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 Ole Hanson Bayles

Ole Hanson Bayles

Parowan, Iron County, Utah, USA
Death 15 Nov 1922 (aged 64)
Blanding, San Juan County, Utah, USA
Burial Blanding, San Juan County, Utah, USA
Plot 2_33_2_1
Memorial ID 67032 · View Source
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Son of Herman Daggett Bayles and Anna Frederikka Thomasdatter

Married Mary Ann Durham, 3 Nov 1880, St. George, Washington, Utah

Children - Mary Ann Bayles, Hanson Durham Bayles, Emma Juliette Bayles, Caroline Elizabeth Bayles

Married Evelyn Lyman, 14 Jul 1897, Manti, Sanpete, Utah

Children - DeLyman Bayles, Velyn Bayles, Clark Lyman Bayles, Grant Lyman Bayles, Adelia Bayles, Weston Lyman Bayles, Mary Bayles, Scott Lyman Bayles, Wesley Lyman Bayles

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p. 14

Bayles, Hanson, Bishop of Blanding, San Juan county, Utah, was born Nov. 29, 1857, at Parowan, Iron county, Utah, the son of Herman Daggett and Anna Fredericka Easter. As a child he attended such schools as his native village afforded and shared the hard work of making a living on the rugged frontiers. While still a boy he was ordained to the office of Teacher and at the age of sixteen to the office of Elder, the later ordination taking place under the hands of Wm. Woodward preparatory to work which he did for the dead in the St. George Temple. In April, 1879, he accompanied an exploring party sent by the General Authorities of the Church to find a place for settlement on the San Juan river. Crossing the Colorado at Lee's Ferry, and traveling through Northern Arizona, they reached the present site of Bluff in June, 1879. Returning by way of Castle valley, they arrived home Sept. 16, 1879, after a most trying and eventful trip. In 1880 (Nov. 3rd) Bro. Bayles married Mary Ann Durham in the St. George Temple, John D. T. McAllister officiating. On Nov. 9, 1880, he started with his young wife for the San Juan Mission, reaching Bluff Dec. 22, 1880. In all the hardships, disappointments and perilous times incident to the early life of Bluff, Bro. Bayles took a most active part, laboring for the temporal and spiritual welfare of the little colony in whatever place he was called to fill. His wife died in child-bed Jan. 31, 1888, leaving him four small children. Nine years later (July 14, 1897) he married Evelyn Lyman. Bro. Bayles was ordained a High Priest Feb. 20, 1893, by Pres. Francis A. Hammond and set apart as a High Councilor in San Juan Stake. He served as a special Y. M. M. I. A. missionary in San Luis and San Juan Stakes during the winter of 1897-98. For several years he was assistant Stake superintendent of Sunday schools and from July, 1905, to August, 1908, he served as Stake Sunday school superintendent; he was ordained a Bishop August 16, 1908, and set apart as the first Bishop of Grayson (now Blanding), Utah. In the early days of San Juan he acted for several years as county assessor strong factor in preserving law and order. Bro. Bayles is interested in cattle, sheep, land and merchandise. He is a director in many business and always ready to assist the needy and boost every worthy enterprise. The live institutions of his Ward testify of his ability as a leader, and the phenomenal growth the settlement has had since his coming reflects the genuine effort and excellent judgment of his administration.

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  • Maintained by: Penny Burgess Gough
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67032
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ole Hanson Bayles (27 Nov 1857–15 Nov 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67032, citing Blanding City Cemetery, Blanding, San Juan County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Penny Burgess Gough (contributor 47096813) .