Theodore Turley

10 Apr 1801 - 12 Aug 1871

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Theodore Turley Born: 10 April 1801 Birmingham, England Died: 1878, Beaver, Utah USA Moved to Canada and was a Methodist preacher there. He joined the church in 1837 after being taught by Parley P. Pratt. He became a missionary almost immediately and baptized 17 people in one day. He and his family
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Theodore Turley

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Beaver, Beaver, Utah
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Pioneers - Grandchildren Isaac Marion 1861-1876, Herman 1867-1869, Frederick 1874-1875
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Theodore Turley

Contributor: mariew563 Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

Theodore Turley Born: 10 April 1801 Birmingham, England Died: 1878, Beaver, Utah USA Moved to Canada and was a Methodist preacher there. He joined the church in 1837 after being taught by Parley P. Pratt. He became a missionary almost immediately and baptized 17 people in one day. He and his family moved to Kirkland, Ohio where he helped build the temple. He was part of Zion's camp and in 1838 he moved to Nauvoo and built the first home “by a Mormon” in that city. Joseph Smith called him to be missionary to England in 1839 and he was in the second group of missionaries sent there. He worked with Brigham Young other early missionaries. He arrived in Liverpool and then traveled to Birmingham to visit family. (He stayed with Lenore Cannon, who is the ancestor of Elder and Sister Cannon who are currently serving on the Isle of Mann.) Theodore traveled to Stafford where he was throw in jail for preaching without a license. He spent several weeks in jail and when he was released, he continued preaching the gospel. In September 1840, Brigham Young called him to be the captain of a group of 200 saints who had joined the church in England. They left from the Albert Docks in Liverpool on the ship called the North American. They all arrived safely and he took them to Kirkland, Ohio and left half of them there. The rest he took to Nauvoo. He was there when the saints were driven out of Nauvoo and lived in Winter Quarters. That winter, his wife and several of his children died. He remarried and left for Utah with his wife, Mary and six surviving children. Mary also died and he married Ruth Jane Giles in 1850. They had two children and adopted another one. He served a mission in San Berdino, California and was called back to Utah by Brigham Yong in 1856. Pres. Young sent him to settle Beaver, Utah where he died in 1872. The results of his faithful service and the right choices he made in his life are shown by the fact that there are now several thousand descendants who are active in the church and blessing the lives of others. One person can make a difference. I am thankful for my Great great grandfather Turley who by his courage and example have allowed me to know about the gospel of Jesus Christ. That knowledge has brought great joy to my life. Katrina: I was going to show the pictures of Nauvoo, Winter Quarters, the pioneers, a ship etc. I made some “people” holding hands that I was going to have the children find out who in their family joined the church first and write on the “people” how they are connected to them. Best wishes with this. Wish I was going to be there to share with the children. Please tell them that we think often about everyone in Telford ward. Love to all. Sister Summers

Life Story of Priscilla Turley Lyman

Contributor: mariew563 Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

Life Story of Priscilla Turley Lyman By her Granddaughter, Priscilla Lyman Rice The lives of the pioneers should be written in poetry and on golden plates for their children and children’s children to read. This has not yet been done, but it was written in the lives of other, in toil-worn hands, in dimmed eyes that just had to make another quilt, another knitted rug, or help another baby into the world, or care for someone in need of a light to lead the way. So I shall tell you about the grandmother for whom I was named. She had beautiful gray eyes, a kind smile, a heart full of love, and still wanted to dance when past seventy years of age. She saw me as a baby, but, as I was only *** weeks old, I do not remember her. My father and mother have told me many little stories about her so that I feel that I almost know her. She was born June 2, 1830, Priscilla Turley, to Theodore and Frances Kimberley Turley, in Toronto, Canada, just across the St. Lawrence River from the United States. They crossed this river one night when she was less than ten years old. Her brothers and sisters were as follows: Mary Ann Turley Cook, Isaac, Charlotte Turley Bushman, Sarah Turley Franklin, and Fredric Turley. After moving here and there for a short while this family of eight Turleys came to Missouri. They lived on a farm in the summer and in town in the winter in order to enable the children to attend school. About this time the Saints came to Missouri and the Turleys heard the Gospel, and were all converted and later persecuted along with the rest. One summer day the rest of the family went to pick berries leaving Priscilla at home to care for baby Fred who was taking his nap. The little girl heard something and went to the door to look out. There she saw a large black man running toward the house. The man was naked as far as clothes were concerned but he was nicely covered with tar from head to foot. He ran straight to a ladder leading to the attic and climbed in. Little brave Priscilla thought of a barrel of maple sugar up there and said to herself, “I won’t let that black man get our sugar.” So she went out and took the ladder down and drug it around the corner of the house and laid it on the ground. A little later, while she was still alone, a man on horseback dashed up. Once more Priscilla stood in the door. The man asked, “Is there anyone in the house besides you?” Priscilla answered promptly, “Yes, baby brother, asleep in the crib.” The man hastily looked around and then gave her a quarter of a dollar, saying, “You’re the first damned Mormon girl who could tell the truth,” then galloped hurriedly away. Presently the family returned from the berry picking and Priscilla told them of her afternoon’s adventures. Soon her father found his friend Amasa M. Lyman in the attic safe from the mob but very black. He stayed with them a few days and then went home. Sometime after this, the mob was after the Prophet Joseph Smith and he was in hiding. Different families took turns carrying his dinner to him so one day her mother sent Priscilla to Whitmer’s with a basket of food. As she walked along the path a man stopped her and said, “Little girl, your folks know where Joseph Smith is. Now, you tell me.” She looked at him and said, “If they did know, they wouldn’t tell a little girl like me”. The man stepped aside and let her pass. Thus again she helped to save a man’s life by telling a lie and both times she was praised for it. She often said she had been praised more for prevarication than for telling the truth. Sometime after this Priscilla and her brother Isaac were watching the men drive saw logs down the river. Of course they wanted to do things so someone allowed them to get on a raft alone. Down the river they went, enjoying themselves hugely. Suddenly a man became quite excited. He told the others to catch those children before they got to the rapids. Then he dashed along the bank, jumping over bushes, etc., and finally rescued the children and took them home. Then he explained to the other men that the little girl was the one who had saved his life and he couldn’t stand to think of anything happening to her. One day, sometime later, when school was in session, someone tied a girls shawl to the teacher’s suspenders while the two sat together working out a problem in arithmetic. When the teacher stood up it did look funny and Priscilla Turley laughed. The teacher blamed her and called her up to be punished before the others. She did not tell on the guilty one but took a number of hard strokes across the palm of her hand made by a stout ruler. By the time she reached home her hand was badly swollen and when she showed her father and brother they were ready to whip the teacher. But Priscilla said, “No, I will get even with him.” A little later, when the river was frozen over, the teacher and pupils were out skating. Priscilla was a good skater and the teacher was following her. She went straight toward a hole in the ice and he followed. Just in time she swerved her course and went around the hole but the teacher went into the water. The ice had been cut so his legs dangled in the icy water and his arms held him up until the big boys of the school rescued him. The next morning the teacher again called Priscilla up before the school. She went expecting another punishment but instead he asked her “Are we even?” She answered, “Yes”, and was told to return to her seat. Sometime after these incidents took place Joseph Smith was martyred at Carthage, Illinois (June 27, 1844) and the Saints knew that to find peace they must move to the Rocky Mountains. Many of the men were living in polygamy but Amasa Lyman was a bit reluctant to take on other wives, but when the authorities insisted he said, “I’ll take enough at once.” His friend, Theodore Turley, asked him to take one of his daughters, suggesting one of the older girls but Amasa told him if he took any it would be Priscilla as he wished to protect her always. So he stood up with six young women at one time and married them for time and eternity. Priscilla, the youngest, continued to live with her parents for a long time. She went to school, worked for others, etc., until her husband went to San Bernardino in 1851 and her oldest children were born there. Priscilla Turley Lyman came to Utah in the fall of 1847 in Brigham Young’s big company. They traveled with mule teams and made the trip as rapidly as possible. After coming to Salt Lake she continued to live with her parents but often went to help with work at Aunt Mari’s (Amasa Lyman’s first wife). One day Aunt Mari asked her to make some sheets. That meant to sew carefully by hand a seam down the middle and a hem on each end. She did one with the greatest care, making almost invisible stitches, and called it a day’s work. Aunt Mari praised the work and asked her to be sure to come and make the other at another time. In 1851 one hundred fifty families (500 people) were called to make the settlement in San Bernardino, California. They were led by Amasa Lyman, and it took them three months to make the long trip via the “Old Spanish Trail.” Grandmother told about the nice vineyards in the Dixie country. She also recalled that one day (south of Las Vegas) the train was stopped by a large number of tarantulas. They seemed to be migrating and were crossing the road. There were so many of these pests in one group that the people had to stop their wagons and wait for several hours for them to pass. When they arrived at the San Bernardino Rancho the lady of the house hold brought Grandmother two pies made of pine nuts. Grandmother later gave the lady some cloth, and other things as a present, and the Spanish Lady, not wishing to be out-done, brought Grandmother two large silver candlesticks, hand engraved, and weighing eight pounds each. These she treasured carefully for many years. While waiting for the ranch to be purchased they were encamped near a fine vineyard. One day they were wishing for some of the grapes and with the help of their interpreter secured some from the bearded Spaniard who was in the vineyard. The man took hold of Grandmother’s arm and made it known he wished her to come with him further into the vineyard. At first she was reluctant to go, but the interpreter assured her that it was quite safe. The man then took her to a certain vine and showed her the largest bunch of grapes she had ever seen. They were ripe so the man picked them and gave them to her. She said the stem was as large as her thumb and the bunch as long as her arm. (This incident took place the day they arrived). One night, while encamped at Sycamore Grove, she felt something strange in the bed. She lit a candle and found a large centipede crawling about. She then called grandfather inform another room and showed him her ***** bed-fellow. While living in San Bernardino her two oldest children were born. Their names were Theodore and Ira. About this time Cornelia Lyman (another wife of Amasa Lyman) became ill, leaving her two boys, Lorenzo and Henry to be cared for, so grandmother cared for them along with her own children. She was set apart as a midwife to care for mothers and babies and so helped more than a hundred lives into this world, although she never advertised nor sought after this work. Grandmother was best known as “Aunt Persillie”. In 1858 most of the San Bernardino colonists were called back to Utah on account of the coning of Johnston’s Army. Grandmother went back to Fillmore where she lived for some time. Four children were born here-two dying as children. After her two oldest sons were married the family went to Idaho and thus Lyman Town came into existence. To them it was only a ranch between the forks of the Snake River – the best place in the world in the summer but a bad place in the winter. They were often “snowed in” and in the spring the ice broke up and the river went wild on both sides of them. Her oldest son’s wife died and left three boys about two, four, and six years of age – Frank, Elmer and Guy. These she cared for until the oldest married. Her only daughter married young and lived near them in Idaho. Later (1886) they all went again over the “Old Spanish Trail” to California and lived near San Bernardino. Her daughter died and left three little girls. He son Theodore told her that she was not to raise them as she had done her share of such work. However, she helped a lot and my own parents went to help them for a while. Grandmother was the mother of six children raising four until they were married. She also raised two step-sons who were older than her own boys and later raised three of her grandsons to manhood. In addition she helped with caring for the three granddaughters (Edna, Florence and Maud) who were left motherless when her only daughter died – a total of 15. In addition to all the work of caring for these many children, my grandmother pieced many quilts and knitted many beautiful rugs. She especially wanted each of her children to have one. Grandmother spent many months of her life traveling from place to place in a covered wagon. A true and courageous pioneer and we can never honor her and her kind enough. While living at San Luis Rey, California, Grandmother’s hip was injured by a severe fall at her son-in-law’s house while dancing one of the square dances. The party was in honor of the new schoolteacher. Grandmother had done extra work that day but still enjoyed dancing. She was nearly seventy years old at this time and so was forced to spend her last few years on crutches. She did her work neatly with the help of her son and three grandsons. She was a slight built woman and retained her pink-cheeked English complexion until old age. She wore a neatly starched and ironed apron all the time. She was cheerful at all times and could make wonderful plum puddings. Grandmother died September 12, 1904 at Redlands, California, and was buried nearby at Colton, California.

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Theodore Turley Senior and Francis Amelia Kimberly Written by Lucy Turley for her Family History page in her Book of Remembrance (Original page in the possession of her grandson Laron Kent Billingsley son of Myrtle Bates and Aaron P Billingsley) Theodore Turley was born 10 April 1800 in Birmingham England. He married Francis Amelia Kimberly 26 Nov 1821. They came to Canada with a land grant from the King of England and settled on a ranch. They raised cattle. Theodore also acted as the Minister of the Methodist Church. He was also known as a tool maker and gun smith. One time some Elders of the Mormon Church came asking if they could preach in his Church. He gave them permission and urged his congregation to attend the meeting. When he heard the Elders he knew they were speaking the truth. He joined the Church and sold his possessions, which were considerable, and moved to Far West. From that time forward it was his lot to suffer the hardships and persecutions which followed the Saints. But, he had a burning testimony and never lost it. They were driven from Far West and went to Nauvoo. He was called to be a part of the Far West Relocation Committee to help the Saints leave. He also went back in the middle of the night with Church leaders to dedicate the cornerstone of the Temple. The mob knew of Joseph’s prophecy that the Temple would be dedicated before they left and said they would kill anyone that tried. They fully expected trouble, especially when they were singing at the dedication, but nothing happened. On the way out of town Theodore stopped by one of the apostate’s homes and told him what they had done. The man was stunned. They were wet most of the time, living in a tent for thirteen weeks and sleeping in wet beds. Theodore built the first house in Commerce (later named Nauvoo). Theodore was a close friend of the Prophet Joseph Smith and did all he could to help the Saints. He was called on a mission to England with the Apostles. He was sick in bed and had to be carried to the wagon. While in England he was arrested because when he lived in England he was partners in a business. His partner skipped with all the money and never paid the debts. So when Theodore returned they arrested him. He was there several months near the Potteries in Birmingham. Wilford Woodruff visited him in jail and did all he could do to get him released, which eventually happened. When he left England he was in charge of a company of 209 Saints on a ship named Brooklyn. He was with the Saints in their trials in Nauvoo. He was made a member of the High Council at Winter Quarters in 1846. He buried six of his family here, including his wife Francis Amelia. He crossed the plains in the Silas Richards Company in 1849. He started a grist mill in Salt Lake City. He went to San Bernardino, California to settle but came back to Utah when the Saints were called back because of Johnston’s Army. He spoke in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake 19 Jan 1862. He died in 1872. He spent his life serving his fellow men. He is mentioned in many church writings from that time. Part of his mission journal is in the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU in Provo and he is mentioned in the book “Men With a Mission”.

Theodore Turley Biography

Contributor: mariew563 Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

THEODORE TURLEY Compiled October 5, 2006 Converted from scanned document to story September 15, 2014 Excerpts taken from Journals of Theodore Turley & Theodore Turley Family Book Theodore Turley was born April 10, 1800, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, the son of William Turley and Elizabeth Yates. William and Elizabeth were the parents of ten children. There Theodore grew up and obtained his education. In 1818 when he was eighteen years old Theodore immigrated to Upper Canada and served as a Methodist preacher. He later returned to England and married Francis Amelia Kimberly on November 27, 1821. Theodore was a master mechanic and for some time previous to the year 1825 was employed by the King of England. He and his partner had a contract to make dies to stamp English money. When the job was completed, the partner collected the money and skipped town, leaving Theodore with some bills to pay. His creditors were about to have him thrown into jail when the King, who had taken a liking to Theodore, realized the situation and offered to give him a tract of land in Canada and set him up to work with thoroughbred horses and cattle. Theodore and Francis accepted this offer and in 1825 with their two children, emigrated in Canada. They settled at Lake Ontario and Theodore continued to preach Methodism. We can imagine that their activities in Canada were very much as they had been in England. In the year 1836 Elder Parley P. Pratt carried the Gospel to Canada. While on this mission he converted, among others, Elders John Taylor and Isaac Russell, who continued to preach Mormonism after Elder Pratt had departed. They had considerable difficulty obtaining a place to preach. Finally they called upon Theodore Turley to see if they could obtain the use of his chapel to present the Gospel. Theodore not only loaned his chapel, but asked the members of his congregation to come and listen. They sang, prayed, and listened to the message. Theodore said to himself, “That is the truth and I shall be condemned if I do not accept it.” In the words of Theodore Turley, “He [Isaac Russell] came to me and said he had been warned in a dream that he must come to my house and preach. I received the truth the first time I heard it, and my wife also was baptized on the 1st of March, 1837. Theodore was “called to take a mission, March 2, 1837.” He was ordained a Priest on April 24, 1837. He continued preaching until going to Kirtland and from there to Missouri. He sold their farm for $1400 and with two wagons and four horses traveled about 1000 miles arriving in Far West on July 18, 1838. Joseph Smith makes special mention of Brother Turley’s arrival. From that time forward it was the lot of Theodore and his family to suffer the hardships and persecution which followed the Saints in those days. Much of the persecution was instigated by the State. In October of 1838 Governor Boggs issued his infamous Extermination Order leading to the Haun’s Mill Massacre as well as the betrayal of Joseph Smith and other leading brethren to the mob. In December of 1838, Theodore Turley was appointed by the citizens of Caldwell as a member of a committee to draft a memorial to Congress and sign it in their behalf. He was also a member of the High Council of Zion which met at times at the home of Theodore Turley. Theodore was also appointed to a committee of seven to make a draft of a preamble and resolutions. This committee met numerous times at the home of Theodore Turley. People entered into a covenant to stand by and assist each other to the utmost of their abilities in removing the Saints from the State of Missouri out of reach of the exterminating order of General Clark. They also made a covenant to never desert the poor and destitute. Over 380 of the Saints subscribed themselves to this covenant. Both Elder Young and Elder Taylor addressed this committee at various times. “Joseph, the Prophet, not willing to be behind the other brethren in the good work, from his gloomy dungeon at Liberty, sent the brethren $100 to assist in removing the Saints.” When the Saints commenced moving from Far West, they shipped as many families and as many goods as possible to Richmond, to go down the Missouri River and up the Mississippi River to Quincy, Illinois. The distance to the point of the Mississippi River where most of the exiles crossed over to Illinois was over 200 miles. The weather was cold and the roads generally muddy and bad. Scores of Saints died from exposure and fatigue on the memorable journey. Because of the persecutions the committee moved 36 families into Tenney’s Grove, about 25 miles from Far West. Elder Turley was to furnish them with a meal and meat until they could go on to at Quincy. On the 20th of April, 1839, the last of the Saints left Far West. Not a single family who wished to go was left behind, as the committee furnished them with the necessary teams and provisions to perform the journey. During the cold, wet journey to Illinois, Theodore and his wife and children lived in a tent for 13 weeks. They left “a dwelling house and stable, garden, well of water with conveniences, a workshop well fitted up, ten acres of timber land, and two town lots . . . trusting till God shall redeem us from the injustice of man.” Says Theodore Turley, “We arrived in Commerce, Illinois, in the spring of 1839. It being a new place on the banks of the Mississippi, hence without a house or convenience of a house to shelter in, but the spring being far advanced feel it necessary to set on to plant some corn, potatoes, etc., before I start to build my house. . . . My family having the expanse of the firmament for a covering besides a tent made of factory cotton. Frequently when I come home I find my family wet through to the skin, and the fire all washed away and my dear little children cuddled under their mother’s cloak. Myself as wet as possible, and no fire to dry our clothes. Sometimes the bed was wet when we would rise in the morning, this would try the faith and patience of all.” During that time, a revelation was received by the Prophet Joseph Smith on July 8, 1838, in which commandment was given him to have the members of the Quorum of the Twelve go on foreign missions. They were to take leave of the Saints in Far West, April 26, 1839, on the building spot of the House of the Lord. By the 26th of April, the day set for them to take leave of the Saints to start on their mission, nearly all the members of the Church had been driven from Far West. It seemed almost impossible that the revelation could be fulfilled. “It would, according to the threats of the mob, be as much as an Apostle’s life was worth to be seen in Far West.” The apostates and mobbers rejoiced at what they thought would be the failure of one of the revelations given through the Prophet Joseph. That was not the feeling of President Young and the Apostles. They felt it was their duty to obey and to leave the event in the Lord’s hands. They left Quincy for Far West to fulfill the revelation. Just before reaching Far West, they met Brothers Smith, Turley and Clark of the committee, who had been left there to attend to the final removal of the Saints. The three men had been tormented by the mob over Joseph’s revelation and threatened if the Apostles entered Far West. In the face of these threats, Elders Smith, Clark and Turley turned around and accompanied the Apostles and the other brethren to Far West, having the faith that the Lord would protect them. On the morning of April 26th, 1839, a conference was held and a large stone was laid near the southeast corner of the building spot of the Lord’s House. Theodore Turley assisted in laying the cornerstone of the Far West Temple. The conference was then adjourned, fulfilling the revelation of Joseph Smith. After the conference adjourned, Theodore was probably busily engaged in making arrangements so that his family would be taken care of during his stay in the mission field. In June, 1839, Theodore Turley raised the first house built by the Saints in Commerce on the same block where Joseph afterwards built the Nauvoo Mansion. Says Theodore Turley, “I came to Nauvoo with Joseph Smith, the Prophet, and built the first house that was built by a Mormon in Nauvoo; was one of the committee to fix the size of the lots and run off the streets and co.” On August 4, 1839, “The Church passed a resolution that the Twelve proceed on their mission as soon as possible, and that the Saints provide for their families during their absence.” September came and the Apostles prepared to take leave of their families and friends and depart on their mission to Europe. When the Twelve left for their mission to England, Theodore Turley was also included, though not of the Twelve. They were all feeble in health, in fact, down with the ague and were leaving wives and children who were also ill. Theodore himself left five children sick with fever and had been ill himself. One of his legs had been very swollen and could not be put to the ground. He was taken out of his bed and placed into a wagon. The wagon pulled out but before they were out of sight of Nauvoo, their wagon upset and spilled them down the bank of the river. Elders Smith and Turley were unable to get up, not because of any injuries they had received, but because of their weakened condition from illness. They were helped into the wagon and resumed their journey. After traveling to New York, Elders Wilford Woodruff, John Taylor and Theodore Turley sailed out of the New York Harbor for Liverpool, England, on the packet ship Oxford. After an adventurous journey, Elders Woodruff, Taylor and Turley arrived in Liverpool, England on January 11, 1840. After meeting with some of the Saints they separated and departed for their various fields of labor. Elder Turley left for Birmingham to meet with friends and family. On February 3, 1840, Theodore Turley records in his journal “This morning my heart’s desire before God is that He will open my way that I may preach to my parents the Gospel of Jesus Christ” and on the 4th he records “I spent the day in conversation with my mother and family. Oh, I desire their salvation, I pray God to give me His Holy Spirit to help me and give them hearts to understand.” Over the next few weeks he spent time teaching both his and his wife’s family as well as friends. Some time between March 16 and April 11, Theodore Turley was arrested and thrown into prison. Elder Woodruff’s journal indicates that Elder Turley had been falsely imprisoned upon a warrant for the debt which had been contracted fifteen years before he left England but which had been settled. Joseph Smith says, “The real object was to stop his preaching.” (History of the British Mission) On April 14, 1840, we find an entry from Theodore’s journal “. . . Now Satan has deprived me of an opportunity of preaching by shutting me up in prison. Thank God I can preach to the people here. I ask for wisdom to act as the Lord would have me.” In a letter to Elder Richards of the Twelve he writes, “I was privileged Sunday evening last for the first time of preaching publicly to all the prisoners of the debtor’s wards. I proclaimed the Gospel to them, as well as I could. The Lord has been with me in my confinement.” On May 8, 1840, Theodore Turley was released from prison. He immediately resumed his efforts to preach and share the Gospel. Theodore’s journal entries after this time indicate that he worked tirelessly at teaching family and friends, baptizing many. At times his life was threatened. On June 14, 1840, his journal states, “Arose early to converse with my father and grandfather. My father told me he was ready to be baptized. He would like grandfather to go at the same time.” That must have given Theodore Turley a great deal of joy. On August 11, 1840, Elder Theodore Turley started for Liverpool to prepare a ship for about 80 Saints to emigrate. A month later he was chosen by Elder Young and Elder Richards to preside over a company of Saints bound for New York and lead this company to Zion. Under the leadership of Theodore Turley, the company journeyed to Nauvoo, arriving some time in November. His return home must have been a joyous occasion for his family as well as himself. Upon returning home, Elder Turley opened up his shop and resumed his activities as a gunsmith. In February 1841 Theodore and some of the other brethren organized themselves into the Nauvoo Agricultural and Manufacturing Association. In June he became a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Nauvoo Legion. Later, in June of 1844, Joseph Smith appointed him Armourer-General of the Legion. During the years of 1841-1844, Joseph Smith was called to appear in court frequently. Often Theodore Turley was among the brethren who accompanied him to his trial and testified in his behalf. One time Colonel Theodore Turley and Elder Jedediah Grant were dispatched as messengers with a letter from Joseph and Hyrum for the governor of Carthage requesting escort and safety for Joseph and Hyrum. The escort was refused. Colonel Turley and Elder Grant returned to Nauvoo to report the refusal to the Prophet Joseph, but Joseph and Hyrum were resolved to give themselves up to authorities. After the martyrdom of the Prophet, conditions became worse. The Nauvoo Legion became more active. Records indicate that Colonel Turley acted as Colonel over the 5th Regiment.It soon became apparent that the Saints would not be able to remain in Nauvoo. In February of 1846 we find Theodore Turley on his way to Winter Quarters. He was voted a member of the High Council there. There was a great deal of sickness and many deaths at Winter Quarters. Theodore Turley buried six members of his family at this place including his beloved wife, Francis Amelia. It is believed that during the year 1849, Theodore crossed the plains. Sometime during the year 1850, Theodore and his family were in Utah County, appearing on the Census record for that year. It is also believed that he later went to Salt Lake and started a grist mill. In late 1850 or early 1851, Theodore Turley and part of his family, along with about 500 other Saints, went to settle the San Bernardino, California area. On July 5 and 6 of 1851, the first conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in California was held. Theodore Turley was nominated a member of the High Council. His activities in the San Bernardino Mission were many and varied. Among his activities was as one of the Directors of the Library Association and Treasurer of San Bernardino. He was called on many times to pray or to speak. He seems to have been one of the favorite speakers, for there are about 18 recorded instances of his preaching to the Saints. During the latter part of the year of 1857, the peace of the Saints was again threatened severely. The leaders of the Church learned that an Army was on its way to invade Utah territory. They immediately gave direction to those Saints in the outlying territories to come home to Utah. The Saints from San Bernardino returned to Utah in several companies in the closing months of 1857 and the early months of 1858. The reports on the life of Theodore Turley from this point are fragmentary. We do have enough to know that he was still active in the Church and took a part in community affairs. A report of a conference held October 7, 1859, states that Theodore Turley “bore testimony to the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; referred to the words of Daniel relative to the stone being cut out of the mountain without hands and spoke of the influences by which he had been surrounded; told of his experiences in California, while preaching the gospel there.” President Heber C. Kimball spoke in high commendation of Brother Turley. Said he, “I have been much gratified to hear the remarks of Brother Turley. . . . I naturally love him, for he is a true man. He is as true as gold that has a little dross in it, there is a good deal of the true metal in him.” We have no account of Theodore’s activities between the years of 1866 and 1871, when he passed away. We do know that he died after suffering untold pain from cancer of the mouth. He spent his life serving his fellow men. Theodore Turley was the son of William Turley who was the son of Joseph Turley. His mother was Elizabeth Yates. He married Francis Amelia Kimberly, November 27, 1821, by Rev. R. Robertson at Harborne, Staffordshire. Francis died August 22, 1848, at Florence, Winter Quarters, Nebraska (buried in grave 20). On December 20, 1845, Theodore Turley and Francis Amelia Kimberly were endowed in the Nauvoo Temple. They were later sealed on January 19, 1846. Their family consisted of five sons and five daughters; two born in England, six in Canada, and two in Nauvoo. Theodore Turley and Sarah Ellen Clift were sealed in the Nauvoo Temple December 25, 1845, adopted the two sons of Sarah Ellen and had two sons and one daughter. Theodore Turley was sealed to Eliza Clift in the Nauvoo Temple February 2, 1846. Their family was two sons and two daughters. Theodore Turley and Ruth Jane Giles were sealed in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City June 9, 1850. Their family consisted of two sons born in San Bernardino. Theodore Turley died August 12, 1871 at Beaver, Utah.

Biography of Charlotte Turley Bushman

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Based upon The Theodore Turley Family Book (FHL Microfilm #1321300 and call number 929.273/T848t), pp. 474-478. See also biography of Jacob Bushman. Charlotte was born in the home of her parents, the first home built in Nauvoo while her father, Theodore Turley , was on a mission to England. She was born at the time when Nauvoo was a joyous city. But as the tides changed and the Saints became more and more persecuted, anxiety and fear once more filled the hearts of the people. Many times Theodore hid the Prophet Joseph Smith in his cellar. Charlotte often told her children that when the Prophet was in the cellar he would hold her on his lap and tell her stories so she would be very quiet. This was a memory she always cherished. As the Mormons were driven out of Nauvoo they fled across the Mississippi River and wintered in Winter Quarters, Nebraska. Charlotte's mother and also Theodore's third wife Sarah died in Nebraska. When the Saints arrived in Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young instituted his great colonization program. In the early 1850s the Turleys were sent to San Bernardino to help with the building of this western-most boundary of the state of Deseret. This is where Charlotte and Jacob met and married. See Jacob's biography for their life together. Charlotte was described by her daughter Ida as "a very beautiful woman. Her creamy white complexion, her black eyes and silky black hair made her one of the most beautiful women I ever knew!" She related the utmost care that her mother always exercised in her appearance, also of her mother's neat black dress with a pocket in the skirt where pieces of candy were usually available for her children and grandchildren. A granddaughter Ora Anderson mentioned how her mother had told her of Charlotte's devotion to children, husband and the Church. Charlotte accepted each day as it came and gave thanks to God for her family. Charlotte died at the age of 59 in Fairview, Utah. She had participated in the great drama of Nauvoo, crossing the Plains, colonization, motherhood, and sustaining and supporting her husband as he performed his duties as a father and missionary.

Article from Santa Paula Daily Chronicle for Mary Ann Turley Cook's Death

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The following article was taken from the Santa Paula Daily Chronicle dated 12/26/1904, written by Etta L. Ricker upon the death of Mary Ann Cook: On December 24, 1904, the gates of heaven rolled wide for this good woman and she passed away to eternal rest. Her passing calls for more than a casual notice. Mrs. Cook was one of the pioneers of this state, born in Toronto, Canada, July 13, 1827, she journeyed from there with her parents to California, making the entire trip across the continent with ox teams. Arriving in California in 1851 she soon after married John Cook, an honored pioneer of this state. It can never be said of Mrs, Cook that she lived in vain. In those early days of California her whole life was given to help those in need of help. She was mother, sister, doctor and nurse to all. None were too poor, too dirty, or too wicked to be comforted, nursed and cared for by her. Many a sad heart was comforted by her loving care, and she would share all she had with those in need, trusting with the faith that never faltered for her own poor needs. In the early days of San Bernardino as well as of Ventura County she came at last to be a veritable Peter among the poor and needy. "If only her shadow might fall on them they felt comforted." . . .Mrs. Cook has left a more beautiful monument than any chiseled from marble. It is her good works for others, her kindness to the poor and needy, and the help she gave to those that needed help. . . ." John James Cook, while traveling by train through Arizona, was murdered and no one seems to know where he was buried or any more of the details. Children of Mary Ann Turley and John James Cook: Henry Theodore Cook, b. 1853 John Edward Cook, b. 1855; d. 1855 Mary Effie Cook (Hector), b. 1857; d. 1942 Isabel Priscilla Cook, b. 1860; d. 1862 Sarah Ann Cook (Harris), b. 1863; d. 1934 Caroline Owena Cook (Smith, Silvey), b. 1865; d. 1945 Charlotte Thankful Cook, b. 1867; d. 1867 Marinda Maria Cook (Hall), b. 1869; d. 1946 Jonathan Cook, b. 1868; d. 1868 Family links: Parents: Theodore Turley (1801 - 1871) Francis Amelia Kimberley Turley (1800 - 1847) Spouse: John James Cook (1827 - ____) Siblings: Frances Amelia Turley Daniels (1825 - 1846)* Mary Ann Turley Cook (1827 - 1904) Priscilla Rebecca Turley Lyman (1829 - 1904)* Sarah Elizabeth Turley Franklin (1835 - 1914)* Isaac Turley (1837 - 1908)* Charlotte Turley Bushman (1840 - 1899)* Jonathan Turley (1842 - 1846)* Princetta Turley (1845 - 1846)** Joseph Orson Turley (1845 - 1916)** Joseph Smith Turley (1846 - 1847)** Hyrum Smith Turley (1846 - 1847)** Emma Georgianna Turley Littig (1847 - 1902)** Jacob Omner Turley (1852 - 1924)** Alvin Hope Turley (1855 - 1872)** Burial: Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery Santa Paula Ventura County California, USA

History of Jacob Bushman

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Source: Jacob Bushman, autobiography, typescript, BYU. The following is a history of the life of Jacob Bushman which was written in his own handwriting, to his Brother John. The diary of Jacob Bushman of Lehi, discovered inside a wall of a home being demolished, has been given to the Utah State Historical Society library. The diary covers the years 1871 and 1879-81. The library has also recently acquired Irrigation Age, 1897-1917, on seven rolls of microfilm. History of Jacob Bushman Source: Jacob Bushman, autobiography, typescript, BYU. The following is a history of the life of Jacob Bushman which was written in his own handwriting, to his Brother John. 1 April 1843 Jacob Bushman, autobiography, typescript, BYU, Pg. 1 Father put in quite a crop that year, and every 10th day we would go and haul rock for the Temple. We raised a very good crop but it was very hard to get milling done. Had to go some of the time 35 miles to mill and we had a good deal of sickness the first two years. Still we got along very well having to stand guard very often. And before the Prophet Joseph and the Patriarch was martyred, Hyrum Smith gave father and mother their Patriarchal Blessing and ordained father a High Priest. We lived on Bishop Hunter's farm until the Spring of 1846. And in the Winter of 1846, when the Church crossed the river, we sent a pair of horses and a wagon, all the team we had to help the main party of the Church, not knowing how soon the mob would drive us off. And we had to stand guard night and day in the Spring of 1846. The team came back and some time in June we crossed the river into Iowa and went to a farm of a Mr. Bunells. He had in 500 acres of grain and we helped him to harvest it. There was several Mormon families there to work. And just about the time we got done, the mob drove the last of the Saints out of Nauvoo. We traded off one of our horses for a yoke of oxen and started for Council Bluff with six sick children, all in one wagon, all down with the chills and fever. And when I had the chills, I had to walk and when the fever came on I could sit up in the front end of the wagon,. And on the 12th of Oct. 1846, Elizabeth died, just before going into camp. Had to be up all night getting her ready to bury her. We done the best we could and left the next day about 10 o'clock. Traveled on until Oct. 19th 1846, when the baby died about 11 months old. She had to be left about the same as the other one was by the road side. We then traveled on until we got to Keg Creek, Pottiwatimie County, Iowa, near Council Bluff. By that time we all had got about well, thank the Lord. We went to work and built a log cabin and prepared for the winter. Then father had to go down over a 100 miles to Missouri and split rails to get some corn and when he got a load of corn and some meat he sent for me to fetch the yoke of cattle and fetch it home. I went and got it and he came home with me, and being thinly clothed, I nearly froze getting home. Feb 1847 Jacob Bushman, autobiography, typescript, BYU, Pg. 2 We had to make another trip to Missouri to get some bread stuff and seed grain. In the Spring we broke up some land and put in a crop and got along the best we could. Along in the summer father tended the crop and I went down to Oregon, Missouri, and went to work for 4 dollars for a half a month and then helped to harvest in that place and worked till late in the fall. Then I went home and stayed the Winter and father went down to Missouri and worked again. And towards Spring I went and fetched him home. We put in another crop in the Spring of 1848 and then I went down to Missouri to St. Joseph, and father and the little boys tended the place. And in Dec. 6th, 1849, mother gave birth to her last child a boy. Father still kept on working on his little place on Keg Creek, and I was to work in Missouri, at St. Joseph, going home the Winter of 1849, went back in the Spring of 1850 and was there until the Spring of 1851 when father had concluded to go to Salt Lake and came down for me to go too. And I went home to Keg Creek. Spring of 1851 Jacob Bushman, autobiography, typescript, BYU, Pg. 3 In April 1851, I was baptized by E. H. Davis and confirmed by the same. We then started for Utah. Father had one yoke of oxen and a yoke of cows and one wagon. I drove 3 yoke of oxen and a yoke of cows for Henry Kerns. We crossed the Missouri River at Winter Quarters and went out to a grove a few miles to organize in Mr. Kelsey's Hundred and Alma Allred's Fifty. Laid there about two weeks on the account of high water. Then started out to head the Horn and made a complete elbo to get back to the Platt. Got along without much loss. Had two or three stampede, but very little sickness in the camp. Traveled up the Platt and crossed over the Divide to the Sweet Water. Crossed Green River and over the Mountain and down Emigration to Salt Lake City and from there we went south about 30 miles to Lehi, where they settled down, father and mother and the rest of the family. I went back to Salt Lake City. Now Brother John you know more what was done for the next 6 years than I do. Your Brother in the Flesh, Jacob Bushman March 27th, 1902 Jacob Bushman, autobiography, typescript, BYU, Pg. 4 I will now try and give you a short synopsis of myself while in California. As you are aware, I left in the Spring of 1852 to go to Carson Valley with Major Holman, the Indian Agent, as one of his escorts. And when we got to Carson, he give some of us the privilege of stopping and we concluded to stop. We went to work in the Placer Mines a short time. And then four of us got any work there and started for Greenwood. We went about one mile when the other three boys turned back, but I said I never was known to turn back and I went on to Greenwood and stayed all night. Next morning could get no work and left for Mudder's Bar, a mining camp on the Middle Fork of the American river, where there was a few families of old Mormons that I knew in Nauvoo. I stopped with them and worked for about a month or two and the family that I was living with started for San Juan Valley where there was quite a few families of old Mormons. We supposed that it was government land and we took up a squatters claim apiece and went to work building and fencing and farming, working in the large Redwoods getting out the fencing and for building. The third year it proved to be a Spanish title and we never got what the improvements cost. Then there was missionaries sent up from Sanbernardino by Apostle Rich and Lyman for all the Mormons or even called themselves Mormons to come to (San Bernardino). There was about 10 families from San Juan, went to Sanbernardino, and I went with them. Arrived there about the Fall of 1855, and I thought it was a fine place. I went to work for Brother Theodore Turley and John Cook. A short time. Then went on the mountain to run and Engine for a saw mill for Gilbert Hunt. I was there about 3 months. In the Fall of 1856, I went to work for George Crisman. And in March 2, 1857, I was married to Charlotte Turley, daughter of Theodore and Francis Kimberly Turley. Then news came from Salt Lake for all that called themselves Latter Day Saints to come back to Utah, and the most of the Saints started back in December 1857. I left Sanbernardino on the 25 day of Dec. 1857 in company with my father-in-law and two brother-in-laws and about 20 other families for Utah. We traveled along until we arrived at the Muddy on the night of 22 of Jan. 1858. And on the 23 of Jan. my first child was born, a girl Pricilla Elizabeth. We had a hard time from there until we reached Cedar City about the first of Feb. 1858. I left my wife there with her father and went on to Lehi with one of my brother-in-laws Stephen Franklin, and we arrived in Lehi about the 10th of Feb. 1858, being gone nearly six years. *(Sanbernardino—San Bernardino, California) In March, I returned to Cedar City for my wife and child, traveling through snow sometimes three feet deep. And started back for Lehi the first week in April 1858. Had to shovel snow a going back. Arrived there about the middle of April. Now dear Brother, you know a good deal of the rest for I am about tired out a writing and I do not know whether you can make it out or not for there is nothing grammatical about it. And may God Bless you all. Yours Truly, Jacob Bushman Jacob Bushman, autobiography, typescript, BYU, Pg. 5 I will now give you some of the other three girls that was younger than father. Sarah Bushman, born March 12th 1804; died Feb. 1887. She married John Stanton, had a large family. Some of their children are alive yet. Anna was born Sept. 10th; died very young. And Ester was born May 5th, 1808 and married Scott Ewing. Did not have a very large family, She died April 6th, 1877. Grandfather was leaving with her when he died. How grandfather and all of his children was all poor and humble and honest and hard working and none of them ever joined the Church, but the work has all been done for them in the Temple. And I hope they all have received it by this time. We have done our part so far. And may the Lord help us to be faithful to the end is my constant prayer. Now this is just on our father's side of the house. Now this is all I can think of and if you can make anything out of it I will be well pleased. I would of been more pleased if we could of all been together and I hope you will have a good time. Jacob Bushman, autobiography, typescript, BYU, Pg. 5 God Bless you all is my prayer from your Brother Jacob Bushman

