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Friday, July 19, 2013 8:53 PM

ELC namesake’s ‘hows and whys’ detailed in book

By ABBY ECKEL, Herald Staff Writer

Many Franklin Countians know of the Elizabeth Layton Center, but not many know how deep Elizabeth Layton’s story goes.

Layton’s three granddaughters took it upon themselves to write her story, Judy Cross, Layton’s granddaughter, said. Cross said it was first her mother, Kay (Russell) Nichols, whom Layton tapped to write her biography, but after Nichols’ death in 2005, Cross said she felt it was up to her and her sisters to finish Grandma Layton’s story.

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