah; member of the Utah Territorial Legislature, the Utah State Constitutional Convention, and president of the Utah Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; born in Idependence, moved to Clay County, Missouri, Caldwell County, Missouri, Nauvoo, Illinois; arrived in Utah in 1848 and called on mission to Hawaii in 1854-1857; married Sarah Lucretia Clayton in 1858; later moved to Farmington, Utah; moved to Fillmore, Utah in 1864; president of the Hawaiian Mission from 1882-1885; moved to Provo, Utah; president of the Utah Stake from 1895 until his death)

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Edward Partridge, Jr. diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1004
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten diaries. Partridge writes about his mission to Hawaii from 1854 to 1858 and from 1882 to 1885 for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the latter when he served as mission president. He writes about incidents during the Utah War (1857-1858), and settling in Farmington and in Fillmore, Utah, where he served as bishop. Patridge also writes about his work as a probate judge in Millard County, as a member of the Utah Territorial Legislature in the 1870s,...
Dates: 1854-1899