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Elizabeth Gardner Runyon Merrill

August 16, 1818–July 4, 1906

Born at Greenwich, Warren County, New Jersey; daughter of Sarah Ann Gardner and Ralph Runyon. Died at Preston, Oneida County, Idaho; buried at Smithfield, Cache County, Utah. 1 (See Document 1.2)


  1. [1] Temple Records Index Bureau of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 172, Elizabeth Merrill. Susan Easton Black and Harvey Bischoff Black, eds., Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, 1840–1845: Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois (Provo, UT: Center for Family History and Genealogy, Brigham Young University, 2002) 4:2454–2455. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Oct. 2013), Elizabeth Gardner Runyon KWV9-3N2 . 1900 U.S. census, Mink Creek, Oneida Co., Idaho, ED 97, p. 7B, Elizabeth G. Merrill, NARA. “Preston, Idaho: Pioneer Answers Summons,” Deseret Evening News, July 10, 1906, 9. Find a Grave, database and images (, accessed Oct. 2013), memorial no. 181915, Elizabeth Gardner Runyon Merrill; Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, UT.