Elizabeth Ann Dayton (1875-1959)

Elizabeth Ann Dayton Quayle Austin
Elizabeth Ann
Born:5 Jun 1875 Cedar Fort, Utah
Died:14 Oct 1959 Tremonton, Utah
Father:Moroni Dayton
Mother:Sarah Nichols
Siblings:Francis Moroni Dayton
Charles Henry Dayton
William Henry Dayton
Hyrum Alvin Dayton
Sarah Jane Dayton
Theodore Dayton
Etta Cerelda Dayton
Frederick Dayton
George Claudius Dayton
Elizabeth Ann Dayton
Permilia Mindwell Dayton
Married:5 Oct 1896 Dingle, Idaho
Spouse:William Quayle
Children:William Earl Quayle
Sarah Sophronia Quayle
Ella Quayle
Norma Norene Quayle
Genevieve Quayle
Joseph Dayton Quayle
Married:17 Mar 1937 Salt Lake City, Utah
Spouse:Heber C. Austin

I was born at Cedar Fort, Utah, and when a young girl moved with my parents to Dingle, Idaho, where I was called to work in the Ward Sunday School, and Primary. Through the teachings of my parents, and the work in these organizations, I gained a testimony of the Gospel.

At the age of twenty-two I married Wm. Quayle, and about two years later I was called to serve as second counselor to Sister Lindsay in the Ward Y.L.M.I.A., and worked in that capacity for seven years; and then was appointed president of the organization and served seven years.

We moved to Montpelier, Idaho, in 1916, and in the same year I was called to labor as counselor to Sister Lissie Tueller, who was President of the First Ward Y.L.M.I.A. I also, served as a member of the Bear Lake Stake Y.L.M.I.A. Board from 1915 to 1917.

When the Montpelier Stake was organized, I was called by President Edward C. Rich to serve as counselor to Sister Agnes Pearce, President of the Stake Relief Society, and at that time was set apart by President Rich as chairman of the Red Cross work in connection with the Relief Society work. We distributed Red Cross material to all the Ward Relief Societies in the Bear Lake Stake for one and in the Montpelier Stake for a period of three years until it was discontinued after the signing of the armistice. I worked in the Relief Society until I moved to Salt Lake City in 1925.

In 1927 I became a member of the Seventeenth Ward and was called to serve as chorister in the Relief Society which position I held for three years. Also, served as a visiting teacher for eight years. In 1934 I was called, by Bishop Nicholas G. Smith, to do endowment work in the Salt Lake Temple; after six months Apostle George F. Richards called, and set me apart, to officiate in the temple ordinances where I worked for three years.

I married President Heber C. Austin, and moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, and was there called by Bishop Warren Wright to serve as counselor to Sister Ruth Hart, Pres. of the Relief Society. I was released as counselor in October 1941, and am at present serving as a visiting teacher in this ward.

I have enjoyed my work in these organizations and if has been a wonderful experience, and I thank my Heavenly Father for the privilege of having this opportunity of rendering service; it has been a great source of strength in helping me to meet the problems which have confronted me during my life.


From an incomplete newspaper clipping in possession of Beth Spencer Robison:

Grandma Austin

Elizabeth Quayle Austin, 84, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Erickson, in Tremonton, Utah, October 14.

She was born at Cedar Fort, Utah, June 5, 1875, the daughter of Moroni and Sarah Nicholls Dayton.

She married William Quayle October 5, 1896. Of the six children, four daughters and two sons, born to this union, three survive, Mrs. J. V. Dunn of Montpelier, Mrs. Norma Erickson of Tremonton, and Mrs. Russell Welker of Chowchilla, California. Other survivors are three step-daughters, Mrs. Albert Humburg, Mrs. O. C. Wilcox and Mrs. Blanche Quayle, and two step-sons, Orson Quayle and Thomas Quayle, thirteen grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Mr. Quayle died June 19, 1923.

She married Heber C. Austin, March 17, 1937, and resided at Idaho Falls for 22 years.

Mr. Austin preceded her in death. She returned to Montpelier to make her home last spring. Her life was characterized by her service to others and her church.

Services were held at 1 p. m., Saturday, in the Montpelier L. D. S. First Ward Chapel with Bishop David H. Jensen conducting. The invocation was offered by J. Clarence Lindsay, followed by a vocal duet, "In The Garden", Mrs. Reed Lowe and Mrs. Dean Larsen, accompanied by Janet Larsen; remarks and obituary, Bishop Jensen; speaker, President Reed Dayton; vocal solo, "Hold Thou My Hand", Ralph Norris, accompanied by LaRue Munns; speaker, Bishop Warren E. Wright of Idaho Falls; vocal solo, "Great Peace Have They",


*Patriarchal Blessing: Historian's Office, Index to Blessings:
                                 Name: Quayle, Elizabeth Ann Dayton
                                 Born: 5 Jun 1875
                                 Blessed: 21 Dec 1908
                                 Recorded: Vol. 67, Page 596

Burial: BYU-Idaho, Idaho Falls Obituary Index:
              Last Name: Quayle
              First Name: Elizabeth
              Middle Name: Ann
              Cemetery: Dingle, Idaho
              Birth Date: 6/5/1875
              City Born: Cedar Fort
              State Born: UT
              Date Died: 10/14/1959
              City Died: Tremonton
              State Died: UT
              Father: Moroni Dayton
              Mother: Sarah Nichols
              Spouse: Wm. Quayle mrd 1896 2. Heber G. Austin married 1937
              Sources: Headstone, Ancestral File

*Gravestone: Dingle Cemetery, Bear Lake, Idaho:

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