Joseph Orson Turley

1845 - 1916

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1845 - 1916
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Joseph Orson Turley

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833 Snapper Rd
Blackville, Barnwell, South Carolina
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Families of Theodore Turley and Ruth Jane Giles

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To see all the photos relating to this story, please check here: https://annlaemmlenlewis1.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/families-of-theodore-turley-and-ruth-jane-giles/ Posted on June 18, 2017 by annlaemmlenlewis On the 18th of June in 1850, Theodore Turley married Ruth Jane Giles in Salt Lake City. They had 3 children, Joseph Orson, Jacob Omner and Alvin Hope. Here is some information about their family written by Theodore Hope Turley (b. 1890), who was the son of Jacob Omner Turley. theodore-turley-portrait turley-ruth-jane-giles-front These are the three sons of Theodore and Ruth: Joseph Orson, Jacob Omner and Alvin Hope: turley-joseph-orson-b-1845 turley-jacob-omner-b-1852 turley-alvin-hope-b-1835 Theodore Turley had one son, Alvin [by Ruth Jane Giles], who was born in San Bernardino in 1855, who died in Salt Lake when he was seventeen, but my father, Jacob Omner, born in San Bernardino on January 30th, 1852, and died in Boise, Idaho in September of 1924, was his youngest son who lived to maturity. He left seven sons of which I am the fifth and only one living. My two oldest brothers were born in Beaver, Utah. Jay [was born] on April 16, 1877, [and] grew to be 6′ 6″ tall and became a civil engineer; he was an engineering genius who could tell by just looking at the landscape whether it would be cheaper to build tunnels through the ridges and siphons across the canyons or a surface canal all the way around. He chose the site and planned what has been built by the U.S. Reclamation Service on the San Juan River in northwest New Mexico as it emerges from the mountains of Colorado. He planned this project in 1907 and my third brother Walter G., later of Santa Fe, did most of the surveying for it. I have a picture of him perched on top of a 2,000 foot cliff with his left heel hooked around the left side of the point of the cliff so he could lean over to the right to look through his surveying instrument which he entitled “Hanging Around the Thin Edges.” The project was to be built by the same company that built the famous Twin Falls Project in Idaho. They sent a man named Hollister out from Chicago to sign up my brothers but the bank’s stringency the late summer of 1907 closed all the banks in the U.S. for 16 months and no one could get a dime from any of them so when Mr. Hollister reached Durango, Colorado on his way to Turley, New Mexico (it is still on some of the highway maps) at the head of the San Juan Valley, somewhere east of Farmington, he received a telegram with the sad news that they could not get financing to go through with the project. The present project will irrigate 180,000 acres mostly for the Navajo Indians. My brother’s plan included a tunnel under the Continental Divide to take water through the Rio Grande Valley around Albuquerque. Think what it would’ve meant to my brothers and the whole of New Mexico to have had that development in 1907. The present project (the dam) wasn’t completed until 1962. My oldest brother went to New Mexico shortly after the turn of the century and made friends with Governor Otero. He wrote the code of irrigation law for the Constitution of New Mexico when it became a state in 1912. He also studied law and was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in the boundary dispute with Texas involving the old course of the Rio Grande River. He also came down here and warned the Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles that the San Franciscito Dam on the Los Angeles Aqueduct would never stand because it was built with only a 20 foot foundation not on bedrock as it should’ve been but on clay, and you all know what happens when clay gets wet. The dam began to leak and the watchmen called frantically to headquarters in Los Angeles and when Chief Engineer W. M. Mulholland and his Chief Assistant Van Norman went up there at 5 p.m., the roadway was already washed out for two miles and they had to leave their car and walk but Mulholland said, “Oh, that’s nothing, all dams leak.” They had an electric timer stretched across the top of the dam; it went out at 12:00 that night. A wall of water [surged] 200 feet high that lifted and pushed the whole dam for one-half mile down the canyon before the water would escape around the end; it filled the whole valley 10 feet deep (the Santa Clara Valley) with sand and silt and a loss of over 450 lives. This happened in 1928 and the City of Los