Elizabeth Yates Turley b. 1775, Edgbaston, England

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Theodore Turley, her son, talks of her in his journal. She and her husband were living at Hurst Street, #65 in Birmingham when Theodore visited them there in 1830/40. She notes in record of Theodore Turley: "Elizabeth Turley, my mother, daughter of Ann Yates, born in Edgebiston Parish, Staffordshire in the yar 1775; father Joseph Yates, died in the year 1783. Ann Yates then married John Boughton. Year my Grandmother born 25 Mar 1758, died 1824. Had 3 children. Elizbeth, Thomas and Ann Yates. My Grandmother Hart had 14 children. Her maiden name was Weakman. Died in her 50th year." Death of Elizabeth is found in Death Notices in Aris's Birmingham Gazette Turley, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Hurst Street, aged 73, d. March 6, 1848. 13./3.1848

Elizabeth Yates Turley b. 1775, Edgbaston, England

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Theodore Turley, her son, talks of her in his journal. She and her husband were living at Hurst Street, #65 in Birmingham when Theodore visited them there in 1830/40. She notes in record of Theodore Turley. "Elizabeth Turley, my mother, daughter of Ann Yates, born in Edgebiston Parish, Staffordshire in the yar 1775; father Joseph Yates, died in the year 1783. Ann Yates then married John Boughton. Year my Grandmother born 25 Mar 1758, died 1824. Had 3 children. Elizbeth, Thomas and Ann Yates. My Grandmother Hart had 14 children. Her maiden name was Weakman. Died in her 50th year." Death of Elizabeth is found in Death Notices in Aris's Birmingham Gazette Turley, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Hurst Street, aged 73, d. March 6, 1848. 13./3.1848

