Quentin Nisson

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

QUENTIN ALEXANDER NISSON

(merchant)

BIOGRAPHY

Quentin became very interested and then very talented on the piano from a young age. His musical skills were used throughout his life. He formed the Quentin Nisson Band which evolved through a number of generations.

Quentin attended Dixie College and then graduated from BYU with a degree in social science with a minor in history.

Quentin was drafted into the Army on October 15, 1941 with an enlistment date of November 13, 1941 (Army Serial Number 396-80-289). He served more than two years in England, Belgium, Germany, and France. He landed on D-Day at Utah Beach, continuing on to the Battle of the Bulge, and also at the Tiger Operation. At the end of the war he was almost to Austria. He had many dangerous and frightening experiences while in Europe, but he made it back without injury. Quentin was released from the Army in November of 1945.

Quentin & Gwen were married December 26, 1945 in the old rock church in Washington. They were sealed in the St. George Temple on March 20, 1946.

The Nisson's bought the old Merc in 1946 and ran it as Nisson Mercantile for 60+ years.

Quentin was Bishop of the Washington Ward for 6 years during which they build a new addition onto the old rock chapel.

Quentin was the Mayor of Washington for 14 years.


FAMILY

Quentin's Parents and Siblings:
    Edward Francis Nisson
    Clara Reese Alexander
        Gwendolyn Nisson
        Edward Clark Nisson
        Darrell Alexander Nisson
        Quentin Alexander Nisson  
        Roma Nisson
        Ralph Francis Nisson


(1/7/1885-12/2/1974)   (married 12/26/1906)
(8/22/1885-8/29/1975)
(9/10/1907-9/15/2001)   (married John Denzel Sproul and Grant Woodbury)
(12/12/1909-9/16/1993)   (married Mildred Hannig)
(11/3/1913-4/26/1983)   (married Helen Bentley Jolley)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Gwendolyn Betty Turner)
(9/16/1922-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Howard Morris)
(9/16/1922-8/13/2009)   (married E. X. Xxxxxxxx)

Gwen's Parents and Siblings:
    James Edward Jackson Turner, Jr.
    Pearl Vilate Stucki Tobler Turner
        Gwendolyn "Gwen" Betty Turner
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(12/28/1890-10/29/1968)   (married 1/14/1920)
(2/9/1900-12/25/1983)
(10/25/1920-3/2/2014)   (married Quentin Alexander Nisson)
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(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
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(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
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(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
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Quentin & Gwen's Family:
    Quentin Alexander Nisson
    Gwendolyn "Gwen" Betty Turner Nisson  
        Robert A. Nisson
        Garth E. Nisson
        June Nisson
        Mareli Nisson
        Kelvin Q. Nisson


(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married 12/26/1945)
(10/25/1920-3/2/2014)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Joanne X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Odette X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Arshal Bowler)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Terrill Clove)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Betty X. Xxxxxxxx)


PHOTOS

Quentin Nisson
Quentin Nisson
      Gwen Nisson
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REFERENCES

Quentin Nisson
in Musicians of Southern Utah,   Pages 130-131

Metcalf Mortuary obituary for Quentin Alexander Nisson

Metcalf Mortuary obituary for Gwendolyn Betty Turner Nisson

Find-A-Grave entry for Quentin Alexander Nisson

Find-A-Grave entry for Gwendolyn Betty "Gwen" Turner Nisson