Angeles had to pay many millions of dollars for damages. That same year, we voted a bond issue of 28 million dollars; at the fork of that river, it seemed an ideal spot for the dam would back water up the east fork and the west fork from one hundred eighty degrees. He tried to point out to the engineering profession that vertical concrete dams are a mistake, that the water pressure is downward and is shoving them downstream and the downstream slope cannot hold the tremendous pressure. Whereas, if the upstream side of the dam were sloped the downward pressure of the water would hold the dam in place and it would be safe. In 1927 and 1937, they had tremendous floods in the Mississippi Valley; in one of those years, 32 of the vertical concrete [dams] in Pennsylvania went out. He also pointed out that the Grand Canyon was not made by water alone; if so, there would’ve been waterfalls at what are now the vertical cliffs, the famous redwall and hardrock sides of the canyon. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is now 7,200 feet above sea level and the North Rim, 8,100 feet. But in Cedar Breaks in Southern Utah, where the first colored motion picture, “Drums Along the Mowhock” was made and later, “My Friend Flicka,” the top of the plateau, east of Cedar City, is 10,000 feet high but it slopes down to a very broad shallow valley, possibly 60-80 miles wide, near the Utah-Arizona state line and is covered with washed gravel, showing that it was the ancient bed of the Colorado River, but when the earth was cracked by a tremendous earthquake, and opened up a lower channel to the south through the Grand Canyon, the water flowed there. It is also proved by the sharp angles of the river below the Grand Canyon where it makes a sharp turn from northwest to south and water naturally has no such sharp angles. My second brother, Louis Alvin, took his M.A. and Ph.D. in Harvard University with the shortest dissertation ever submitted for the Ph.D. degree at Harvard, but with two models which were life-size models of the human kidneys, that were so perfect and accurate, in every detail, that they were used as models for classroom instruction in the medical school and were written up and photographed for Life Magazine in its third issue in December 1937. He was a professor of pathology at the University of Oklahoma, School of Medicine from 1908 to retirement 1940-1944 and was written up in “The American Men of Science” series in the 30’s and early 40’s. He was called an expert witness in court cases involving diagnosis in five states from Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. He stopped an epidemic of encephalitis (sleeping sickness) in Durant, Oklahoma by forbidding the dragging of dead horses through the dirt streets to the edge of town for burial. He was the author of at least eight scientific treatises and “THE FIRST HISTORY OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE.” He was 6′ 4″ tall, broad-shouldered, but slender; his average weight was 156 pounds. He also drew the plans for several of the University buildings and the New School of Medicine in Oklahoma City and superintended its construction so that all its contractors had to do was furnish the men and materials and collect their pay; so they gave him a new car and offered him twice his University salary just to travel and design their special buildings for them, although he had never studied architecture. He was also offered a position at Harvard University, which he declined because promotion was so slow and he was head of his department at O. U. But when the first world war came, several of the Harvard professors left to enter government service so he would’ve become head of the department of pathology there and regretted that he had not accepted that offer. He died of a heart attack at 74 ½ years of age. My third brother, Walter Guy, was born on the Holcomb Ranch five miles above Boise, Idaho on the way to Yakima, Washington, October 4, 1881. My parents remained in Idaho because my oldest brother, then aged 4 ½, rode on a giant rutabaga for a hobby horse and my father said that any land that could produce such a giant vegetable was good enough for him; so he remained in southern Idaho. My parents spent their first winter there in charge of the Willow Creek stage station on the old Oregon Trail, 18 miles northwest of Boise, the first station on the way to Portland, Oregon. Without any cookbooks, our mother devised 38 different ways of cooking potatoes and her fame spread as far as San Francisco. The next spring my father homesteaded on the Paytte Ranch six miles west from Emmett, then only a crossroads with only three of the four corners occupied, but now a thriving town of several thousand people. Our place where I was born August 3, 1887, was so far out and isolated that there was only one house within