Theodore Turley Family Book

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Theodore Turley Family Book table of contents ChapterPage PREFACE. .....ii 1. Theodore Turley 1. 2. Mary Ann Turley Cook. 59 3. Priscilla Rebecca Turley.74 4. Frederick Turley.80 5. Sarah Elizabeth Turley Franklin.83 6. Isaac Turley 86. 7. Theodore Wilford Turley. 100 8. William Henry Turley. 152 9. Alma Reuben Turley.157 10. Joseph Hartley Turley. 207 11. Hyrum Turley. 212 12. George Albert Turley. 257 13. Charles Dennis Turley. 266 14. John Andrew Turley. 281 15. Edward Franklin Turley. 287 16. Esther Turley McClellan. 338 17. Frances Turley Romney. 366 18. Ernest Turley. 395 19. Clara Ellen Turley Walser. 421 20. Isaac Turley Jr 437. 21. Anna Priscilla Turley Van Wagoner. 463 22. Charlotte Turley Bushman. 474 23. Charlotte Amanda Bushman Sabey. 479 24. Theodore Martin Bushman. 494 25. Sarah Erminnie Bushman Fowles. 496 26. Grace Honor Bushman Lundquist. 503 27. Jacob Isaac Bushman. 506 28. Ida Roxana Bushman Anderson. 509 29. Ella Isadora Bushman Barker. 521 30.Francis Kimberley Turley McIntosh. 543 31.George Augustus Clift Selwyn. 544 32.Joseph Orson Turley. 546 33.Jacob Omner Turley. 547 INDEX. .552 * * * 1 PREFACE This book had been compiled with the help of many Turley family members. We appreciated their work and the generous financial support that has also been given. This book was given to us mid-stage In preparation by Lawrence Turley and we are not aware of all who have contributed, but we hope that all of us can appreciate what Is contained within. The Theodore Turley Family Book will be quickly outdated, as births marriages and deaths are constantly occurring. Despite that fact, we hope the book can serve to help us get to know our relatives better and to appreciate more fully the blessings the Lord has given the Turley family. And also, to gain an appreciation for the great posterity that is Theodore Turley's. We wish to note that this book is only as accurate and as excellent as its contributors and compilers and ask that all read it with the Intent to enjoy and learn. We feel genealogical work should not be based on the Information contained within these pages without further collaboration with other sources. The headings within the chapters are designed to help keep generations distinct. All children of Theodore Turley will have their names capitalized and underlined; all grand­children of Theodore Turley will be capitalized only; great grandchildren's names will be underlined; and great great grandchildren will have their names typed plainly. For example: CHILDMARY ANN TURLEY COOK GRANDCHILDMARY EFFIE COOK HECTOR Great Grandchild_George Washington Hector Great Great GrandchildChester Hector This system will be used throughout the chapters except with the picture captions, which will be plainly printed. All section entries will be centered in the page above the in­formation given about that Individual. The intent of the book was to give space to the descendants of Theodore Turley to the fourth generation only, and we have followed that in our headings; but much information can be obtained about later generations by reading within the sections. Also, the name for each heading is the direct line descendant of Theo­dore Turley--in order to find the name of the spouse, you will have to read In that section. We hope this book can be enjoyed by all who read it. I have learned much about the scope of experiences man may en- • counter by working on this book. —Nancy Romans Turley November, 1977 11 BIOGRAPHY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY Preface Theodore Turley, born April 10, 1800, Brenton, Birming­ham, County Warwick, England, the son of William Turley, born 1770, son of Joseph Turley. His mother was Elizabeth Yates, born 10 September 1775, Edgbraston Parrish, Staffordshire. Married Francis Amelia Kimberly, November 27, 1831 by Rev. R. Robertson at Harborne, Staffordshire, who was born June 22, 1800, and died Aug. 22, 1848, at Florence, Winter Quar­ters, Nebraska. (Buried in Grave 20.) Theodore Turley and Francis Amelia Kimberly were endowed In the Nauvoo Temple Dec. 20, 1845, and sealed 19 Jan., 1846. Their family con­sisted of five sons and five daughters; two born in England, six in Canada, and two in Nauvoo. Theodore Turley and Sarah Ellen Clift were sealed in the Nauvoo Temple December 25, 1845, adopted the two sons of Sarah Ellen and had two sons and one daughter. Theodore Turley was sealed to Eliza Clift in the Nauvoo Temple Feb. 2, 1846, their family consisted of two daughters. Theodore Turley and Mary Clift were sealed in the Nauvoo Temple Feb. 2, 1846, their family was two sons and two daughters. Theodore Turley and Ruth Jane Giles were sealed in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City June 9, 1850, their family consisting of two sons born in San Bernardino, Calif. Theodore Turley died August 12, 1871 at Beaver, Utah. "Behold, I will reveal unto you the priesthood, by the hand of Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he shall plant in the hearts of the children the promises made to the fathers, and the hearts of the children shall turn to their fathers. If it were not so, the whole earth would be utterly wasted at his coming." (D & C 2: Mal. 4:5-6) The Prophet Elijah appeared in vision to Joseph Smith and 1 Oliver Cowdery on April 3, 1836. in the Kirtland Temple. What was his great mission one that would bring fathers and children so much closer together? The Prophet of old con­ferred upon Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery the keys of the sealing power the authority to seal husband and wife, par­ents and children for time and all eternity. The great Prophet brought to the earth the keys which make it possible for mankind to be saved in the highest glory of the Celestial Kingdom. With great blessings come great responsibilities. It became the responsibility of every Latter-day Saint to seek out his kindred dead and have saving ordinances performed for them, for persons can only be exalted in family groups. Joseph Smith said; "The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead." Speaking of ordinance work for the dead, he said: "Those saints who neglect it, in behalf of their deceased relatives, do it at the peril of their own salvation." Neglect is not something which happens over a long period of time it hap­pens everyday. Every time a day passes that we do not do something for our dead, we are neglecting them. Let us not neglect this important work. If those who read this Biography are not made more aware of their responsibility to their dead, then the Biography has no value. I have regarded this a work of love and devotion a sacred duty. My father is Wallace Mar Turley, a son of Alma Reuben Turley, a son of Isaac Turley, son of Theodore Turley, about whom this work devolves. In all sincerity, I bear tes­timony that my heart has been turned to my fathers--not only to the ones mentioned above, but the countless hundreds and thousands who have made my life possible. The preparation of this Biography has been a very diffi­cult task, and only through the cooperation of many individuals was its completion possible. I extend sincere thanks to Bro­ther A. William Lund, Assistant Church Historian, for granting me permission to use materials available in his office. Bro­ther Laurltz C. Petersen of The Library Staff in the Church Historian's Office was very helpful and deserves much credit. Brothers Newburn I. Butt and Joseph Sudweeks of the Brigham Young University Library Staff also rendered assistance. I am especially grateful to my parents, Wallace M. and Marga­ret W. Turley, for encouragement, financial aid and help in proofreading. Dorothy 0. Hatch also helped with the proof­reading. Hortense M. and Helen Fuller spent many hours and contributed much materials. Bits of information, helpful suggestions, and encouragement were received from Charles Turley, Floyd Turley, Alma Turley Heaton, Ernest Turley, Esther Turley McClellan, Gerald Fuller, Hazel M. Roy, Fred Turley, and Josephine Turley Hatch. If this work has any value, it may be attributed to the above named individuals. Ella Mae Turley Corrections and Additions to "THEODORE TURLEY BIOGRAPHY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHYBy Olive K. Turley The Nauvoo Records give Theodore's birth date as 10 April 1801. He was baptized in St. Martin's Parish, Birm­ingham, Warws., Eng., 27 May 1801. Mr. W.E.C, Cotton, late of London, researcher for us for more than eight years, said there never has been a par­ish by the names of Breton or Brenton, Briton or Brinton In Birmingham. I'd like to know where these names came from and why the differences In spelling. Theodore was baptized in St. Martin's Parish, the older sister at Deritend Chapel in Aston Parish, and his younger brothers and sisters in St. Philip's Parish, all in Birming­ham, and near the center of the city. Hurst Street was just south of the center of the city. The William Turley family lived on a street called Holloway Head in 1817, when the son William died, and on the street called The Horse Fair in 1830, when Frederick died. These last two streets are just south of Hurst Street. The deaths and names of streets come from Aria's Birmingham Gazette, and the streets have been located on a map of Birmingham in our possession. Elizabeth Yates was baptized in Edgbaston Parish, Warws., Sept. 10, 1775, but was likely born a few days earlier. Edg­baston is to the southwest of Hurst Street. The Vicar at Harborne looked for Theodore's marriage in his registers but didn't find it. I suppose sometimes the clerks failed to record events; however, it is a likely place. His first son, Theodore Jr., was born 4 Sept. 1882, and bap­tized at St. Phillip’s Parish 26 Nov. 1822, likely on their first wedding anniversary. (Corrections made by comparing the printed Biography with a Photostat copy of the original diary of Theodore Turley. I will give the date of the entry and the corrections. Each can be found In either edition by looking for the date from the diary. However, this first information, which comes from page 2 of the Photostat copy, Isn't given under a specific date in the Biography.) Page 2 of Photostat says: Theodore and family arrived at Far West 18 July 1838. It also says that he took leave of his family for his mission to England, 21 Sept. 1839. The Biography gives the names of places in the Potter­ies section of England as Stake or State or Hauley. In ev­ery case the original diary very plainly gives them as STOKE and HANLEY. Quoting from Vol. 18 of American Peoples Ency­clopedia concerning the city of Stoke-on-Trent (on the River Trent): "The city is composed of the six towns of Stoke, Burslem, Hanle, Longton, Tunstall, and Fenton which were united in 1910." Feb. 7, 1840: This woman was the widow of HUGH BOLTON KIMBERLEY, brother of Thomas, Frances Amelia's father. Both men died in 1832. This widow was found in the 1851 Census. At that time, English widows liked to be called by their dead husband's name. I imagine Theodore decided to add the word "Hugh" so we would know which aunt it was. Feb. 9, 1840: should read "how has tradition bound round the understanding of the children of men." May 3, 1840: as known by revelation should read: "as MADE known by revelation" June 25, 1840: the first sentence reads thus, "This morning I feel there is a spirit from the Powers of Darkness that takes (?) my heart (?). (Can't be sure of these two words—they appear to be TAKS and HURT, which don't make sense.) I ask God to preserve me and bless me and deliver me." There are many places where the exact wording of the Diary isn't given in the copy, but as a rule, the meaning is about the same. However during the last month, July, many of the entries haven't been completely copied. There is a story on July 19th of Theodore casting an evil spirit out of a young man. One very important part that has been left out is on page 13 and 14 of the Photostat copy. Feb. 1, 1840 THE GENEALOGY OF MY ANCESTORS The age of my father, William Turley, born 1770. Son of Joseph Turley in Segley (Sedgley) Parish, Staffordshire. Steward under Lord Dudley, clerk of the Parish. A man of understanding. Died in the year about 1819. My father is now 70 years old. Elizabeth Turley my mother, daughter of Ann Yates, born in Edgbiston (Edgbaston) Parish, Staffordshire (Warws.) in the year 1775. Farmer Joseph Yates died in the year 1783. Ann Yates then married John Bolton. Year my grandmother (was) born, March 25, 1758. Died 1824. Had 3 children: Elizabeth, Thomas, and Ann Yates. My grandmother Hart had 14 children; her maiden name, Weakman (Wakeman?). Died in her 50th year. My mother married in the year 1792; had 9 children. Elizabeth, 1795; Mary Ann, 1796; Sophia, 1798; Theodore, 1800; William, 1804(7); Ann, 1805; John, 1808; Frederick, 1812; Charlotte, 1818. It is possible for a man not to know exactly the year of birth of brothers and sisters and not the exact year of the marriage of his parents. It is strange that we have two different years of Theodore's birth, both given by him, but the baptism seems to indicate that 1801 is right. On April 6, 1830, In Fayette, New York, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized--a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, which shall not be left to another people, and which finally shall consume all other kingdoms, and stand forever. Surely the "times of restitu­tion of all things," spoken of by the Prophets of God, had now come, for the angel had flown in the midst of heaven, "having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people." True, an angel had restored the Gospel, but he had not preached it unto "them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people." That responsi­bility was left with the membership of the Church, which at that time consisted of some six to nine persons. An impos­sible task? With the Restoration had come the Book of Mormon and the gift of the Holy Ghost. The missionary spirit de­scended upon the membership of the Church in rich abundance, so that they were happy to leave their homes and their fam­ilies to go forth and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As they went forth they found that the God of Heaven had for centuries been preparing a people to receive His Gospel; that they knew the voice of the Master. The success of these mis­sionaries was comparable with that of Peter and Paul of old, for they had the same message of salvation. In the short space of 120 years the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has become the greatest force for good in the world. Today we can be thankful to the Lord for the Restoration of the Gospel; and we can be thankful to our progenitor and heir, Theodore Turley thankful that he had the courage to receive the testimonies of these early mis­sionaries and accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which has made it possible for us to enjoy the blessings and happiness to be received there from. Let us concern ourselves in some measure with the life of Theodore Turley how he was contact­ed by missionaries, his conversion to the Gospel, and how it affected his life: I. HIS EARLY LIFE 1800-1825 Theodore Turley was born April 10, 1800, just thirty years and four days before the organization of the Church, In Brenton, Birmingham, England. His father, William Turley, and mother Elizabeth Yates, were the parents of ten children, and were staunch professors of Godliness. It is probable that the early years of Theodore were spent in the vicinity of Birmingham, for in 1818 he commenced preaching Methodism there. Preaching was not his only con­cern, for we find that on November 26, 1821, in the Harborne Church in Staffordshire he was married to Francis Amelia Kimberly by Rev. R. Robertson. As the story goes, this Francis was a very brave girl, and had decided that she would never marry a coward. At one time one of her suitors was on guard duty. In order to test him she got a gun, concealed herself in one of the nearby trees, and fired seven shots. Francis did not marry that man. Later, when she was ready to get married, all of her suitors were called in and lined up be­hind a curtain, vith their hands out. It is said that she chose Theodore's hands because they were not soft, and be­cause they showed character. Theodore was a master mechanic, and for some time previous to the year 1825 was employed by the King of England. He and his partner had a contract to make dies to stamp English money. When the job was completed the partner collected the money and skipped town, leaving Theodore with some bills to pay. His creditors were about to have him thrown into Jail when the King, who had taken a liking to Theodore, realized the situation and offered to give him a tract of land in Canada and set him up in a blood­ed herd of cattle. Theodore and Francis accepted this offer, and in 1825, with their two children, emigrated to Canada.2 II. HIS CONVERSION They settled at Lake Ontario and Theodore continued to preach Methodism, We can Imagine that their activities in Canada were very much as they had been in England. In the year 1836 Elder Parley P. Pratt carried the Gos­pel to Canada. While on this mission he converted, among others, Elders John Taylor and Isaac Russell, who continued to preach Mormonism after Elder Pratt had departed. They had considerable difficulty obtaining a place to preach; fi­nally they called upon Theodore Turley to see if they could obtain the use of his chapel to present the Gospel. Theodore not only loaned his chapel, but asked the members of his con­gregation to come and listen. They sang, prayed, and listen­ed to the message. Theodore said to himself, "that is the truth and I shall be condemned if I do not accept it."3 in the words of Theodore Turley, "He (Isaac Russell) came to me and said he had been warned in a dream that he must come to my house and preach. I received the truth the first time I heard It, and my wife also was baptized on the 1st of March, 1837. Quoting Theodore Turley's journal again, we find "Bap­tized, confirmed and ordained a Priest by Elder Parley P. Pratt March 1, 1837." There Is an error here, either in the date or the person performing the ordinances, for Parley P. Pratt was not In Canada at that time. He did return to Can­ada a little later, however, and it Is very possible that at least Theodore's ordination in the Priesthood was performed by Elder Pratt. In the Journal History of the Church, dated April 24, 1837, we find the following entry: "A conference was held at Churchville. Theodore Turley was ordained a Priest. Theodore was "called to take a mission, March 2, 1837, built up a Church of 17 members in three weeks; among the members were Elders Mulholand, Staunding and Mulliner."5 Concerning Elder Mulliner. we have the following record: He and his wife, Catherine Nisbet Mulliner, emigrated to America in 1832, and settled near the city of Toronto. There they first heard the fullness of the Gospel proclaimed, and were baptized by Theodore Turley September 10, 1837.6 It is also believed that Theodore was instrumental in converting a Sis­ter Heward. "Then I was ordained an Elder by Parley P. Pratt, con­tinued preaching until we went to Kirtland and from there to Missouri and remained one year."? Before we leave Canada it may be interesting to note a prophecy given by Heber C. Kimball upon the head of Parley P. Pratt before he went on his first mission to Canada. "Thou shalt go to Upper Canada, even to the city of Toronto, the capital, and there thou shalt find a people prepared for the fullness of the gospel, and they shall receive thee, and thou shalt organize the Church among them, and it shall spread thence into the regions round about, and many shall be brought to the knowledge of the truth and shall be filled with joy; and from the things growing out of this mission, shall the fullness of the gospel spread into England, and cause a great work to be done in that land."8 Certainly this revelation had reference particularly to such men as Elder John Taylor, but it may be more than coincidence that Theodore Turley ac­tually was prepared for the fullness of the Gospel, did help spread the Gospel to the "regions round about", and later performed a mission for the Church in England. "Sold my farm for $1400. Started with two wagons and four horses in company with Elder John Snider and family, Jo­el Terry and family. Arrived In Far West on July 18, 1838. Elder Babbo (or Balbo) and family, and Bro. Lemon and his family also went with us. Distance about 1000 miles traveled by land, desirous of settling my family in peace, far from the noise of war, etc., with the advantages of communion with the people of God."9 Under date of July 28, 1838, Joseph Smith makes special mention of Brother Turley s arrival. "Elder Babbitt, with his company from Canada has arrived, and Brother Theodore Turley is with him."10 From that time forward it was the lot of Theodore and his family to suffer the hardships and persecution which followed the Saints in those days. Why were they willing to make these sacrifices? Could any other reason in the world have persuaded them to leave their comfortable home as well as a prosperous business in Canada and travel miles over a wilderness only to be met with the wicked treatment of a vio­lent mob, than a burning testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an assurance that the Spirit of the Lord was with them? III. HIS ACTIVITIES IN FAR WEST 1838-1839 Before delving into the activities of Theodore Turley in Far West perhaps it would be well to consider briefly the state of affairs on the Saints there. Those who had been living in Jackson County were brutally driven from the place by mob action in 1833. The people of Clay County had taken them in temporarily, but when It was found that they would not be able to go back to Jackson County the citizens of Clay County informed them that they were no longer welcome there. Although the Saints were in no condition to travel they left Clay County peacefully and settled principally in Far West. During these years the main body of the Church was in Ohio. In the face of persecution and poverty they were striving to complete the Kirtland Temple. It was indeed a dark time for the Church, for in the latter part of 1837 over half of the members of the Church in Kirtland were either excommunicated or left the Church. Because of persecution both within and without the Church, the leaders were forced to flee for their lives. They were followed by the loyal members of the Church in the latter part of 1837 and the early months of 1838; their destination was Far West. Besides these two groups, there was a large emigration from Canada in 1838, of which Theodore Turley was a member. Even in Far West the Saints were not free from persecu­tion, much of "it being instigated by the State. __ ''The Devil and all his host was determined we should not enjoy it long for he caused the Missourians to maltreat us and unconstitu­tionally drive us from the State."11 Under date of October 27, 1838, Governor Boggs Issued his infamous Extermination Order, stating that "the Mormons must be treated as enemies, and must be exterminated or driven from the State as necessary for the.public peace their outrages are beyond all descrip­tion."1Z Probably the first fruits of this order was the Haun's Mill Massacre. On the 31st of October Colonel George M. Hinkle, the highest militia officer in Caldwell County, betrayed Joseph Smith and other leading brethren to the mob, and the Saints were left to their own devices. In December of 1838 Theodore Turley was appointed by the citizens of Caldwell as a member of a committee to draft a memorial to Congress and sign It in their behalf.13 He was also a member of the High Council of Zion, which met In Far West Wednesday, December 19, 1838.I4 "I was ordained a Sev­enty in Far West in 1838 by Heber C. Kimball."" (The date was December 22.) On the 19th of January, 1839 the Council of Seventy met at the home of Theodore Turley.1° In the minutes of a public meeting at Far West, Jan. 26. 1839, it was resolved "that a committee of seven be appointed to make a draft of a preamble and resolutions. . .'to be pre­sented to a future meeting for their consideration." Theo­dore Turley was one of the committee appointed. It was also resolved "that the committee be further instructed to ascer­tain the number of families who are actually destitute of means for their removal, and report at'the next meeting."!' On January 29, the second meeting was held. "On motion of President Brigham Young, it was resolved that we this day enter into a covenant to stand by and assist each other to .the utmost of our abilities in removing from this State, and that we will never desert the poor who are worthy, till they 8 shall be out of the reach of the exterminating order of Gen­eral Clark, acting for and in the name of the State. "After an expression of sentiments by several who ad­dressed the meeting on the propriety of taking efficient mea­sures to remove the poor from the State, it was resolved, that a committee of seven be appointed to superintend the business of our removal, and to provide for those who have not the means of moving, till the work shall be completed."18 Says Theodore Turley, "Was appointed one of the committee to re­move the poor after Boggs* extermination order,"!' In the evening of the 19th the committee, who had been appointed for removing the poor from the State, met at the home of Theodore Turley, and organized themselves. Over three hundred and eighty of the Saints subscribed themselves to the previously mentioned covenant. "Joseph, the Prophet, not willing to be behind the other brethren in the good work, from his gloomy dungeon at Liberty, sent the brethren $100 to assist in removing the "Saints."20 On February 1 the committee again met at the home of Theodore Turley. The number on the committee was increased to eleven. "Several of the committee addressed the meeting on the arduous task before them, and exhorted all to exert themselves to relieve and assist them in the discharge of the duties of their office, to the utmost of their abilities. Elders Young and Taylor in the most forcible manner addressed the assembly on the propriety of union in order to carry our resolutions into effect. . -The committee met again in the evening at the home of Theodore Turley.21 On February 12 "the committee on removal sent a delega­tion to Sister Murie to ascertain her necessities. . ." Ap­plications for assistance were made by several of the Saints. On the 13th it was voted that "Theodore Turley be appointed to superintend the management of the teams provided for re­moving the poor, and see that they are furnished for the journey."22 The next day the committee met again and "Elders Bingham, Turley, and Shearer, were appointed to sell the house of Joseph Smith, Sen., to a gentleman from Clay County."23 The next meeting we have record of was at Theodore Turley's on March 8. On March 15 "the Prophet Joseph and others petitioned Judge Tomkins, or either of the Supreme Judges of the State of Missouri, for a state's Writ of Habeas Corpus, that he and his brethren might be brought before either of those judges, that justice might be administered," Heber C. Kimball was requested by the Prophet to go to Jefferson City to present the petition, and Theodore Turley was appointed to accompany him. "We took copies of the papers by which the prisoners were held, with the petition to the Supreme Judges, and Immediately started a distance of 300 miles; visited the judges, and laid the whole matter before them individually, according to our best abilities; neither of them would take any action in the case, although they appeared friendly and acknowledged that the brethren were illegally imprisoned. We also presented a petition to the Secretary of State, the Gov­ernor being absent. He appeared very kind, but like the other officers, he had no power to do good."24 They returned Immediately to Liberty. Arriving there on the 30th they went to call on Judge King. He was very angry because they had reported the case to the governor. I could," he said, "have done all the business for you properly. If you • had come to me; and I would have signed the petition for all except Joe, and he Is not fit to live." "They then visited the prison, but were not permitted to enter; all the communication they had with the prisoners took place through the grate of the dungeon. Joseph bid the breth­ren to be of good cheer; 'for,' he said, 'we shall be deliv­ered; but no arm but God can deliver us now,1 Tell the breth­ren to be of good cheer, and get the Saints away as fast as possible."25 "On April 5th, Brothers Kimball and Turley returned to Far West. On that day a company of about fifty men in Davies County swore that they would never eat or drink again until they had murdered Joe Smith. Their captain, William Bowman, swore, In the presence of Theodore Turley, that he would 'never eat or drink, after he had seen Joe Smith, until he had murdered him.' Also eight men--Captain Bogart, who was the county Judge, Doctor Laffity, John Whitmer, and five others came into the committee-room at Far West and there pre­sented Elder Theodore Turley the paper concerning the revela­tion of July 8, 1838 to Joseph Smith, that the Twelve were to take their leave on the Temple site at Far West, on April 26th to go to the Isles of the Sea, and then asked him to read It. Turley said, 'Gentlemen, I am well acquainted with It.' They said, 'Then you, as a rational man, will give up Joseph Smith being a Prophet and an Inspired man, now he and the Twelve are scattered all over creation; let them come here, if they dare; If they do, they will be murdered. As that revelation cannot be fulfilled you will now give up your faith?' "Turley jumped up and said, 'In the name of God that rev­elation will be fulfilled.' They laughed him to scorn. John Whitmer hung down his head. They said, 'If they (the Twelve) come, they will get murdered; they dare not come to take their leave. here; that is like all the rest of Joe Smith's d--d prophecies.' They commenced on Turley and said, 'You had bet­ter do as John Corrill has done--he is going to publish a book called 'Mormonism Fairly Delineated,' he is a sensible man, and you had better assist him.' Turley said, 'Gentlemen, I presume there are men here who have heard Corrill say that 'Mormonism' was true, that Joseph Smith was a Prophet and Inspired of God, etc. I now call upon you, John Whitmer. You say Corrill Is a moral and good man; do you believe him when he says the Book of Mormon is true or when It is not true? There are many things pub­lished that they say are true, and again turn around and say they are false.' 10 "Whitmer asked, 'Do you hint at me?" "Turley replied, 'If the cap fits, you may wear it; all I know is that you have published to the world that an angel did present those plates to Joseph Smith." "Whitmer replied, 'I now say, I handled those plates; there were fine engravings on both sides. I handled them; they were shown me by a supernatural power.' He described how they were hung and accordingly acknowledged all.1 "Turley then asked him 'Why is the translation not now true?' He said, 'I could not read it (in the original) and I do not know whether it (i.e., the translation) is true or not.' Whitmer testified all this in the presence of eight men."26 Also, on April 5 the committee on removal met, and the subject of "providing some clothing for the prisoners at Richmond was discussed, and the propriety of sending two brethren to Liberty, to make sales of some lands, was taken up, and Elders H. G. Sherwood and Theodore Turley were ap­pointed.27 The next day the committee on removal met in council. . . "The business of the council was the consideration of the or­der of the leaders of the Daviess mob, delivered this day to the Saints in Caldwell County, to leave before Friday next." They decided to move the Saints out of the"" county to Tenney's Grove. "The mission of Elders Sherwood and Turley to Liberty was deferred for the present." Sunday, April 7, the committee met again at Theodore Turley's.28 "When the Saints commenced removing from Far West, they shipped as many families and as much goods as possible to Richmond, to go down the Missouri River and up the Mississippi to Quincy, Illinois. . .The exodus throughout was managed . with consummate wisdom, and in view of all the difficulties in the move, with less suffering than could have been expected. The distance to the point of the Mississippi River where most of the exiles crossed over to Illinois was over two hundred miles in an easterly direction. The weather was cold and the roads generally muddy and bad. Scores of Saints died from exposure and fatigue on the memorable journey. The move was not undertaken in a solid body, and seldom in regularly or­ganized companies, but In small squads—two, three and from that to a dozen teams and upwards traveled together. Not a single family who wished to go was left behind, as the com­mittee appointed to superintend the removal paid particular attention to all the poor, and furnished them with the neces­sary teams and provisions to perform the Journey. "While the Saints were making preparations to move away as fast as possible the mob was 'continually threatening the lives of the members of the committee and others. Thus, fre­quently, armed bands of mobbers came into Far West and abused men, women, and children, stole horses, drove off cattle, and plundered houses of everything that pleased them. . .Because 11 of the persecutions,the committee, on the 14th of April, 1839, moved thirty-six families into Tenney's Grove, about twenty five miles from Far West, and a few men were appointed to chop wood for them, while Elder Turley was to furnish them with meal and meat, until they could be removed to Quincy. The corn was ground at the committee's horse mill at Far West. "On the morning of the 18th Elder Kimball went into the committee room and told the members of the committee who were present to wind up their affairs and be off, or their lives would be taken. Later in the day a number of mobbers met Elder Kimball on the public square in Far West and asked him if he was a d--d 'Mormon1. He replied, 'I am a "Mormon". 'Well,' they said, "G-d d--n you, we'll blow your brains out, you G-d d--d Mormon,' and they tried to ride over him with their horses. This took place in the presence of Elias Smith, Theodore Turley and others of the committee. Almost immedi­ately afterward twelve men went to Elder Turley's house with loaded rifles intending to shoot him. They broke seventeen clocks into matchwood, broke tables, chairs and looking glasses, smashed in the windows, etc., while Bogart, the county judge, looked on and laughed. One mobber by the name of Whitaker threw iron pots at Turley, one of which hit him on the shoulder, at which Whitaker jumped and laughed like a mad man. The mob shot down cows while the girls were milking them, and threatened to send the committee 'to hell jumping,1 and 'put daylight through them.' The brethren gathered up what they could and left Far West in one hour. The mob stayed until they left, and then plundered $1,000 worth of property which had been left by the more well-to-do Saints to help the poor remove. One mobber rode up and finding no convenient place to fasten his horse, shot a cow that was standing near, and while the poor animal was yet struggling in death, he cut a strip of her hide from her nose to the tip of her tail, which he tied around a stump and fastened his halter to it. "During the commotion of the day, a number of records, accounts, history, etc., belonging to the committee were destroyed or lost, on account of which the history of the Church only contains a few definite dates of the doing of the committee. "On the 20th of April. 1839, the last of the Saints left Far West. Thus a whole community variously estimated from twelve to fifteen thousand souls, had left, or were about to leave the State of Missouri, where they had experienced so much sorrow, and found a temporary shelter in the State of Illinois, chiefly in Quincy and vicinity and a few in the territory of Iowa on the north."29 Theodore Turley "remained there (Far West) until all the saints were removed and Joseph Smith got out of prison."30 It is interesting to note here that in his haste Theodore tore some paper from the wall of his home in Far West, which is still in existence.31 He goes on to say, "I left in Caldwell a dwelling house and stable, garden, well of water with conveniences, a workshop well fitted up, ten acres of timber land, two town lots. Unrighteously driven from the same, 12 with about 10,000 (ten thousand) souls in company, trusting till God shall redeem us from the injustice of man. In con­sequence of the extreme forteage of labors of fitting up teams, etc., to convey the poor to the State of Illinois; being appointed one of the committee for that purpose. The journeys to the various prisons; the journeys with Petitioning to the Gov. Boggs and to the Supreme Judge of the Courts of the State of Missouri. Laboring variously for the relief of my brethren and sisters in bonds for the space of nearly six months; after the fatigues of war. The particulars of which is impossible to describe. Then journeying with my wife and six children 200 miles in a wet time; living in a tent for the space of 13 weeks and never having the privilege of sleeping under a roof for this time."32 "Elders Turley and Clark had traveled but a few miles from Far West when an axle-tree broke, and Brother Clark had to go to Richmond after some boxes, which delayed them some days.” 33 They were not delayed long, however, for on the 24th of April we find them at Tenny,s Grove. In order to more clearly interpret some of the events which transpired during the next several days we shall have to review a few happenings of the previous year. A revelation had been received by the Prophet Joseph on July 8, 1838, in which a commandment was given him to have the members of the Quorum of the Twelve to go on foreign missions. They were to take leave of the Saints in the city of Far West April 26, 1839, on the building spot of the house of the Lord. This is the revelation which members of the mob and apostates from the Church had taunted Theodore Turley with a few days before. "By the twenty-sixth of April, the day set for them to take leave of the Saints to start on their mission, nearly all the members of the Church had been driven from Far West."34 "It seemed almost impossible that the prediction could be fulfilled, as the Saints had all been driven out of Missouri, and it would, according to the threats of the mob, be as much as an Apostle's life was worth to be seen in Far West. Some of the leading men in the Church thought that in view of the persecutions and scattered condition of the Saints at that time, the Lord would not require the Twelve to fulfill his words to the letter, but, that under the circumstances, he would take the will for the deed. The apostates and mobbers rejoiced at what they thought would be the failure of one of the revelations given through the Prophet Joseph; they thought that surely in this instance, at least, his words would be vain. "But this was not the feeling of President Young and those of the Twelve Apostles who were with him. He asked them individually what their feelings were upon the subject. Their desires were, they said, to fulfill the revelation. He told them the Lord had spoken, and it was their duty to obey, and leave the event in his hands, and he would protect them. Consequently, Brigham Young, Orson Pratt. John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, George A. Smith and Alpheus Cutler left 13 Quincy for Far West to fulfill the revelation. They met John E. Page, who was an Apostle at that time, on the road, and told him they wanted him to go to Far West with them, which he did."35 Just before reaching Far West (at Tenney's Grove) Brigham Young and his traveling companions met Brother Smith, Turley, and Clark of the committee who had been left there to attend to the removal of the poor Saints, but had been driven from town. They told the Apostles that members of the mob had come into Far West and tantalized them on the subject of the revelation, saying that it was one of Joseph Smith's revelations which could not be fulfilled, as the Twelve Apostles were scattered to the four winds; and they threatened them severely if they were found in Far West the next day. In the face of these threats Elders Smith, Clark, and Turley turned around and accompanied the Apostles and the other brethren to Far West, having faith that the Lord would protect them. "Early on the morning of the 26th of April--- the day mentioned in the revelation--a conference was held, 31 per­sons were cut off from the Church, and the Apostles and Saints proceeded to the building spot of the Lord's House. Elder Cutler, the master workman of the house, then recommenced laying the foundation, agreeable to revelation, by rolling up a large stone near the southeast corner." Seven of the Twelve Apostles were present. "They then sang 'Adam-ondi-Ahman;' after which they took leave of eighteen Saints, agreeable to the revelation. The conference was then adjourned "As the Saints were passing many from the meeting, Theo­dore Turley said to Elders Page and Woodruff, 'Stop a bit, while I bid Isaac Russell good-bye,1 and knocking at his door called Brother Russell, whose wife answered, 'Come in; it is Brother Turley.' "Russell replied, 'It is not; he left here two weeks ago.' He appeared quite alarmed; but on finding it was Tur­ley, asked him to sit down, but he replied, 'I can not; I shall lose my company.' "'Who is your company?' inquired Russell. '"The Twelve.' "'The Twelve?' "'Yes, don't you know that this is the 26th, and the day the Twelve were to take leave of their friends on the founda­tion of the Lord's house, to go to the islands of the sea? The revelation is now fulfilled, and I am going with them.' "Russell was speechless and Turley bid him farewell. "Thus was that revelation fulfilled, concerning which the enemies said: If all the other revelations of Joseph Smith were fulfilled, that one should not be, as it had place and date to it."36 14 Concerning this Isaac Russell it may be interesting to note here that he was one of the first Elders to contact Theodore Turely in Canada. He was also one of those thirty one persons who were excommunicated from the Church the morning of the 26th, without any hearing. "Turley subsequently in Utah, related to Russell's sons, Samuel and George, that he was present at the conference near Quincy, ILL., where Joseph was informed of the proceedings at Far West, and that the Prophet there arose with tears in his eyes, and referring to Isaac Russell, said that he felt to bless him and that he should be blessed. It is a fact worth recording that Brother Russell never took sides with the enemy either in word or deed."37 IV. HIS ACTIVITIES IN COMMERCE, OR NAUVOO The principal point of exodus from Missouri was Quincy, Illinois. "During the summer of 1839 the Saints who had been driven from Missouri continued to gather at Nauvoo and settle on the lands which had been purchased by the Church Authori­ties. The violent persecution they had passed through in Missouri had well nigh wrecked the people. They had been stripped of their earthly possessions, until they were re­duced to the most abject poverty. And the exposure and hard­ships endured made them an easy prey to the malaria that in­fected Nauvoo and vicinity. Another thing which doubtless contributed to make them unable to resist the ravages of dis­ease, was the fact that a period of relaxation was following the intense excitement under which they had lived for more than two years."38 Says Theodore Turley: "We arrived in Commerce, Illinois, in the spring of 1839. It being a new place on the banks of the Mississippi, hence without a house or convenience of a house to shelter in, but the spring being far advanced feel It necessary to set on to plant some corn, potatoes, etc., before I start to build my house. "After accomplishing the same began to get logs, stone, etc. My family having the expanse of the firmament for a covering besides a tent made of factory cotton. Frequently when I come home I find my family wet through to the skin, and the fire all washed away and my dear little children cuddled under their mother's cloak. Myself as wet as pos­sible, and no fire to dry our clothes. Sometimes the bed wet when we would rise in the morning, this would try the faith and patience of all."39 It was necessary that the patience and faith of the Saints be tried. Little did they realize that their next move would be many times more rigorous and tiring. Only the strong would be able to survive. The Saints were an industrious group, and began imme­diately to build a beautiful city where a swamp had been. Many of them contracted malaria and other diseases in the 'process, but even this brought blessings. Perhaps never in 15 this dispensation has the gift of healing been so manifest as it was when Joseph Smith in company with other brethren were miraculously healed, rose from their beds, and went up and down the banks of the River healing the afflicted by the power of the Priesthood. We now remember that Theodore Turley intimated to Isaac Russell that he was going on a mission. A conference of the Church was held May 4, 5, and 6, 1839, where Brother Turley was one of the Seventies appointed to accompany the Apostles to Europe. Theodore's occupation at that time was gunsmithing. At the same conference it was decided that "Brother Turley's gunsmith tools shall remain for the general use of the Church until his return from Europe."40 After the conference adjourned Theodore was probably very busily engaged in making arrangements so that his family would be taken care of during his stay in the mission field. "In the forepart of June, 1839, Elder Theodore Turley raised the first house built by the Saints in Commerce, on 'Lot 4, Block 147, of the White Purchase,' or on the corner of what afterwards were named Water and Carlin Streets, on the same block upon which Joseph afterwards built the Nauvoo Mansion."41 Says Theodore Turley. "I came to Nauvoo with Joseph Smith the Prophet and built the first house that was built by a Mormon in Nauvoo; was one of the committee to fix the size of the lots and run off the streets and co."42 On the second of July Joseph, Hyrum, Sidney and others "all went to Brigham Young's, when Wilford Woodruff and George A. Smith were blessed as two of the Twelve Apostles; and Theo­dore Turley was blessed as a Seventy. Brother Hyrum gave the Twelve some good advice on the nature of their mission; to practice prudence and humility in their preaching, and to strictly hold onto the authority of the Priesthood. Brother Joseph taught many glorious and important principles to ben­efit and bless them on their mission; teaching them to observe charity, wisdom, and a fellow feeling for each other, and love one towards another, in all things,' and under all circum­stance, unfolding keys of knowledge, to detect Satan, and preserve us in the favor of God."43 On Sunday, August 4, 1839, "the Church passed a resolu­tion that the Twelve proceed on their mission as soon as pos­sible, and that the Saints provide for their families during their absence."44 V. HIS MISSION TO ENGLAND— FROM NAUVOO TO LIVERPOOL "September came, and the Apostles prepared to take leave of their families and friends and depart on their mission to Europe. Again the evil one laid his plans to circumvent them. As he once afflicted righteous Job. striving to overthrow his trust in God, he now sought by similar means to undermine the faith and integrity of these latter-day servants of the Lord. But his efforts were unavailing; he had the same class of 16 spirits to contend with as in the days of old; men who could say with the patient man of Uz, though bowed in sorrow and humiliation; 'I know that my Redeemer liveth,' and 'though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him. "'45 The departure of these brethren on their missions is one of the remarkable phenomenon of the Church. Brigham Young "had been prostrated for some time be sickness, and at the time of starting on his mission was so feeble that he had to be assisted to the ferry, only some thirty rods from his house. All his children were sick, and he left his wife with a babe but ten days old, In the poorest of circum­stances, from the mobs of Missouri had robbed him of all he had."46 "Elder Kimball left his wife in bed shaking with ague, and all his children sick. It was only by the assis­tance of some of the brethren that Heber himself could climb Into the wagon."47 The others left their families in com­parable circumstances. Theodore Turley records; September 1839, was set apart by the Prophet Joseph and Hyrum Smith, when John Taylor and Wilford Woodruff was to go to Engalnd. . .Took leave of my family this day under peculiar circumstances considering the late troubles we have had in the State of Missouri, it only being 34 months since I with my family left Toronto, Canada for Caldwell Co., Far West. I was with the Twelve at the ful­filling of the revelation concerning the relaying the found­ation stone of .the Temple in Far West and then taking leave to go upon a mission to Great Britain. "This connected with labors I was not accustomed to, brought upon me a bilious fever, etc., and was taken with western chill fever, confined eleven weeks. However, having been set apart for the mission to preach the gospel in Eng­land, feel it my duty to start as soon as possible to per­form the same. My children, five of them, have been sick with the fever and my wife worn out with fatigue, all seeming to cry to me, it is impossible for you to go. The fever left upon one of my legs a swelling frightful to look at. My leg contracted, could not put it to the ground. Feeling much on account of the Apostles, all but one being gone on their missions was determined that when the other one should start I would go at all risks. Brother George A. Smith being the last and him better now, though still far from being in health, came and told me he was going on Saturday, this being Friday. Still fast in my bed, stated I should go with him. Got the Elders to lay hands on and pray for me. Received some strength, my leg better, prepared for the start the next day."48 The departure of Elders George A. Smith, Reuben Hedlock, and Theodore Turley was no less remarkable. Elder John Tay­lor records: I would here remark that very few of my breth­ren that came along were any better situated than I was in regard to disease. Elder Turley was taken out of his bed and put into a wagon when he started. Elder George A. Smith and Elder Turley, who started together, were both so blind with disease that when driving the horse a little distance them­selves, they could not see a stump on the roadside, and running over it, were upset out of the carriage."49 "Elders Smith and 17 Turley were unable to get up, not because of any Injuries they had received, but because of their illness. Elder Hed­lock helped them into their wagon and they resumed their journey. They had not proceeded far when they met some gen­tlemen who stopped their team and said to the driver: 'Mr., what graveyard have you been robbing?' The remark being elicited by the ghostly appearance of the Elders enroute for England."50 "Thus in sickness and poverty, without purse and without scrip, leaving their families destitute of the comforts of life, with nothing but the assurance of the people, who were as poor as themselves, that they should be provided for, . . . (they) turned their faces toward Europe to preach the Gospel to the highly civilized peoples of the world. . .They had ringing in their ears the words of Jesus: 'He that loveth father or mother, houses or lands, wives or children more than he loveth me is not worthy of me.' And again they had the promise: "There is no man that hath left houses, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children for the kingdom of God's sake, who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.'"51 Theodore Turley records: "Six thousand miles traveled in company with Brother George A. Smith, one of the Twelve, and Bro. Hedlock of the Quorum of High Priests, traveled the first day 14 miles, stopped the night, having no grain for the horse, had to turn him upon the prairie for the night. The next morning started for Quincy when we had traveled a few miles was taken with the chill fever. Shook and burnt with fever till we arrived in Quincy on the 24th of September, 1839, where we found Apostles Young and Kimball both sick. Stopped the day and then started for the East, arrived in Gray Villo on the 27th and held meeting. The next morning started for Jacksonville on the 30th of Septem­ber. Stopped at Bro. Wilson's, held meeting instructing the Saints in the things of God. Stopped one day and a half; arrived in Springfield, Illinois, October 3. Stopped with Sister Snider; received much kindness from the brethren. Met with them each night exhorting them and instructing them in the things of God, until the eleventh day. Departed, leaving thence for Pleasant Garden; stopped at Bro. Pratt's."52 At Springfield they were met by Elders Kimball and Young. Friday, October 11, in the evening. Elders Young, Kimball, George A. Smith, Hedlock, and Turley started from Spring­field, traveled 8 miles on their journey, and stayed with Father Draper. "When we went into the house Brother George A. Smith, while stopping down to warm him at the fire, dropped a small flask bottle, containing tonic bitters, out of his pocket, on the hearth, and broke it; at this occurrence Father Baker (Draper) was very much astonished, and said, 'You're a pretty set of Apostles, to be carrying a bottle of whiskey with you.' We explained to him that the bottle contained some bitters which the brethren at Springfield had prepared for George A. because of his sickness; this ap­peased his righteous soul, so that he consented to allow us to stay through the night."53 18 Saturday, October 12, the Elders of the British Mission" left Father Draper's and pursued their journey toward Terre Haute. They arrived at Terre Haute on the 17th, and stayed with Nahum Milton Stow's. On the 17th Elder Heber C. Kimbal. had an unfortunate experience which almost cost him his life He became ill while staying with a drunken Dr. Modisett. The doctor gave him a tablespoonful of morphine, and only through the anxious care of Brigham Young during the night was his life saved. "In the morning Brothers Smith, Turley, Hedlock and Murray came to see us. They laid their hands on me and prayed for me. When they left they wept. Father Murray felt very sorrowful; said he, 'we shall never see Heber again; he will die.' I looked up at them and said, 'Never mind, brethren, go ahead, for Brother Brigham and I will reach Kirtland before you will.' Brother Brigham gave them all the money we had except five dollars, and told them to take good care of the team, and make all possible speed to Kirtland."54 The next day the brethren resumed their journey. Says Theodore Turley: "October 17th attended meeting with Bro. Babbitt Saturday and Sunday; three times. Found Bro. Babbitt doing a great work here. On the 22nd of Octo­ber left for Indianapolis. Oct. 23rd, met Bros. Law and Hicks family east of Richmond. Received $25.00 to help us on our mission. Oct. 26th arrived in Dayton where we found Bro. Taylor. Attended a conference in company with the brethren at Bro. Houton's 8 miles east. Oct. 27th Bro. Taylor preached on Sunday and then arrived in Springfield the same night. Visited Columbus Prison in company with Bro. Smith, Taylor, and Hedlock (on Thursday we visited prison). The cells for each prisoner was 8 feet long and 4 feet wide. 480 convicts had commenced building the State House. We reached Lawderville on the 30th. Thence to Worcester on the 1st of Nov., 1839. Arrived in Strongville on the 2nd; 3rd arrived in Cleveland. 