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Florence Lydia Alder

13 October 1868–25 November 1949

Born 13 Oct. 1868 in Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of George Alder and Lydia Dunford.[2] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by W. F. Cowley, 5 July 1877.[3]  Appeared in the Salt Lake Opera’s production of Patience, Dec. 1884.[4] Attended Deseret Academy, 1885.[5] Married Cornelius Daniel Schettler, 7 Oct. 1896, in Salt Lake City; four children.[6] Participated with EBW in the women’s suffrage movement.[7] Attended a surprise birthday party for EBW put on by the Reapers Club and the Woman’s Press Club, 28 Feb. 1894.[8] Participated in the Utah Women’s Press Club, 1898.[9] Attended the International Woman’s Suffrage Conference as an alternate to her mother, 13 June 1904, in Berlin.[10] Died 25 Nov. 1949 in Salt Lake City.[11]

 

[1] Fourteenth Ward, Record of Members, 1875–1901, no. 224, Florence L. Alder, LR 2972 25, image 44/428 (limited access), CHL. 1870 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 1, line 30, Florence Alder. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 28 Apr. 2020), Florence Lydia Alder (KWZP-3Z2).

[2] “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 28 Apr. 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 48-181981/2250 (1949), Florence Alder Schettler.

[3] Fourteenth Ward, Record of Members, 1875–1901, no. 224, Florence L. Alder, LR 2972 25, image 44/428 (limited access), CHL.

[4] “Dramatic and Lyric: Patience,” Salt Lake Herald, 21 Dec. 1884, 2.

[5] “The Farewell Hop,” Salt Lake Herald, 31 May 1885, 9. “The University Ball,” Salt Lake Herald, 25 Oct. 1885, 3.

[6] Salt Lake Co., UT, County Clerk, Marriage Records, 1887–1965, Marriage Licenses, vol. G, 1896–1897, p. 236, no. 6072, Cornelius D. Schettler and Florence L. Alder, 7 Oct. 1896, microfilm 429056, DGS 004624216, image 639/782, FHL.“A Brilliant Wedding,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 Oct. 1896, 25:60. “Wedding Bells,” Salt Lake Herald, 8 Oct. 1896, 8. 1910 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 133, p. 10A, Florence Schettler.

[7] EBW, Diary, 17 Apr. 1889; 29 Dec. 1893.

[8] EBW, Diary, 28 Feb. 1894.

[9] “F. Marion Crawford,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 Mar. and 1 Apr. 1898, 26:260.

[10] “Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1891–1943,” database online, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com, accessed 28 Apr. 2020), Florence E. Schettler. “Utah Woman Was a Speaker Today,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 13 June 1904, 1. “Florence Alder Schettler,” Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Nov. 1939, 25.

[11] “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 28 Apr. 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 48-181981/2250 (1949), Florence Alder Schettler.