sight and that was 1 ¾ miles away. My second brother, Louis Alvin, received a university scholarship when he was a junior in high school to make drawings of insects for lantern slides for the professor of Entomology to exhibit to farmers throughout the state for 15 to 25 cents an hour to put himself through college. Before graduation, he had written three scientific articles to be read at National Scientific Conferences, and one [at] an international meeting in Berlin, Germany, telling scientists of the world things they did not know about their own specialty. When I asked him how come that he, a poor farm boy a way out in the sticks had been able to do this, he replied, “I’ll tell you why. Most people do not see what they are looking at.” Walter Guy became a graduate engineer and in 1905 joined his older brother, Jay, in New Mexico. They chose the site, made the plans and surveys, for a dam and irrigation canal from the San Juan River in northwest New Mexico. I have a picture of my third brother on top of a 2,000 foot cliff with his left heel hooked over a side so he could lean over the other side and sight through his surveying instrument which he entitled “Hanging Around the Thin Edges.” This project included a tunnel underneath the Continental Divide to carry water to the Rio Grande Valley in central New Mexico around Albuquerque. It was to be built in 1907-1908 by the same company that built the famous Twin Falls project in southern Idaho, but owing to the rivalry of two Montana copper mining millionaires, WMA Clark, who built the Salt Lake Railroad from Salt Lake City to San Pedro, California and became U.S. Senator and built a $5,000,000 “cottage” in New York City and a rival named Heinze who went to New York City and began buying up banks when he had acquired control of two of them, Clark passed the word to Morgan, Gould, Vanderbilt, et. al., that they shouldn’t allow Heinze to get control of New York banks for he would ruin them all. So they passed out the word to the public in the late summer of 1907 that Heinze’s banks were unsafe; the public just got the word that the banks were unsafe and they made a run on all of them; no bank in the world can pay all of its depositors on sudden demand, so they all went and closed their doors and for fifteen months no one in the U.S. could get a cent of his money from any bank. They passed out pieces of white paper they called “script” merely stating that the bearer had so much money on deposit in their bank. So, when the irrigation company man named Hollister reached Durango, Colorado on his way to sign a contract with my brothers, to build a project, he received a telegram that the deal was all off, the company could not get any money to finance the project. The dam was finally built in 1962 by the U. S. Reclamation Service to water only 180,000 acres of land (the Turley project was to cover 210,000 acres, ½ for the benefit of White and the other half for the Navajos). Think what it would’ve meant to the development of the state of New Mexico and the development of the Turley family fortunes if they had been able to build their project 54 years earlier! Walter Guy then located in Santa Fe and was for many years an engineer for Santa Fe Company and the State Highway Commission and surveyor of Santa Fe, and his obituary in the Santa Fe New Mexican said that he had a better set of maps in detail of the city of Santa Fe than the City Engineer had and that most of the people of the city had their land located and measured by my brother. It was to his house that Cousin Charles Turley went in his last illness and my brother and his wife took complete care of him until he passed away. One of your number visited him later and reported in the family newsletter that he was a “true Turley all right.” He had no children of his own but he reared his wife’s nephew and put him through the University of New Mexico and gave him the only job he ever had and when he entered Government Service in the last World War, he left his two small children with Uncle Guy and his wife to rear also, which they did and took him on trips to the mountains, fishing and so forth and gave him the only job he ever had up to the time of his passing. He went to his reward on Thanksgiving Day of 1966, aged 85 years and 55 days. My oldest brother, Jay, was 6′ 6″ tall and was a captain in the rainbow division (“because it had members from every state in the Union in the United States and was the first American troops that were sent to France in World War I”). He went to France but as a teenager learned the Chinook language, a little Latin and Spanish, which he learned in New Mexico. He came back knowing thirteen languages and when he went to London on leave, he was accepted immediately by one of the largest clubs there and invited to stay at their Clubhouse because of his Turley name.