4th met with Bros. Young and Heber C. Kimball after leaving them sick in their hotel. Arrived in Kirtland, visited the House of the Lord with the brethren on Nov. 5th, and 7th and on the 9th attended meetings in the House of the Lord, much gratified. And wrote to my family in the West. Met with the brethren in Kirtland every other night attended meetings with Bro. Taylor. We received our washings and etc., at Bro, McBride's house in company with Bro. Phelps of the Quorum of Seventies. "And Bro. Miles Prest of the Seventies, Bro. McBride of the same Quorum and Bro. Dixon a member. Thence to the House of the Lord to proceed with the other part of the Holy Ordinance of God, to that of our anointing and washing of feet, etc., in company with Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and George A. Smith, each of the Quorum of the Twelve and in company with considerable number of Elders, had a good meet­ing. The oil consecrated by Bros. Young, Kimball and Smith."55 Recorded in the Documentary History, we find: "In the evening, President Brigham Young anointed Elder John Tay­lor in the House of the Lord, and Elder Daniel S. Miles anointed Theodore Turley, all of which was sealed with the 19 shout of Hosanna." To continue with Theodore Turley's account, "Apostle Young anointed Bro. Taylor, Bro. D. S. Miles, Theodore Turley and part of the Elders Quorum. Prayer was then of­fered up by Brother Taylor for his own individual self. And then confirmed by shouts of Hosanna, ;and then offered up the desires of my heart; then confirmed and sealed by the congregation by shouts of Hosanna. Proceeded to the wash­ing of feet; Bro. Young washed Bro. Taylor's and D. S. Miles washed Theodore Turley's feet, and then Bro. Taylor delivered a prophecy. Meeting closed. Bro. Young offered prayer. On the 20th met at Bro. Morton's in conference, Heber C. Kimball being called to the chair. Four Elders volunteered to go and preach. On the 22nd parted with the brethren in Kirtland and came to Fareport to take steamboat for Buffalo. There being so great a storm had to wait 4 days in port. We had a quick and stormy passage down the lake. Took stage from Buffalo to Batavia, from thence to Rochester in steam cars and on the 29th of November, 1839, at 7 p.m. Started from thence at 9 p.m. took stage to and from thence to Auburn where we left the Brethren, Brigham Young, George A. Smith. Left Bro. Kimball 8 miles east at Batavia to visit the brethren in that place. Arrived at Auburn 19th November 1839 at 10 a.m. "Took cars for Albany in company with Bro. Taylor: R.R. fare $7.50. Arrived in Albany Nov. 31, 1839 at 6 a.m. Took boat for New York. Distances from Mississippi to N.Y. 511 miles, (one thousand five hundred and eleven miles.) "My journal from Albany to the Potteries in England is written in a small ipto Jan. 26, 1849." (ipto: up to?) Where is that journal? "After much sickness, and many experiences in preaching the Gospel along the way, they. . .met In New York City on Dec. 13. . .At a conference held on that day in N.Y. , Parley P. Pratt prophesied that the mission of the Twelve to Great Britain would be known to all nations of the earth. It has been fulfilled."56 The brethren spent a few days in N.Y. preaching and add­ing new members to the Church. It is interesting to note here that "when Elder Taylor arrived in N.Y., Elder Woodruff had been there some time, and was all impatience to embark for England, but as yet the former had no means with which to pay for his ocean passage. Altho supplied with all the means necessary on his journey thus far, after paying his cab-fare to the house of Brother Pratt he had but one cent left. Still he was the last man on earth to plead poverty, and in answer to inquiries of some of the brethren as to his financial cir­cumstances, he replied that he had plenty. . . "That evening at a council meeting Elder Pratt proposed that the brethren assist Elder Taylor with means to pay his passage to England as Brother Woodruff was prepared and de­sired to go. To this Elder Taylor objected and told the Breth­ren if they had anything to give to Parley. . .as he had a family to support and needed means for publishing. At the close of the meeting Elder Woodruff expressed his regret at the course taken by Elder Taylor, as he had been waiting for him, and at last had engaged his passage. 20 "Elder Taylor: 'Well, Brother Woodruff, if you think it best for me to go, I will accompany you.' "Elder Woodruff: 'But where will you get the money?1 "Elder Taylor: "Oh," there will be no difficulty about that. Go and take a passage for me on your vessel, and I will furnish you the means.' A Brother Theodore Turley, hearing the above conversa­tion, and thinking that Elder Taylor had resources unknown to himself or Brother Woodruff, said: 'I wish I could go with you, I would do your cooking and wait on you,' "The passage to be secured was in the steerage these missionaries were not going on flowery beds of ease hence the necessity of such service as Brother Turley proposed render­ing. In answer to this appeal, Elder Taylor told Brother Woodruff to take a passage for Brother Turley also. "At the time of making these arrangements Elder Taylor had no more, but the Spirit had whispered to him that means would be forthcoming, and when had that still, small voice failed him? In that he trusted, and he did not trust in vain. Although he did not ask for a penny of anyone, from various persons in voluntary donations he received money enough to meet his engagements for the passage of himself and Brother Turley, but no more."57 And thus we see how the Lord watched over his servants. Says Heber C. Kimball: "Brother Brigham often suspected that I had put the money in his trunk, or clothes; thinking that I had a purse of money which I had not acquainted him with, but this was not so, the money could only have been put in the trunk by some heavenly messenger, who thus ad­ministered to our necessities daily as he knew we needed."58 On December 19, 1839, Elders Woodruff, Taylor, and Tur­ley sailed out of the New York Harbor for Liverpool, England, on the packet ship Oxford. Says Wilford Woodruff, "We had storms and rough weather, but most of the winds were favor­able for quick passage. While on the ship a Methodist min­ister got into a discussion with some Catholics who were in the company, and the arguments of the minister ran rather more into abuse than sound argument. "Elder Taylor told the Methodist minister that he did not think it was becoming in a daughter to find so much fault with the mother as they did, for as the Methodist came out of the Catholics, Elder Taylor thought the mother had as much right to enjoy her religion unmolested as the daughter had That ended the argument."59 Before we take up his labors in the British Mission, Theodore Turley has an interesting insertion in his journal. "These lines composed by Eleanor Graham of New York on the departure of the Twelve:" 21 *My soul does grieve when I do know. With whom we have to part, 'Tis with the servants of the Lord So near unto my heart And yet I know it is God's will That you should from us go To save mankind in other lands From everlasting woe. Go on ye servants of our God To earth's remotest bounds And preach the everlasting word And heal the grievous wounds. First to the Gentiles; then the Jews And gather Israel in The Lord now calls out, soon he'll choose And cleanse the saints from sin. May you fast o'er the waters ride And land safe on the other shore And spread the Gospel far and wide Let darkness reign no more. Farewell ye chosen Twelve, farewell Until we meet again, On Zion's land, I hope to dwell And there with thee to reign —Till then, farewell.* Eleanor Graham" V. HIS MISSION TO ENGLAND ACTIVITIES IN ENGLAND "After an adventurous journey. Elders Wilford Woodruff, John Taylor, and Theodore Turley arrived in Liverpool, Eng­land, Jan. 11, 1840." On the 13th they visited with Mr. George Q. Cannon, father of President George Cannon. In the evening they took cars to Preston., a branch which Heber C. Kimball had built up in 1837 and left in the care of Willard Richards. Three days were spent in Preston visiting the Saints. They did not remain in Preston, however. On the 17th a council was held at the home of Willard Richards to deter­mine where the brethren should labor. Theodore Turley acted as scribe at that meeting. It was arranged that Theodore go to the Potteries in Staffordshire, and to Birmingham if the Spirit so led. . ." The Potteries Included Tunstell, Burslem, Stoke, Lane End, and several other towns and villages. Let us remember that Theodore's family resided in the vicinity of Birmingham. He was led there, we may suppose, by the Spir­it. That town later became a Mormon stronghold second only in importance to London.61 On the following day the brethren met and blessed each other, and then separated and departed for their various fields of labor. Elders Woodruff and Turley traveled part of the way together. They went by way of Manchester, where Theodore Turley spent eight days before resuming his journey to Birmingham. The material contained in the following pages is taken 22 largely from the History of the British Mission and Theodore Turley's Journal. No attempt has been made to incorporate these facts into a story. They are presented simply as a day by day account. When not otherwise stated, the references are from the Journal. Jan. 22, 1840. --Elders Woodruff and Turley arrived in the Potteries district and commenced their labors. Visited the home of Brother William Benbow and were kindly received by his wife, Sister Ann Benbow.62 Jan. 23. --Elders Woodruff and Turley held a well at­tended meeting in the home of Brother Alfred Cordon at Burslem and visited at the home of Brother George Simpson.63 "Jan. 27, 1840. —This morning woke up in health after a hard day's work yesterday, at Bro. Benbow, in Hawley, Staffordshire, after expounding the scriptures to the family walked two miles to Burslem. There found Elder Woodruff at Bro. Cordon's. Took dinner at Bro. Cordon's then went to visit some of the saints, then walked to meeting at Lane End about 6 miles. Spoke after Bro. Cordon, then took supper (dinner) at Bro. Ira Whittiker, Lane End and then blessed his two children. Laid hands on one Bro. for a swollen neck. Then went and laid hands on a sick child. Then blessed two children and walked back to lodgings very tired in body. Jan. 28, 1849 Tuesday morning at Cordon's feel something of the effects of yesterday's hard work. (Recorded in the History of the British Mission we find: "Elder Turley had quite a sore throat the day after their arrival.") Spent day in conversation upon the Second Coming of Christ and the na­ture of Christ's Kingdom when it should be set up, etc. with Bro. Woodruff about the nations that will be left on the Earth when Christ reigns with his saints, etc. and I read consider­able, attended meeting at night in Burslem. Bro. Woodruff preached and after which a man of the name of Jones opposed the work of God; read a pamphlet against the work of God, which I feel he will be delivered up to Satan. I went to Hauley and slept at Bro. Benbow's and he gave me 5 shillings to help carry me to Birmingham this day, 29th of January, 1840. February 3, Wilford Woodruff said, "I became convinced it was the will of the Lord for one of us to go to Birmingham and taking all things into consideration we thought it best for Elder Turley to go. Consequently he left Burslem for Birmingham on the 29 of January." Under date of January 29. the day of his departure it is recorded, "Elder Theodore Turley left Burslem, Staffordshire, England, for Birmingham. Since his arrival in Burslem he and Elder Woodruff had preached almost daily and visited the Saints."64 "Bro. Alfred Cordon Navigation road at Mr. Goodwin's works Burslem Staffordshire. Arrived in Birmingham 10:45 p.m. could not find any of my friends, had to stay at the Blue Bell Inn, Bristol Street, near a number of my friends. "Jan. 20, 1840. --This day found my father much worn out with hard work, bent down to the earth. I pray God to 23 deliver him soon from such bondage as this , but there is a smile always on his countenance. This morning Mr. and Mrs. Mills, also my mother and sister, Charlotte, and then my father and my brother, John, and then Grandfather, and then John's family. Much pleased with John's wife and 4 children, so clean and neatly dressed. Much pleased with Sister Mill's children. George and Thomas are fine young men, as tall and manly as their father. Mary Ann's a fine young woman, Sophia is the image of my sister, Mary Ann, when young Elizabeth is sickly, a slender child, dreamt I was coming. Richard, Charlotte, William, a fine boy. Sister Mills is weakly at this time. Mr. Mills is aged but still about the same worthy man as ever. "Jan. 31, 1840. —This morning found myself in bed at my mother's with my grandfather by my side not little pleased to find all alive except Bro. Fredric. Grandfather is able to work and earn his living. Works still in Livery Street where he has worked for 18 years. Walks a mile for his dinner every day. He is in good health. The same persevering old man. Spent part of the day with my mother and the rest of the day with Sister Mills and family. Much delighted with them. Sister Wolton is much bowed down to the earth and very thin in flesh. Slept at mother's. "February 1, 1840. —This morning at Mother's in Thrust Street No. 65, I pray God to give me access to the understand­ing of my relations that they may understand the things of God as they are. I read several Chapters to my Mother and made a few remarks. I then visited the market place and Town Hall, both the most splendid buildings I ever saw. The Town Hall is 152 feet in length, 65 feet wide, 65 feet high, inside; the organ more than 50 feet high; weight, 50 tons—equal to 100,000 Ibs; the length of center pipe, 35 feet; 2 feet In diameter, largest pipe 35 feet long by 3 feet in diameter; 3,000 pipes; 5 rows of keys; 63 stops. The branches for gas light 6 feet 6 inches long. "The purpose for this building Is for general musical festivals, concerts, Bible songs, meetings, missionary's shows, and public lectures. A splendid building of gray marble stone obtained from Anglesy in opposite Wales; Mr. Campbell, keeper of the building. The building is warmed with hot water and air, the flue forced up by cold water on producing cold are under the hot sent up by ventilators, etc. . . "This day finished it in company with Mrs., T. Kimberly and her son Thomas. Took supper with them. Thomas has grown a fine young man and has a boy 2 years old. This night stop­ped at my mother's. "February 2, 1840. —This morning went to the Methodist Chapel. Seen many of my old acquaintances. I pray God to give the people eyes to see. "Spent the afternoon with my father, mother and some of my friends; the evening with Bro. Walton and Sis. Walton at my Bro. John's with his family. Slept at my mother's with my grandfather. 24 "February 3, 1840. --This morning my heart's desire be­fore God is that He will open my way that I may preach to my parents the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I took dinner with Sis. Mills, seen my Uncle Thomas Hart this morning. Spent the afternoon in trying to obtain an opportunity to communicate to my Bro. John the glorious things of the Kingdom of God. I went to see my wife's Bro. Jessie Kimberly, found him and wife and 7 children enjoying good health but in want of em­ployment. I spent the night in communicating to my grandfather, mother and father the things that God has done and will do in this generation. "Feb. 4, 1840. —This morning took breakfast with mother and then went to see Sis. Mills found her sick, then I went to see my Bro. John's family. I pray God to give my Bro. eyes to see the truth as it is in Jesus Christ. This after­noon I went to see Mr. J. Lilley a Methodist preacher, used to be acquainted with me 20 years ago. He appears to be very dark as to the things of God. I could not get him to understand the plan of Salvation, not the revelations as given the timely warning. I spent the rest of the day in conversa­tion with my mother and family. Oh, I desire their salvation, I pray God to give me His Holy Spirit to help me and give them hearts to understand. I hope to have an opportunity soon. • Dined with Bro. R. Mills, visiting the 13 acres of land. Took tea at Bro. R. Mills; spent part of the evening with Bro. John Turley, took supper with John and his wife at his house in Liland Street. "February 5, 1840. --Took breakfast at my mother's. Took dinner with Bro. R. Mills. Wrote this morning to Elder W. Woodruff at Burslem, Staffordshire. This afternoon wrote to my wife's sister in London. This evening I hope to spend in company with my brother John to converse about the things of God. "February 6, 1840. --This morning went to see my brother John but he being engaged with business could have no oppor­tunity to converse with him. Oh, I hope to have an opportun­ity soon; dined with Bro. R. Mills, visiting the Botanic Gardens to see the various collections of roots and plants, covers 13 acres of land. Took tea at Bro. R. Mills; spent part of the evening with John Turley, took supper with John and his wife at his house in Liland Street. "February 7, 1840. --This morning took breakfast at Moth­er's went to see Jessie Kimberly, had some conversation about their father's will, etc. Then went and dined with Sis. Walton, then went to see my wife's aunt Kiraby Hugh, then I went to see my old master James Parkes, and took tea with him. I hope the Lord will open a door for me to preach the Gospel unto his people. Spent the evening bearing my testi­mony to my grandfather and family and slept at mother's. "February 8, 1840. --Saturday, this morning took break­fast with mother. Went to meet my sister Davis in company with brother-in-law Mills. Spent the day with Sister Davis and mother. Bore my testimony in truth and sincerity, kept me talking or preaching all day till I am hoarse. Took sup­per with Sis. Ann and Sophia, father, mother, and grandfather. Slept with my grandfather. My sister Ann has come from Lon­don to Birmingham to see me." 25 Also, on February 8, Wllford Woodruff records: "I re­ceived a letter from Elder Turley Thursday; he was in Birm­ingham preaching to his relatives in the family circle, but was soon expecting to preach in public; he had hard work to preach to his parents, who had been professors of Godliness forty years, and had great confidence In their ministers."65 "February 9, 1840. --This morning took breakfast with Bro. John's family on purpose to converse with him on the things pertaining to the Kingdom of Heaven, walked with him some distance, but oh, how has tradition bound round them the understanding of the children of men. They truly have eyes but see not. I long for their salvation, that the God of Heaven may grant me the desire of my heart in this respect. This afternoon spent with my relations. The house crowded with persons to see me. I had an opportunity to testify of the goodness of God. I am somewhat encouraged, hoping some of my relations will embrace the faith which is my earnest desire before the Lord. Slept this night with grandfather in Birmingham. "February 10, 1840. —Enjoying good health, thank God for it. Took breakfast with mother in company with sister Ann from London and my sister Sophia Davis from Atherstone and by her request I go to Atherstone this evening to see Bro. Davis. She is paying my expenses. My sister Ann is married to one Mr. Goldfinch of London. Arrived Atherstone 8:30 p.m. at my sister's a distance of 20 miles fare in coach 5 shillings sterling I pray God to give me wisdom and feel like doing His will and bearing my testimony before my relations of the things of God, I visited the machinist institution, in Birmingham in company with my 2 sisters and John. February 11, 1840. —This morning at my Sis. Davis1 at Atherstone, Warwickshire, Printer and Stationer, this morn­ing I am longing to leave my friends so that I may go to preach the Gospel to the world as some of my relations are not willing to receive my testimony. I pray God to open their eyes to see their situation, and privileges God offers them. This day spent with my sister in conversation with her on the nature of religion as revealed. I took a walk out this afternoon meditating on the goodness of God to me and my family. Oh, I long to be worthy of that Comforter that Jesus promises to His Disciples the manifestation of the Father and Son, the ministering of Angels, the Lord grant it to me. "February 12, 1840. —This morning is very wet; has been wet for a long time so that farmers of England can not get the seed into the ground. There was but very little wheat sown last fall; there must be great distress next season in consequence. It has been wet for about 10 months. I am this morning still hoping soon to get into a field that I can labor in without giving offence to my relations. I think I shall soon go to Wolverhampton in Staffordshire. My Journal from this to the 14th of April, 1840 is written in a patent pock­et Journal." (Where is that Journal?) 26 Elder Turley returned to the Potteries from Birmingham, and expressed a desire that Wilford Woodruff go to Birmingham to erect the standard, as it was his native place. Says Wil­ford Woodruff, "He thought I should do better there than him­self; he had preached a few times in public this side of Birm­ingham, but not in Birmingham. And as I was getting ready to go, the Lord manifested to me that it was his will for me to go another way, which was to go to Birmingham, or about forty miles East of it."66 On March 16 we have the fol­lowing report: "The latest account from Elder Turley, he was well, preaching and baptizing in the Potteries."*/ Sometime between March 16 and April 11 Theodore Turley was arrested and thrown into prison. We can only wish that his Journal during this period were available to us so that we could know more of the details. On April 11 Wilford Wood­ruff wrote: "I went into the jail and had an interview with Elder Theodore Turley who had been falsely imprisoned upon a warrant for debt which had been contracted fifteen years before he left England and which he supposed was settled."68 Joseph Smith says, "The real object was to stop his preaching."69 Going back to Theodore's Journal, we find: "April 14, 1840. --This morning my feelings and reflections are keen in this my confinement here in Gaol and my brethren whom the Lord has sent on this mission to England are now arrived in this land and I deprived of the privilege of meeting with them in Conference after leaving my family and all to preach the Gospel, now Satan has deprived me of an opportunity of preaching by shutting me up in prison. Thank God I can preach to the people here. I ask for wisdom to act as the Lord would have me. I wrote a letter this day to Elder Richards and the Twelve and one for one of the prisoners." The letter which follows is an excerpt from the one written to Elder Richards: "I was privileged Sunday evening last for the first time of preaching publicly to all the prisoners of the debtor's wards. I proclaimed the gospel to them, as well as I could. The Lord has been with me in my confinement. There came in­to this prison last Saturday, a Baptist preacher who used to preach in Hanley next to where we preached. He was requested to preach, but refused, stating in the usual spirit that they had better hear the Latter-Day Saint. With this they came to my cell. I sprung at the opportunity, and after I had done, I called publicly upon him, if he had anything to say. He replied he thought they had better retire and ponder these things over in their cells. One is solemnly converted to obey the Gospel the first opportunity he has. Several others are much taken up with the doctrines that I advanced and one in particular, a sensible man, who has been much perplexed with the doctrines of the day. So much so that his mind was almost poisoned against the Bible; he is now diligently searching the Scriptures. I have lent him Elder Pratt's work, the 'Voice of Warning'; he wants to buy one. There is strife as to who shall have it. I could sell some of them, if I had them, and they would be scattered to different parts of the land soon. Dear Brother! It is very difficult place to attempt to preach the pure principle of the Gospel in, for the mind of every individual is so busily engaged in contriving means to 27 elude justice, and at all intervals they bring out of their evil hearts the abominations therein contained, and in order to smother reflection they have resource to gambling and drunk­enness. They also use the most obscene language I have ever heard, thus glorying in their shame. I can not give you the particulars of my situation; I am awaiting the arrival of particulars from my brother and then I will send to you. Dear Brother! I feel much sorrow at being deprived of the bles­sings of attending the conference of the Twelve. I am pleased at the sound of their arrival. Satan's kingdom will quake, and the bulwarks thereof tumble to the ground. I know that the Lord can accomplish His work without my labor in the vine­yard. I am but a cipher before him, but whether I have the privilege or not, my heart is in the work, and I long to have the opportunity of lifting up my voice proclaiming the will of God."70 Continuing with his Journal: "April 15, 1840. --This day I have spent in reading and writing and visiting a sick man here in prison. I long to know the result of a letter I sent to my brother John Turley. "April 16, 1840. --Still in prison but thank God I have my health better. This day my mind is somewhat engaged in thought as this day the first conference is held on this land by the Quorum that God has chosen in these last days to preach the Gospel and warn this land of things that are com­ing upon the same. I feel much at being deprived of the priv­ilege of meeting with them. I have this day read considerable to a sick prisoner. I hope he will obey the Gospel. I have studied a little of the system of shorthand. "April 17, 1840. --I received a letter from Bro. John Turley of Bern stating that Mr. L.. Attorney will take less than half he demanded of me and I have sent him an answer. Also, writing to Thomas Kimberley. I pray God to bless my endeavors to do His will. "April 18, 1840. --This being Good Friday, so-called in England. This morning I am well in health. Thank God for it. The morning spent in writing one Epistle to the Potteries and some shorthand. I saw Bro. Thomas from Stoke. He came into the prison for to see me, and brought me a loaf of bread. I spent the afternoon in writing 2 letters for 2 prisoners and some shorthand. I preached publicly this evening to the debtors on the broken covenant and plainly preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them. After I had done a preacher of the Baptist order called me a demolisher. "April 18, 1840. —This morning I received a letter from Sis. Eliza Bromley and Sis. Pool, from Manchester and from Bros. Smith and Woodruff, from New Castle and a brother from Lane all came to visit me this day in Gaol and brought me pro­visions and some money, received a letter from Bro. John and my trousers and linen. My poor mother does not know that I am here in this confinement as it would be too much for her to bear it at this time of her life, as she is weak in body. I spent most of the day with my friends that came to see me. I pray God to give me wisdom at all times to act in righteous- 28 ness before Him according to His Holy Laws. I ask God to bless Sis. Pool that came so far to see me and the brethren and all the saints and my dear wife and all the children. "April 19, 1840. --This morning I arose and wrote an epistle to Sis. Eliza Bromley of Lane End and I also received a letter from Elder Hedlock, stating that he was at the con­ference in Preston, and also the nature of his journey from the time I left him in Betavia, K.Y. There was a conference 33.branches represented, and somewhere about 1520 members. 33 Elders, 53 Priests, 33 Teachers , 10 Deacons, making in all 1650; thus you see how the work is rolling on In this land in the short time of two years and six days. I spent part of this day reading. This evening I preached to the people in prison on the principles of revelation, about two hours. The Lord helped me, I now lay me down to sleep in my cell on my sackcloth, contented till any change cometh. I pray God to bless my wife and children and all the Saints. "April 20, 1840. —This day I wrote 3 letters for my fellow prisoners and one to Elder Hedlock, the rest of the day I spent in talking with the prisoners. "April 21, 1840. --This morning I spent till breakfast in walking around the yard for exercise after breakfast Elder Cordon with 11 others came to see me in Prison. I am much rejoiced to see my brethren and sisters, they brought me some food and some pudding from my daughter Eliza Bromley. I wrote a long epistle to my parents and all their children; directed to Bro. John Turley. I wrote a letter to Wover hampton and then read considerable and this evening preached again in this prison. Bore Witness to the revelations which have been made. I pray God to help my exertions to spread the truth; I pray Thee to bless my family and all the Saints. Amen. I ask for wisdom that the adversary may not have the power to destroy nor take advantage. "April 22, 1840. —This morning wrote a letter for a poor prisoner and also an epistle to Wolver hampton to my relatives there. The rest of the day I spent almost in idle­ness, being put about with quarreling and swearing of those I am obliged to be amongst. I am now tired of this situation and company. "April 23, 1840. --This morning in good health, thank God for His goodness to me. I am here but when I shall get away, I know not. I hope soon. Long to hear from Bro. John. I have spent this morning conversing with some on the prin­ciples of righteousness. The whole day spent in conversing with the prisoners and wrote one letter. "April 24, 1840. —This morning received a letter from Elder Taylor. Says my family was in good health Feb. 2, 1840, thank God for that comfort. My mind is still anxious for news from Birmingham. I wrote to Bro. John Taylor the same day. My testimony is requested by Mr. Penkhurst, I hope he may see. 29 "April 25, 1840. --This morning I await the arrival of the mail for news to decide my situation. I pray God to bless my enemies and turn their hearts to Him. I received a parcel from Sis. Bromley. Wrote to her; mailed a letter to Elder Hedlock. I received a letter from my Bro. John with the sorrowful tiding that Thomas Kimberley could not let me have the means (money). I wrote to him upon the subject. I received this like all other things as to prevent me having the chance of doing any good. I saw this day in the paper a statement made by the application of Elder Cardon the mag­istrate for the license on House in Burslem as follows Latter-Day Saints. Alfred Cardon, a young man of the working class made application to Mr. Rose to have House in Burslem licensed for preaching in. He stated that lately he had been preach­ing in Hauley and that he had been prohibited in consequence of the House not being licensed. "Mr. Rose: To what persuasion do you belong? "Applicant: To the Latter-Day Saints, who have lately been sent by God. "Mr. Rose: Have you been sent of God? "Applicant: Yes, sir. "Mr. Rose: I think there are plenty of Churches and Chapels in this neighborhood without licensing fresh places. "Applicant: With great modesty. Yes, but God does not seem to approve of them. The magistrate not appearing dis­posed to argue the point, with the young man the matter dropped, now look out. "April -26, 1840. —This day I feel cast down my mind heavily burdened with various reflections. I know not how to act, far from home and means to employ a lawyer or to com­promise and above all, this may have a tendency to lessen me in the estimation of the Saints, but I appeal to the Court of Heaven and to that only can I depend. This evening a Mr. Penkhurst preached to the people here on the love of God, pleased most of them well. There is also a Methodist preach­er came in last Saturday. The Pharacauk principles are de­testable. I pray God to act according to His will in all things. I wrote to Elder Cardon. God bless my wife and chil­dren. Amen. "April 27, 1840. —This morning in good health, thank God, but I can not help saying I long to be out of the Hell and in the field of labor. I wrote some of the debtors the first principles of the doctrines of Christ. I preached this evening again the people are severely tried by the Devil to keep them from the truth. I pray God to bless my efforts. "April 28, 1840. —This day I have written a letter and seen my worthy Bros. George A. Smith and Willard Richards. They came to see me at Stafford Prison. I hope in the God of my salvation he will deliver me out of this place. 30 "April 29, 1840. --This day spent in writing and reading. "April 30, 1840. —This day spent in practicing short­hand, sent a letter to Parley P. Pratt." (On the 30th Elder Richards visited with Elder Turley.) "May 1, 1840. --This day spent In practicing shorthand. I pray God to grant me grace to do His will. I do hope to hear from my Bro. John. "May 2, 1840. —I received from the Saints of Lane End some provisions and a letter from Sis. Bromley. I wrote her a letter. I received a letter from Bro. George A. Smith, one in shorthand. "May 3, 1840. —Sunday this morning I wrote a letter to a Rev. W. I. Shaw of Sheffield, making known to him the ' principles of the religion of Jesus Christ, as known by rev­elation. I wrote a letter to Mr. Padock. I this day feel sensible of my imprisonment. I long for the time when I shall lift up my voice to the inhabitants of this land to warn them of the things that are coming upon them and the -necessity of repentance. This afternoon I received a letter from Bro. John Turley stating that he had been busily en­gaged for my deliverance and that there is prospect of my release. I wrote him a letter. "May 4, 1840. —Monday morning wrote to Bro. Cordon Burslem Staffordshire Potteries. The address. for Elder Hedlock Mr. John Sanders, Merchant, Alston, Cumberland, Spent most of the day studying shorthand." On’ May 4, Brigham Young wrote to George A. Smith, "I was glad to hear that you went to see Brother Turley. I meant to have stopped to see him but it was otherwise. I shall write him soon, I expect."71 "May 5, 1840. —This day I have written part of the sys­tem of shorthand, and in conversation on the Kingdom of Christ. Still in prison. "May 6, 1840. —This day I have a letter from Bro. John stating he expects my discharge from this place tomorrow. Thank God for that. I wrote a letter to him, also one to Elder Woodruff. I received one from Bro. Bradbury in Burslem. "May 7, 1840. —I spent the day as though I had nothing else to do than meditate and reflect as tho the Lord would give me deliverance soon." On May 7, Brigham Young wrote to Joseph Smith: "Had any of us better come back this fall? I suppose that some that came over with us will return; Brothers Clark and Hedlock and Brother Turley if the latter gets at liberty. I suppose you have heard that he is in prison. He has been there ever since my arrival in England, and how long he will remain the Lord only knows. He was put there through the influence of a priest, as nigh as I can learn, for some old pretended claim, but no one can find out what that claim is. . 31 I have just received a letter from Brother Turley, which states he expects to leave his place the next day."72 "May 8, 1840. --This morning I rose early. Pleased with a dream. My little daughter came to me and said, Papa, Papa, I am glad to see you. From various impressions I shall be delivered from this. This day at 8 a.m. I received the information that my discharge was come while I thank God for this blessing. I then took the coach for Lane End and arrived at Bro. John Whittiker. Then went to Bro. Thomas Ameston's and then walked to State in company with Sis. Ameston. Saw the saints in Stoke. They were so de­lighted to see me returned. I slept at Bro. John Rowley's when there a number of the saints came to see me. Slept in company with Bro. Smith. Laid hands on Sis. Elderson, she being sick. Joseph Smith says, "Elder Theodore Turley was released from Stafford jail, where he had been confined since his ar­rest of the 16th of March last, at the instigation of John Jones, a Methodist preacher, on the pretense of a claim arising under a partnership with another man fifteen years ago, before he left England; but the real object was to stop his preaching. He was without provisions for several days, but the poor Saints in the Potteries, on learning his condi­tion, supplied his wants, some of the sisters actually walking upwards of twenty miles to relieve him. He preached several times to the debtors, was visited by Elders Woodruff, Rich­ards, George A. Smith, A. Cordon, and others, and was dis­missed from prison on his persecutors ascertaining their conduct was about to be exposed. This rather encouraged than disheartened the Elders, as I had told them on their leaving Nauvoo, to be of good courage, for some of them would have to look through grates before their return."73 "May 9, 1840. --This day in company with Elder George A. Smith walked to Burslem from Stake. We ordained Bro. Hume to the office of a Priest in the stake, he being much afflicted with rheumatism or rheumatics, he jumped up and ran after us praising God. When we arrived in Burslem much at my deliverance. I then attended a conference where we ordained 2 Elders, Bro. Glover and B. Simpson, 2 Teacher, Bro. Brad­bury and Bro. Parker. Bro. D. Bowers was nominated Deacon, but not present. Slept at Bro. Johnson's. "May 10, 1840. --Sunday this morning In company with Elder G. A. Smith I go to Hauley. Bro. Smith preached. I brake bread. In the evening I preached for a while and Elder Smith preached to the congregation. Confirmed one member and ordained Bro. Daniel Bowers to the office of Deacon. "May 11, 1840. --This day I wrote to Bro. John Turley and then walked to Stake and visited Sis. Handerson and several of the Saints and also one Mr. Mumford. Then I walked to Lane End, then visited the Saints there. I hope they will be able to resist the Devil. I preached to a large congregation. 