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Rachel Keeling

Rachel Keeling

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    Keeling, Rachel b1817
    Keeling, Rachel b1817

  • Name Rachel Keeling 
    Born 10 Mar 1818  Draycott, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 26 Apr 1818  Aston on Trent, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1860  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Initiatory (LDS) 18 Apr 1860  EHOUS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Jun 1910  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Jun 1910  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I418  mytree
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2018 

    Father John Keeling,   b. Abt 1791, Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah Smedley,   b. Abt 1795, Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1816  Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John West,   b. 11 Apr 1817, Borrowash, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1852, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1837  Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hannah West,   b. 12 Dec 1838, Borrowash, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1851, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     2. Matthew West,   b. 12 May 1841, Borrowash, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1851, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     3. Naomi West,   b. 6 Mar 1844, Borrowash, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1846  (Age 2 years)
    +4. Eliza Jane West,   b. 20 Apr 1847, Borrowash, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1935, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Julia Francis West,   b. 16 Apr 1850, Borrowash, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1851, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F422  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nelson Wheeler Whipple,   b. 11 Jul 1818, Sanford, Broome, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1887, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1853  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Daniel Whipple,   b. 12 Apr 1854, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1926, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Cynthia Delight Whipple,   b. 7 Jun 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +3. Nelson Wheeler Whipple, Jr,   b. 15 Apr 1859, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1938, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Mar 1818 - Draycott, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 26 Apr 1818 - Aston on Trent, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Oct 1837 - Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Mar 1853 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 18 Apr 1860 - EHOUS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jun 1910 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Jun 1910 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • SOURCE: Family Group Sheet-Self

      SOURCE: LDS Collectors Library, Early LDS Membership Data.

      Pioneer
      Company Unknown (1852)Age at departure: 35
      Evidence from church records and the Deseret News prove that Rachel West and her daughter Eliza West traveled to Utah in 1852. Rachel's husband died in Missouri in Feb. 1852 and Rachel remarried in Salt Lake City in March 1853, prior to the arrival of that season's emigration.

      BIOGRAPHY.
      RACHEL [KEELING WEST] WHIPPLE.

      Source: "Biography: Rachel [Casseldine West] Whipple, Woman’s Exponent 36 (1907-1908):10.

      [page 10] Rachel Whipple was born in Draket, Derbyshire, England, March 10, 1817. Her parents, William and Sarah Casseldine, were good, God-fearing people, but Sister Rachel never knew the love of her father and mother, as she was left an orphan when but fifteen weeks old. She was then taken under the guardianship of Henry and Elizabeth Godbe, who taught her principles in her youth which helped to build the true and noble character she now possess.

      On November 12, 1837, she was married to John West. Sister Rachel had been raised as a member of the Methodist church, but in the year 1848 she had the privilege of hearing an Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in August of the same year she along with her husband and family embraced the Gospel.

      Brother and Sister West were blessed with five children, but were called to part with one of them. On New Year’s day, 1851, they and their four children left England for the valleys of the mountains. Their ocean voyage was a very tedious one, lasting ten weeks and three days. After arriving in New Orleans Brother and Sister West journeyed to St. Joseph. Here the entire family was taken ill and was not able to do anything for one another. As they were among strangers, there was not a friend to call on for aid. For days the children lay crying for attention, and the father and mother were too ill to do anything for them. The weather was bitter cold and they had no fire. During these times Brother West and three of the children were called to the other side, leaving mother and daughter alone.

      In the spring Sister Rachel and her daughter began their wearisome journey across the plains with an ox and a cow yoked together for their team. After many hardships they arrived in Salt Lake City on August 5, 1852, and made their home with Brother Jesse West of the Sixth ward.

      On the 10th of March, 1853, Sister Rachel was married to Nelson Whipple and came to reside in what was then the Nineteenth ward. Brother and Sister Whipple were blessed with three children.

      On May 14, 1868, Eliza R. Snow and Bishop Raleigh organized the Relief Society in the Nineteenth ward, when Sister Whipple, who was always an energetic worker and did all she could to assist the poor and needy, was called to act as First Counselor to Sister Agatha Pratt. She labored faithfully in this position for nine years and six months, when, owing to the removal of Sister Pratt from the ward, she was called to preside over the Society.

      A few years after Sister Whipple had been called to take charge of the Nineteenth ward Society the ward was divided and the Twenty-second ward was organized, which made Sister Whipple a member of the new ward. So on the 16th of June, 1889, Sister Whipple was made President of the new Twenty-second ward Society, with Mary Jeremy as her first and Maria L. Nebeker as her second counselor. When they began their work in the new ward they had nothing to work with and no place in which to hold their meetings, so they began meeting in Sister Whipple’s house. At their first business meeting, Sister Jeremy brought needles, thread and some calico, and the sisters spent their time in sewing. From this humble beginning the Society grew and prospered exceedingly under the direction of Sister Whipple, and they built a very commodious hall in which to hold their meetings.

      On Nov. 12, 1901, Sister Mary Jeremy, who had been a faithful worker, was released on account of illness, and Sister Maria L. Nebeker was called to act as first counselor and Sister Elizabeth H. Davis as second counselor to Sister Whipple. Soon after this, Sister Nebeker was taken very ill, which prevented her attending to her duties as a counselor, therefore the work was left to Sister Whipple and Sister Davis.

      For nearly thirty-seven years Sister Whipple labored faithfully in Relief Society work, but finally, on account of her feebleness and poor health, was compelled to resign from her labors. Therefore in June, 1904, she in connection with Sister Nebeker was honorably released with the love and blessings of all.

      The beloved subject of this sketch, Sister Whipple, is still living, and although she is over ninety years of age, still she possesses her faculties of mind and can sing the hymns of Zion with a clear, sweet voice or converse with her friends with a great amount of pleasure. During her life she has shown herself to be a true and noble woman, and it is the desire of the sisters with whom she associated that she may live as long as life is desirable to her, and have the satisfaction of knowing when she passes to another sphere, that she has done her work well, and has been loved by all who knew her. When the angel of death shall call her to the heavenly home, may she fall asleep as a babe on its mother’s breast, receive a glorious resurrection, and reign as a queen in the heavenly kingdom forever.

      --ELIZABETH H. DAVIS,
      President 22nd ward Relief Society.
      --LULA WINN, Secretary.