Joseph Orson Turley b. 12 July 1845, Nauvoo

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Posted on July 12, 2017 by annlaemmlenlewis To see all the photos relating to this story, please check here: https://annlaemmlenlewis1.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/joseph-orson-turley-b-12-july-1845-nauvoo/ turley-joseph-orson-b-1845 lightner-elizabeth-1-m-turley-b-1849 Joseph Orson Turley was the son of Ruth Jane Giles. He was born in Nauvoo 12 July 1845. He was later adopted by Theodore Turley. On 13 December 1865 Joseph married Elizabeth Lightner in Beaver, Utah. They had 8 children: Elsie Elizabeth Turley (1866-1948) Mary Jane Turley (1869-1944) George Orson Turley (1872-1872) Ruthella “Ruth” Turley (1875-1934) Bertha Caroline “Aunt B” Turley (1877-1936) Ernst Warren Turley (1880-1882) Lester Joseph Turley (1883-1956) Louise E. Turley 1885-1964) Joseph [Adopted Son of Theodore Turley and Ruth Jane Giles] from a letter written to descendants of Theodore Turley from Tujunga, California, on August 4, 1971, and was read to a Turley Family Reunion by Lawrence Turley in the summer of 1971. Joseph Soll Turley is the grandson of Theodore Turley and Ruth Jane Giles and the son of Jacob Omner and Louisa Woodhouse Turley Ruth Jane Giles had one five-year old son, Joseph, which he [Theodore Turley] adopted. Joseph remained loyal to the faith all his life and though he came back to Colton, three miles from San Bernardino in 1875 and later moved to Los Angeles, he went back to Utah to die. He had five daughters and one son, Lester, who became chief electrical engineer of the Los Angeles Street Railways System. His oldest daughter, Elsie, married a mining engineer who became State Senator. She had one 6′ 6″ son who became a Los Angeles policeman and another son who remained in Utah. His daughter Ruth was a beautiful blonde with hair that reached below her knees, but became a cripple when she was about grown. The streetcar in San Bernardino started up too soon and she fell to the pavement and always walked with a limp thereafter. She had a beautiful disposition and was well-liked by everybody. His youngest daughter, Louise, married an engineer and went to Miami, Florida before World War I and rode back. The climate down there was so hot and humid, so debilitating that if you dropped a handkerchief you didn’t have energy enough to bend over and pick it up. Joseph Orson Turley is buried in the Provo, Utah Cemetery. turley-joseph-orson-d-1916-headstone

Theodore Turley’s 23 Children and 88 Grandchildren

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Posted on August 12, 2017 by annlaemmlenlewis To see the photos relating to this story, please check here: https://annlaemmlenlewis1.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/theodore-turleys-23-children-and-88-grandchildren/ Theodore Turley died on this day in 1871 of cancer in the throat and mouth. He left a wonderful posterity, numbering today in the thousands. But he also suffered great family loss. 1871-8-12 Theodore Turley death in Memorial Theodore Turley Family Memorial Theodore Turley was the father of 23 children (3 were adopted). He had 88 grandchildren. At the time of Theodore’s death, 12 August 1871, eleven of his children, and fifteen of his grandchildren had already died. He was “a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief” (Isaiah 53:3). Thirty of his children and grandchildren died at age 5 or younger. Seven more died in