32 "May 12, 1840. —This morning at Sis. Whittiker's I visited the saints in this place and accompanied Sis. Brom­ley to Stake and there laid hands on Sis. Handerson. I then walked to Hauley to Mr. Martin's and after the necessary conversation baptized her. Then walked to Burslem and slept at Bro. Johnston's. "May 13, 1840. —I went to New Castle to preach in company with George A. Smith, preached in the streets. One baptized." (This day Wilford Woodruff received a letter from Theodore Turley.) On May 15, 1840, Willard Richards wrote the following to George A. Smith: "I read your letter to Brother Young and also Brother Turley"s. . .If Brother Turley wants room to exercise, he will find himself abundantly supplied with room to labor here, and we recommend him to tarry at the Potteries till Brother Young comes, which will be in a few days. Broth­er Young would like to see him, and we all rejoice with Broth­er Turley, and if he concludes to come here, or go elsewhere, let him do it secretly; let no one but yourself know where he goes, and his enemies can not follow, and he will save himself much trouble."74 Now back to the Journal: "May 16, 1840. —From Stake to Hauley, visiting the saints and to Burslem and then to Hau­ley to be measured for some clothes, and then to Burslem to sleep. "May 17, 1840. —Walked to Leek in company with Bros. Walker and Johnson 10 miles and preached to the people after dinner and at night. "May 18, 1840. —In Leek preaching from house to house. Preached publicly at 7 p.m. and at 11 p.m.; baptized 5 women and 3 men. Retired at 2 a.m. "Walked to Burslem; met G. A. Smith about noon. "May 20, 1840. --In company with G. A. Smith visited several families of the Baptist order, preached the truths of the gospel, also visited the brethren. "May 21, 1840. --Visited some in Hauley, took dinner at Mr. Taylor's. Spent the afternoon with him and one of the Baptists of this place. Preached hard against the errors of the day, this evening at meeting with Elders Young and Smith. Slept in Burslem with the same brethren at Bro. Johnston's. We thought it best Bro. Smith and I to tarry in this region un­til conference." This was the first time that Theodore had seen Brigham Young since he left New York, for by the time Brigham Young arrived in England, Theodore was in prison. Of this meeting Brigham Young reported the following to Elders Wilford Woodruff and Willard Richards: "I found Brother Turley there; he feels well, is preaching and baptizing; he is going to Birmingham. I told him to go according to his own feelings; he is willing to do anything that we say; he wants to see you and sends love with the rest of us. 75 33 "May 22, 1840. —In company with Elders B. Young and G. A. Smith. Bro. Smith wished me to 'go to Lane End and preach this evening. I walked from Burslem and visited some of the saints and from there to Lane End. Preached at night. "May 23, 1840. —Visited among the Saints. "May 24, 1840. --This morning I preached in a room ob­tained from the T. Totals Society. I met with the saints in the afternoon, preached at night to a large congregation. "May 25, 1840. --Still in Lane End, I hope to see some fruits of my labors. This night I preached to a large con­gregation a number followed me to my lodgings to inquire after the truth. Slept at Bro. Whittiker's. "May 26, 1840. —This morning I spent with the saints in Lane End and then went to Stake, visited some there. Then to Hauley visited some there. Then to Burslem preached here at night. Slept at Bro. Johnston's. "May 27, 1840. --Went to Hauley. Taught from house to house the things of the Kingdom and at night preached to a large congregation on temperance. "Hay 28, 1840. --Went to Birmingham to see my parents. Arrived 7:30 p.m. I saw I was once more in company with my parents. I pray to God to bless my visit. "May 29, 1840. --Spent with Bro. John and family. "May 30, 1840. --Spent with my parents in Birmingham and relatives. "May 31, 1840. --I preached the necessity of Baptism to my parents. Oh! my soul is grieved in consequence of the traditions that have been instilled into them by the damnable doctrines of man. I pray God to bless them with eyes to see the truth. I feel much my spirits are down. "June 1, 1840. --This morning taking leave of my re­lations for the North. I traveled to West Broomwitch to see my relatives there, found them all alive and well. Slept at- Mr. N. Woods. "June 2, 1840. —This day at Grets Green West Broom Parish, teaching the things of the Kingdom of Heaven. Preached at night also. "June 3, 1840. --In Grets Green teaching the things of the Kingdom of God. "June 4, 1840. --Went to the Brades. Saw some of my father's relations. Preached to them the Gospel. I re­turned to Grets Green. These two men came to inquire of me about the doctrines of Christ. I preached Jesus and the resurrection to them; there also came some to entangle me in my talk. They brought a traveling preacher of the name of . Leek to see if he could counteract the effects of my preaching 34 the Gospel. But thank God he gave me words that he could not gainsay. The people that heard, some were left in amazement and others in praise of God for sending the truth. I can't leave the people at present. They are beginning to have their eyes opened. "June 5, 1840. --Still in Grets Green Instructing the people in the things of the Kingdom. I feel the awful sit­uation of those that are teaching the foul principles of man and leading the innocent astray from the paths of truth. This morning preached in Swan Village, afterward a man by the name of Hicks opposed the truth. I pray God to give him eyes to see his situation. I then baptized John Robinson and Mary Robinson and Jane Wood. "June 6, 1840. --Still in Grets Green, went to see Mrs. Jones. She is troubled that I should be so persecuted. She said she must be baptized. I went to see a man by the name of Williams, he received my testimony; and he had preached 35 years and looked for the coming forth of the work of God. He is going to try and get me to preach in the chapel. "June 7, .J.840. —This morning confirmed 3; administered the sacrament to them. Spoke to the congregation in the afternoon; preached in the street. At night fulfilled the appointment of a Methodist preacher; many believed. Went to bed quite tired. "June 8, 1840. --Wrote Elder Smith in the potteries. Visited the people that were inclined to believe the truth. Received a scolding from Mr. Woods for baptizing two of his daughters; one of them was married and the other 22 years of age. I preached to a congregation at Hill Top this night. The Lord enabled me to bare testimony to the things of God, . as made known by the ministering of angels. I baptized two Mrs. Jones, and George Wood." On June 8 Elder Theodore Turley wrote from Crets Green, near Birmingham, to George A. Smith: "I left Lane End, and arrived in Birmingham a quarter before eight o'clock; at my father's, found them well. My brother's family are sick— no opportunity with my brother. He had to leave town upon business. I preached to my parents;, my mother is so bound by the damnable errors of man; that she thinks so much of that, I am grieved. I left on Monday for Broomwitch and found that my former preaching and letters from Stafford were not lost, but were working like leaven in meal. One preacher had not preached Methodism; nor could'he. I preached on Tuesday; all the time I have been there, there has been either preachers of leaders calling upon me, some in the spir­it of enquiry, others to try to eat me up. It is hard fight­ing. They brought a traveling preacher, by the name of Leek, in this circuit, to oppose me. We had a discussion and the people were ashamed of, him. Some are raging mad against me. There is one class really broken, up. Wednesday I preached, and Thursday also, and on Friday I baptized three. A preacher opposed me. Six more gave their names for baptism on Satur­day and I was invited to the house of a gentleman at Hill Top; I had an interview with him. He received me with warmth, 35 received my testimony, said he had tried to preach the gospel for thirty-five years, but was convinced that he lacked the power of God, and he had preached the second coming of Christ and the Restoration of the Jews. He had suffered much op­position on account of his going to try for me to preach in their chapel. Sunday morning I held meeting, confirmed three, and administered the Sacrament to them. I spoke to the con­gregation. In the afternoon preached in the street and at night I was invited to fill the appointment of a Methodist local preacher. The house was filled and I preached two hours; many "believed. Numbers say they must be baptized. The preach­er stated publicly that he must be baptized; prayed that God would enable them to examine the truths that he had heard, and obey them. He and his wife told me that they will obey the commandment. A great fuss was raised. I have no chance to visit the different places around. I pray God to send more laborers in the vineyard. Brother Smith, do come and help me here. There is Birmingham and Woverhampton, and ten or twelve other towns here, that are perishing. This morning I have had a storm; a relative came to call me to task for baptizing two of his daughters; one is married, the other twenty-three years of age. He has poured out his Meth­odist threats against me, but I was as independent in feeling and speech as the Son of a King." "June 9, 1840. --Not well, had a bad night's rest. I went to see my parents. I traveled to Birmingham. I long for their salvation. Slept at my father's. "June 10, 1840. —This morning had some conversations with my grandfather upon the subject of baptism. He confessed it a duty, but is fearful of his health being injured. I took leave of my parents and traveled to West Broomwitch and preached at Bro. Robinson's. After preaching, baptized two, Bro. Painter and Sr. Walker. "June 11, 1840. --Not enjoying good health; God is good to me. There is much opposition. Sister Jane Wood has much to try her faith. I preached to a good congregation this evening at Princess End; had a conversation after. "June 12, 1840. --Visiting the people, communicating the truths, there is much opposition to the truth In this place. Preached at night at Bro. Robinson's in Grets Green. "June 13, 1840. --Traveled to Birmingham, 6 miles, to see my father and mother. Went to visit my relations. Sis. Mathan has received oil for the sore affliction of rheumatics. Thank God he hears my prayers on her behalf. She was very kind to me when in prison. The Lord reward her for all, and I bless her in the name of the Lord. Amen. "June 14, 1840 --Arose early to converse with my father and grandfather. My father told me he was ready to be bap­tized. He would like grandfather to go at the same time. I walked to West Broomwitch. My Sis. Charlotte accompanied me. Met the saints at Bro. Painter's. The rest of the even­ing instructing among the people. They threaten my life; the influence of priest craft is so great that it makes it hard work. 36 "June 15, 1840. —I walked to Birmingham with my sister. She came to preach. Spent the day in Birmingham; at night I taught my parents the nature of Faith. "June 16, 1840. --Walked to Grets Green; then visited from house to house, teaching of the things of the Kingdom. Then walked to Wedensbury. Preached in the Baptist chapel; then walked to Grets Green, Very stormy; caught a bad cold; had a number of preachers to hear me. "June 17, 1840. —Not enjoying good health; waiting for Elder Woodruff. At night went to Princess End and preached in the Baptist chapel. They invited me again. I returned to Grets Green. There was a number waiting for to injure my body. Some threatening to horse whip me and others threaten­ing to put me down a coal pit. They surrounded the house till 2 a.m. One came in, and called me all ill names and gave many threats. My sister Charlotte from Birmingham brought me a letter from America that comforted my heart. Saying (a page was torn from Theodore's Journal so we do not know what the letter stated.) "June 21, 1840. --This morning arose at 4 a.m. to go and baptize Bro. Walker and Sr. Painter, 8 of our friends accom­panied me to the water. Returned, held a prayer meeting and then took breakfast, 10 met in the church in sacrament. 2:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Slept at Enoch Woods. "June 22, 1840. --Went to look up a place for to bap­tize. 'Traveled all around Hofston pool; round the old walk I used to when a little boy. Reminds me of my former days. Expect to see Mr. Allgood. Slept at Father's." On June 23 Wilford Woodruff called upon sister Mary Packard who informed him that Elder Turley was in another part of the town and had commenced baptizing. "June 24, 1840. --Went with Bro John Turley to the factory and to see the Alms House, etc. I then took dinner at my mother's. I then walked to West Broomwitch to see Elder Wilford Woodruff; he sent me a letter to mother's. I called to visit Mr. Ecke. Elder Woodruff preached at night_ I then baptized 4 and 11 p.m. Thank the Lord for his mer­cies in this respect. "June 25, 1840. --This morning I feel there is a spirit from the powers deliver me. I spent the day with the saints and Elder Woodruff. Preached at Bro. Walker's, baptized Bro. Mathews and confirmed him on the road and he went on his way rejoicing. Ordained Bro. Painter, Priest and Bro. Robinson, Teacher, and then slept at Bro. Woods in company with Elder Woodruff at Grets Green. "June 26, 1840. --This morning I arose to take leave of the few saints the Lord has given me after the hard labors I have had in this region. I left them under peculiar feel­ings at this time; Satan raging so powerful around them I and Elder Woodruff left them in the hand of God and we then pro­ceeded from thence to the Potteries to attend conference; a 37 distance of 38 miles. When we arrived at Lane End and vis­ited the saints there I was rejoiced to see Sis. Eliza Brom­ley once more; when I reflect how she fed me;- clothed me and visited me when in prison I pray God to reward her a hundred fold in the Kingdom of our Heavenly Father, and that this her kindness should be handed down to future generations as a memorial to her." Taken from the History of the British Mission: "Elder Wilford Woodruff and Theodore Turley traveled by omnibus from West"Broomwitch to Lane End. . .Arriving at Lane End,- the brethren called upon the Saints and thence went to Stoke. Spent the night at Alfred Cordon's." "June 27, 1840. —Wrote in company with Elder G. A. Smith and W. Woodruff a letter to Pres. Smith in America. Saints much rejoiced to see us here." "June 28, 1840. --Attended a field meeting at Stake. Preached the morning; at noon baptized Bro. W. Martin and Bro. Henry Cloens; then proceeded to the field meeting at night to Hauley room; then walked to Lane End. Referring to the History of the British Mission we find: "Elder Wilford Woodruff, George A. Smith and Theodore Turley met with the Saints at Stoke and held a camp meeting. A large congregation was present. Elders Smith, Turley, and Alfred Cordon preached in the afternoon, and.Elders Woodruff and Smith in the afternoon." "June 29, 1840. —Walked to Hauley to attend conference. Elder G. A. Smith called to take lead in conference. Elder Cordon as clerk. Ordained 4 priests and 2 teachers. Bro. Whittiker was ordained as Elder. The members in these branch­es, Burslem and Hauley 61. Tunstell 5 and 1 priest. Lane End 35, 1 Priest. New Castle 15, 1 Priest, 1 Teacher, Leek 40. Cheedle 1, Total 168. Meeting adjourned till 5 p.m. Elders Smith, Woodruff and myself addressed the official mem­bers on their various duties then at 7 p.m. Elder Woodruff preached to a large congregation, then I walked to Burslem spent the night, at Bro. Johnston's. "June 30, 1840. '--Walked to New Castle visited saints there, then walked to Hauley and preached to a large congre­gation. "July 1, 1840. —Left Burslem in company with Elder G. A. Smith, and Wilford Woodruff for Manchester, had it wet all the way; arrived at 1:30 p.m. Found Elders Heber C. Klmball. Parley P. Pratt, Brigham Young. Willard Richards and H. Clark. "July 2, 1840. --Thursday in Manchester spent in counsels and writing and preaching at night, then slept in company with Wilford Woodruff. "July 3, 1840. --Friday visited the Manchester museum in company with above named Elders. A vast collection of birds and bests, mummies and a head of New Zealand Chief 38 Sattewa; some ancient Egyptian stone coffins with many ancient* characters upon them; a representation of the largest diamond in the world worth 122.000,000 pounds of sterling. Met in council at the Star Office Oldame Road No. 149 with the offi­cers of the Church, in this region, instructions given on the manner, and operations of the gifts. Slept at Bro. John Walker's, Cockston St. No. 10, Manchester. "July 4, 1840. --Went to see the Geological Gardens in company with Elders Young, Pratt, Klmball, Woodruff, Rich­ards, W. Clayton, and John Needham, a number of wild beasts, lions, tigers, leopards, elephants, Rhine roses, camels, 3 brown bears, 2 polar bears, walrus, deer from various climates, monkeys, then the flowers. Elder Kimball and I went to Stock-port 7 miles to preach. Slept at R. Stafford's all night. "July 5, 1840. --At 10 a.m. preached at Stockport and again at 2 p.m. a large assemblage present confirmed 2 mem­bers in the evening, at 6 p.m. preached to a large audience. "July 6, 1840. --I went to Manchester by steam car 7 miles in 15 minutes in company with a number of the saints." At a meeting held July 6, 1840, a "new hymnbook was in­troduced and received the unanimous approbation of the meet­ing. A number of brethren were ordained to the ministry and then President Young called upon those officers whose circumstances would permit them to devote themselves entirely to the work of the ministry, and who would volunteer to do so."77 "July 7, 1840. --Elder R. Hedlock's address No. 3 East Tarbutt St. Glasgow, No. 23, High St. Pensley Scotland. "July 8, 1840. —The Counsel desires that I shall go to America to take charge of a company, still in Manchester with the brethren. "July 9, 1840. —Thursday it was desired that I should go to Bolton to visit the saints. "July 10, 1840. --This morning in Bolton in company with Elder Amos Fielding visiting the saints find great con­fusion among them. "July 11, 1840. —At Bro. G. Naylor's in Bolton wrote a letter to Sister Bromley and mailed it, I had a conversa­tion and bore testimony to the class leader at Bro. Naylor's house. "July 12, 1840. --This morning preached at the rooms in Bolton, laid hands on a member of the sick, took dinner at Bro. Breenhalches, broke bread with the saints in the after-' noon. I preached at 6:30 p.m. to a large congregation. "July 13, 1840. —I feel to thank God for the health that I enjoy after a hard day's labor, I pray God to give me wisdom to all things in righteousness and truth, this 39 evening I preached in the street. I baptized 1, traveled 2 miles to the water. "July 14, 1840. --This morning at Bro. Kaylor's then I went to Greenhalth and Sister Greenhalth gave me some to travel with. "July 15, 1840. —In company with some of the saints in Chiley, Sis. Mary Stockton gave me a pair of stocking to comfort my feet. "July 16, 1840. --In good health start for Preston. Arrived at Bro. Joseph Fielding's find them all well. "July 17, 1840. --Expect to go to Chorley visited Bro. David Fielding gave him some instruction, then traveled to Elder Withnells for the night, met a number of the saints there. "July 18, 1840. --This morning took leave of the saints Chorley to see Bro. Greenhalch arrived in Bolton at 5:30 p.m. I received a letter from Sis. Eliza Bromley of Lane End. I wrote an answer back to the same than I attended a council meeting of the church in Bolton. Slept at Bro. Naylor's. "July 19, 1840. --Sunday I preached in Bolton in the afternoon. Broke bread with the saints; laid hands on a num­ber of sick, comforted one and ordained Bro. George Naylor a Deacon. The meeting was very profitable one to the saints. "July 20, 1840. --Visited the saints In and about Bol­ton laying hands on the sick, etc. I preached at night to a large congregation, numbers of them believed. I had four follow me to my lodgings, to inquire after the truth. I was up till 12 at night. "July 21, 1840. —In Bolton preached at night, Bro. Joseph Fielding came to Bolton and bore testimony to the truth. "July 22, 1840. --Wednesday in company with Elder Field­ing visited some of the sick and administered to them then took leave of the saints in Bolton traveled to Manchester." This is the last entry in the Journal of Theodore Turley. It is not likely that he would keep a day by day account of his mission, or his life, up to a certain time and then for apparently no reason at all terminate his writing. Perhaps material other than this is in existence today. If so, we should spare no effort or expense to secure It. VI. HIS MISSION TO ENGLAND— FROM ENGLAND TO NAUVOO On July 23 "Wilford Woodruff sealed up a package of forty-two letters and his Journal from Montrose to England, to send to his wife with Elder Turley.78 40 On August 11 Elder Theodore Turley started for Liver­pool to prepare a ship for about eighty saints to emigrate." A man whom Wilford Woodruff converted "gave one hundred pounds of sterling to Elder Turley to pay the deposit money and secure the passage of those who were to go through his benevolence."79 In September of 1840 "Elder's Young and Richards went from Manchester to Liverpool and in the evening organized a company of saints bound for New York, by choosing Elder Theodore Turley to preside, with six counselors."80 We learn a little more about this emigration from the History of the British Mission: "Most of them are very poor; those who had money have given most of it to help those who have none. If this was not sufficient, we, seeing the pov­erty and distress of some families, have made use of our own credit among the brethren to carry them along with the rest. It was the decision of the council in July that Elder Turley should lead this company to Zion, and he goes accord­ingly. "81 It is difficult to determine the exact sailing date. Theodore Turley says: "September 12, 1840 sailed with the first company of 209 saints for Nauvoo." Recorded in the History of the British Mission we find: "About 9 o'clock in the morning (September 8) the ship North America sailed from Liverpool with about 200 Saints on board, bound for New York. The ship was tugged out into the open sea by a steamer. El­ders Young and Richards accompanied them 15 or 20 miles and left them in good spirits. . .The company had a prosperous voyage to New York, where they arrived in the beginning of October, and from there they continued the Journey to Buffalo, New York. Owing to the expensiveness of the route many of the emigrants fell short of means to complete the journey to Nau­voo; they therefore divided at Buffalo, a part going to set­tle in and around Kirtland, Ohio, while the balance, under the leadership of Theodore Turley, continued the Journey to Nauvoo, at which place Joseph, the Prophet, states that he had the pleasure of welcoming about 100 of them about the middle of October or November, 1840."82 It is probable that they arrived in New York some time in October and did not arrive in Nauvoo until some time In November. In the Millennial Star, September, 1840, the saints in England bid Theodore Turley Godspeed in his return trip to his family.83 William Clayton was one of the Saints who emigrated at that time. When he arrived in Nauvoo he-wrote a letter back to some of his friends in England telling of the journey. The following material is taken from that letter: "Nauvoo, November 29, 1840: . . .I rejoice that we have arrived at our journey's end and have the privilege of resting ourselves. Traveling is laborious work and especially at this season of the year, but notwithstanding all the diffi­culties and dangers through which we have had to pass we are here and we are healthy and cheerful for which we feel very 41 thankful. If we had left England about six weeks sooner we should have had a pleasant journey. I suppose more so than any other part of the year; but It Is impossible to come this distance but what the weather will be either too hot or too cold and we have had both. However, the journey lies before and although it is impossible for pen to describe to you the difficulties you will have to endure you must come or suffer the vengeance of heaven and for my part I will way that if I was in England now and had experienced all the journey it would not in the least deter me from coming for I have often found that in the greatest seasons of suffering we have the greatest cause of rejoicing, and so it has been with us for when we have thought impossible even then was our happiest moments. . .Those that come to this land must set their minds firm to come through all and not flinch if death should stare them in the face. The Lord calls for valiant-hearted men who are not afraid to die. A company of saints who come to this land would greatly lessen their sufferings by taking care to be firmly united together for if once Satan can cause enmity or confusion it is with great difficulty that you can repair the breach especially when under such peculiar circumstances. "We have been a kind of mixed company and this has in­creased our troubles; some from one part of the country and some another, some have been fed a little on strong food, others but newly baptized. Some have been much whipped, oth­ers scarcely heard their duty and in such a company you may naturally suppose many things would occur to try all parties. I think another such a mixed company will not come together at least I hope not. We have not yet suffered sufficient to make us all of one mind and wherever you go you may expect fine men as men and not as angels, and man is naturally prone to evil as the sparks fly upwards. . . "In my last letter which I hope you have received I gave you a general outline of those things which passed to the time we landed at New York; in this, I will give you a history of events since that time to the present. We tar­ried in New York until Wednesday the 14th of October, during this time we moved our luggage from the ship to the steam boat Congress for West Troy about 6 miles beyond Albany. . .Pre­vious to our leaving the ship the custom house officers came to examine our boxes which was soon done for they only looked at the top of the goods without examining to the bot­tom of our boxes. The Captain of the ship North America, told Elder Turley that he should be very glad to bring another company of the saints over. He inquired into our principles and if we had a church in New York. Elder Turley introduced him to President Foster, who told him where they held their meetings, etc. . . ."Provisions at New York were cheap. We could have a good supper for about 6 pence or 9 pence, English money. Honey, 5 pence per pound, fruit very cheap. We left New York about 5 o'clock on the Wednesday afternoon and a de­lightful sight we had at this time. Seven steamboats all left the harbor at once which was a noble site. Three or four of our company tarried at New York. One family from 42 Manchester, named Maps. The brethren here were much Inter­ested in our welfare and showed great kindness towards us. We slept on board the ship until the Tuesday and this night we slept on the steamer. . .We arrived at Albany about half past five and at West Troy at nine on Thursday evening. At this place we tarried all night and on Friday our Company divided and went on three canal boats. Two not being suffi­cient to carry us. We left West Troy about four o'clock, myself and Elder Turley taking the last boat. . . "Meat is cheap along this road. At one place Mr. Turley bought a sheep ready dressed for 6 shillings. We could get no very good butter and but little milk as people will not take pains to churn the mild and in many instances will not milk the cows only as they need milk. There are a great many pigs kept all along which seem to run at large. "We passed the town of Syracuse on the 21st. . .On Thurs­day the 22nd, Mr. Turley and myself left the boat which our folks were in and took the packet boat In order to over take the other two which was a long way before us on account of our boat not sailing on the Sunday, because the owner was religious, "We came in sight of the Erie River about three in the afternoon Friday. . .We had a strong wind to encounter and in one place our boat was driven on shore and some of the passengers thrown down by the shock. We arrived at Buffalo about six o'clock in the evening. We passed one boat near to Buffalo. The other had arrived In the morning. We had purposed to go to the Niagara Falls as we was then only about six miles distant, but these boats being come in we could not have the privileges. "On the morrow we went to engage a steamboat for Chicago, but quickly found that there was only one boat intending to go there at that time. This being the case we had no priv­ilege of going for any less than the ordinary fare, which was something more than $2.00 besides luggage. At this we felt troubled because it was double the price we expected to go for. The other boat did not arrive until Sunday noon. The weather at this time began to blow very cold and we had considerable fall of snow. Some of the company went di­rectly on board the steamboat and lodged there for a few nights, The others went into a warehouse to lodge. On the Saturday, Elder Turley made some more inquiry concerning the fare, but found it impossible to get to Chicago for less than $2.00 each person and half price for children. This was an impor­tant crisis. Many of the company was almost destitute of money and some destitute of both meat and money and could get no farther. There was not sufficient means to be had in the Company to take the whole and consequently some must remain at Buffalo. This was truly an affecting scene, but could not be avoided. At this time Elder Turley was almost heartbroken on account of having to leave some of the Com­pany and as It was in former times, when he could see no way open the Lord made His kindness manifest and sent deliver­ance, whilst he was enunciating upon our situation, Brother Kellogg immediately offered to take either the whole or part of the Company to Kirtland, which is not very far from Buf­falo. Here was our deliverance. The company began to rejoice 43 and all went off well. A privilege was then given to all who chose to go to Kirtland and those who could go through to Commerce. "Amongst those who went to Kirtland was George Slater and family from Penwortham. Many are those who went to Manchester, The Greenhaugh's concluded to remain in Buffalo a little season until they can get means to move themselves. They had money offered them to go on, but they preferred working themselves through. We felt considerable at parting with this part of our company yet we knew that all was well. We have since seen that it was right, they went to Kirtland. We went on board the steamboat, Illinois, but could not leave Buffalo at that time on account of the rough weather. It was very wet and cold and we had considerable snow storms. About seven o'clock on Thursday morning, October 29th, we left Buffalo and notwithstanding the bad weather we proceed­ed rapidly on Lake Erie. We called at Fairport partly on account of the storm and partly to take in wood for fire. (There are scarcely any coals burned here.) We were then only about eleven miles from Kirtland. I had a great desire to go and see the house of the Lord, but could not. In a few hours we started again. We had some pleasant sailing up the Lakes after the wind abated. We saw many hundreds of wild ducks, especially upon the Lake Saint Clare. We arrived at Chicago about half past one a.m., Wednesday, Nov­ember 4th. At this place same day we engaged wagons to Dixon Ville about 110 miles from Chicago. I might have said that on the steamboat we had to sleep near the engine where passengers was continually passing night and day almost. We laid our bed on boxes, but had so little room that often our feet was intruding beyond the bed and lay bare. It was not pleasant, but we could not help it. Sometimes we were al­most suffocated with heat and at other times almost starved with cold. The vessel was crowded with passengers and some of them of a coarse kind. We left Chicago same day about three o'clock p.m. . .First day we traveled about 12 miles across a dreadful prairie. We were delighted with its ap­pearance. We called an Inn or Tavern. Here we had to make a fire in the woods and cook and eat out-of-doors. We had the privilege of sleeping in the tavern upon the floor, but as we had expected our beds at Chicago to lighten the wagons we found the soft side of the boards very hard for the first time. However we slept pretty well for we had been much fatigued during the day. We arose in the morning before daylight, made our fire out-of-doors and got a comfortable breakfast. The oatmeal we brought from England came in well. We arrived at Dixon Ville about three o'clock on Saturday afternoon, some of the Company did not arrive until Sunday. During this Journey we cooked our victuals out-of-doors. At noon we had only one hour allowed us to cook and eat dinner; but this time we made a fire, washed up pots, peeled potatoes and boiled them and fried our beef and ate our dinner ready for starting at the hour's end. . .Although we were thus situated I assure you we were happy and cheerful. At Dixon we engaged an empty house to sleep in. There was no fire- 44 place In the house, consequently we had to cook out-of-doors. The weather was cold, but In other respects favorable. About ten besides children slept in the same house. . .Here we purchased a bolt bottom and In a few days had It ready for sailing. During the time we remained at Dixon we had to sleep on our boxes and often the sides of the box made our bones ache, but the more we suffered the more cheerful we appeared. On Friday the 15th, we went on board our boat and loaded our boxes. On the morrow we sailed down Rock River for Commerce. On the 20th, we passed the rapids. Here many of us got out to walk in order to lighten the boat. . -the journey has done the old folks no harm. Same day we entered the Mississippi River. On Saturday the 21st we had to camp in the woods there being no houses near. We had fixed our tent over a few boxes and 14 of us slept several nights in a place about 2 1/2 yards long and about 45 feet broad. We had not room to lay down and scarce room to sit. We could not stretch out our legs which caused them to ache soon. This seemed a hard fare and it was about the worst of all our journey. One night it rained exceeding heavy and the rain ran through the tent and wet us through. We could not take off our wet clothes, but let them dry on our backs. . .Some of the time the frost was so severe that our tent was quite stiff and we could scarce cook our victuals at all. On this night (the 21st) Elder Turley addressed the saints while camped in the woods and it was a time long to be remembered. Some spoke in tongues and William Poole Interpreted. On Sun­day night we called at a tavern and as we expected landing we washed and cleaned ourselves and changed our clothes. We got stuck fast on a tree on Monday which hindered us some and we did not arrive that night but stopped about 9 or 10 miles from home. ". . .The boat arrived (in’ Commerce) about 2 o'clock. We had not sailed in the night on account of the islands and trees which lay in the river and made It dangerous to navi­gate. We were near 11 days on this boat during which time I never had my clothes off, neither had William Poole and he and myself was laid down only a few nights during this time and then our bed was not feathers, but hay. Our families slept on boards having the empty beds under them. The weath­er was exceeding cold, but preserved us and we arrived in Commerce well and joyful. "A committee had been formed to provide accommodations for us when we arrived. . .We were 11 weeks and about 11 hours between starting from Liverpool and landing at this place. . ."84 VII. BACK IN NAUVOO Theodore Turley's mission to England was probably one of the spiritual highlights of his life. We, as his descendants, can point with both pride and humility at his en­viable record. But Theodore's attitude was not one of boasting, or pride, as can be illustrated by the number of times the words, "Thank God I" appear in his Journal. His return home must have been a joyous occasion for his family 45 as well as himself. To be back in Zion, among the Saints of God, undoubtedly was a source of much happiness to him. His heart no doubt swelled with pride when he observed the prog­ress made by the Saints in so short a time. A missionary, when he returns from his field of labor, must orient himself back into his society. One of the first things we find Theodore doing upon his return home is preaching in Iowa. Elder John Smith, Ambrosia, Lee County, Iowa, states: "Brother Theodore Turley preached here last Sunday and preaches again next Sunday. "85 Elder Turley opened up his shop and resumed his activities as a gunsmith. Elder Amasa Lyman assis­- ting him in this work. 86 It is interesting to note here that one of Theodore's daughters later married Elder Lyman. Theo­- dore evidently had other business interests, for in March of 1843 Joseph Smith wrote: "I told Theodore Turley that I had no objection to his building a brewery. "87 In February of 1841 Theodore and some of the other brethren organized themselves into the Nauvoo Agricultural and Manufacturing Association an organization for the promotion of agricul-­ ture, etc. He was made Weighter and Sealer of the city of Nauvoo and in June became a Lieutenant-Colonel. in the Nau-­ voo Legion, 5th Regiment, 2nd" cohort. later, in June of 1844, Joseph Smith appointed him Armourer-General of the Legion. Hosea Stout was the Colonel , and seems to have de- pended a great deal upon Theodore Turley. 88 During the years 1841 and June of 1844 Joseph Smith was called to appear in court frequently. Often Theodore Turley was among the breth-­ ren who accompanied him to his trial and testified in his be­ half. The prophet Joseph seems_to have visited with Elder Elder Turley many times during these trying times. For a few ex- amples we find: January 1843 , Case in court adjourned and Joseph Smith spent some time after dinner in conversation with Hyrum and Theodore Turley. December 5, 1843, Joseph Smith met the Twelve, also Wm. W. Phelps, Wm. Clayton, and Theodore Turley in council, on important business. December 16, 1843: After Council, Joseph Smith conversed with some of the Twelve, Brother Turley, and others, until 8 p.m. We also find Joseph Smith settled with Theodore Turley, and gave him the deed of a lot.” On January 11, 1843, Joseph Smith sent invitations to many of the Saints to a dinner party to be held at his home the following Wednesday, the occasion being the fifteenth wedding anniversary of Joseph and Emma. Theodore and his wife apparently accepted their invitation and attended the affair. It was no ordinary dinner party. The guests arrived between the hours of ten and twelve a.m. They sang songs, discussed topics of the day, and related anecdotes until 2 o'clock p.m. when four different tables were served by Joseph and Emma. At six o'clock p.m. they dispersed with many thanks and expressions of gratitude. "89 Although the Saints had been willing to forget the cru­elties they had suffered in the State of Missouri, they found it an impossible task. The Missourians had not forgotten that they had vowed to kill the Mormon Prophet. They followed the Saints to Illinois and their persecutions built up until 46 , when a climax was reached. Perhaps even more dangerous to the Prophet were the actions of some of the_apostates__from the Church, including John C. Bennett, William and Wilson Law. Among other things the apostates purchased a printing press and published a paper called the Nauvoo Expositor. This paper was of such a libelous and slanderous nature that the City Council of Nauvoo declared it a public nuisance and or­dered the City Marshal to destroy the type. The apostates jumped at the chance to make it look bad for the Mormons. They set fire to their own establishment and spread word throughout the country that the Mormons were responsible for this destruction. It is probable that this affair more than any other single incident, was responsible for the martyr­dom of the Prophet Joseph. On June 10, 1844, "Theodore Turley, a mechanic, being sworn, said that the Laws (William and Wilson) had brought bogus dies to him to fix."90 Under date of June 20. 1844, Joseph Smith says: "I gave directions to Theodore Turley to commence the manufac­ture of artillery. He asked me if he should not rent a building, and set some men to repairing the small arms which were out of order. I told him in confidence that there would not be a gun fired on our part during this fuss."91 Also, on the 20th Joseph wrote to the members of the Quorum of the Twelve who were absent on missions and told them to come home immediately. The Prophet finally came to the conclusion that the mob were only interested in him and Hyrum. They decided to cross the river and go west, understanding that if they ever again fell into the hands of the mob their lives would be worth nothing. A posse arrived in Nauvoo on the 23rd of June to arrest Joseph. They declared that’ they would guard the city until they found the Prophet, if it took three years. At this some of Joseph's friends sent messages to him requesting him to come back and give himself up. His attitude was, "If my life is of no value to my friends, it is of none to myself." When Joseph Smith found that he was going to Carthage to give himself up he wrote a letter to Governor Ford requesting that a posse come and escort him to Carthage--that he was willing to come and be tried. "Colonel Theodore Turley and Elder Jedediah M. Grant were dispatched as messengers with Joseph and Hyrum's letter to the governor in Carthage. When the governor had read the letter he agreed to send a posse to escort Joseph in safety to Carthage. But immediately afterwards a lawyer by the name of Skinner came in and made a very bitter speech to the gov­ernor about Joseph; he was joined by Wilson Law, the apostate, and Joseph H. Jackson, a man who has been quilty for almost every crime. They told him naught but lies. The poor, piti­ful creature of a governor was so easily influenced by what these enemies said to him, that he treated the brethren coldly and took back the promise he had made about sending an escort to accompany Joseph. It was an honor, he said, not 47 given to any other citizen. Neither would he suffer the brethren to stay in Carthage through the night; but ordered them to start for Nauvoo at 10 o'clock and carry orders to Joseph to be at Carthage by 10 o'clock the next morning without escort. He threatened that if Joseph did not give himself up at that time, Nauvoo would be destroyed, and all the men, women and children that were in it. "Brothers Turley and Grant immediately started on their return trip, but did not arrive at Nauvoo until 4 o'clock the next morning, the horses wearied in consequence of the long ride. They reported to Joseph the excitement which prevailed in Carthage, but as he had promised to go there and give himself up to the authorities, nothing could now shake him in his resolution."92 We all know of the events which transpired during the next few days, which culminated in the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph and Hyrum Smith. We can only wish that we had a more complete account of the actions of Theodore Tur­ley during these days. We can be very thankful that Theo­dore was among the members of the Church who recognized Brigham Young as the chosen Prophet of the Lord to succeed Joseph Smith. Persecution continued in Nauvoo. Sometime before October 16, 1844, Theodore Turley made a trip to New Or­leans to purchase 100 muskets for the Nauvoo Legion. They were inspected by Hosea Stout at the request of General Rich.93 In 1845, on February 13, "Brother John Kay came after no (Hosea Stout) to go to Brother Turley's and consult on the safety of some of the Twelve whose lives were sought."94 Also, in February of 1845, a rumor was circulated that two suspicious persons had been at Brother Theodore Turley's inquiring for President Young and Elder Kimball. They were supposed by Brother Turley to be plotting to waylay some of the leading brethren of the Church.95 On March 7, 1845, Hosea Stout went to Brother Turley's to get a pistol repaired. Thus we see that Theodore was still a gunsmith. Sometime in March of 1845 a committee was appointed to write the history of the Nauvoo Legion for Elder Willard Richards who was writing church history. The committee was composed of Charles C. Rich, A. p. Rockwood, Theodore Turley, and Hosea Stout. They met and proceeded to business until about 8 o'clock, and then sent the report by way of Theodore Turley to see if Elder Richards approved of it. April 16, 1845 part of the city of Nauvoo was incorporated. Theodore was appointed one of the trustees.96 As conditions became worse, the Nauvoo Legion became more active. Hosea Stout records, Sept. 11, 1845, "Went to see Col. Turley and while there received orders form General Rich in person to have the 2nd Cohort put in readiness to repel an attack in the minutes notice. Col. Turley and I went to put the orders into execution and came to my house and took dinner and went down in the flat for some business."'' This is only one of the many activities of the Legion during 48 this period. On September 15, 1845, Theodore Turley acted as Colonel over the 5th Regiment. Also, on September 15 a meeting was held in the Masonic Hall to hold council against the mob. They decided to put the Legion into imme­diate readiness for defense. The Nauvoo Charter was repealed, thus leaving the City of Nauvoo without any civil authority. Mob action form this point continued to grow worse. On the 21st of Sep­tember, 1845 Cyrus Daniels was shot through his right arm, which shot completely shattered it. The ball had hit just above the elbow, both bones were broken, and his arm was in a desperate condition. He went to Colonel Turley's for assis­tance. Theodore in order to get Bro Daniels' coat off had to tear it in pieces. He then set the broken arm as best he could, and they sent for a doctor.98 Many times during his life Theodore was called upon to render such assistance. Years later, in Utah, (Oct. 23, 1866) a John P. Lee and his family were attacked by the Indians. During the skirmish a Brother Lillywhite was shot in the breast. The wounded man was placed under the care of Theodore Turley in Beaver, Utah. Another incident: which occurred in Beaver also illus­trates this point. One time his daughter-in-law, Clara Ann Tolton Turley, was burned severely. She bore testimony that she would never had lived if Theodore had not been a good "doctor".99 It appears that Theodore and his family did not live right in the City of Nauvoo, for on September 24, 1845, a committee selected by a council to move families, goods, etc., into Nauvoo, requested that Theodore move his family to that city. On the 16th of November it was learned in Nauvoo that Theodore Turley had been arrested at Alton on a charge of bogus making. The charge of course was brought by those antagonistic to the Church, and was not founded on fact. On the 24th of November the council "wrote Theodore Turley, who was in jail, awaiting his examination." On the 30th, at a meeting in the attic of the Temple, Joseph Young prayed for Theodore Turley. Judge Pope was moved to say that he was convinced Elder Turley was imprisoned through persecution, said he would discharge him when he arrived in Springfield. Many articles were published against the Saints during these years, saying everything they could to make it look bad for the Mormons. The following is one of several articles involving Theodore Turley: "The younger brother of Holy Joe, the late Mormon leader, is fulminating his decrees and proph­ecies and proclamations for Cincinnati. He cuts off the un­holy Twelve because they have been indicted for counterfeiting U.S. coin, and a Brother Turley, an elder of the Church, also catches it because he has been confined in the Atlas Peniten­tiary."101 VIII. HIS JOURNEY WEST It soon became apparent that the Saints would not be able to remain in their beautiful city. As persecution and 49 mob action increased, the leaders of the Church cautioned the members not to strike back, as they were going West in the Spring, and did not want to do anything that would bring more opposition. On September 22, 1845, the citizens of Quincy held a mass meeting and passed a resolution demanding that the Saints begin removing at once. During the Winter of 1845-46 preparation for removal went forward, and in February of 1846 we find Theodore Turley on his way to Win­ter Quarters, or the present Florence, Nebraska. In the evening of February 22, 1846, Theodore Turley visited Hosea Stout in order to ascertain the number of wagon makers and blacksmiths there were in camp, so that they could be set to work. On March 10, 1846, at a camp at Richardson's Point, it is recorded: "Two four-horse teams which were sent back to Farmington or Lick Creek on Sunday returned with the families of John Gheen and Theodore Turley.102 March 19, 1846, we find: "Today the camp moved again. Amasa Lyman and Theodore Turley stayed, not being ready for want of teams. Sometime before November 28, 1846, Theodore Turley ar­rived at Winter Quarters, for at that time he was voted a member of the High Council there. Winter Quarters, when the Saints arrived, was a wilderness. Miraculously, a city ap­peared. There was much sickness and many deaths in camp, due, as Col. Kane suggested, "to the low state to which their systems had been brought by long continued endurance of want and hardship." Theodore Turley buried six members of his family at this place including his beloved wife, Francis Amelia. Those who died at Winter Quarters were as truly martyrs as those who were killed outright or who perished in the hardships of the flight from Missouri."103 Let us at this point become a little better acquainted with Francis. Elder Amasa Lyrnan paid her a tribute when in 1839 he said, "I boarded with Brother Theodore Turley's fam­ily. Sister Turley was most kind and unremitting in her attention to my comfort. Under her treatment I regained my health and remained until March, 1839 when I went to Quin­cy, Illinois."104 We can only imagine the activities of Fran­cis while her husband was on his mission to England. We have already mentioned that Francis was a very brave woman. Once when the mob were stealing stock in Far West, Francis told her father to give her Old John, and she climbed on him with a loaded black whip (handle loaded with buckshot). She rode into the herd and got the stock and hit one of the mobbers with the black whip. She brought back the cows and the bull. Another time Francis took her father and his friends to a meeting in Nauvoo in a sleigh and on her return the buffalo robe blew up in front of the horse, causing him to run away. She jumped on the horse and brought it to a stop. A man that watched the procedure joked with Theodore and offered him a thousand dollars for Francis. At this it is said that Theodore acted very indignant.105 Be it said to her ever­lasting honor that she accepted the doctrines of the Church, and was faithful and true to her husband to the end. On January 20, 1848, in the Pottawattamies lands in Iowa, Theodore Turley signed a petition for a Post Office. On the 50 27th of March 1848. at Miller's Hollow (Kanesville) Theodore Turley was present at a political_meeting by invitation.