Sarah Sophronia Quayle (1899-1936)
|Sarah Sophronia Quayle Spencer|
|Born:||13 Mar 1896 Dingle, Bear Lake, Idaho|
|Died:||8 Jun 1936 Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho|
|Mother:||Elizabeth Ann Dayton|
William Earl Quayle|
Sarah Sophronia Quayle
Norma Norene Quayle
Joseph Dayton Quayle
|Spouse:||Seymour Horne Spencer|
|Married:||13 Mar 1925 Salt Lake City, Utah|
Helen Jean Spencer|
Robert William Spencer
Margaret Joan Spencer
Sarah Sophronia Quayle was born March 13, 1899 in Dingle, Idaho to William Quayle and Elizabeth Ann Dayton. She was the second child, the first daughter, of six children. There were four girls and two boys. She was named after Grandma Sarah Nichols Dayton and a baby of her father's first wife. Sophronia’s nickname was “Phron.” She was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on August 22, 1908.
The Quayle line goes back to the Isle of Man (an island in the Irish Sea between Ireland and northern England) and the Dayton line goes back to Yorkshire, England. Her ancestors were pioneers and crossed the plains. Sarah Nichols Dayton came to Utah with a handcart company.
Sophronia went to Paris High School for two years after graduating from the eighth grade. But when her family moved to Montpelier, Idaho, she refused to go to high school there so she got a job in Mose Lewis’ Dry Goods store. She was engaged to Roland Rudd at this time. She was always the leading lady in all the plays the ward put on.
She was interested in music. She took piano lessons then went to Salt Lake, lived with a Don Carlos Young’s family and studied voice with Professor Lund. He was the director of the Tabernacle Choir at this time. She also sang in the choir while there.
When she came home, Seymour Spencer was teaching seminary in Montpelier. He was raised in Paris, Idaho. He asked her out and she went with him. The third time he took her out, the next morning she said, “I am not going with him again. He is the ugliest man in town.” Her dad spoke up and said, “You will take those words back and marry the man.” And she did.
Sophronia Spencer died June 8, 1936, just two weeks after Joan was born, in Montpelier, Idaho. She was buried June 11th in Paris, Idaho.
- Despain, Carrie Robison and Garner, Melba Despain. History & Genealogy of the Franklin Alonzo Robison Family, p. 31.
- Ancestral File
- Spencer, Seymour H. Orson Spencer Descendants, Through 1956, p. 107.
- LDS Church News, week ending 9 Mar 1991, New Mission Presidents, Calling: Robison, E Doyle
- Patriarchal Blessing: Historian's Office, Index to Blessings:
- Name: Quayle, Sarah Sophronia
- Born: 13 Mar 1899
- Blessed: 15 Jan 1918
- Recorded: Vol. 1079, Page 3450
- Mission: Utah, Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1937, database, FamilySearch:
- Name: Sarah Sophronia Quayle
- Event Type: Mission
- Event Date: 1919
- Event Place: California
- Residence Place: Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
- Birth Date: 13 Mar 1899
- Birthplace: Dingle, Bear Lake, Idaho
- Baptism Date: 22 Aug 1908
- By Whom Baptized: Saml Humpherys
- Departure Date: 01 Oct 1919
- Date Returned: 26 Oct 1921
- Father's Name: William Quayle
- Mother's Name: Elizabeth A Dayton
- Volume: Missionary Register v. 5
- Page: 5
- Date Set Apart: 30 Sep 1919
- By Whom Set Apart: Stephen L Richards
- Burial: BYU-Idaho, Idaho Falls Obituary Index:
- Last Name: SPENCER,
- First Name: Sarah
- Middle Name: Sophronia
- Cemetery: Paris, Idaho
- Birth Date: 3/13/1899
- City Born: Dingle, Bear Lake,
- State Born: Id
- Date Died: 6/8/1936
- City Died:
- State Died:
- Sources: Sexton
- Gravestone: Paris Cemetery, Bear Lake, Idaho: