Amelia Eliza <I>Slade</I> Bennion

Amelia Eliza Slade Bennion

Crewkerne, South Somerset District, Somerset, England
Death 26 Oct 1936 (aged 82)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 1-F-12-6
Memorial ID 61896825 · View Source
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Bennion, Eliza Slade, a member of the general board of the Primary Association from 1901 to 1934, was born Oct. 10, 1854, in Somersetshire, England, a daughter of William and Amelia Slade. Her family emigrated to America in 1859, but the father died in Pennsylvania, His widow, with a family of six, came to Utah in 1863; two of the children died on the plains. Sister Eliza attended the district schools, was a student of the University of Utah in 1875-1877, and again in 1880, for one year. She returned to the University in 1896 and graduated with a Normal Diploma in 1898. She continued off and on until she had attended the University of Utah for 16 years—a remarkable record. She was a teacher in the Taylorsville and Salt Lake City schools. In 1871 she became the first secretary of Y. L. M. I. A. in the 19th Ward, Salt Lake City, Sunday School teacher, president of Y. L. M. I. A. and was a member of the Granite Stake Primary board. She became a member of the general board of the Primary Association Nov. 7, 1901, a position which she held for 33 years. Sister Bennion was also an instructor in the Relief Society of the 12th-13th Ward in Salt Lake City, one of the first members of the Authors' Club and a charter member of the Friendship Circle. In 1882, she married Alfred Bennion and became the mother of eight children, four of whom survived her, namely, Fred, Earl, Desla and Willard, Her son Willard filled a mission to England in 1912-1914 and in 1913 she joined him there, laboring as a missionary for one year. Sister Bennion possessed an alert mind, was unusually persevering and exceptionally active physically. She died Oct. 27, 1936.

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  • Added: 19 Nov 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 61896825
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Amelia Eliza Slade Bennion (10 Oct 1854–26 Oct 1936), Find a Grave Memorial no. 61896825, citing Taylorsville Memorial Park Cemetery, Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by gdrich (contributor 47268884) .