__ It is supposed that Theodore crossed the plains in 1849 in Silar Richards' Company. At that time he possessed 3 wag­ons, 12 oxen, 1 cow, 4 loose cattle, 1 dog, and 3 guns. Also {listed are 7 members of his family. (We do not have conclusive proof that he came in this company. It still has to be Verified.) Sometime during the year 1850" Theodore and his family were in Utah County, for their names appear on the Census 1 record. It is believed that Brother Turley later went to Salt Lake and started a grist mill. On August 8 we have Samuel Richards paying Theodore $1.00 for cleaning his gun. Samuel Richards lived in Salt Lake at that time. We may here include an interesting incident. Theodore Turley invented an octagon barrelled gun. On one trip he and his companions saw a herd of antelope. He said, "Watch me get the head antelope." One woman said, "You might as well point your gun in another direction, because you'll never get it." He did get it--at 1000 yards with one shot. The gun was stolen down In Old Mexico by an Austrian painter.106 IX. HIS MISSION TO SAN BERNARDINO Sometime between August, 1850 and the Spring of 1851 Theodore Turley and part of his family, along with about 500 other Saints, went to settle the San Bernardino, California area. Elders Charles C. Rich and Amasa Lyman were appointed by Brigham Young to preside over the mission. They purchased a huge tract of land, the San Bernardino Rancho, and built the "Old Fort" for protection against the Indians. The Saints were prosperous_and__happy and the mission had promise of great success. July 5 and 6, 1851 the first conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in California was held in the mouth of the canyon known as Sycamore Grove. Theodore Turley was nominated a member of the High Council. His activities in the San Bernardino Mission, as usual, were many and varied. "Immediately after conference we organized a daily school under the superintendency of Hosea Stout, assisted by Brother R. Clift . The school numbers some_125_and__a Sunday school under the supervision of Brother Turley, which numbers about the same, assisted by Brothers Hosea Stout and Clift."107 Among his other activities he was one of the Di­rectors of their Library Association and Treasurer of San Bernardino. On march 15, 1856 he was sustained as the President of the high council, and at a special conference on March 16, he was appointed to the Southern California Mission. He was called upon many times to offer prayer in their meetings. He seems to have been one of the favorite speakers, for there are about eighteen recorded instances of his preach­ing to the Saints. A fuller account of some of these activ­ities follows: April 6, 1852. --Elder Theodore Turley addressed the 51 congregation at some length contrasting the arrival of the saints in California with their happy situation and the beneficia1 results that flows from obedience to council. September 30, 1854. --Theodore Turley addressed the con­ference upon the perfect organization of the Church, the spread of the gospel, and the evils existing among the Saints, and the necessity of reformation. President Rich followed and said, "As regards the remarks of Brother Turley, he is right; the organization of this Kingdom is complete or it would not be the Kingdom of God." October 21, 1854. --A special meeting was held in the evening at which the brethren agreed to send a party to the gold diggings with a view to raise means to lift the indebtedness of the ranch, the party to be under the super­vision of Brothers Theodore Turley and David Seely. September 26, 1855. --Elder Theodore Turley arrived from the upper country and reported that a company of Australian saints had arrived at San Pedro and were now waiting convey­ance to San Bernardino. , January 1, 1856. --Elder Theodore Turley reported at .San Bernardino that they had found a quicksilver mine. March 24, 1856. --Elder Theodore Turley in San Bernardino addressed the congregation upon the principles in relation to the Children of Israel. April 6, 1856. --Elder Theodore Turley addressed the congregation upon the subject of faith. May 5, 1857. --Theodore Turley and party returned from an exploring trip, on which they had discovered a rich vein of silver near Mt. San Bernardino.108 During the latter part of the year of 1857 the peace of the saints was again threatened severely. The leaders of the Church learned that an Army from the eastern states was on its way to invade Utah territory. They immediately gave direction to those Saints in the outlying territories to come home to Utah. The Saints from San Bernardino returned to Utah in several companies in the closing months of 1857, and in the early months of 1858. Many of them made their homes in the southern settlements of the territory. They brought large stores of arms and ammunition. "Within six weeks a thousand persons will have forsaken their homes in that valley in obedience to the commands of their chief. Men, women and children go off without a murmur and with countenances light­ed with stern joy, at the assurance. . .that they are about to fight and destroy their enemies. There is not one line in the face of a Mormon that does not defiantly say, "We will die before we submit.'"109 X. BACK IN UTAH The reports on the life of Theodore Turley from this point 52 on are very fragmentary. However, we do have enough to know that he was still active in the Church, and took a part in community affairs. On February 22, 1858, he attended and addressed a mass meeting held at Cedar City, Utah. He was a member of a committee to draft a preamble and resolutions relative to the course of Brigham Young, and he signed that memorial. Especially interesting to us is the report of conference held October 7, 1859. Theodore Turley bore testimony to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ; referred to the words of Daniel relative to the stone being cut out' of the mountain without hands and spoke of the influences by which he had been surrounded; told of his experiences in California, while preaching the gospel there. President Heber C. Kimball spoke in high commendation of Brother Turley. Said he, "I have been much gratified to hear the re­marks of Brother Turley. And I was exceedingly pleased to see him this morning. I naturally love him, for he is a true man. He is as true as gold that has a little dross in it, there is a good deal of the true metal in him. We all more or less partake of the world and the flesh, and the devil, and that is the dross which is in us. "11O On December 18, 1859, Theodore Turley was a resident of Washington, Utah, and addressed a conference in Cedar City. On January 19, 1862 he spoke in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. In August of 1864 an important convention met at Salt Lake City. Theodore Turley was a delegate at the convention from Beaver County. 111 We have no account of Theodore's activities between the years of 1866 and 1871, when he passed away. We do know that he died after suffering untold pain from the dread affliction, cancer of the mouth. That condition may account for a few years' silence. In a sense men like Theodore never die — they just pass from one sphere of activity to another. He spent his life serving his fellow men. He spent his life serving his fellow men. He started a great work, and we must carry it on. Are__we going forward in a way that would-be pleasing to him? That is our challenge. BIBLIOGRAPHY (A Re-print from the Original by Ella Mae Turley) Numbers from 1 to 111 found intermittently throughout this manuscript represent the "FOOTNOTES" of the Original and are identified below preceded by the number symbol, i. e., #1 to #111. Interview with Ernest Turley, Mesa, Arizona, Aug. 1, 1951, by Hortense H. and Helen Fuller: - #1, #2. #3, #99, # 105, #106. Theodore Turley's Journal: - #4, #5, #7, #9. #11, #15, 519, #30. #32. #39, #42, #48, #52, #55. Andrew Jenson, Historical Record: - Book 1, p. 352 - #6; p. 716 - #20; pp. 45H, 4S9 - #25; pp. 715, 716 - #26; pp.713-16 # #29; pp. 466,467 - #35, #36; p. 135 - #37; p. 747 - #41; p. 96 - #60; p.123 - #86; p. 559 - #92; pp. 123,130 - #104. Parley P. Pratt, Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt: -p. 142 - #8. Joseph Smith, Documentary History of The Church;- Vol. Ill, p.48 - #10; pp. 217-24 - #13; pp. 249-52 - #17, #18; 254, 255 - #21; 261 - #22; 263 - #23; p. 308 - #27; 309 - #28; p. 325 - #33; Vol. IV. p. 5 - #44; pp. 127, 123 - #69. #73; pp. 125. 126 - #72; Vol. V. p. 300 - #37; pp. 248-253 - #89. B. H. Roberts, A Comprehensive History of' The_ Church, Vol. 1. p. 479 - #12; Vol. ill, pp. 153. 154 - tflOJj p. 243~- #109. The Millennial Star: - Vol. 16. p. 663 - #14; Vol. 17. p. 214 # #40; Sept., 1840, No. 5, Vol. 1 - #83; Vol. 24, p. 247 - #91. Journal History of The Church: - #16. #49, #85, #90, #95, #96. #100, #102, #110, #111. Orson F. Whitney. Life of Heber C. Kimball: - pp. 457.458 - #24; p. 259 - #43; pp. 264. 265 - #45; pp. 268-270 - #53, #54; p. 273 - #58; p. 277 - #61; pp. 284, 285 - #77. #31 - In the possession of Floyd Turley, Woodruff, Arizona A He also has some of Theodore Turley's original handwriting./ B. H. Roberts. The Rise and Fall of Nauvoo! - pp. 43-46 - #34, #38. #46, #47, #50, #51. Richard L. Evans, A century of Mormonism In Great Britain: -pp. 93-95 - #56. B. H. Roberts, Life of John Taylor: - pp. 72-74 - #57. 54 Wilford Woodruff, Leaves From my Journal; - #59. History of The British Mission: - #62, #63, #64, #65, #66. #67, #68. #70, #71. #74, #75, #76. #78, #79. #80. #81, #82. Kate B. Carter, Heart Throbs of The West: - Vol. 5, pp. 373-380 - #84. —————————————————— Hosea Stout's Diary: - #88, #93. #94, #97, #98, #loA St. Louis Daily New Era, St. Louis, Mo., Charles C. Ramsey, Prop.: - Vol. VI, No. 291, p.3, March 7, 1846 - #101. #108 - This material is all taken from Andrew Jenson, History of the San Bernardino Mission. 55 THEODORE TURLEY FAMILY MEMBERS THEODORE AND FRANCIS AMELIA KIMBERLEY TURLEY Francis was born June 22, 1800 in Birmingham, England to Sarah Hitchens and Thomas Kimberley. She and Theodore were married November 26, 1821. Francis died in Winter Quarters, Nebraska August 30, 1847. Their children: Theodore Turley 1822-1822 Frances Amelia Turley Daniel 1824-1846 Mary Ann Turley Cook —1827-1904 Priscilla Rebecca Turley Lyman —1829-1904 Frederick Turley1832-1875 Obia Turley1834-1834 Sarah Elizabeth Turley Franklin1835-1914 Isaac Turley1837-1908 Charlotte Turley Bushman ^-1840-1899 Jonathan Turley1842-1846 THEODORE AND MARY CLIFT TURLEY Mary Clift was the second wife of Theodore Turley. She was born June 16, 1815 in Clifton, Gloucester, England, daugh­ter of Robert Clift and her mother's name was Elizabeth. She married Theodore prior to 1842. Mary died March 30, 1850 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their children: Jason Turley 1842-1843 Ephraim Turley 1845-1845 Theodoreus Turley 1848-1848 Francis Kimberley Turley McIntosh 1850-1914 (see chapter) THEODORE AND ELIZA CLIFT TURLEY Eliza Clift was born July 2, 1813 in Clifton, Gloucester, England, daughter of Robert Clift and Elizabeth, and married Theodore March 6, 1844 at Nauvoo. Their children: Henrietta Turley Emma Turley THEODORE AND SARAH ELLEN CLIFT TURLEY Sarah Ellen Clift, born May 3, 1817 in Clifton, Glouces­ter, England, was also the daughter of Robert Clift and Eliz­abeth. She was married previously to a Mr. Selwyn, from whom she was divorced. She and Theodore were married April 26, 1844 In Nauvoo. She died May 4, 1847 in Winter Quarters (now Florence), Nebraska. 56 Their children: Princette Turley1845-1847 Joseph Smith Turley (twin) 1846-1847 Hyrum Smith Turley (twin) 1846-1847 Stepsons: Longmore Congrove Clift Selwyn 1839-1932 George Augustus Clift Selwyn 1841- THEODORE AND RUTH JANE GILES TURLEY Ruth Jane Giles, born June 29, 1812, at Marblehead, Essex, England, was the daughter of Samuel Giles and Eliza­- beth. She married Theodore Turley on June 9, 1850 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died March, 1881 in Beaver City, Beaver, Utah. Their children: Joseph Orson Turley (adopted) Jacob Omner Turley Alvin Hope Turley 1855-1872 1845-1916 (see chapter) 1852-1876 (see chapter) Three of Theodore Turley's daughters: Sarah Turley Franklin (standing left) Priscilla Turley Lyman (standing right) Mary Ann Turley Cook (sitting) 58 MARY ANN TURLEY was born in Toronto, Ontario on July 13, 1827 to Theodore and Francis Amelia Turley. She mar­ried JOHN J. COOK September 8, 1851. MARY ANN's parents emigrated to Canada in 1825 with two children.They settled near Lake Ontario, having been given a plot of land and a blooded herd of cattle by the King of England for services rendered him. He continued preaching Methodism. In 1837 her father and mother were baptized and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, sold their farm and moved to Far West, Missouri, arriving in July, 1838. They later moved to Nauvoo, Illinois in 1839 and in 1846 traveled by ox team to Winter Quarters, Nebraska where they stayed until 1849. During that time six members of the family died, including her mother. In 1849 they traveled by ox team to Salt Lake City, Utah and in 1850 went with about five hundred others to build a settlement in San Bernardino County, California, where a large tract of land was purchased. It was here that MARY ANN met and married JOHN JAMES COOK. The following is taken from History of Ventura County California, Volume 2. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1926. "Among the early settlers of Ventura County was the John J. Cook family. Their identification with this county dates back to 1869, which dates back ninety-nine years ago, which period practically embraces its development from a stretch of wild plain and barren wilderness to its present prosperous condition, and during these years the members of this family bore their full part in the upbuilding of the community. John J. Cook, who was orphaned early in life, was of German descent, born in Mohawk County, New York, May 22, 1827, while Mary Ann (Turley) Cook was of English antecedents, her father coming to this country and serving in the Civil War with the rank of Captain. Mary Ann was born in Toronto, Canada, July 13, 1827 and died December 24, 1904, at the age of seventy-seven years. 59 In 1869 the family left San Bernardino County, locating near what is now Bardsdale, Ventura County, but which then was in Santa Barbara County. In 1872 the family moved to Santa Barbara and in 1873 to Ukiah, Mendocino County, where they lived until the spring of 1875, when they returned to Ventura County, for permanent resi­dence, Santa Paula, California." The following article was taken from the Santa Paula Daily Chronicle dated 12/26/1904, written by Etta L. Ricker upon the death of MARY ANN COOK; On December 24, 1904, the gates of heaven rolled wide for this good woman and she passed away to eternal rest. Her passing calls for more than a casual notice. Mrs. Cook was one of the pioneers of this state, born in Toron­to, Canada, July 13, 1827, she journeyed from there with her parents to California, making the entire trip across the continent with ox teams. Arriving in California in 1851 she soon after married John Cook, an honored pioneer of this state. It can never be said of Mrs, Cook that she lived in vain. In those early days of California her whole life was given to help those in need of help. She was mother, sister, doctor and nurse to all. None were too poor, too dirty, or too wicked to be comforted, nursed and cared for by her. Many a sad heart was comforted by her loving care, and she would share all she had with those in need, trusting with the faith that never faltered for her own poor needs. In the early days of San Bernardino as well as of Ven­tura County she came at last to be a veritable Peter among the poor and needy. "If only her shadow might fall on them they felt comforted." . . .Mrs. Cook has left a more beautiful monument than any chiseled from marble. It is her good works for others, her kindness to the poor and needy, and the help she gave to those that needed help. . . JOHN JAMES COOK, while traveling by train through Arizona, was mur­dered and no one seems to know where he was bur­ied or any more of the details. Mary Ann Turley Cook Children of MARY ANN TURLEY and JOHN JAMES COOK: HENRY THEODORE COOK1853- JOHN EDWARD COOK 1855-1855 MARY EFFIE COOK HECTOR 1857-1942 ISABEL PRISCILLA COOK 1860-1862 SARAH ANN COOK HARRIS 1863-1934 CAROLINE OWENA COOK SMITH SILVEY 1865-1945 CHARLOTTE THANKFUL COOK 1867-1867 MARINDA MARIA COOK HALL 1869-1946 JONATHAN COOK 1868-1868 * * * HENRY THEODORE COOK HENRY was born February 9, 1853 in San Bernardino, Cal. He was married on December 7, 1877 to SARAH ELLA WILKERSON, daughter of Jackery and Nancy Reeder Wilkerson. SARAH was born about July 19, 1861 in Springfield, Illinois. She died October 27, 1920 in Santa Anna, California. Children of HENRY THEODORE and SARAH ELLA COOK: Emma Laura Cook, 1879-1880 William Henry Cook, born in 1881 and married Winifred Huff December 20, 1905. Walter Abram Cook, 1883-1965, married Irene Stockton on January 5, 1905. HENRY COOK married (2) Olive Hunt; (3) Marian _.___; (4) Jennie Pifer. Each marriage ended in divorce. * * * :, MARY EFFIE COOK HECTOR MARY EFFIE COOK was born December 2, 1857, in San Ber­nardino, California. On September 8, 1871 she married ZACHARY HECTOR, who was born September 22, 1849 in Des Moines, Iowa, son of John Hector and Lavina Hammon. He died October 10, 1915, and was buried October 13, 1915 in Visalia, California. MARY died September 19, 1942 and was buried Sept­ember 21, 1942 in Santa Paula, California. . Children of MARY EFFIE COOK and ZACHARY HECTOR: Zachary Theodore Hector. 1871-1919. George Washington Hector. 1874-1945. Mabel Corintha Hector Crosby. 1878-1946, married Charles William Crosby on November 18, 1929. Eva Maude Hector Holloway, 1882-1915, married Edward Clyde Holloway on May 6, 1902. *** — ———————— 61 George Washington Hector George was born August 24, 1874 in Santa Barbara, Cal­if- ornia and married Mary Agnes Anlauff on May 24, 1904. Mary was born June 24, 1878 in Oregon, daughter of Herman and Theresa Anlauff. Children of George and Mary Agnes Hector: Chester Hector, born 1905. Ethel Mildred Hector West, born 1907 and married William Norman West on October 3, 1929. Walter Hector Edwin Hector, born 1915. Mabel Hector, born 1918. * * * SARAH ANN COOK HARRIS SARAH ANN COOK, daughter of JOHN JAMES and MARY ANN TURLEY COOK, was born September 26, 1863 in Los Angeles, Calif­ornia .She married CHARLES JOHN HARRIS, son of John Harris and Catherine Clark Harris, on September 26, 1877 at Fillmore, California. Children of SARAH ANN and CHARLES JOHN HARRIS: Mary Catherine Harris Swanson, 1879-1919. Anna Bell Harris. 1880-1960. Grace Dell Harris Hewston, born 1882. Phoebe Agnes Harris Goode. 1884-1955. Charles Henry Harris, 1887-1888. Bertha Alice Harris Hewston White, 1891-1953. John Edward Harris, 1894-1899. Minnie May Harris Hunt, born 1896. Sarah Emma Harris Billinger, 1899-1960. Mary Catherine Harris Swanson Mary Catherine was born on February 3, 1879 in Fillmore, California and married Irving Augustus Swanson on February 3, 1897. Irving was born February 26, 1870 in Ventura, California to Julius Augustur and Lucinda Horton Swanson. He died Febr. 26, 1951 and was buried in Santa Paula, California. Children of Mary and Irving Swanson: Iva Delia Swanson Ware, born 1898, married Edward Ware on November 18, 1916. ! Clarence Augustus Swanson, born 1900, married Bertha Mae Sanders April 9, 1932. : baby Swanson, 1902. Earl Raymond Swanson, born 1904, married Thelma in 1932, Vernon Edward Swanson, born 1906, married Frances Giller on January 17, 1928. Phoebe Catherine Swanson Davis, born 1910, married Willard 62 Davis in 1927. Agnes Belle Swanson, born 1916. Elma Mae Swanson Ganzer,born 1919, married Howard Can- zer in 1936. Elsie Mabel, 1919-1919. * * * Grace Dell Harris Hewston Grace was born September 26, 1882 in Santa Paula, Cal. She married George Hewston on June 24, 1907. He was born April 18, 1884 in San Francisco, California, son of George Hewston and Sarah Simpson, and died January 18, 1934. Children of Grace and George Hewston: Alfred George Hewston, 1908-1931. Edward Rolle Hewston, born 1910, married Nora Lee Knox on November 16, 1934, Leslie Robert Hewston, born .1912. * * * Phoebe Agnes Harris Goode Phoebe was born December 23, 1884 in Santa Paula, Cal. 63 and married Oliver Perry Goode on November 23, 1908. Oliver was born July 17, 1870 in Marysville, California, son of James Goode and Susan McPhitridge Goode. Phoebe died April 22, 1955 in Taft, Calif., and her husband died in 1961 in Bakersfield, California..; Children of Phoebe Agnes Harris and Oliver Perry Goode: Marvin William Goode (twin), born 1910, married Dorothy Winslow on April 30, 1933. -Malcolm Henry Goode (twin), born 1910, married Marjorie Maxine Moore October 27, 1930. Margaret Goode (twin), married Ralph Lee Duvall Dec.24, 1934. baby Goode (twin) Lasen Onas Goode, born 1916, married Mary Schoner June 8, 1940. * * * Bertha Alice Harris Hewston White Bertha, born February 21, 1891 in Santa Paula, California, married Alfred Kellog Hewston on October 21, 1909 in Ventura, California Alfred was the son of George Hewston and Sarah Belle Simpson Hewston. He died September 11, 1946 in Ventura. On November 23, 1953 Bertha married John Allen White. Children of Bertha Harris and Alfred Hewston; Irene Genevieve Hewston, born 1910, married Peter John Oliver December 4, 1932. Bertha Evelyn Hewston Reed, born 1912, married Glen Howard Reed on July 15, 1932. George Alfred Hewston, born 1914, married (1) Blanche Turner, (2) Cuba Harrison, (3) Mary Alley on Dec. 8, 1959. * * * Minnie Mae Harris Hunt Minnie was born October 23, 1896 in Santa Paula, California and married Henry Wilton Hunt. Jr. on December 31, 1915. He was born June 5, 1893 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Henry Wil­ton and Rose Amelia Cooley Hunt. Children of Minnie and Henry Hunt; Winifred Mae Hunt Grimm, born 1919, married Merle Joseph Grimm on October 7, 1939. Edwin Wilton Hunt, born 1924, married Cora Ruth Ricker on December 23, 1947. * * * 64 This baby is Bonnie Jean Butterfield, daughter of Donna and Robert Butter-field, granddaughter of Winnie Hunt and Joe Grimm, great granddaughter of Minnie Harris and Wilton Hunt. Sarah Emma Harris Billinger LeBard_ Sarah Emma "Winifred" Harris, born February 4, 1899 in Santa Paula, California, married Joseph Nicholas Billinger, Jr., son of Joseph Nicholas and Freda Hammer Bi11inger, on August 31, 1895. They were divorced and Sarah married Pharos Lawrence LeBard on June 19, 1954. Children of Sarah and Joseph Billinger: Leslie Raymond Billinger, born 1921, married Dallas Patterson Orman on January 31, 1949. Donald Joseph Billinger, born 1924, married Fern Huer Buck February 25, 1949. *** CAROLINE OWENA COOK SILVEY CAROLINE COOK, daughter of MARY ANN TURLEY and JOHN COOK, met and married GEORGE SILVEY in Ventura County, California February 22, 1890, this being the second marriage for CAROL­INE. She was first married to BERNADO A. SMITH, July or August 1883 in Ventura, California. They were married only two years when BERNADO was kicked in the head by a horse and died. There were no children from this union. GEORGE SILVEY was born October 10, 1852 in Sweetwater, Tennessee, but later moved to Kansas where he was raised. CAROLINE was born December 19, 1862 in Independence, Cal­ifornia, She was the first white child born in Inyo County. In 1875 CAROLINE'S family moved to Santa Paula, Calif. where she remained until she and GEORGE moved to Bishop, approximately 1898 or 1899. GEORGE SILVEY was a stone mason by trade. He cut all the stones for the present Union Oil Museum Building located in Santa Paula. GEORGE died in Bishop in 1914. The rest of the family returned to Santa Paula in 1918. 65 Bernado A. Smith, first husband of Caroline Caroline Owena Cook Silvey George W. Silvey, second husband of Caroline Sons of Caroline Owena and George W. Silvey (pictures taken in 1919) George Alonzo Silvey Henry Raymond Silvey Two of GEORGE and CAROLINE'S sons, George Alonzo and Henry Raymond served in the Army of World War I, There was much talent shown in this family, Raymond being a very good artist and Lonnie being a very good writer of poetry, al­though neither talent was ever furthered into a career. CAROLINE died at her daughter's home, Mrs. Leola Silvey Galbraith, on August 15, 1945. Children of CAROLINE COOK and GEORGE W. SILVEY: George Alonzo Silvey. 1891-1967, married Edith Robinson on July 28, 1921.——————————— James Owen Silvey, 1894, married Margaret Eder in March, 1928 Henry Raymond Silvey, born 1897, married Ivy Delano on May 29, 1921. Nettie Leola Silyey Galbraith. 1900-1970, married Walter Lyman Galbraith on December 29, 1921. Caroline Owena Silvey Bunting (Carrie), born 1903, and married Charles Russell Bunting May 7, 1926. Effie Ellen Silvey Kempjter, 1906-1967. married Bertram Kempster on January 2, 1925. * * * James Owen Silvey Owen Silvey was born 15 January 1894 in Santa Paula, California. His family moved to Bishop, California in 1899 where Owen attended school, graduating from Bishop High School"! After graduation, he and his brother Raymond opened a bicycle shop in Bishop. During World War I, Owen was ex­empted from the service to help support his family. They moved to Santa Paula in 1919. Owen met and married Margaret Eder. They had one son, James Silvey, born May, 1929. Owen died October 6, 1960 in Santa Paula, California. He had worked for the Texas Company most of his life. * * * Nettie Leola Silvey Galbraith Leola was born August 8, 1900 in Bishop, California. She attended both grammar school and high school in Bishop. In 1919 the family moved to Santa Paula, California. Here she met Walter Lyman Galbraith, son of Hiram Abiff and Mary Eliza Berry Galbraith, and on December 29, 1921 they were married in Ventura, California, Walter was born in Altamont, Kansas on July 18, 1887. His family moved to Kentucky and remained there till he was 19 years old, then moved to Winton, California. About 1917 Walter moved to Santa Paula, California. He served in World War I in the Army from 1918 through most of 1919. He served most of that time in France. 67 During their married life Walter worked in the oil fields and later in Civil Service. Leola started working for General Telephone Company in 1945 as an operator and retired in 1958. Walter passed away July 7, 1964 and Leola followed January 29, 1970. They were both buried in the Santa Paula Cemetery, Santa Paula, California. Children of Walter and Leola Galbraith: Melvin Ray Galbraith Clifford Wendell Galbraith Walter Lyman Galbraith Nettie Leola Silvey Galbraith Melvin Ray Galbraith Melvin Ray Galbraith was born November 11, 1923 in Santa Paula., California. Melvin attended Santa Paula grammar schools and graduated from Santa Paula Union High School in 1941. He enlisted in the United States Army Ground Crew of Avia­tion January 19, 1943 and served in California, Colorado before going overseas to Puerto Rico. He stayed on in Puerto Rico the entire time before his discharge in March of 1946. After returning from the service, he started working as a tile set­ter's helper, later becoming a tile setter. In 1958 he got his contractor's license and started his own Ceramic Tile Company and is still in the same business. 68 Melvin was first married to Johnie Marie Satterfield Withers on July 23, 1960. They had one child of this mar­riage: Rae Ann, born March 29, 1961. She is attending Santa Paula schools. Melvin and Marie were divorced in Ventura County in 1967. His present wife, Evelyn Lahti Davenport was born September 2, 1923 in Mountain Iron, Minn. to Emil and Ellen Hakala Lahti. Evelyn has a son and daughter by a previous marriage. She moved to California in 1954. Melvin and Evelyn were married April 25, 1969 in the Methodist Church, Camarillo, California. * * * Clifford Wendell Galbraith Clifford Galbraith was born October 14, 1925. He at­tended Santa Paula Grammar Schools and graduated from Santa • Paula Union High School in 1943. Clifford enlisted in the United States Navy in October of 1942 and served till December 1945. He was stationed aboard the destroyer "USS MULLANY," as a Sonarman, Second Class. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific area and the Phil­ippine Liberation. Upon his discharge from the Navy, he entered Ventura Junior College for two years and then start­ed working for Safeway Stores as a meat cutter apprentice. In the summer of 1949 he met Darlene Morris and they were married April 14, 1950 in the First Baptist Church, Santa Paula, California. Darlene was born in Hebbronville, Jim Hogg County, Texas on February 24, 1931 and is the daughter of William Alfred and Floy Hazel Phillips Morris. She lived most of her life in Genoa, Texas and graduated from Webster High School in 1949, Upon graduation, her family moved to Santa Paula, California due to the transfer of her father by the Humble Oil and Refining Co. Darlene attended Ventura Junior College for a short time before her marriage to Cliff. They had four children from this marriage: Daniel Mor­ris, Stacey Leigh, Shelley Denise and Steven Dana. Dan is a senior at Cal Poly University, Pomona, California, majoring in Agriculture (Citrus and Avocado) and expecting to be mar­ried soon after graduation to Linda Peters. Stacey is now married to Edward Daniel Gutierrez and living in Ventura. They were married April 15, 1972. Shelley is married to Odis Wal- Daniel, 17 yrs. Stacey, 15 yrs. Shelley, 12 yrs. Steven,11 yrs. 69 ter Socia. They were married February 24, 1973. Steve is a senior in Santa Paula Union High School. Cliff is presently employed as a meat cutter in Ventura, And lives in Santa Paula, California. Cliff and Darlene were divorced in October 1968. (See page 563 for additional picture ) * * * Caroline Owena Silvey Bunting Caroline was born April 4, 1903 and lived in Bishop dur­ing her grammar school days, moving to Santa Paula, California in 1919 and graduating from Santa Paula Union High School. It was in Santa Paula that Carrie met Charles Russell Bunting and they were married May 7, 1926. Russ was born February 5, 1901 in Bruceville, Indiana to Samuel Percy and Melissa Melinda Hooten Bunting. He came to Santa Paula when he was about 16 years old, finish­ing high school here. Carrie and Russ spent their entire married life in Santa Paula, as Russ was self-employed there. He died December 17, 1962 and Carrie still makes her home in Santa Paula. Children of Carrie and Russ Bunting: Eddie Russell Bunting Gary Charles Bunting * * * Eddie Russell Bunting Eddie was born April 2, 1927 in Oxnard California. He attended schools in Santa Paula and later served in the Uni­ted States Marine Corps during World War I. Eddie married Juanita Christensen January 23, 1946 in the First Baptist Church, Santa Paula, California. Juanita was born March 24, 1928 in Santa Barbara to Chris and Katherine Stuefloten Christensen. She was raised in Ojai, Cal., attending local schools and graduating from high school there. Eddie and Juanita had three daughters: Toni Karen, born June 19, 1947, now married to Kenneth Brown and has one child; Cathy Ann Bunting, born January 10, 1950, now married to Dan­iel Seaman and has one child also; and Anita Susan, born Oct. 27, 1955, now attending Davis University as a sophomore. Eddie and Juanita were divorced April 1968 in Ventura County and Eddie married Susan Teal of Oklahoma City in 1973. * * * Gary Charles Bunting Gary was born June 30, 1935 in Oxnard, California. Gary 70 has spent his entire life in Santa Paula, California, attend­ing the local school and graduating from the local high school. Since graduating from high school, Gary has spent most of his life driving trucks. Gary enlisted in the Uni­ted States Army during the Korean War. Gary married Annell Zachery June 19, 1953. Annell was born July 7, 1935 in Texas to Ralph and Owida Crabtree Zachary. They later moved to Santa Paula where Annell graduated from high school. They had one son, Daniel Jeffery, born January 9, 1954. Dan is presently attending Ventura Junior College and will receive his AA degree this June (1974). Gary and Annell were divorced in 1964 in Ventura County. Gary remarried Jane Sestich of San Pedro July 6, 1971 in Las Vegas. They have no children and live in Santa Paula. * * * Effie Ellen Silvey Kempster Effie was born March 25, 1906 in Bishop, California, the youngest of six children: three boys and three girls. She attended both grammar school and part of her high school in Bishop, graduating from Santa Paula Union High School, Santa Paula, California. It was in Santa Paula that Effie met and married Bert Kempster. They met at a dance where he played a saxophone in the band. They were married January 2, 1925 in Los Angeles, California. Bert was born on May 14, 1902 in Toronto, Canada. He and his family moved to Los Angeles, California when he was about eight years old. His father owned a Western Electric branch and manufactured light fixtures. He attended school in Los Angeles. He moved to Oxnard about 1922. He worked for the Levy family for many years and then started working for the Navy in 1941 until his retirement. Effie died July 15, 1967 in Oxnard, California and was 'buried in the family plot of the Santa Paula Cemetery, Santa Paula, California. Bert died about 1969 and is also buried in Santa Paula Cemetery. Children of Effie and Bert Kempster: Jack Eugene Kempster Patricia Owena Kempster Deaver * * * Jack Eugene Kempster Jack was born on May 11, 1926 in Oxnard, California. He attended local schools, graduating from Oxnard Union High School. He served in the U. S. Navy in World War II from 1944 to 1946. He was a Torpedo man aboard the U.S.S. Haynsworth DD 700 and saw action in the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. 71 After his discharge from the Navy in January 1946, he went to work for Catlin's Automotive Supply in Oxnard for several years. He owned Kempster's Brake and Alignment for a while. He is presently working at Pacific Missile Range as an En­gineering Technician. His wife, the former Helen Cuilty, was born on July 28, 1925 to Robert Charles and Mary Santo Cuilty, in Calipatria, California. She formerly lived in Ventura, California where she attended school. Her family moved to Oxnard, California in her senior year of high school and she graduated from Ox­nard High. She also attended Woodbury College in Los Angeles after high school graduation. She met Jack at a high school dance. They were married on May 29, 1945 at the Santa Clara Roman Catholic Church in Oxnard, California and have three children: Susan, Steven and Laurie. * * * Patricia Owena Kempster Deaver Patricia was born May 19, 1928 and attended Oxnard local schools and graduated from Oxnard Union High School. Pat was first married to Alfred David Loudermilk in April, 1952, but was divorced in Ventura County July 1953. On August 28, 1954 she married Guy Neal Deaver in Ventura, California. She met Guy while working at the U.S. Naval Air Missile Test Cen­ter, Point Mugu. He was born August 19, 1925 in Robinson, Illinois. He served 20 years in the United States Navy and received the Purple Heart. Guy is the son of Clyde and Minnie Jeffries Deaver. Guy and Pat have two children: Craig Devon, born August 25, 1959; and Penny Ann, born January 7, 1963. They live in Oxnard, California and have all been baptized in the Roman Catholic Church. * * * Nettie Leola Caroline Owena ' . Effie Ellen Daughters of George W. and Caroline Owena Cook Silvey 72 MARINDA MARIA COOK HALL MARINDA was born September 12, 1869 in Colton, Calif­ornia, the eighth child of JOHN and MARY ANN TURLEY COOK. On December 21, 1887 she married HERBERT HALL, born January 9, 1862 in Tonica, LaSalle, Illinois, son of Ruben R. Hall and Sarah Frances Stratton Hall. HERBERT died July 30, 1934 MARINDA died in and was buried in Santa Paula, California. May, 1946. They had no children. * * * Mary Ann Turley Cook and her five children: Standing, from left--Mary Effie Hector, Henry Theodore Cook, and Caroline Owena Silvey. Sitting, from left-­Minnie Miranda Hall, Mary Cook, and Sarah Ann Harris. 73 Priscilla Rebecca Turley Lyman PRISCILLA REBECCA TURLEY was born June 1, 1829 in Toronto, Canada. She was the fourth child of Theodore Turley and Frances Amelia Kimberly Turley. She married AMASA MASON LYMAN on January 17, 1846 in Nauvoo. He was born March 30, 1813 in Lyman, New Hampshire, son of Roswell Lyman and Martha Ma­son Lyman. PRISCILLA died September 20 or 21, 1904 and AMASA died February 4, 1877. The following is a Life Sketch of Priscilla Turley Lyman by Priscilla Lyman Rice, a granddaughter: Priscilla Rebecca Turley Lyman The lives of the pioneers should be written in Poetry and on golden plates for their children and children to read. This has not yet been done, but it was written in the lives of oth­ers, in toil-worn hands, in dimmed eyes that just had to make another quilt, another knitted rug, or help another baby into the world, or care for someone in need of a light to lead the way. So I shall tell you about the grandmother for whom I was named. She had beautiful gray eyes, a kind smile, a heart full of love, and still wanted to dance when past seventy years of age. She saw me as a baby, but, as I was only six weeks old, I do not remember her. My father and mother have told me many little stories about her so that I feel that I almost know her. PRISCILLA TURLEY was born June 1, 1829 to Theodore and Frances Kimberley Turley, in Toronto, Canada, just across the St. Lawrence River from the United States. They crossed this river one night when she was less than ten years old. Her brothers and sisters were as follows: MARY ANN TURLEY COOK, ISAAC, CHARLOTTE TURLEY BUSHMAN, SARAH TURLEY and FREDRIC TURLEY. After moving here and there for a short while this family of eight Turleys came to Missouri. They lived on a farm in the summer and in town in the winter in order to enable the children to attend school. About this time the Saints came to Missouri and the Turleys heard the Gospel, and were all converted and later persecuted along with the other saints. As mentioned in the history of Amasa Lyman, PRISCILLA hid him from the mob, thus probably saving his life. Sometime after this, the mob was after the Prophet Jo­seph Smith and he was in hiding. Different families took turns carrying his dinner to him so one day her mother sent PRISCILLA to Whatmers with a basket of food. As she walked along the path a man stopped her and said, "Little girl, your folks know where Joseph Smith is. Now, you tell me." She looked at him and said, "If they did know, they wouldn't tell a little girl like me." The man stepped aside and let her pass. Thus again she helped save a man's life by telling a lie and both times she was praised for it. She often said she had been praised more for prevarication than for telling the truth. During the time polygamy was being practiced, Amasa Lyman's friend Theodore Turley asked him to take one of his daughters, suggesting one of the older girls, but Amasa told him if he took any it would be PRISCILLA as he wished to protect her always. She became Amasa Lyman ' s seventh wife, January 16, 1846, at the age of 16. PRISCILLA con­tinued to live with her parents for a long time She went to school, worked for others, etc. She came to Utah with the pioneers in Brigham Young's Company in 1848. PRISCILLA went with her husband across the desert to San Bernardino in 1851. While waiting for the ranch to be pur­chased they were encamped near a fine vineyard. One day they were wishing for some of the grapes and with the help of their interpreter secured some from the bearded Spaniard who was in the vineyard. The man took hold of Grandmother's arm and made it known he wished her to come with him further into the vineyard. At first she was reluctant to go, but the interpreter assured her that it was quite safe. The man then took her to a certain vine and showed her the largest bunch of grapes she had ever seen. They were ripe so the man picked them and gave them to her. She said the stem was as large as her thumb and the bunch as long as her arm. (This incident took place the day they arrived.) While living in San Bernardino her two oldest children were born. Their names were THEODORE and IRA. About this time Cornelia Lyman (another wife of Amasa Lyman) became ill, leaving her two boys, Lorenzo and Henry to be cared for, so 75 grandmother cared for them along with her own children. She was set apart as a midwife to care for mothers and babies and so helped more than a hundred lives into this world, although she never advertised nor sought after this work. Grandmother was best known as "Aunt Persillie." In 1858 most of the San Bernardino colonists were called back to Utah because of the coming of Johnston's Army. Grand­mother went back to Fillmore where she lived for some time. Four more children were born there two dying in their early years. After her two oldest sons were married the family went to Idaho and thus Lyman Town came into existence. To them it was only a ranch between the forks of the Snake River--the best place in the world in the summer but a bad place in the winter. They were often "snowed in" and in the spring the ice broke up and the river went wild on both sides of them. Her oldest son's wife died and left three boys about two, four, and six years of age—Frank, Elmer and Guy. These she cared for until the oldest married. Her only daughter married young and lived near them in Idaho. Later(1886) they all went again over the "Old Spanish Trail" to California and lived near San Bernardino. Her daughter died and left three little girls Edna, Florence, and Maude Barry. Her son Theodore told her that she was not to raise them as she had done her share of such work. However, she helped a lot and my own parents went to help them for a while. In addition to all the work of caring for these many children, she pieced many quilts and knitted many beautiful rugs. She especially wanted each of her children to have one. Grandmother spent many months of her life traveling from place to place in a covered wagon. A true and courageous pioneer, we can never honor her and her kind enough. ; While living at San Luis Rey, California, grandmother's hip was injured by a severe fall at her son-in-law's house while dancing one of the square dances. The party was in honor of the new school teacher. Grandmother had done extra work that day but still enjoyed dancing. She was nearly seventy years old at this time and so was forced to spend her last few years on crutches. She did her work neatly with the help of her son and three grandsons. Another story about PRISCILLA TURLEY LYMAN is told: This story is related by an old lady in Utah who says that she was alone in her home in Far West when a man with his arm and wrist terribly swollen rushed up to the door and asked her to hide him quickly from the mob who were on his track in a fury and about to overtake him. When she told him she was alone and could not take an utter stranger into the house, he begged her the more to hide him or he would be killed by the men soon to come in sight. 76 Being assured by something in his face that he was not to be feared, this girl in her teens ran and brought a ladder which she fixed to a covered opening in the ceiling, and told him to climb up there and hide between the ceiling and the roof. When he had placed the cover over the hole and she had little more than returned from taking the ladder back to its place, the mob appeared and demanded to know where that man, Lyman, had gone, swearing that if he had not been "caught away by the Holy Ghost", they would make an end of him. When she told them she knew no man named Lyman, they be­gan hunting inside the house and out. Finding the ladder, one of them declared it had but recently been moved but an­other was sure it had not been disturbed for a long time, and without looking above the ceiling, they gave up the search and went on. When Theodore Turley and his wife returned home, their daughter, PRISCILLA told them a man was hiding overhead, and they helped "him "down, We have no way of knowing Amasa's first impression of these Turleys, but considering the part was to take in his life, he should have felt towards them some what as he had felt towards the Tanners and the Partridges. There is no reason, however, to think that in his tribulation of that time, he envisioned PRISCILLA going with him and seven other women across deserts and mountains to the western sea. All he says about it is that while he was helping the Saints convey their property to their enemies, and keeping out of sight as best he could, "I boarded with Brother Theo­dore Turley,s family. Sister Turley was most kind and unremitting in her attention to my comfort, and under her treatment I recovered my Health," (Personal writings of Amasa M. Lyman) A part of the trip to Salt Lake City: On the second of March Amasa Lyman and family which though not traveling together, included the two Partridge ' women, "Aunt" PRISCILLA, "Aunt" Dionetia, and perhaps the other two wives with Their outfits of "ox teams arrived at sundown" in the next camp to the west. (Eliza's journal.) . . . "Aunt" PRISCILLA was traveling now in the same wagon with Eliza, and Eliza's references to this woman, as to the other six wives, was always with the tenderest care as of one sister for another. With these seven wives, to , be joined later by an eighth, every one of them women of vigorous temperament and pronounced individuality, the sur­prising fact that they got along together in peace, cooperating with their husband and with each other under tremendous . difficulties, is proof that he was a master diplomat, or that he really did hold, as he declared, the power of Divine Priesthood which maintains its dominion by righteous measures. He had been taught by the Prophet Joseph Smith, who sounded the ' note of true government when he said, in answer to the query , as to how he was able to govern the thousands of people in and around Nauvoo, "I teach them correct principles and they govern themselves." 77 Children of PRISCILLA REBECCA TURLEY and AMASA MASON LYMAN: THEODORE KIMBERLEY LYMAN, 1853- IRA DEPO LYMAN, born 1855, married ELIZABETH ANN ROWLEY on April 30, 1855. ISAAC NEWTON LYMAN, 1857-1858. ALBERT AUGUSTUS LYMAN, 1859-1860. STEPHEN ALONZO LYMAN, born 1865. FRANCES PRISCILLA LYMAN, born 1868. * * * THEODORE KIMBERLEY LYMAN THEODORE was born April 13, 1853 in San Bernardino, California and married on Dec­ember 29, 1875 to MARY ELIZ­ABETH DUGGINS. Children of THEODORE and MARY LYMAN: Guy Kimberley Lyman, born Nov. 6, 1876 in Fill- more, Utah and married Lulu Maud Brodie Jan. 28, 1902. William Elmer Lyman, born 1873 in Fillmore,'Utah. Franklin Theodore Lyman, born In 1880 at Deseret, Utah. Merit Ernest Lyman, born in Deseret, Utah. Theodore Lyman and wife STEPHEN ALONZO LYMAN STEPHEN was born August 11, 1865 in Fillmore, Utah. He married ELLEN KING on December 24, 1887. She was born in 1865 also. Children of STEPHEN and ELLEN KING LYMAN: Bert K. Lyman Derzie Lyman Newton Lyman —————— —— * * * FRANCES PRISCILLA LYMAN BARRY FRANCES was born July, 21, 1868 in Fillmore, Utah. She 78 married ROBERT EDWARD BARRY on April 20, 1884 in Eagle Rock, Idaho. ROBERT was born August 5, 1862 in British Columbia. Children of FRANCIS and ROBERT BARRY: Edna Clare, born Sept. 24, 1885 in San Bernardino, Cal. Florence Priscilla, born Febr. 17, 1887 in San Bernardino, Maud Ethel, born July 9, 1888 also in San Bernardino. ————————* * * 79 Frederick Turley FREDERICK TURLEY, son of Theodore Turley and Frances Amelia Kimberley" Turley, was born on May 23, 1832 in Yorks, Ontario, Canada. On June 1, 1856 he married AMELIA LOUISA COUNCIL in San Bernardino, California. AMELIA was born May 18, 1836 at Chapelhatlog, Sotmnerset, London, Eng­land, daughter of Joseph and Sophia Council. FREDERICK died Febr. 24, 1875 and AMELIA mar­ried J. J. M. Rockefeller. Children of FREDERICK and AMELIA TURLEY"! AMELIA SOPHIA TUR­LEY CARTER, 1857-1946, married LUTHER CARTER Jan. 7, 1874. FREDERICK JONATHAN TURLEY, 1860-1934. PRISCILLA ROZILLA TURLEY MAKER, 1863-1937. JANETTA ROSETTE TUR­LEY JOHNDREW, 1863-1923. MARGARET ELIZABETH TURLEY, 1866-1868. Frederick and Amelia Turley FREDERICK JONATHAN TURLEY The second row:, at the right is Johnathan Frederick Turley, Amelia Louisa Council Turley, Amelia Sophia Turley Car­ter, don't know next lady, Rozella Turley Maher, Rosetta Turley Johndrew. Their husbands in the background. Their children in the front row, (copied exactly as on back of picture) * * * FREDERICK JONATHAN TURLEY FREDERICK was born June 4, 1859 in Washington, Utah. He was married October 18, 1900 to MELISSA ELLEN WOOD in Milford, Utah. MELISSA was born March 12, 1867 in Minersville, Utah to William Wood and Ann Eyre Banks, FREDERICK DIED March 18, 1920 in Milford, Utah and was buried in Beaver. MELISSA died on December 22, 1942 in Caliente, Nevada and was buried in Minersville, Utah. Children of FREDERICK and MELISSA TURLEY: Theodore Turley 1901 (stillborn). Joseph Frederick Turley, born 1903, died 1905. Marion Turley. born 1906, married Mae Alger July 23, 1925 Frances Leola Turley, born 1908, married Thomas Ward Bettridge on June 18, 1929. 