Winnifred Blanche Woodruff

Daynes, Winnifred Blanche Woodruff (1876-1954), was born on 9 Apr. 1876 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory. She was the daughter of Wilford Woodruff and Emma Smith Smoot. She married Joseph J. Daynes on 18 Dec. 1895 and they had nine children. She served a mission to Great Britain with her husband from 1899 to 1901. She joined the suffrage movement, 1916. She served on the Granite Stake Relief Society Board and as its Relief Society First Counselor and President, 1926-1933. She served as wife of the mission president to the Western States Mission from 1933 to 1937. She died on 8 Apr. 1954 in Salt Lake City.


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