Ada Bitner, the daughter of Breneman Barr Bitner and Sarah Ann Osguthorpe Bitner, was born on June 30, 1880, in the family farm home in Cottonwood, Salt Lake County, Utah. This property has now been converted into a public park known as the Big Cottonwood Creekside Park located on 48th South and 15th East.
Ada bore five children, Gordon Bitner Hinckley (15th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Sherman Bitner Hinckley, Ruth Hinckley Willes, Ramona Hinckley Sullivan and Sylvia Bitner Hinckley Wadsworth.
Time with her precious family was cut short at age 50 when the breast cancer she had courageously fought for two and a half years took her life.
Her husband penned this one year after her death,
“She lived for fifty years and in her bright existence experienced the major joys and sorrows of life in a full, intense and exalted form. There was a brilliancy of mind, a gentle resignation, a noble loyalty of heart about this dear little woman that will make her memory shine forever in the hearts of those who knew her. For twenty-one years she was the loving helpmate and companion of her husband, seeking as none else could, to forward him in every good he attempted.. None miss her as he does and no one can cherish her memory as sacredly.”
|Offspring of Bryant S Hinckley and Ada Bitner (1880-1930)|
|Gordon Bitner Hinckley (1910-2008)||23 June 1910 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States||27 January 2008 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States|| Marjorie Pay (1911-2004)|
|Sherman Bitner Hinckley (1911-2000)|| |
|Ruth Hinckley (1914-1982)|| |
|Ramona Hinckley (1916-2011)|| |
|Sylvia Bitner Hinckley (1920-1970)|