their youth (6-23 years at death). Adding to his family loss, Theodore’s first wife and fourth wife died in 1847, and his third wife left him. Then in March 1850, Theodore lost his second wife. His last living grandchild, Viola Olive McIntosh died at age 90 in 1978. She lived in Riverside, California. theodore-turley-portrait Here are all of Theodore’s children and grandchildren. Their ages at the time of death are shown in red. Children and Grandchildren of Theodore 70 and Frances Amelia Kimberley 47: 1. Theodore Turley (1822-1837) 15 2. Frances Amelia “Franny” Turley (1824-1846) 22 3. Mary Ann Turley (1827-1904) 77 and John James Cook Henry Theodore Cook (1853-1941) 86 John Edward Cook (1855-1855) 0 Mary Effie Cook (1867-1942) 84 Isabel Priscilla Cook (1860-1860) 0 Caroline Owena Cook (1862-1945) 82 Sarah Ann Cook (1863-1933) 70 Charlotte Thankful Cook (1867-1867) 0 Jonathan Cook (1868-1868) 0 Marinda Maria Cook (1869-1946) 76 4. Priscilla Rebecca Turley (1829-1904) 75 and Amasa Mason Lyman Theodore Kimberley Lyman (1853-1925) 72 Ira Depo Lyman (1855-1917) 62 Isaac Newton Lyman (1857-1858) 0 Albert Augustus Lyman (1859-1860) 1 Stephen Alonzo Lyman (1865-1930) 64 Frances Priscilla Lyman (1868-1892) 23 5. Frederick Turley (1832-1875) 42 and Amelia Louisa Council Amelia Sophia “Milly” Turley (1857-1945) 88 Jonathan Frederick “John” Turley (1859-1920) 60 Janetta Rosette Turley (1862-1925) 62 Priscilla Rosilla Turley (1862-1937) 75 Margaret Elizabeth Turley (1866-1868) 2 6. Obia Turley (1834-1834) 0 7. Sarah Elizabeth Turley (1835-1914) 78 and Stephen Harmon Franklin Charlotte Elizabeth Franklin (1856-1922) 66 Frances Catherine Franklin (1860-1888) 28 Mary Ann Franklin (1861-1921) 59 Stephen Harmon Franklin (1863-1937) 73 Thomas Theodore Franklin (1866-1916) 50 George Omner Franklin (1873-1929) 56 8. Isaac Turley (1837-1908) 71 and Sarah Greenwood Isaac Marion Turley (1861-1876) 14 Theodore Wilford Turley (1863-1930) 67 William Henry Turley (1865-1896) 30 Herman Turley (1868-1869) 1 Alma Reuben Turley (1869-1938) 68 Joseph Hartley Turley (1872-1941) 69 Frederick Turley (1874-1875) 0 Hyrum Turley (1876-1946) 70 George Albert Turley (1878-1908) 29 Charles Dennis Turley (1881-1942) 60 Sarah Ann Turley (1883-1883) 0 John Andrew Turley (1885-1951) 66 Isaac Turley and Clara Ann Tolton Edward Franklin Turley (1869-1940) 71 Esther Turley McClellan (1871-1963) 92 Frances Turley Romney (1873-1973) 80 Ernest Turley (1875-1957) 82 Ida May Turley (1877-1877) 0 Mary Ann Turley (1878-1880) 2 Clara Ellen Turley Walser (1881-1933) 52 Moroni Turley (1883-1885) 2 Rachel Turley (1885-1889) 4 Isaac Turley Jr. (1888-1977) 89 Walter Turley (1891-1891) 0 Anna Priscilla Turley Van Wagoner (1892-1935) 42 9. Charlotte Turley (1840-1899) 59 and Jacob Bushman Priscilla Elizabeth Bushman (1858-1859) 1 Charlotte Amanda Bushman Sabey (1860-1928) 67 Theodore Martin Bushman (1863-1937) 73 Frances Ann Bushman (1866-1874) 7 Sarah Erminnie Bushman Fowles (1869-1947) 78 Mary Emma Bushman (1871-1872) 0 Grace Honor Bushman Lundquist (1873-1912) 38 Jacob Isaac Bushman 1876-1939) 63 Ida Roxana Bushman Anderson (1879-1970) 90 Ella Isadora Bushman Barker (1884-1956) 72 10. Jonathan Turley (1842-1846) 3 Children of Theodore Turley and Mary Clift 34 1. Jason Turley (1842-1843) 1 2. Theodoreus Turley (1843-1848) 5 3. Ephraim Turley (1845-1845) 0 4. Frances Kimberley Turley (1850-1914) 64 and Benjamin Franklin Parsons Frances Isabel Parsons (1865-1926) 60 Benjamin Franklin