Elizabeth Ann Dayton (1875-1959)

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Elizabeth Ann Dayton Quayle Austin
Dayton, Elizabeth Ann 18.jpg
Elizabeth Ann Dayton, about age 18
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 A. Dayton
Sarah Jane Dayton
Theodore Dayton
Ettie Cerelda Dayton
Frederick Dayton
George C. Dayton
Elizabeth Ann Dayton
Permilia Mindwell Dayton
Spouse: (1) William Quayle
Married: 5 Oct 1896 Dingle, Idaho
Children: William Earl Quayle
Sarah Sophronia Quayle
Ella Quayle
Norma Norene Quayle
Genevieve Quayle
Joseph Dayton Quayle
Spouse: (2) Heber Charles Austin
Married: 17 Mar 1937


Written after 1941:

Elizabeth Quayle 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.


Grandmother Austin
Elizabeth Ann Dayton was born June 5th, 1875 in Cedar Fort, Utah county, Utah, daughter of Moroni Dayton and Sarah Nichols. She was reared in a large pioneer family and she worked very hard to help her parents care for that family.

On October 5th, 1896 she married William Quayle in Dingle, Bear Lake county, Idaho. Six children were born to this union: William Earl, Sarah Sophronia Spencer, Ella Q. Dunn, Norma Ericson, Genevieve Welker and Joseph Dayton Quayle.

She loved her church and was a counselor in the stake Relief Society and Mutual in the Bear Lake Stake and later in the Montpelier Stake. She was active in civic activities and helped with the Red Cross during the First World War. She loved people and along with her husband their home was always open to family and friends.

After the death of her husband, William Quayle in 1923, grandmother Elizabeth met and married Heber C. Austin, March 17, 1937. They moved to Idaho Falls. she worked as an officiator in the Idaho Falls and Salt Lake Temples.

Elizabeth Ann Dayton Quayle Austin died October 15, 1959 at Tremonton, Utah and is buried in Dingle, Idaho.


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


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",


  • 1880 Federal Census, Idaho Territory, Bear Lake Co., Cottonwood & Dingle Dell Twp., Page #30, Dwelling #244, Family #252, Enumerated 29, 30 Jun 1880:
Dayton, Francis M., w, m, 23, md, Rancher, Ut, Oh, Eng
Dwelling #244, Family #253:
Dayton, Sarah, w, f, 46, md, K H, Eng, Eng, Eng
Elizabeth A., w, f, 5, dau., single, Ut, Oh, Eng
  • Ordinances: TIB card
  • 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
Last Name: Quayle
First Name: Elizabeth 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
Wm. Quayle md 1896
Heber G. Austin md 1937
Sources: Headstone
Dingle Cemetery