Lydia Dunford

2 July 1846–1 March 1923

Born 2 July 1846 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. Daughter of George Dunford and Sarah Jones. Married George Alder, 8 April 1864; ten children. Set apart as full-time missionary in British Mission, 23 May 1899, roughly one year after husband’s death. Returned from mission, 18 June 1901. Died 1 March 1923 in Salt Lake City.[1]


[1] Lydia Dunford Alder entry, no. 434, Missionary Department, Missionary Registers, 1860–1959, Book C, 99, Church History Library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City; “Editorial Notes,” Woman’s Exponent (Salt Lake City), 15 Apr. 1889, 173; “Obituary Notes,” Deseret Weekly (Salt Lake City), 22 Jan. 1898, 192; “Death Comes to Woman Church Worker,” Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Mar. 1923, 7.