Parsons Jr. (1868-1947) 78 Netty Parsons (1871-1871) 0 Theodore Augustus Parsons (1875-1943) 67 Maude M. Parsons (1875-1944) 69 Frances Kimberley Turley and Thomas William McIntosh Sarah Estella McIntosh (1880-1968) 88 Lee Jackson McIntosh (1882-1941) 58 Clarence Colton McIntosh (1886-1946) 60 Viola Olive McIntosh (1887-1978) 90 Children of Theodore Turley and Sarah Ellen Clift 29 1. Congrove Clift Selwyn (1839-1932) 92 adopted 2. George Augustus Clift Selwyn (1841-1894) 53 adopted 3. Princette Turley (1845-1846) 1 4. Joseph Smith Turley (1846-1847) 0 5. Hyrum Smith Turley (1846-1847) 1 Children of Theodore Turley and Eliza Georgiana Clift 69 1. Henrietta Turley (1845-1846) 0 2. Emma Georgiana Turley (1847-1902) 55 and Peter Napoleon Littig Laura Ruberta Littig (1870-1926) 55 John A. Littig (1872-1936) 64 Louis Arthur Littig (1874-1956) 81 Eugene Napoleon Littig (1876-1881) 4 Henry Clifton Littig (1886-1958) 72 Children of Theodore Turley and Ruth Jane Giles 68 1. Joseph Orson Turley (1845-1916) 71 adopted and Elizabeth Lightner Elsie Elizabeth Turley (1866-1948) 81 Mary Jane Turley (1869-1944) 75 George Orson Turley (1872-1872) 0 Ruthella Turley (1875-1934) 58 Bertha Caroline Turley (1877-1936) 59 Ernst Warren Turley (1880-1882) 1 Lester Joseph Turley (1883-1956) 72 Louise E. Turley (1885-1964) 78 2. Jacob Omner Turley (1852-1924) and Louisa Ann Woodhouse Omner Jay Turley (1877-1942) 65 Louis Alvin Turley (1879-1953) 74 Walter Guy Turley (1881-1966) 85 Joseph Ingersoll Turley (1887-1973) 86 Theodore Hope Turley (1890-1915) 24 Creswick Turley (1896-1906) 9 3. Alvin Hope Turley (1855-1872) 16 Turley Sisters Sarah Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Priscilla Theodore Turley daughters: Sarah Elizabeth, Mary Ann and Priscilla You can find stories and photos about many of these family members here on Ann’s Stories blog. Stories are often scheduled for publication on a family member’s birthday, and are written and waiting for publication up to a year in advance, so check back! If you have any family stories, photos or information about any of these family members, please send them to me, Ann Lewis, at annlewis@byu.net. I would love to honor and remember them here in these story collections. Thank you very much! Ann Laemmlen Lewis < Grace Helen Smuin < Ruby Grace Lundquist < Grace Honor Bushman < Charlotte Turley < Theodore and Frances Turley

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1845
Joseph Orson Turley was born in 1845
Joseph Orson Turley was 14 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
1859
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Joseph Orson Turley was 15 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
1860
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Joseph Orson Turley was 34 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
1879
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Joseph Orson Turley was 44 years old when The Eiffel Tower is officially opened. The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
1889
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Joseph Orson Turley was 53 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
1898
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Joseph Orson Turley was 58 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
1903
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Joseph Orson Turley died in 1916 at the age of 71
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