Here is a photograph of John Quayle and Elizabeth Sharp and presumably one of their children. Since I have the photograph, I thought I better make it available.
Elizabeth Sharp was born on Christmas Day in 1834 in Misson, Nottinghamshire, England to Thomas Sharp and Elizabeth Cartwright. If you are interested, I have written about her parents, the family’s conversion to the LDS faith, and the family’s trip to America in her brother’s short biography, Sharp-Bailey Wedding.
Siblings William and Isabella continued west with a LDS wagon train and Elizabeth stayed behind with her brother James in St Louis. Elizabeth’s mother died in St. Louis shortly after arriving. Elizabeth and James did not join the LDS faith with their mother (Elizabeth), William, and Isabella.
Elizabeth married John Quayle who was a shoemaker and born 14 March 1833 in Kirkham, Isle of Man. I have not been able to find this town, so either it is a mistake or misspelling. The 1860 Census has the family living in Meramec, St Louis, Missouri. 1870 places them in Central, St Louis, Missouri. 1880 finally places the family back in St Louis, Missouri, where both of them died. By the 1880 Census, John had become a foreman in a pork house, probably the pork house of his brother-in-law James. I have a photo of James and his short biography will be available soon. The family seemed to have some difficulty informing the census takers because their ages jump pretty wildly from the right year to up to nine years in difference. Further, John Quayle is listed as Isle of Man in one, Wales in another, and even Missouri in another. We are pretty confident in the date given above, but it is not perfectly sure.
John and Elizabeth have seven children that we are aware of, some believe there is another named Thomas but we cannot link him with any clear documentation.
John Quayle (Jr) was born 5 November 1855 in Illinois and died 13 May 1910 in St. Louis. He was buried on the 15th in the New St. Marcus Cemetery in St. Louis. He married Laura Breitenstein 19 June 1833 in St. Louis.
James H Quayle was born 15 February 1858 in St. Louis and 6 September 1864 in St. Louis. He is buried in the Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.
Isabella Quayle was born October 1861 in St. Louis and died 12 September 1864 in St. Louis. She is also buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Margaret Quayle was born July 1864 in St. Louis and died 25 April 1866 in St. Louis. She is also buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Ida Quayle was born in 1867 and died 13 November 1888. We do not know much more.
Emily Quayle, also apparently called Emma on some records, was born 29 January 1868 in St. Louis and died 1 February 1928 in St. Louis. She was buried on the 3rd in St. Marcus Cemetery. She married Gustavus Crause.
Elizabeth Quayle was born December 1870. She married William Duggan. We do not know much else about this family besides this little bit shared with family near the early 1900’s. She died 25 June 1903 in St. Louis.
In 1878 the family lived at 1286 S 8th St in St Louis. In 1880 they were living at 1727 Decatur in St. Louis.
John died in 1894 after falling off a load of hay. We do not know much more than this and it does not appear he is buried with the rest of the family in Bellefontaine Cemetery, if so, it is misspelled or under another name.
Elizabeth lived with her daughter Elizabeth, known as Lizzie to differentiate, until her passing. Elizabeth died of typhoid fever 6 November 1902 in St. Louis. She was buried the next day in Bellefontaine.