81 PRISCILLA ROZILLA TURLEY MAKER PRISCILLA ROZILLA was born July 15, 1863 in Minersville, Utah. She married STEPHEN 0. MAKER on June 14, 1882 in Minersville. STEPHEN was born December 7, 1846 in Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Children of PRISCILLA and STEPHEN MAHER: . Frederick L. Maher, born 1863. Anna A. Maher "born 1885. Bertha Maher, born 1888. Marguerite Maher, born 1891. Edward Maher, born 1894. Arthur Maher, born 1897. —————————— * * * JANETTE ROSSETTE TURLEY JOHNDREW JANETTE ROSSETTE was also born July 15, 1863 (twin) She married ADOLPH JOHNDREW on December 15, 1890 in San Bernardino, California. She died in 1923. Children of JANETTE ROSSETTE and ADOLPH JOHNDREW: Gertrude Johndrew, born 1892. Wilber L. Johndrew, born 1895. Ernest Johndrew, born 1898. Adolf Earl Johndrew. born 1901. ——————————————— * * * 82 Children of Frederick Turley Johnathan Frederick Turley and his wife The twins: Rozella and Arzilla. (copied from back of picture) S Sarah Elizabeth Turley Franklin SARAH ELIZABETH TURLEY was born September 24, 1835 in Churchville, Toronto, Canada. She married STEPHEN FRANKLIN in 1855 He was born June 29, 1829 to Nathaniel and Catherine Franklin. 'SARAH died on March 24, 1914 in Colton, California. Children of SARAH and STEPHEN FRANKLIN: CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH FRANKLIN MILLER, mar­ried JOHN NORMAN MILLER, died 1922. MARY ANN FRANKLIN BROWN, born 1861, married ANGUS McKINLEY BROWN on Dec. 25, 1898. FRANCES CATHERINE FRANK­LIN WELCH, 1860-1888. STEPHEN HARMON FRANKLIN, born 1863. THOMAS THEODORE FRANKLIN, 1866-1916. The picture on the following page is of Sarah Turley Franklin with her .family. 83 Mary Ann Franklin Brown and Angus Brown (husband), daughter of Sarah Franklin. Sarah Turley Franklin is the short lady to the left (white waist). FRANCES CATHERINE FRANKLIN WELCH FRANCES was born in 1860 at Hermosse and married JOHN CURTIS WELCH in 1874 at Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born in 1836 at Little Rock Arkansas. FRANCES died in August of 1888 at Colton, California. Children of FRANCES and JOHN WELCH: Reevilley Franklin Welch, born 1876, married Alice Maple, Wllley Welch, born 1884. Charlotte Welch, born 1885. Harriet Welch born 1887 (twin). Hazel Welch, born 1887 (twin). Florence Welch, born 1888. ——————————— * * * STEPHEN HARMON FRANKLIN STEPHEN was born November 28, 1863 in San Bernardino, California and married MARGARET ELSIE JACKSON November 28, 1894. She was born July 16, 1872 in El Monte, California. Children of STEPHEN and MARGARET FRANKLIN: Arthur H. Franklin, born 1895. Walter K. Franklin, born 1897. Lloyd L. Franklin, born 1899. Milton E Franklin, born 1902. male child, born 1903. * * * THOMAS THEODORE FRANKLIN THOMAS was born July 22, 1866 in Minersville, Utah and married VIOLA ALICE DeLONG Nov. 15, 1894 in San Bernardino. VIOLA was born Sept. 23, 1872 in Harrison, Missouri. Children: Norman Thomas, born 1895, Daphne, born 1895 (twins); Kenneth DeLong, born 1896. * * * 85 The following is a history of ISAAC TURLEY submitted by his son, ISAAC, with the help of his daughter, Viola T. Haws: ISAAC TURLEY Sr., the eighth child in his parents' fam­ily of five sons and five daughters, was born on November 22, 1837 to Frances Amelia Kimberley and Theodore Turley, in Churchville, Ontario, Canada. His maternal grandparents were Sarah Kitchens and Thomas Kimberley; his pater­nal grandparents were Eliza­beth Yates and William Turley. ISAAC was born about eight months after his parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and while his father was la­ boring on his mission in Can­ ada, to which he was called the day following his bap­ tism in March 1837. He was named for Isaac Russell who baptized his father. In mid­ summer of 1838, they, with a company of converts, moved to Kirtland, Ohio where the main body of the Church was loca­ ted, and it was there that they became acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith and his family. In the Spring of 1839, they moved to Nauvoo, in which city his father, Theodore Turley, built the first home to be built by the Saints. It was a neat, stone structure, located on theIsaac Turley same block upon which Joseph Smith afterwards built the Nau- voo Mansion. About six months later, in September 1839, ISAAC'S father left for his mission to England. ISAAC was the baby of the family during those historic events. His youngest sister, CHARLOTTE, was born after his father left for his mission., . - : At a very young age, ISAAC took a great interest in helping to do chores for the Prophet Joseph Smith, such as feeding and watering his favorite riding horse, a chestnut sorrel, named "Joe Duncan". It was a great source of pride to him to know that the Prophet trusted him to do the various chores for him. It was through this service that he rendered, as well as the opportunity to live close to the leaders of the Church, that ISAAC developed a great love for them and for the Gospel. He was very proud that his father had been selected by the Prophet to be one of his body guards. Some of ISAAC'S earliest recollections were of the un­ certainty and persecutions of the converts to the Church by the unrelenting mob. Before Isaac’s eighth birthday, the Prophet and his brother, Hyrum, were martyred in Carthage Jail on June 27, 1844. About two years later, conditions became more traumatic for the saints: many lost their lives, homes were burned, and their possessions destroyed. They were compelled to leave the state of Illinois and go west to the Rocky Mountains. When the saints left for the West, Hyrum's widow and family were numbered with the same company as Theodore Turley and his family. ISAAC, then eleven years of age, and Joseph F. Smith, Hyrum's son, ten years of age, were each given a yoke of oxen and a wagon to manage, which was quite objectionable to some of the men, but Theodore promised them that he would see to it that the boys would do alright. Some of the men in the company objected to Sister Smith and her family going west at that time, because Joseph F. was not yet old enough to assume the necessary responsibility to help his mother on such a long journey, but Theodore told the men that she could travel in his part of the company, and he would see that she and her family would be taken care of. _ One day, on their way along the Platte River, there were many carcuses of dead buffalo, which caused the oxen to stampede and become uncontrollable, but to ISSAC and Joseph F., that was fun. So they lanced their oxen, making them run faster and faster until they were ready to stop and be guided back on the trail. As they camped that night, the men were very happy to recognize the boys ability to manage the oxen. ISSAC and Joseph F. were close friends as they shared the many experiences along the arduous trek to the Rocky Mountains. Because of tbe scarcity of food, the people had to re­sort to making soup from the hides and bones of the dead buffalo along the trail on the Platte. As the result of eating such food, the severe weather conditions, and other hardships, many people became ill, and a great number of them 87 died. Isaac’s mother, Frances Amelia, was one of them. She died on August 30, 1847 at Winter Quarters, Nebraska. His father's fourth wife, Sarah Ellen Clift, had died also at Winter Quarters on May 4, 1847.c According to the Turley Family Records, Theodore Turley and his families arrived at Winter Quarters before November 28, 1846, and went on to Utah in the year 1849, or early in 1850, for their names appear on the Census Record. Accord­ing to the family records, Theodore lost three children in 1846, three children in 1847, one child in 1848, (one child was born in 1847, and no death date is recorded, so it is as­sumed that she died shortly after birth during the hardships at that time.) Thus, eight of his children and two of his wives were buried along the trail west, most of them at, or near, Winter Quarters. Those extreme hardships, and many others, tested the faith and strength of all of those brave souls who were able to endure to the end of their journey. ISAAC was about thirteen years of age when he and his father and the remaining members of his family arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley. , Late in 1850, or early in the Spring of 1851, ISAAC and his father and other members of his family, along with about 500 other saints, went to settle the San Bernardino, Calif­ornia area. ISAAC helped his father clear the land and plant fruit trees. While there, he learned to speak Spanish fluent­ly, which was a great advantage to him the rest of his life. In 1857 the leaders of the Church learned that Johnson's Army from the Eastern part of the United States was on its way to invade Utah territory, so President Brigham Young .. asked that all of the saints from the outlying territories return to Utah. Theodore and part of his family complied with his request. ISAAC later went back to San Bernardino, and there he married SARAH GREENWOOD on March 11, 1861. To them were born twelve children (eleven sons and one daughter). Soon after their marriage, ISAAC and SARAH moved to Minersville, Utah. About three years later, they move on a short distance to Beaver. While there, ISAAC became acquainted with CLARA ANN TOLTON and they were married and sealed in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City on October 4, 1867. He was sealed to his first wife, SARAH, on the same day. To ISAAC and CLARA ANN were born twelve children (seven daughters and five sons).: During the ten years they lived in Beaver, ISAAC was in charge of the Beaver Co-op Cattle Corp. and ran a Co-op Butcher Shop. He, being a very good blacksmith, did a great deal of that type of work as well. While in Beaver, ISAAC'S father, Theodore Turley, passed away in that city on August 12, 1871 after suffering several years from cancer of the mouth, In the late 60's and early 70's during the Black Hawk War, many of the white men's cattle were stolen and driven away by the various tribes of Indians, and some white men 88 Sarah Greenwood and Isaac Turley with some of their boys Parents of Sarah Greenwood Ann Hartley Greenwood 1821-1897 William Greenwood 1819-1899 All of William and Ann Greenwood's children who lived past infancy (three died as children): Sarah Greenwood Turley Barnard Hartley Greenwood Mary Ann Greenwood William Greenwood White Nathan Greenwood Titus Greenwood Ruth Greenwood Twitchell were killed. President Young called ISAAC to serve as the Lieutenant Officer to recruit as many men as he deemed nec­essary in striving to bring about a peaceful relationship between the white people and the Indians. He and the men who worked with him undertook many dangerous missions as they carried out their assignments, traveling on horseback over Beaver County and around the settlements along the Sevier River, They covered an extensive area during cold or warm weather. ISAAC served on this assignment during the seven years of the war, furnishing his own horses and supplies, without remuneration. On one occasion, a big buck Indian ambushed the white men. ISAAC saw the buck, and he immediately dropped off the opposite side of his horse and cut the Indian a blow . in the chest with a rifle shot. The Indian dropped down in the brush, and left as fast as he could possibly escape. When ISAAC arrived at the area, no one was to be found, but there were blood splashes on rocks and brush. He had made his get-away. ISAAC and the other men followed the Indian many miles but were unable to overtake him. Three years later, in a store on the Sevier, ISAAC walked up to an old buck Indian and asked, "Where have I seen you?" And he replied, "Do you remember three years ago when I thought I had you for my bacon, and you slipped off and hit me before I thought you could? I crawled and hobbled for fifteen miles. Doc Bill (an Indian doctor) pulled me through." He opened his shirt and showed ISAAC the scars on his chest and on his shoulder blade. In another instance, one of the men, named John Butler, who was asked to labor with ISAAC in establishing peace with the Indians, jumped out from the brush where they were hiding from the warriors. ISAAC shouted, "Get back, or you'll be shot!" Before Butler could move, he. was shot in the chest, and he dropped like a dead man. ISAAC and the other men dragged him into the brush and there one man had to stand on his body while another pulled with all his might to remove the arrow from between his ribs. They took him back to the settlement at Kanosh, Utah, to a doctor. His life was spared and he lived for several years afterward. On another occasion, an Indian shot an arrow through ISAAC'S ear, slitting it in two pieces. Later, an arrow was shot through the crown of his hat, and another one pierced his vest at the side of his body, but he was never seriously injured, which verifies a promise that was given to him in a special blessing by President Brigham Young in which he told him that if he would try to do the right thing by the Indians and would not seek to draw blood, they would not take his life. At the October Genreal Conference in 1876, ISAAC was called by President Young to take his family to Arizona and help establish settlements there, along with Daniel W. Jones and others. ISAAC was named Wagon Master of the Company. He left Beaver"City about January 1, 1877, with SARAH and her boys, and met the rest of the company at St. George, Utah, where they started their journey together on January 91 10th, and arrived on the Salt River, Arizona Territory March 6, 1877. ISAAC pitched his tent the first night about where the Lehi School now stands, and he and his boys helped in clearing land and digging out the ancient Indian Canal, which was to be their means of irrigation, Due to the heat of the desert at Jonesville (Lehi) and Sarah’s health, ISAAC returned to Utah the following September and attended October Conference in Salt Lake City. Pres­ident Young had passed away on August 29, 1877, so ISAAC explained their circumstances to President John Taylor, who released him from his Mission with the Jones Company. He was then called to help settle the St. Joseph, Arizona area on the Little Colorado River, near Sunset and Brigham City, -where the United Order was being established. On his way South, ISAAC went by Beaver City, where he had left CLARA ANN and her children. He sold their homes and left Beaver with three large new wagons loaded with flour and provisions, one light spring wagon, 200 head of cattle, and a band of 100 horses and brood mares. He put all of his earthly possessions into the United Order, except one sack of flour, which he divided between his two families and which they ate only on very special occasions. It is not really surprising to note that those who contributed little, or nothing, to the United Order were quick with their criticism of ISAAC for withholding that one sack of flour for his fam­ilies, which only bears out the well-know adage: "When a mule is busy pulling, he doesn't have time to kick !" He did the blacksmithing for the camp, as well as shoeing the horses and oxen and assisting with the dairying and farm­ing . He worked from four o'clock in the morning until sun­down and dark at night, but the day was never too long, and he was never too tired to draw his family around him after the evening meal and read from the Bible about the life of the Savior and to have family prayer. „;„:• The United Order in Joseph City lasted only three or four years. ISAAC came out with only part of that which he had put in, but with that, he was able to make a new start for himself in Snowflake, 45 miles away, where he moved with his families on May 7, 1881. There he bought three city lots: one for each family and one for a blacksmith shop. He bought a dry farm 22 miles away in the mountains and raised good crops of corn, wheat, etc., and herded their horses at Mormon Lake. He did blacksmithing, farming and stock raising during the five years they lived in Snowflake. He was Deputy .Sher­iff there, and the children attended public school. They built homes, planted gardens and orchards, and were happily situated during the time they were there. Conditions became very difficult for the people who were living plural marriage. Many of the men were sent to prison in the Federal Penitentiaries at Yuma, Chicago and elsewhere. They had to either put away their wives, leave the country, or go to prison. ISAAC decided to go to Old Mexico, since the Church Leaders had suggested that area as a possible place of refuge for those who were being persecuted. 92 In the Spring of 1885. ISAAC took SARAH and most of her family, along with enough livestock and horses for their use, They were among the first settlers who went into Mexico; ISAAC was the Wagon Master of that group. They first stopped for a short time in Corralitos, but they soon found that this was not a satisfactory area in which to establish settlements. In February, the pioneers traveled on into the Casas Grandes Valley and settled in an area which they called Turley's Camp, which is now San Jose, across the river from Colonia Dublan, ISAAC was called to be the Presiding Elder of Turley's Camp, comprising more than twenty-five families. They soon decided to leave that area and move on south and west, about ten miles from the Mexican town called Casas Grandes Viejo. They established their camp near the San Diego Ranch, located on the Rio Verde. After building an adobe house for SARAH and her family, and preparing for the planting of crops, he returned to Snow-flake to get CLARA ANN and her children, and the belongings that he had left there. Just beyond the border, as they were going into Mexico, he felt very uneasy about SARAH, so he left CLARA ANN and her children to make the rest of the trip alone while he rushed on ahead on horse-back to see what could be wrong. When he arrived back at the settlement, he found the people returning in their wagons from the cemetery where they had just buried SARAH. She had passed away, after a brief illness, on January 13,1887, at the age of 43 years. JOHN, her baby, was 21 months old. The following Spring, after the crops were planted and more homes had been built, the people received a notice from Chihuahua City, telling them that they had established residence on ground within the survey of the San Diego Ranch, and it would be necessary for them to move on up the river about three miles. With this they complied, and they re­established themselves in the area that is known as Colonia Juarez. ISAAC, along with other townsmen, helped to lay the plans for the streets, blocks, home-sites and public buildings. Apostle Erastus Snow, A. F. McDonald and Moses Thatcher, who were the leaders, called ISAAC, Jerome Judd, Orson P. Brown and others to explore areas in the mountains that would be adequate for town-sites and ranches for the settlers there to maintain a livelihood. Among the locations which were selected was Pratt's Ranch, which was occupied by Helaman Pratt, on which property there were hot and warm springs which bubbled up from the earth. Some of the Colony people spent periods of time bathing there for health purposes. This ranch was twenty miles up the Rio Verde. The Parson Williams Ranch was located about three miles further up the river, west of Pratt's Ranch. A few miles beyond that was "Cave Valley", which received its name because of a huge cave found up high on the side of the mountain facing the east, looking over the beautiful valley and canyon, and timber-covered Garden of Eden. Within the cave, which covered at least one acre of 93 ground, there was an immense urn, or oya, made by ancient inhabitants in which they had stored various kinds of corn and grain. The Urn is about fifteen feet high and reaches its widest diameter up about eleven feet, then tapers in about three feet in diameter, and then swells or flairs out to make it some wider at the top edge. The Urn was made of a mixture of grass and clay, and was glazed on the outside to keep moisture from penetrating its surface. When ISAAC procured a pole with which to climb up to investigate the workmanship .' and purpose of the Urn, he found inside many varieties of corn: yellow, dark blue, pale blue, gray, and red; and other types of seeds and grains which were placed in heavy buck­skin pouches, each holding about five gallons. Fifteen miles farther south, following along the course of the Rio Verde, they selected a location which later was called Colonia Pacheco., Ridges and mountains slope down to the river's edge, closing one little valley from another. Two miles south of Colonia Pacheco, they selected a ranch site, which later was Corrales Ranch, where the Lunts and Palmers homesteaded. Then about six miles east, on the river, another ranch site, later called "Hop Valley Ranch", became an agri­cultural center and lumber camp . Continuing on south about eight miles, they entered a circular valley which they named "Round Valley." A mile or so farther on, another beautiful valley opened to view, which is Colonia Garcia. 'Surrounded with tall timber of pine and oak, the valley is situated on a gentle slope towards the center, and a little creek in rainy season drains the water into the main creek, which eventually is carried into the Verde River. This is a produc­tive valley for corn and vegetables, production of much cheese and butter, and a sawmill for the production of lumber and shingles. Southeast of Colonia Garcia, "Mound Valley" was selected. Its name was derived from the mounds of earth that covered an ancient city of, apparently, considerable population. _It is more in open country and must have been a great central place for the inhabitants of the surrounding country. There is an adjoining city area with a few rolling ridges separating the two. This was called "Meadow Valley", .and was in the high mountains. The ridges surrounding these valleys are covered with huge pines, some of whose trunks measure four to six feet in diameter. About ten miles southwest of those valleys, they dropped down into a valley with a stream running through the center, which empties into the Valilan River, and in turn, empties into the Yackie River, and goes to the west coast. This is . a good cattle ranch area, which was named "Juan de Dios". , From here they proceeded in a southeasterly 'direction about „ thirty miles, and they found themselves in a beautiful fer­tile valley surrounded by high mountains. This was named Colonia Chuichupa, an Indian name. It is an area of about 8,000 feet above sea level but far enough south that they can grow apples, pears, peaches, currents and strawberries. All of those valleys are good areas for raising vegetables, grain, dairy products, and for the production of lumber. 94 Those great men of courage felt that they had accomplished a great duty which was, in reality, a difficult one for the time and effort they spent to make those findings. As they were returning home, they decided to explore a more direct route to and from those valleys, excluding the river's course. When they came to the crossing of the Rio Verde, near Colonia Pacheco, they turned East, and continued in that direc­tion to the top of the mountain, above the lower colonies. As they traveled, they decided what would be the most logical route for freighting lumber, shingles, ties, etc. down to the lower colonies, which could be used for the construction of homes and public buildings. ISAAC, being ambitious in helping the colonies thrive in horticulture, hooked up a four-mule team with a large triple-bedded wagon and left in the winter of 1890 for San Bernardino, California, to obtain fruit trees of specified classes of fruit and grapes and shade trees from a nursery. It took him four months to make the trip. Upon his return to Colonia Juarez, he distributed trees to all who desired to raise fruit, The colonies proved to be a very productive area for fruit growing. Today, out of Colonia Juarez alone, they ship to various parts of Mexico more than 2,000 carloades of fruit annually, with eight hundred boxes to each car. The quality of fruit compares well with any grown elsewhere. That was the beginning of the colonies' fruit-production enterprises ISAAC, along with the McClellans, Johnsons, Spilsburys, Judds and others, helped in building roads into the mountains, digging ditches and developing other civic projects. In those days, also, one might hear Isaac’s anvil ringing early and late from his blacksmith shop” that people might have wagons, plows, and teams shod for use on their farms and other purposes. In 1903 and 1904, he made all of the tools that were used for the cutting of the decorative pink sandstone on the windows, foundation and pillars of the Juarez Stake Academy. As ISAAC lived among the natives of Mexico, he sensed a feeling of unrest among them, and heard their comments of dissatisfaction because of the inequality of the division of land ownership among those people, which cause him in 1906 to make a statement to this effect: "Beware of the conditions in the Republic of Mexico. There will be a terrible revolution very soon. Large land owners will have to divide their lands and possessions for the benefit of the thousands of families that have no land at all." He felt that a revolu­tion would equalize the ownership of much of the property in Mexico. (The Mexican Revolution began in 1910. In 1912, nearly all of the Mormon people left their homes and belong­ings in Mexico, and fled to the United States.) ISAAC'S son, ISAAC, JR., relates that upon one occasion when he and his father were on a trip to Colonia Dublan and Casas Grandes to take a load of fruit, they learned that Pres­ident Joseph F. Smith had arrived for Stake Conference, and • for the dedication of the Juarez Stake Academy. Wanting to 95 see his old friend, ISAAC Sr. immediately drove to the home of Helaman Pratt, first counselor in the Stake Presidency, where President Smith was staying. When ISAAC and Joseph F. met, after so many years, they threw their arms around each other and shed tears of joy. Together, they recalled past experiences and renewed the close feelings they had formerly felt. ISAAC JR., then about sixteen years of age, recalls the appreciation that President Joseph F. Smith expressed for the assistance that Theodore Turley and his family had rendered to him and his widowed mother as they crossed'the Plains. After President Smith dedicated the Academy, ISAAC Sr. requested that he dedicate his home and eat dinner with him and his family. This was a memorable occasion. For eight years ISAAC served on the Stake High Council during the leadership of Anthony W. Ivins, who was the Pres­ident of the Juarez Stake. It was always a source of great joy to him to be able to help others by contributing his means, crops, service, and encouragement to those who were in need, or who were not as blessed as were he and his family. He was a friend to all. He took particular interest in young people who needed the lift of an encouraging word to help them pursue a straight course. Honesty, sincerity, clean­liness of speech and action were outstanding in his character, His main concern was for the well-being of his family, both temporally and spiritually. He felt, keenly, the chal- lenge that his father, Theodore Turley, placed upon his shoul- ders when he said, "ISAAC, a great amount of Church activity and responsibility of "my descendants will be carried on through you and your posterity." In the fall of 1907, Isaac’s health seemed to be failing. At the insistence of CLARA~ANN and the children, he went to California to see of a rest and change of climate would effect improvement in his health. On that trip he was able to visit members of his family who had remained in California Also, he visited his children in Northern Arizona, which lifted his spirits somewhat. However his condition did not improve a great deal. He suddenly became extremely ill and about five days later, on December 3, 1908, he passed away at the age of 71 in the home that he had built in Colonia Juarez. His wife, CLARA ANN, and some of_his_children were with him. He was buried the following day beside his wife Sarah, in the cemetery on the southwest side of town, which he had worked hard to help prepare as a final resting place for the townspeople. May the traits that made him great, and that inspired the love and confidence of those who knew him, live on in us, his numerous posterity—then, even in death, his goals and purposes shall not fail. * * *, SARAH GREENWOOD TURLEY was born November 14, 1844 in Burnley, England to William and Ann Hartley Greenwood. Children of ISAAC and SARAH GREENWOOD TURLEY: CLARA ANN TOLTON TURLEY was born April 13, 1852 in Monticello,Illinois Co Edward and Mary Ann Tomlinson Tolton. She died on September 4, 1932 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico and was buried there September 5, 1932. Children of ISAAC and CLARA ANN TOLTON TURLEY: EDWARD FRANKLIN TURLEY ESTHER TURLEY McCLELLAN FRANCES TURLEY ROMNEY EARNEST TURLEY IDA MAY TURLEY MARY ANN TURLEY seechapter) seechapter) seechapter) seechapter) CLARA ELLEN (NELLIE) TURLEY WALSER 1881-1933 (see chapter) MORONI TURLEY1883-1885 RACHEL TURLEY1885-1889 ISAAC TURLEY1888-1977 WALTER TURLEY1891-1891 ANNA PRISCILLA TURLEY VAN WAGONER 1892-1935 Six of Isaac and Sarah Turley's twelve children: Theodore Wilford Turley second child William Henry Turley third child Alma Reuben Turley fifth child Isaac and Clara Ann Turley's family: Back, left to right—Esther, Ernest, Edward, Frances. Front, left to right — Isaac Jr., Clara Ann Tolton, Anna Priscilla, Isaac, Nellie. 99 Theodore Wilford Turley THEODORE WILFORD TURLEY, son of ISAAC and SARAH GREEN- ' WOOD TURLEY was born in Minersville, Beaver County, Utah, August 17, 1863. His ancestors were of English and Canadian birth.. .. ... - .... His grandfather.Theodore Turley.who was"the first ances­ tor to join the church, came to Canada from England as a minister of the Methodist Church. Two missionaries, Parley P. Pratt, and Isaac Russell asked Theodore if they could use his Chapel for a meeting. He loaned the Chapel and also in- vited his congregation to attend. They sang, prayed and listened to the message. Theodore said to himself "That is the truth and I shall be condemned if I do not accept." In the words of Theodore Turley, "He (Isaac Russell) came to me and said he had been inspired in a dream that he must come to my house and preach. I received the truth the first time I heard it, and my wife also was baptized on the 1st of March 1837 into the L. D. S. Church." . .. When THEODORE WILFORD was two weeks old his parents moved to Beaver, Utah. They lived ..there until the fall of 1877. He was fourteen when they were called to go to Arizona Leaving Beaver, they went to St. George, Utah, and worked on the Temple six weeks until they received orders to go on. They arrived in Lehi, Arizona, in February 1877. Here they made ditches and put in crops. In August of the same' year they went back to Utah to get the rest of the family and on their return trip they came back in company with the .: William J. Flakes. Here he met MARY FLAKE who afterwards became his wife. THEODORE drove cattle; it was a very hard trip coming over the mountains in the winter, so much ice'and snow. On "' New Year"s night it was so cold that seven calves froze'to death. The only way the men could keep from freezing was to 100. build large fires letting them burn about four hoursthen scraping the coals away and making their beds on thewarm ground. .. , This time they located in Joseph City, 1878, living in the United Order three years. Here THEODORE acted as messenger boy for Brother Richards, taking letters etc, to Brother Lot Smith who lived in Sunset. These had to be taken at night so that he could help them in the daytime making dams. He lived in Joseph City in the fall of 1881. When they moved to Snowflake in the fall of 1882 he made another trip to Utah but for a different reason than before. He and MARY AGNES FLAKE, daughter of William J. Flake and Lucy Hannah White Flake went to get married in the St. George Temple, They went by team and wagon; the trip took them 21 days each way. When they arrived at St. George they called on Brother Snow who informed them that their recommends had not been signed by the President, and that they would have to be sent back to Salt Lake City. This would take a week. Of course their hopes fell, for they would be at an expense waiting so long. However, Brother Snow decided to take the responsibil­ity upon himself. He sent a telegram to Salt Lake City to President Taylor and they were married after one day delay. THEODORE gave MARY a wedding ring he had made from a 25 cent piece. When this ring wore thin and finally broke, MARY showed it to THEODORE and he said "I won't have to stay with you any more, our bargain is broken." He didn't say anything but went outside and came back with a heavy black ring from a shoe and said, putting it on her finger, "When this wears out I will give you my permission to leave." Upon coming back-to Snowflake, they cleared out a chicken coop belonging to her brother James and began house­ keeping... 'All the furniture they- had was just those things which were absolutely necessary, such as, two spoons, two plates, and a bed. For a broom they took rabbit brush and tied it together. They used this kind of broom for six months. THEODORE and MARY started out in very humble conditions but were .always happy and contented and looked on the bright side of life. THEODORE was a very hard working man and had to begin at the very bottom. He worked at blacksmithing, farming, freighting, storekeeping and any honest labor that would bring in a living. They ran a trading post at Adair for four years, taking care of the Post Office and store for travelers and Indians. He and MARY were willing to share with others. Several times they had money saved up to put in a bank or to invest in something when they would have to spend it on some one else. 101 His mother died in Mexico and five of his brothers came to him for help. The youngest being two years old and the oldest twenty one, they were all barefooted and in very destitute condition, but they were given a home and help. He helped to finance two brothers' wedding trips, by team, to Utah. One made their home with him for several years. They didn't help people grudgingly. THEODORE was called on a mission to the Southern States. He hadn't been well for sometime before he left. Perhaps on this account his health was not very good, and after staying ten months in the mission field he came down with chills and fever and had to lie in bed 41 days, so he had to return home. He had to sleep out in the dew and rain so many nights not being able to get a bed. While on his mission he traveled without purse or script and only paid out seventy five cents in the ten months for meals and bed, but he often went hungry and had to sleep out in the damp without anything but an umbrella over him. Quite often he found a haystack he could crawl into. While on his way home he had quite an experience. When the train stopped in Kansas City he got off to get a drink of ice water. When he returned to the train he couldn't find his ticket. He even turned his pocket where he kept the ticket inside out, but it wasn't there. He went back to where he had a drink of water and the train had left him. So he went over to the hotel, and got him a room so he could lie down. Soon after he felt in the same pocket and to his joy there was his ticket. The train that left him was wrecked, so he has always felt that the Lord had taken this way to take care of him. This has been a testimony to his family. He was bedfast for three months after he came home. The next few years brought them very hard luck. All three horses died, also six head of milk cows. Every six months a cow would die, but "The race is not to the weak or the strong, but to he that endureth to the end". At times they felt discouraged but they kept struggling on, both working very hard trying to educate and care for their family. They had a family of 10 children: 4 girls, 6 boys (the last being twin boys.) Two children died in infancy. THEODORE and MARY both liked camping trips so quite often they would take their family and go to the mountains. For years THEODORE hauled freight from Holbrook to Fort Apache. He had two wagons and four or more horses. He would go to Holbrook one week to load it, taking three days to go down, load up, and back to Snowflake. The next week he would leave early Monday for Fort Apache and it would take all week to make the trip. One of the boys, Ormus or Barr, would drive one of the teams. The men were great hands to trade horses. One day while freighting he met a man who wanted to trade him horses. Father asked "Is he any good?" "Well, the man replied, he doesn't look very good". (He had long shaggy hair). THEODORE made the trade 102 and in traveling that afternoon the horse stumbled quite a bit. When they unharnessed that night they found the horse was blind, THEODORE decided that "He doesn't look very good" had a different meaning than he thought. He took it as a joke, thinking the man was very clever. On another trip, Ormus was driving a mule and horse and was back of his father and his load when they came to a long steep hill. The mule decided to go down the hill in a hurry so he circled around THEODORE'S wagon and ran down the hill as fast as he could. Ormus was trying to get the brake on and was still hanging to it when they reached the bottom. He was uninjured. THEODORE said that if he had had a gun he would have tried to shoot the mule when he passed him be­cause he thought for sure Ormus would be killed. THEODORE, MARY,Barr and baby Roberta went up to Taylor, 3 miles above Snowflake for some hives of bees. Coming home, one of the hives tipped over and the bees came out fighting. THEODORE threw a quilt over MARY and the baby; the bees were on the horses and they were running and plunging. THEODORE climbed down from the wagon and with a great effort unhitched the horses and took them back to Taylor. Mr. Lewis had come out and smudged the bees so all was quiet by the time Ormus got there. Outstanding in THEODORE'S life was the camping trips he took with his family. Although he had to work hard he did take time off each year for an outing. He always encouraged his children to take their friends. They would go in wagons and horse back. One time there was 72 in the group at the White Mountains. He was a great foot racer, although he was born with a crooked foot. He would challenge a man or woman or girl for a race (after he was old) and he nearly always won. He had a way of getting in front and holding them back so they couldn't pass him. MARY had a hat shop and the women liked to have THEODORE there to tell them which hat to buy; he had good taste. Finally, as all of his land had washed away, they decided to homestead up in the mountains near Heber, Arizona. They were the first homesteaders and were about twenty miles from Snowflake. They spent two summers there, building a log house. They moved to town for the winters. They had many a good time. THEODORE'S greatest sorrow came when the second summer MARY became ill at the Ranch. They moved to town but she gradually became worse and on Dec. 19, 1909 she died, being just 43 years old. But she had lived a full life. He married SARAH SALINE SMITHSON May 31, 1911. They had one child Nina who died at two years of age. Aunt Saline was a mother to the children at home and a good helpmate for THEODORE. She had raised her own brothers and sisters after her mother's death. 103 THEODORE served as Sunday School Superintendent at Adair, now Showlow, for one year, 1891-1892. He was President of Y.M.M.I.A. for 2 years in Snowflake. He was one of the finest Mutual Missionaries ever sent from Snowflake Stake, serving 3 months. While at Joppa he was the first Sunday School Superin­tendent, serving two years and was released to be presiding Elder for two years. The Theodore Wilford Turley family: Standing, left to right—Barr, Lucy, Ormus, Pearl. Middle row--Mary Flake and Theodore Turley. Sitting, left to right--Fred, Harvey, Harry, Roberta. 104 When he moved back to Snowflake he was chosen as Super­intendent of Sunday School for 3 years and in that time he only missed two Sunday Schools. One of them he was in Miami Sunday School and the other one he was in Mesa, Arizona to Sunday School. At the time of his death on November 15, 1930, he was mayor of Snowflake and a very good one. He was buried in Snowflake. At his funeral they spoke of him as "The Village Blacksmith" and brought out He was an honest man." He was very strict with his children always being on time to anything they went to. I don't think he was ever late in his life. THEODORE had 146 living descendants in 1959. Children of THEODORE and MARY AGNES FLAKE TURLEY: James Theodore Turley, 1883-1884. Pearl Turley Frost Sarah Turley, 1855-1887. Lucy Turley Bates Ormus F1ake Turley Lowell Barr Turley Frederick Andrew Turley Roberta Turley Tanner Harvey Isaac Turley Harry William Turley Children of THEODORE and SARAH ANN SALINE SMITHSON TURLEY: Nina Turley, 1912-1914. Theodore Wil-ford Turley family: Back Row: Lucy T. Bates, Pearl Frost, Roberta Tanner, Arthur Tanner. Middle Row: Fred Turley, Barr Turley, Harvey Turley. Front Row: Wilma F. Turley, Grace F. Turley, Melba Turley. The women in the bottom row are sitting in front of their husbands. Pearl Turley Frost Pearl Turley Frost was born March 16, 1885 at Snowflake, Arizona, daughter of MARY AGNES FLAKE and THEODORE WTLFORD TURLEY. She was the second child in a family of ten. She graduated from Snowflake Stake Academy and Brigham Young Academy. While at Brigham Young, she studied the piano, domestic arts, and became and expert in decorating wedding cakes. She helped pay part of her expenses by taking in sewing for 10 cents an hour. In 1931, she directed a 4-H program and graduated 42 students. From this effort she won a trip to Washington, D.C. While in the East she also visited the World's Fair in Philadelphia. She married Allen Frost June 1, 1908. Her wedding dress had 114 yards of ribbon in it. They had nine children. She 106 and Allen were very happy but she was left a widow in 1937. Her hands were never idle. On her 85th birthday she gave an afghan that she had made to everyone who came to see her. She worked hard all of her life and left many wonderful things she had made for all those who loved her. She has 32 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren. She passed away April 25, 1970. Below is a picture taken on her 80th birthday. All of her children which were living at that time are shown, along with their husbands or wives, except for her oldest daughter. Amelia Acuff who was unable to be there Standing, from left to right: Chester Frost, Annie Frost, Howard Ramsey, Thelma Frost Harris, Ralph Harris, Marjorie Frost Sandquist, Ernest Sandquist , Dick Reed. Front row, left to right: Minnie Frost Ramsey, Pearl Turley Frost, Dicie Frost Willis and Alla Pearl Frost Reed. Children of Pearl Turley and Allen Frost: Mary Frost born 18 May, 1910 and died 19 Jan., 1910 107 Amelia Frost Acuff Dicie Frost Willis Chester Allen Frost Marjorie Frost Sandquist Thelma Frost Harris Minnie Frost Ramsey Alla Pearl Frost Reed Guy Turley Frost * * * Amelia Frost Acuff Amelia Frost Acuff was born November 18, 1910 in Snowflake, Arizona. She married Brado 0. Acuff on August 6,1932. They had one daughter, Doris Jean, born May 16, 1933. Doris married Arthur Olivera June 6, 1953 and they had four children Cynthia Rae Olivera, born September 25, 1954; Susan Lee Olivera, born September 28, 1955; Brady Alien Olivera, born June 15, 1959; and Louis Dale Olivera, born July 2, 1963. Amelia passed away October 21, 1974. She had been surgical nurse at the Atascadero, California hospital for 27 years. * * * Dicie Frost Willis Dicie Frost, daughter of Pearl Turley and Alien Frost, was born January 14, 1913 at Snowflake, Arizona and married John Burton Willis on February 23, 1935 in Gallup, New Mexico. They had six children: Lovina Pearl Willis, born October 28, 1935, married Bill Mallory of Oklahoma. They have 5 children: Carla, Billie Jr., Brody, Mary Gay and Bobbie; also 1 grandchild, named Michille. Phyllis Mae Willis, born June 28, 1937, married Joseph Germaine from Mesa, Arizona. They have four children; Norman Joseph Jr., Susie, Wendy and Bruce. Mary Agnes Willis, born July 11, 1939,married Dawson Will from Kingman, Arizona. They have two boys: Douglas Layton and Michelle Dawson. ' John Berton Jr., born April 14, 1942, married Marian West from Showlow,, Arizona. They have three children: Warren Ray, LoNae and Carlene. Thelma Jane Willis, born June 11,1947, married Donald Leroy Smith from Tampa, Florida.They'have 3 children: Shannon Lynne, Mellisia Lynne andDonald Leroy Smith, Jr. Guy Willis, born October 12, 1950. 108 Chester Allen Frost Chester Allen Frost, son of Pearl Turley and A11en Frost, was born May 12, 1915 at Snow flake, Arizona He married Annie Overson October 24, 1945. She had married before and her husband was killed. Their home has been in Snowflake and since Chester's death February 5, 1968, Annie has worked as cashier in Nick's Market in Snowflake. At present she is the president of the YWMIA and is a visiting teacher in the Relief Society in the Snowflake Ward. The family's main interest outside of the Church is horses, rodeos and sports. They are proud to be a part of the Turley Family. Children of Chester and Annie Frost: Allen Frost, born October 17, 1948, is married to Jolene Baird. They have two children: Brian Allen and Tara Jo. Allen holds the office of Elder in the Church and works out to the Pulp and Paper Mill, They have built a home south of Taylor, Arizona, Richard J. Frost was stillborn October 1, 1949. Charles Harry Frost was born March 29, 1951. He works at the Pulp and Paper Mills. Steven Earl Frost, born April 2, 1956, lives at home, attended Snowflake Union High School and is active in sports.. Harvey T. Frost, born- November 25, 1957, went to the '" ' Snowflake Union High School, enjoys sports and married Anita Jo Montgomery December 3, 1976. * * * Marjorie Frost (Marshall) Sandquist Marjorie Frost was born on January 13, 1917 at Airpine, Arizona. In 1942 she married Al Marshall. He passed away on January 23, 1960. Marjorie married Ernest Franklin Sandquist on February 9, 1962. Children of Marjorie Frost and Al Marshall: Ronald Allen MarshallMay 3, 1935 Marvin Dale MarshallAugust 28, 1937 Alver Custer MarshallMarch 23, 1943 Dena Marie Marshall ReynoldsAugust 11, 1946 Linda Joyce Marshall IronsMay 28, 1948 Connie Sue MarshallOctober 30, 1950 Richard Lee MarshallDecember 30,1959 109 Thelma Frost Harris Thelma Frost Harris, the daughter of Pearl Turley and Allen Frost, was born on November 13, 1918"! She was married on April 18, 1949 to Ralph Vincent Harris who was born June 12, 1910. Ralph is the head car clerk at the A.T. & S.F. Railroad in Winslow, Arizona. Thelma has owned and operated Thelma's Beauty Shop in Winslow since 1938. They have three children: Judie Ann Harris Peterson, born May 13, 1950, was married July 5, 1968 to Bert Stevan Peterson who was born April 14, 1949. Bert graduated from Arizona State University in 1971. He's currently a locomotive engineer for the A.T.& S.F. Railroad in Winslow, Arizona. Judie graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1972 and teaches in Winslow, Arizona, They have one daughter, Sativa Elise Peterson, born April 13, 1971. Janice Sue Harris Cake, born on September 18, 1953, was married on December 3, 1971 to Sergeant Ralph Hershel Cake, who was born January 28, 1953. Ralph Cake is a sergeant in the Air Force. He is currently stationed in Mesa, Arizona at Williams Air Force Base. He works as a dental technician. They have two sons: Howard Ralph Cake, born March 28, 1972; and Timothy Jason Cake, born September 28, 1974. Thomas Michael Harris was born October 17, 1963. Minnie Frost Ramsey Minnie Frost Ramsey, daughter of Pearl Turley and Allen Frost, was born January 1, 1921. She married William Howard Ramsey on July 5, 1941. They have five daughters: Genevieve Ramsey Hammond, born August 20, 1942, married James Franklin Hammond on April 24, 1964. She has one daughter, Michelle Ruth Hammond, born January 31, 1965. •Genevieve was divorced on December 17, 1965. She is now employed as Secretary to Mr. Ralph Lawrence, Manager of Employee & Industrial Relations at the paper mill in Snowflake. Donna Ramsey Aylor, born October 5, 1944, married Jamea Whitney Aylor, April 21, 1967. They have two children, . James Howard Aylor, born March 18, 1968; and Tamara May Aylor, May 30, 1969. Jim is the Fire Staffman at the Heber Ranger District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Ladon Ramsey, born January 10, 1949, is currently Director of Nursing at the Holbrook Hospital. Evelynn May Ramsey Roth, born January 27, 1953, married Michael Arthur Roth, July 14, 1973. Michael is employed at the Southwest Paper Mill in Snowflake. Vicki Ruth Ramsey, born June 19, 1956, is currently working toward her nursing degree. •I Minnie Frost and William Howard Ramsey * * * Alla Pearl Frost Alla Pearl Frost, born March 20, 1923, at Snowflake, Arizona,graduated from Snowflake Union High School in 1941 and from Fresno County General Hospital, Fresno, California in 1944. She served in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II 111 and is now Director of Nurses at Morenci Hospital, Morenci, Arizona where she has been employed for 23 years. Alla Pearl married Robert Sion Reed in Lordsburg, New Mexico on July 8, 1943. They have three children all born in Morenci, Arizona: Sharon Pearl Reed, born June 15, 1947, married Howard Richard Gray in the Manti Temple on May 25, 1968. Howard served a 2 1/2 year mission in Switzerland, Both Sharon and Howard graduated from the BYU, Howard received his Masters Degree at the BYU and is now working on his PhD at Penn State, State College, Pennsylvania. They have two children: Sheridan Pearl Gray, February 13, 1969 and Austin Richard Gray, August 22, 1970. Robert Allen Reed, born July 14, 1950, graduated from BYU August, 1973. Richard Alvin Reed, born May 2, 1953, is employed by Phelps Dodge Corporation, Morenci, Arizona, Sharon Pearl Reed Gray and family Guy Turley Frost Youngest son of Pearl Turley and Allen Frost, Guy was born October 27, 1925. He completed his schooling in Snowflake and entered the Armed Services in World War II. Guy was a very active member of the church and had a great love for his family and all little children. His only regret in volunteering to the service was leaving his widowed mother. Guy was killed in Germany, March 30, 1945. He left his mother a good insurance policy which she lived on the rest of her life. Lucy Turley Bates - Lucy Turley, third daughter of THEODORE WILFORD and MARY Agnes FLAKE TURLEY, was born in Snowflake, Arizona, 8:20 p.m. June 30, 1888, in a one room log house. She was blessed August 2, 1883, by President Jesse M. Smith and baptized July 3, 1896 by William J. Flake in Flake Reservoir at Grandpa's Ranch. Osmer D. Flake confirmed her the same day. She worked hard as a child helping to weave carpets, tending babies, washing dishes, and washing clothes on a washboard. Her schooling was all in Snowflake where she began September 1894, graduated from grammar school the spring of 1904, and from Snowflake Stake Academy April, 1906. When the railroad was built from Williams to the Grand Canyon her father was in charge of cons­truction, so he took his family to camp for the summer. It did not rain, so water supply became low, and many had Mount­ain Fever from the polly-wog water. Lucy had it and lost all , her hair, but it came back in curly. She did not like to ride horses but her father insisted that she ride every day when they were living on the Homestead in Aripine. The summer after she graduated from Snowflake Academy she began clerking in Uncle Jim Flake's General Store at $20.00 a month, paying her own board and room. She taught Sunday School and Primary classes while-'a young girl. Lucy's mother died when she was 21. Her first train ride was at that same age when she went to Salt Lake City and was married in the temple to Laron Lionel Bates October 4, 1911. They went to live at the Prescott Experiment Station seven miles north of Prescott, Arizona. This farm was under the direction of the University of Arizona, and they had many 113 successful crops while there. They received a salary of $60.00 per month. Their nearest neighbor was one and a half miles away. Karl Theodore, Ellen Lucille and Myrtle were born there. In 1917 the Bates moved to a farm owned by an eastern company and stayed there eight years. Dorothy Alice was born there. While there, they drove ten miles to Chino Valley for Sunday School and Church; seven miles to Pres- cott for Primary and Relief Society; and three miles to Pleasant Valley to school. The family moved to Chino on March 1, 1926, as Laron had been put in as branch president. Their fifth child, Kathryn Eleanor, was born there. Lucy cooked for the school children, giving them a hot lunch in her home. She later was hired as a cook over to the school when the school lunch program began. There she cooked twenty years,SSTfi often canning her own supply of fruit for the school so their lunches could be cheaper. Lucy has held a number of positions in the Chino Branch: Primary President; YWMIA President; 2nd Counselor, Theology teacher, Work Day Director and visiting teacher in Relief Society; Sunday School Secretary and teacher of the adult class. She was also a 4-H leader in the community. Lucy has spent much of her time quilting and has made quilts for all her children and grandchildren and many more. Many of her relatives call her "Lute". Laron died Nov. 28, 1941 and Lucy stayed in Chino Valley. Their son Theodore went to the Central States on a mission and they have had twelve grandchildren serve missions, Lucy has five children, thirty grandchildren, and 49 great grandchildren.(March 1977) Children of Lucy Turley and Laron Lionel Bates: - • '. • Karl Theodore Bates, born July 11, 1912 Ellen Lucille Bates Bunker, born January 10, 1915 Myrtle Bates Billingsley, born April 9, 1917 Dorothy Alice Bates Scott, born August 2, 1921 Kathryn Eleanor Bates Romans, born March 19, 1927 Karl Theodore Bates Theodore graduated from Prescott High School and then served as a missionary in the Central States Mission. He married Rita Bunker October 18, 1939. He has served as a counselor and president in the Chino Valley Branch Presidency, has been Scout and Explorer leader, a High Councilman in Flagstaff Stake, and has served his community as member of the water, school and town boards. He is presently the mayor of Chino Valley. Rita has been a teacher in Sunday School, Primary, MIA, president of Relief Society twice, Relief Society stake board member 5 years, and Primary President. Their children have all been active people and hard workers. Their 6 married children have all been married in the temple. Sherryl was a school teacher, served a mission in Mexico, and now lives in Montreal, Canada with her husband • Albert LaPlante and their son, Ivan Noble, born in March 1977. ..... : Karl Theodore, Jr. was president of his senior class in high school, served a mission in Brazil, served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and lives in Ephraim, Utah. : He married Lana Mangelson. They have two sons: Stirling Rex and Nelson Keene. Lynn Laron was president of the Student Body in high school, went on a mission to England, and lives in Lehi, Arizona. He married Jo Martineau, another Turley descendent, and they have four children: Rachel, Claudia, Benjamin and Delford. JoAnne graduated from Prescott High School, attended Mesa Community College and ASU, lived in Texas and Germany while her husband, Phil Burrell, was in the Army and now lives in Cottonwood, Arizona with her children: Julie Anne, George Charles, Jonathan, David Michael, Jennifer May and Christopher. Elizabeth Betty attended Mesa Community College, cooked in Lodge at Alpine, served a mission in Scotland, managed a dress shop in Logan, Utah, and moved to Washington with her husband, Jed Burton, and their children:Tolmour Jed, and Tasha. Lionel William played basketball in high school, attended Yavapai College and ASU, served in the U.S. Army two years, part in Germany, and served in the Oregon Portland Mission. He is now working in Washington. Evelyn Lucy was active in school music, received secret­arial training at Yavapai College, worked for an account­ing firm in Logan, Utah where she married Danny Dilg, and they now live in Spokane, Washington. 115 Lorita Mae received scholarships to Yavapai College for nursing and is now an R.N. working as an office nurse in Mesa, Arizona. John Alfred played basket ball in Prescott High School, received scholarships for Yavapai College, farmed with his father and is serving a mission in Arkansas. Martin Eliot played basketball for Prescott High School, farms with his father and is preparing for his mission. Family of Karl Theodore Bates * * * Ellen Lucille Bates Bunker Lucille's first position in Church was organist of Sunday School at age 11. She has filled many positions since: Primary President for 23 years, Bee Hive class leader 14 years other MIA positions, Sunday School teacher, branch clerk, organist, district MIA president, Relief Society Spiritual Living teacher. She has been a 4-H leader for 16 years and has worked in P.T.A. She has given piano lessons in her home since high school. She married Keith LeRoy Bunker April 2, 1943 in the Mesa Temple. Keith was born in Nevada, graduated from South High School in Salt Lake City, filled a mission to the Northwestern States and is a partner in Petersen Bunker Sawmill. He was in the Chino Branch Presidency for 25 years and at present is in the Prescott Stake High Council. They have seven children: Margaret Ann graduated from Prescott High School, worked at Motorola to help put her husband, Craig Summers, 116 through College, has held many church positions and attended Phoenix College. They have three children: Patricia Bernice, Keith Alan, Jonathan Craig. Keith LeRoy, Jr. graduated as Outstanding Athlete from Prescott High School, filled a mission to Argentina, graduated from ASU, and is a partner in Petersen, Bunker Sawmill and other businesses. He and Charlise Brown Bunker are the parents of Kelly Brian, Laren Todd, Kevin -Duane and Janae Lyn. Arvin Ross graduated from Prescott High School, was active in athletics. filled a mission to Northern Mexico, and has received his doctorate in Agriculture Economics from the University of Illinois and now lives in Washing­ton, D.C. He married Cathy Wagner and their children are: Michael Rand, Deborah Lynn and Julie Ann. Marilyn Rose graduated from ASU in Music. She directed the L.D.S. Institute Choir and teaches piano in Marcus de Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona. James Neil graduated from Yavapai College in Business, filled a mission in the Mexico South Eastern Mission, and graduated from ASU. He works with Petersen, Bunker Saw­mill. Ellen Lucille was valedictorian of her high school grad­uating class, graduated from ASU in 1976 and now teaches English and Music in Mesa, Arizona. Kathryn Jean attends Prescott High School and is active in church and 4-H. * * * Myrtle Bates Billingsley Myrtle was born at the Prescott Dry Farm near Prescott, Arizona. She attended schools there and in Chino Valley and Prescott and later worked at the Prescott High School. During World War II she met Aaron P. Billingsley while he was serving in the Army and later moved to Los Angeles where she worked at Todd Shipyard until the end of the war. Aaron served for two and a half years in England and after the war returned to Los Angeles where he and Myrtle were married in the Wilshire Ward Chapel on September 8, 1946. Aaron was born June 10, 1913 in Stonewall County, Texas. He moved to California just before the war and after his return he and Myrtle settled in Hollydale, California. Aaron spent most of his working life as a heavy duty mechanic. • 117 Their first son, Laron Kent (named for his Grandfather Bates)was born in 1947 in Lynwood, California, When he was in the second grade the family moved to Santa Fe Springs, California where they still reside. Laron filled a mission in New Zealand, the same mission his grandfather Laron Lionel Bates had served in 1900. While there, Laron met a man who had been named after his Grandfather Bates. On his return he attended BYU where he graduated with a degree in education in 1973. Laron married Shirley Julia Jacobson on June 19, 1971 in the Los Angeles temple and they have three children: Lisa, Traci and Michael. Laron is now a teacher of history, health and physical education at Mayfair High School in Lakewood, California. Alan Pete was born in 1951. He graduated from Calif­ornia State University at Fullerton in 1974 with a degree in Accounting. He married Cheryl Jean Tiller on January 30, 1971, and were sealed nine months after their civil ceremony in the Manti Temple after receiving special permission from President Joseph Fielding Smith. Their children are Kyle, Brent and Courtney Ann. Alan is presently a financial analyst for an aero space firm in Costa Mesa, California. Myrtle and Aaron had their third child, Norma Kay, in 1943. She attended Santa Fe High School and Rio Hondo College. 'She is presently employed by Kent Landsberg, Inc. in the Accounts Payable Dept.and is married to Loren LaRoque. They have one daughter, Deanna Renee. Norma is an active member of the Santa Fe Springs Ward, Cerritos, California Stake. All of the Blllingsley family presently live in Los Angeles County. Dorothy Alice Bates Scott Dorothy was born at the Duke Ranch and grew up in Chino Valley, She went to school in Chino and then to Prescott High School, where she was active in class sports. She was a center on the basketball class team each year and was also a member of the National Honor Society. She graduated in 1939. She was the Sunday School organist for the Chino Valley Branch for seven years and played the piano for dances, soloists, choruses, etc. for Chino Valley, Prescott and Flagstaff Wards for almost every event that took place. Dorothy has held various positions in all the organizations through the years. She was Stake Primary President of Flagstaff Stake for seven years, traveling many miles over the stake. She and Hello Scott were married May 28, 1941 in the Mesa Temple and now reside in Flagstaff, Arizona. Nello has worked 30 years for the Arizona Public Service Company. 118 Dorothy and Nello have four children: Karen graduated from Mary's Beauty College in Provo in 1963, married Lorum H. Stratton on March 13, 1964 in the Mesa Temple, and lives in Lubbock, Texas, where Lorum is a professor of Romance Languages at Texas Tech. Their children are Scott, Lance, Shelley and Laree. Gary Neil went on a mission to England in 1963, attended NAU, married Sally Joan Lanston June 10, 1966 in the Mesa Temple and works for the Arizona Public Service Company. They have six children: Renea, Marni, Lawrence Duff, Suzanne, Ryan Louis, Darren Oman. Howard Weldon went on a mission to New Zealand and the Cook Islands in 1969, graduated from LDS Business College in 1963, married Darlene Archibald March 16, 1973 in the Logan Temple, and works for the Arizona Power Company. Their children are: John Weldon and Rebecca. Martha Ellen attended BYU three years, married Roger Clayburn on June 30, 1972 in the Mesa Temple and lives in Bridgeland, Utah with her husband and two children: Cristy and Chet Roger. * * * Kathryn Eleanor Bates Romans Kathryn was born in Chino Valley, Arizona. She went to school there and then graduated from high school in Prescott. After graduation she worked in a theater and in a bank. While working she met Clarence Oscar Romans, who was stationed in Prescott during WW II where he was learning to fly for the Navy. Clarence and Kathryn were married May 17, 1945 and moved to Arnold, Nebraska, where Clarence ran an airport. He later took over an implement business and gradually got into trucking. He was baptized in 1954 and the family was sealed in the Mesa Temple on May 17, 1955. Both Clarence and Kathryn have served in the North Platte Branch and in the Nebraska District of the Colorado-Denver Mission. Because of distance, Kathryn had a home Primary for many years while her children were young, involving as many as 30 nonmember children. She has most recently been involved in the district Relief Society and in the branch APYW. Clarence and Kathryn had six children: Gregory Lee filled a mission to the Eastern Atlantic States, graduated from BYU in political science in 1969, married Suzanne Sodergren in 1973 in the L.A. Temple, and graduated with an MBA from the Univ. of Nebraska in 1976. He now works for the International Harvester Company in East Moline, Illinois. They have two children: Chelsea and Jordan. Roger Kay died in 1952 at age three. 119 Nancy Jo graduated from BYU in humanities and Eng­lish education in 1974 and married Wayne Turley that same year. They live in Mesa where Wayne taught school for one year and is now continuing his education at ASU. They have a daughter, Hilary Nan. Susan Dale married Clyde Rhoades in 1974 and grad­uated from BYU in Eng­lish education in 1975. They live in Tabiona, Utah. Clyde finished his degree in accounting and is awaiting a job. They have two girls: Jessica and Emily.Clarence and KathrynRomans Clarence and Kathryn Romans Cynthia Ann is in her fourth year at BYU working on a master's degree in accounting. Phyllis Ann has been awarded a four-year scholarship to BYU and is a freshman there (fall of 1977). * * * Ormus Flake Turley I, Ormus Flake Turley, the second son of THEODORE W. and MARY AGNES FLAKE TURLEY; was born in Snowflake, Arizona, March 30, 1890; blessed May 1, 1890; baptized June 4, 1898; and endowed April 6, 1950. I was married to Ita Hunt May 5, 1915.—————— We lived at Aripine on a cattle ranch. Our only daught­er, Adeline, was born there. We moved to Snowflake, and our four sons: Sheldon, Glair, Keith, and Gerald were born there. We moved to Chino Valley in September of 1928, raised gardens, and also had a dairy. This didn't bring in much, so went to work for wages on a cow ranch for five years. I served a hitch in a CC camp. Went to Hawthorne, Nevada for six months, but came back to Chino and was water boss for a while. Then I went to work for the Arizona Highway and worked for eleven years until I was old enough to be retired. I was Sunday School Superintendent for Chino Branch several years; also, first Counselor in the Branch. I have five children, nineteen grandchildren, and two great-grand­ children. All four of Ormus and Ita's sons served in WW II. A newspaper stated the following: 120 "Aviation Cadet Gerald H. Turley, son of Mr. and Mrs. 0. F. Turley, Chino Valley, has completed his primary flying training and been assigned to Cochran Field, Macon, Georgia. He has two brothers in the service: Tech. Sgt. Sheldon Turley is fighting with the First Cavelry Division in the Philippines, and Pfc, Keith Turley is with the famed Bushmasters somewhere in the Pacific." Children of Ormus and Ita Turley: Sheldon Ormus Turley Clair Sanford Turley Keith Theodore Turley Adelene Turley Hutsell Gerald Hunt Turley Sons and daughter-in-laws of Ormus and Ita Turley on their 50th wedding anniversary. From left: Sabina and Clair Turley, Dora and Gerald Turley, Ita and Ormus Turley, Ann and Keith Turley, Ethel and Sheldon Turley. * * * Sheldon Ormus Turley Sheldon was born May 14, 1916 in Snowflake, Arizona. He is now living in Flagstaff. He is not working for Con­tinental Bus anymore because of operations he has had. He and Ethel live at 718 Beaver. They enjoy their grandchild­ren. Her daughter lives in Flagstaff too and has a boy and a girl and Sheldon really enjoys these children. He sees only in the one eye and he had an operation on his lip which has healed well. He will probably go back to work with Continental but not to drive anymore. He has driven for Continental since 1946. 121 Clair Sanford Turley Clair was born in John and Sarah Hunt's home in Snow-flake, Arizona in the afternoon of Oct. 31, 1917. (his grandparents' home) Shortly after birth my folks took me to a ranch at Airpine, Arizona where I lived about 6 years. We then moved back to Snowflake where we lived until 1928, at which time we moved to Chino Valley, Arizona. I attended high school at Prescott, where I played football and basketball. I was president of the Junior class and Athletic Club and gradu­ated in June 1937. After graduation I worked for the Diamond and Half Cat­tle Ranch in Big Chino Valley until Feb., 1938, at which time I went on a mission to the East Central States Mission. I served in west Tennessee for 10 months and then as District Leader in west Kentucky for 13 months, after which I moved to Elizabeth City, North Carolina for three months. I was released March 28, 1940. On Sept. 24, 1940 I went into the Army with Co. M., 158 Inf., 45th Div. where I trained Draftees at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Camp Barkley, Texas; and was in the 2nd and 3rd Army maneuvers in Louisiana. I was discharged Sept. 24, 1941. On Oct. 15, 1941 I married Sabina Velora Nicoll in the Mesa Temple. She is the daughter of Joseph Franklin Nicoll and Sarah Matilda Butler. March of 1941 we moved to Haw­thorne, Nevada, where I went to work for the Navy in the Navel Ammunition Depot until I retired June 21, 1974. I have served in the Church 30 years as Superinten­dent of .Sunday School and as a teacher of the adult class and was presi­dent of Elders group for five years, served in the Bishop­ric four years, and served on the High Coun­cil of Fallon Stake for, the last 6 years. I have also manages sports teams for all ages and pitch­ed softball fast pitch for 32 yrs Children of Clair and Sabina Turley: Donald LeRoy attended college 2 years at BYU, then finished in Reno. He received a masters in business, works for the Washoe County and lives in Reno. He married Karen Looney and they have a son, Matthew. Donna attended beauty college in Provo, Utah and worked many years in Ely. She lives in Hawthorne where her husband, Michael Stephen Kovacs, works for the Navy. Their children are: Rox Ann, Kevan, Stephanie, Bryan, Greg, Tamera, Theresa and Sonja (twins), Rebecca, Jacqueline, and Tina. Betty Jo attended beauty college in Provo and now does sewing for the different clubs in Reno. She lives in Sparks, Nevada. Betty is married to Floyd Stewart and they have three children: Crystal, Floyd, and Stacey. Robert Clair filled a mission in the Florida Mission and Venezuela Mission. He works for the J.R. Bradley Hardward Co. and lives in Sparks, Nevada with his wife, Brenda Lyn Murray, and three children: Robert, Lance, and Nathan. Cynthia Ann attended BYU for one year, lives in Haw­thorne, Nevada, and works for M. Wagner Hardware Co. * * * Keith Theodore Turley Keith was born January 14, 1921 in Snowflake. He married Mary Dandier on May 17, 1928 in Prescott. They have four children:.. . u Richard Dean Turley, who married Nancy Kingsborough in 1969. Randall Mark Turley Susan Gayle Turley Sanda Kay Turley * * *- Adelene Turley Hutsell Adelene, born November 12, 1923 at Aripine, Arizona, lived around Snowflake until 1928 when she moved to Chino Valley, Arizona. She completed grade school in Chino, grad­uated from Prescott High School, attended a business school in Prescott, and worked for a bank in Prescott. She married Harley Cleo Hutsell on October 21, 1944. They lived in Ponca City, Oklahoma; Great Falls, Montana; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Wichita, Kansas. Adelene was Primary president for a number of years and served in the Relief Society both on a ward and stake level. She died in February, 1964 and was buried at Wichita, Kansas. 123 (See picture of Adelene on page 563.) Children of Adelene and Harley Hutsell: Michael J. Hutsell, born 1945. He lives in Kansas City, Kansas. Alan Lee Hutsell, born 1947, married, had one child, and is divorced. Jeffery Dee Hutsell, born 1952, lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Connie Kay Hutsell, born 1960, lives with her father in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. * * * Gerald Hunt Turley Gerald was born June 24, 1925 in Snowflake. When I was three years old we moved to Chino Valley where I grew up and lived until I was married. I was in the Air Force during the second world war. After I got out of the Army I went to N.A.U. and graduated from there in 1950. I married Dora Johnson on April 6, 1950 and on that same day my mother and father went to the Arizona temple and were sealed to each other and my brother Clair and I were sealed to them. In 1956 I was made a Branch President and four months later was made the Bishop of the Prescott Ward where I served for four years. Since that time I have worked in scouting in one way or the other and received a Silver Bea­ver award. I enjoyed this work and hiked many miles. At present I am the manager of the Prescott Stake Church Wel­fare Ranch and spend many hours riding and supervising it. I have lived in Prescott, Arizona since 1950 and have been active in the community here. I served on the City Council and at present I am serving on the school board. I am a Public Accountant and enjoy my work. Children of Gerald and Dora Turley: Geraldine Turley, born 1951, served a mission in Argentine North, now at N.A.U. Grant Turley, born 1953, served on a mission in Argen­tine East, now at Yavapai J. C. Kathleen Turley, born 1955, sophomore at Yavapai Junior College in Prescott, Arizona. Carolyn Turley, born 1956, freshman at Yavapai J. C. LaRee Turley, born 1958, junior at Prescott High School. Raymond Turley, born 1959, sophomore at Prescott High. * A * Lowell Barr Turley I was born April 21, 1892, at a place which was called at that time "Fool Holler" or "Adair", which is now in Showlow, Arizona in a wagon box with two feet of snow on the ground. My parents were operating a store there for the Indians. After three years we moved back to Snowflake, Ariz, 124 My parents were THEODORE WILFORD TURLEY and MARY AGNES FLAKE. I .was the sixth child of 10 children: four girls and six boys, the last two boys twins. I was baptized June 30, 1900 by my father, THEODORE WIL­FORD TURLEY, in the Flake Reservoir. My father freighted to Fort Apache, and put me to driving an outfit of four horses along with him when I was 9 yrs. old. When I was ele­ven years old he had me take a load over to Fort Apache by myself with four horses. I will briefly relate this inci­dent: When I arrived on the Indian Reservation I became frightened that night. I traveled until about 9 o'clock then before unharnessing the horses. I put nose bags of grain on them, then hobbled them and made me a bed on top of a load of rough boxes. I could not sleep thinking of Indians, so finally got up thinking it must be nearly morning; as I drove into Fort Apache a distance of about 15 miles, it was just coming day light. That day I drove until I was off the reservation on my way back to Snowflake. As a boy before I was married I helped my Dad farm on the Ranch; also, we had cattle. I was married June 18, 1912 to Grace Freeman. This marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple October 12, 1912. There was only a middle fence between our folks' homes so we knew each other all our .lives and used to play together when we were small children. While living on the Ranch after our children began to grow up, we held a little Sunday School in our home for the few families close around. I was soon set apart as Presi­ding Elder over the Sunday School on May 21, 1925. I worked for the Forest Service as fire guard, also telephone repair man, and finished up with them as Road Foreman for sometime. My wife and I had five children, two boys and three girls. We had the misfortune of losing our little Barbara at 5 years of age. We now have 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren (Oct. 13, 1960). We are happy to have been through the Temple with our four children, also our two grandchildren who are married. We helped operate a boys ranch for three years, then built up a girls ranch and operated it for 21 years when we were called on a mission together to the North Western States. We felt that was the high light of our lives. In 1938 we moved to Snowflake. That same year I was made President of the Elders Quorum in Snowflake, serving for 3 years. My wife and I then went to take our horses to Camel Back Inn and spent the winter there. After arriving home I was put back in as President of the Elders Quorum until I left for our mission in the fall of 1945. In 1947 we were called to organize a Sunday School in McNary. In 1948 I was called to be Bishop of the Snowflake Ward and I served in this capacity for nine years. Later I was then appointed a member of the Snowflake Stake High Council. During the 125 time I was Bishop I called 86 boys and girls to serve missions for the Church. At one time there were 35 serving missions at one time from the little town of Snowflake, less than 1,000 people. Grace and myself were called to be guides at the Temple gardens Oct. 15, 1959, we made many friends and enjoyed our work there very much. All our married lives we have worked together, she has backed me up in all my positions in the church and has been a wonderful helpmate to me. We have had the privilege of going through all the tem­ples except New Zealand and Hawaii, and have visited seven­teen foreign countries and have seen most of the United States and found that the Lord has certainly created a beau­tiful world for us to live in. Barr died on October 10, 1975. Children of Barr and Grace Turley: Lowell Lavon Turley Barbara Turley 1914-1919 Corinne Turley Fitch Wimmer, 1917-1961 Jay Freeman Turley Beulah Turley Hunt * * * Lowell Lavon Turley I was born March 14, 1913 in Snowflake, Arizona, the first child of Lowell Barr Turley and Grace Freeman. I was baptized Sept. 18, 1921 by my uncle Fred Turley in a cow tank at Aripine. I was ordained a Deacon by Marion L. Flake April 12, 1925 in Snowflake. He also ordained me a Priest Jan. 3, 1932. President Samuel F. Smith ordained me an Elder Aug. 21, 1932 in Snowflake. Bruce R. McConkie ordained me a Seventy on May 29, 1955 in Snowflake. I was ordained a High Priest by Clifford E. Young April 5, 1958 in Salt Lake City in his office. I was called to serve a mission to the Society Islands and entered the Mission Home Oct. 17, 1932--received my endowments Oct. 20, 1932 in the Salt Lake Temple. I re­turned home on March 11, 1936. I was then called to fill a two year stake mission to the Southwest Indians. Was Pres­ident of the Fourth Quorum of Elders for ten years and a counselor for another two years, have served as Sunday School teacher and was Superintendent in the Snowflake Ward. I also served in the MIA Superintendency. I have worked in Scouting and Troop Committeeman continually since 1957. I was ordained first counselor to J. Dean Porter, Bishop of the Snowflake Ward April 5, 1958. Have been Stake High Priest Quorum Secretary since 1961 and ward secretary for two years. I helped organize the Snowflake Genealogical Library in 1965 and I have been Treasurer and a member of the Library Board since its organization. 126 I married Verna Pearl Willis Sept. 21, 1937 in the Mesa Temple and we have four children: Lavon Kay Turley, born in 1938 and graduated from Snowflake High School and Eastern Arizona Junior College, He married Lynette Whipple in the Mesa Temple and they live in Safford, Arizona with their two children: -Ronda (b. 1960) and Lynn Kayce (b. 1963). Janice Turley Larson was born in 1941, met Gail Larson while attending ASU, married him in the Arizona Temple in 1961 and they now live in Snowflake with their children: Julie, Judie, and Brian Gail. Lowell Vern Turley, born 1946. Margo Turley, born 1950. * * * Corinne Turley Wimmer Corinne, the third child of Barr and Grace Turley, was born Oct. 9, 1917 in Snowflake, Arizona. When she was very young she moved with her family to Aripine where they were involved in cattle ranching.- She was baptized into the LDS Church in the stock tank at Aripine, and the next year began her lifetime of church service as secretary to the small Aripine Branch. After completing grade school in Aripine, she returned to live with Uncle Jim Flake while attending Snowflake Union High School On Oct. 4, 1938 she married James Ivan Wimmer of Joseph City, Arizona. They lived in Showlow until 1945 where Corinne filled many church pos­itions . Subse­quently, they moved with their son Larry to Saf­ford, Arizona where Ivan con­tinued his 40-year career with Shell Oil Company. Corinne resumed Larry, Corinne, and Ivan Wimmer her leadership roles in the church: Primary, MIA, and Relief Society, serving as president of the latter. On July 19, 1961 she passed away at the age of 43 with cancer. She left a family and community who loved and ad­mired her leadership ability and exceptional talent in genealogy, needlework, gardening, etc. Corinne's son, Larry, served a mission to Great Britain and subsequently married Mary Louise Johnson of Buhl, Idaho. Larry completed his Ph.D. degree in Economics at the University of Chicago and is currently a professor at BYU. Larry and Louise are the parents of five boys: Brian Larry Wimmer, born Oct. 1, 1959. Gregory James Wimmer, born July 3, 1961. Kendall Edward Wimmer, born July 17, 1964. Eric Turley Wimmer, born Aug. 28, 1967. Brett Johnson, born Febr. 14, 1971. * * * Jay Freeman Turley I was born at Aripine, Arizona, 15 June 1921. My bap­tism was performed by my uncle, Fred A. Turley, at Aripine, on 15 June 1929. My father, L. Barr Turley confirmed me the next day in our home Sunday School, this being the 16th of June 1929. My.father's uncle, John T. Flake, ordained me a deacon on the 5th of June 1933, at Snowflake, Arizona. I was ordained a teacher by Hyrum A, Hendrickson on 5 July 1936, at Snowflake, Arizona. On the 3 July 1938, Alvirus 0. Rogers ordained me a Priest, also in Snowflake. I re­ceived the Melchizedek Priesthood 25 August 1940 under the hands of Jesse M. Smith. I entered the Mission Home on 14 Oct. 1941. My mission was filled in the Eastern States. The last seven months of my mission I served as District President of the West Penn District. Shortly after I returned from my mission I went into the Army Air Corps. While at Amarillo, Texas, I was called to be leader of our LDS Servicemen's group of approximately 200 soldiers. While stationed at Williams Air Force Base, I served in the Presidency of the Mesa 5th Ward MIA. I was discharged from the Service 2 Nov. 1945, and Win­ter Quarter I enrolled at Utah State University, Logan, Utah. While there I wooed and wed Leona Fairbourn in the Logan Temple 20 Dec. 1946. To our union have been born three children: Brent Jay Turley born 4 Jan. 1948; Gayle Turley born 20 Sept. 1954; and Cindy Turley born 16 Jan 1957 and died 5 June 1957. Upon graduating from the college in 1949 I was appointed Director of the LDS Institute of Religion at Gila Junior College at Thatcher, Arizona. During the next two years I opened seminaries at Pima, and Thatcher, Arizona. During my stay in Thatcher I served in the Stake MIA Board. 1953-56 we lived;at Taylor, Arizona. During this time 127 I worked in the Stake MIA Superintendency, was Superintendent of the Sunday School at Snowflake, Arizona, and served as one of the Seven Presidents of the Snowflake Stake Seventies Quorum. I taught in the Religion Department of BYU for two years, 1956-58, and received my Master's Degree in Personnel and Guidance from the BYU in 1958. I was again appointed Director of the LDS Institute at Thatcher, Arizona in 1958. On Sept. 24, 1961, I was ordained a High Priest by Jack Daley and called to serve in the St. Joseph Stake High Council, * *-* Beulah Turley Hunt Rex Jay Hunt and Beulah Turley Hunt live in Snowflake, Arizona, where Rex operates a farm as well as serving as Justice of the Peace. He attended BYU and Utah State Univ. He served in World War II and is active in church and civic organizations. He holds the office of High Priest and is at present serving as Assistant Snowflake Stake Clerk. Beulah Turley Hunt has held various church positions, including Ward MIA and Primary Presidents, Snowflake Stake Primary President and Stake Beekeeper. At present she holds the position of Jr. Sunday School Coordinator and Ward Beehive teacher. They have seven children including a Hopi Indian boy who came into their home in 1957; he joined the church in 1964 and holds the office of Priest. Their oldest son, Todd, filled a mission to the Central British Mission. * * * Frederick Andrew Turley Fred was born August 4, 1895 at Snowflake, Arizona. Wilma Fillerup Turley was born March 8, 1900 at Colonia Diaz, Mexico. They were married June 1, 1920, and started "ranching" at Airpine with Fred's brothers Ormus, Barr, Harvey, H_arry, and their father THEODORE. Right after the war things were sky high, especially cows, so they thought they could make it big. They did, BIG in DEBT. The slump came on, spring of 1921, the bottom fell out and we were left with the burden of a staggering debt. All got discouraged and moved from the Ranch but Fred and Barr, and they, with their wives, decided to make it go. We did make it work, struggling along, enjoying the while our children as they came into our Home, five of them. Work­ing and playing together has been such a delight through all the years. We had school on the Ranch for them to attend, often just barely enough to get a teacher, but our children did well under such conditions and all graduated from high school with honors, and attended universities. They were all 128 married in the Temple to fine companions and now are rearing their children in the Gospel, being active in their wards and stakes. In the depth of the depression, 1923, the Bank took all our cows at $20 per head with calves thrown in, so we had to turn to something else to make a living until we could get back into cattle. Fred got the mail contract from Holbrook to Heber, for 8 years, and that gave us a little cash, We desired a rich, full life for ourselves and children, so we decided to develop a Ranch for Boys. Sundown Ranch for Boys, we called it. Through faith and prayers and hard work, we promised the Lord that if he would help us to get the right contact we would pay an honest tithing and teach the Gospel as much as we could and try to make a life long friend of all who came to the Ranch. Our prayers were answered, and Bill and Viola Kurtz of New York City came into our lives and we started Sundown Ranch for Boys, summer of 1927. It was so successful that in 1930 we established Sundown Ranch for Girls which Barr and Grace_ cared for. October 1941 another dream to come true, Stan was called to the Eastern States Mission where Fred filled his Mission in 1915-17. War drums beat again that year, Dec. 75h and Grant enlisted in the Air Corps. He didn't come back; he went down with his plane the first daylight raid over Berlin, March 6, 1944. What a price for peace, and yet there is no Peace! We ran the Boy's Ranch until summer of 1944 when we sold it to Alma Bigler and spent all our time with cattle. That summer Wanda and her sisters took Promontory Tower to watch for fires on the forest. It was a good experience for them. Grant was missing and Stan was in the Air Force, the war intensified and the days went by with stress and strain for all the world. Building up our range and cattle was such a delight to us, improving our herd of good Herefords year after year, and the proof was in the sale of our yearling steers the fall of 1950 when they weighed out 800 pounds at the Snowflake Stock­yards after being driven all day. August 1951 the call came for a Mission to Texas-Louisiana. Fred said, "I can only do one thing at a time," so we SOLD THE RANCH. It was hard to do, but the Lord blessed us for it. Since then we have spent our entire time in the Church, and Life is good. Missions for Fred and Wilma as a team: Texas-Louisiana 1951-53; Arizona Temple 1955-57; K6 Ranch Florida 1957-58; President Southwest Indian Mission 1958-61; Arizona Temple 1961-63; First Counselor in Arizona Temple Presidency Aug. 1963-April 1966. 129 Children of Fred and Wilma Turley: Stanley Frederick Turley Grant Marion Turley Wanda May Turley Smith Monita Turley Robison Marilyn Turley Larson Frederick Andrew and Wilma Fillerup Turley and their descendants, taken August 8, 1964. * * * Stan Turley Stanley Frederick Turley was born February 27, 1921 at Snowflake, Arizona and reared at Sundown Ranch. He attended the one room elementary school there before going on to high school at Snowflake, and then on to Brigham Young Univ. (1938-1940) were he played varsity football and was on the wrestling team. He was called on a mission to the Eastern States in 1941, released in 1943, and immediately enlisted in the armed services of World War II. Following military service he farmed in the Eloy and Queen Creek areas for twenty years. In 1964 he was elected to the Arizona State Legis­lature where he was Speaker of the House for two years and was recently re-elected to the Senate. Church service in­cludes Stake Mission, Counselor in the Queen Creek Ward Bishopric, Counselor in the East Mesa Stake Presidency, first President of the Mesa South Stake, High Councilman and pres­ently serving as Patriarch in the Mesa South Stake. Stan 130 is an assistant Vice President at the First National Bank in Mesa, where the family resides. In 1944 during the army days of World War II, Stan married Cleo Olson of Fair-view, Utah, whom he had met at BYU. Children of Stan and Cleo Turley: Tauna Lee Turley Lowe, born 1946, married Bryan Lowe of San Bernardino, California. They live in Dublin, Cal. and have three children: Krista, Alexander, and Andrew. The Stan Turley Family Margo Yvonne Turley Freestone, born 1948, married Steve Freestone of Mesa, Ariz. They live in Tucson and have two children: Tasha and Nicole, Jana Turley Short, born 1952, married Mike Short of Ida­ho Falls, Idaho. They live in Mesa, Arizona and have three children: Christopher, and twins Brandon and Benjamin. Fredrick Charles Turley, born 1954. Miriam Kay Turley, born 1956. Lisa Turley, born 1958 (twin). Leslie Turley, born 1958 (twin). * * * Wanda May Turley Smith Wanda was born May 14, 1926 at Aripine, Arizona. She attended high school in Snowflake and two years of college at Tempe, Arizona. She married Augustus Marion Smith who is a veterinarian and they have lived the past 30 years in Phoenix. She has always been active in the Church and the most notable positions she has held are Relief Society Pres, and Primary President. Children of Wanda and Augustus Smith: David Earl Smith, born 1946, filled a mission to Ten­nessee and Kentucky. Married Judith Russell of Mesa. Dave has his own plumbing company. They have four children: Stephanie (1969)., Stacy (1971), Pauline (1974), Russell David (1976). Susan Smith, born 1948, married Wayne F. LeSueur who practices dentistry in Tempe. Wayne filled a mission to Australia. 131 Jennifer Lee Smith Adair, born 1951, married Charles Reid Adair and lives in Mesa where Chuck teaches in Mesa High School and Mesa Community College, auto mechanics. He filled a mission to England. They have three children: Charles Shane (1972), Shauna Lee (1973), Marty Reid (1975). Carol Smith was born in 1953 and is a nurse at Scottsdale Community Hospital. Norman Smith, born 1955, filled a mission to Mexico Monterrey, and is now a pre-med student at BYU. Spencer Smith, born 1960, is a student at Arcadia High School in Phoenix. Brian Smith, born 1962, is also a student at Arcadia. * * * Monita Turley Robison I, Monita Turley, Robison, having been born of goodly parents, had an advantage in life from the very beginning. Our family of five children, of which I was the fourth, were blessed with the fine example of our parents Wilma Caroline Fillerup Turley and Fred Andrew Turley. We were born and reared on" a cattle ranch in Northern Arizona where we learned many skills that have stood us in good stead in our lives, such as hoeing loco weed, branding calves, etc.; these are things that are most helpful for every modern housewife to know, of course. Our school was a one-room-for-all-eight-grades-stove-in-the-middle-of-the-room variety where we .received a personal­ized and excellent education. My younger sister and I did the janitorial work for $8.00 a month. My eighth grade graduating class was the largest one during the time I was in school there were two boys and so I got to be valedic­torian; this might have been because my father was on the school board, however. For high school we went to Snowflake and this was our first experience with big city life. After graduation I went to BYU for two years of college which brought many more new experiences. It was here that I met Clarence Robison who was just back from the 1948 Olympics and teaching health at BYU as well as still being on their track team as a distance runner. Going with Robbie was fun because I lived in the dormitory and many of the girls were in his Health class since it was required and he was the only teacher. We were married in the Manti Temple on March 31, 1950. We now have nine children: Ronald Grant 24, attending BYU; Steven Franklin married to the former Carolyn Gee on June 28, 1974, also attending BYU. Ron went to Gulf States Mission, Steve to Sweden. Steve and Carolyn were married in the Manti Temple. Sandra Jane just got her associate degree from BYU and married Orrin James Olsen Nov. 27, 1974 in the Provo Temple. Mark Turley is a Senior at Provo High and a runner like his Dad, Scott Larry a Junior at Provo 132 High and interested in hunting; Natalie in 7th grade; Jeffrey Charles 5th grade; Camille 4th; and Bart Frederick 1st. The church has always been very important to me. It started with baptism in a swimming pool and very often Sun­day School on the Ranch with only our own family. I have since been in all the auxiliaries and have enjoyed them all. My life has not been one of terrific import, but I thank the Lord for my many blessings and the advantages and oppor­tunities that have been mine. I pray that I may be worthy in some way of these great blessings. Family of Monita Turley Robison * * * Marilyn Turley Larson Mack Robert Larson and Marilyn Turley were married on March 8, 1952, in the Arizona Temple. Married life was begun in the little logging town of Overgaard on Sitgreaves Nat­ional Forest, with Mack working for Southwest Lumber Mills as a mechanic in the shop. Life here was quiet and peaceful and we loved living in the woods with hunting and fishing at our doorstep. Allyn and Brad were born during the time we lived there. After three years we moved to the Turley Ranch in Airpine to take care of things while Fred and Wilma went to Mesa to fill the call of temple workers. In the year we were there we thoroughly enjoyed the solitude and lovely surroundings, and enjoyed having horses and a few head of livestock; we also discovered that five fireplaces consumed an unlimited amount of wood, and that Arizona can be cold! 133 The children were getting bigger and the problem of school emerging, so in March of 1956 we broke away from the beloved hills and moved to Phoenix, where Mack was em­ployed with Tanner Bros. Contracting Company. We lived first in Scottsdale Ward, and then moved into 15th Ward, and then when it was divided, our membership was in the new Phoenix 18th Ward. Mack accepted and filled many callings in the Church: Elders Quorum Presidency, Sunday School Superintendent, and Second Counselor in the 18th Ward Bishopric. Marilyn worked in the Primary, filling positions in the ward and stake and as Age Group Counselor in the YWMIA. Rodney was born in 1957, while grandparents Fred and Wilma Turley were in Florida on the Church Ranch! Amy followed In 1960. Mack is at the present time Equipment Superintendent for Tanner Brothers Contracting Company and Metropolitan Sand and Rock in Phoenix and Yuma. We find much joy and satisfaction in our fine children, our home and the church. We are grateful for the many bles­sings that the Lord has given us and look forward to many new and rewarding experiences in the coming years. Children of Marilyn and Mack Larson: Allyn Larson, married Richard Fife (1972); children: Nikki Fife (1976).: Bradley E. Larson, married Beverly Brown (1976). Rodney W. Larson Amy Larson , -. * * * Roberta Turley Tanner was born October28 1898, the eighth child of THEODORE and MARY AGNES FLAKE TURLEY, in Snowflake , Arizona . Her memories as a child were of her parents' store, post office, and restaurant at Fool's Hollow (near Showlow) and her mother working in Flake's store. When Roberta was between eight and nine years old Roberta Turley and Arthur Tanner 134 THEODORE and MARY homesteaded 25 miles southwest of Snowflake at what they called Joppa and later Airpine. They lived in tents until a log house could be built. MARY AGNES worked hard but didn't have good health. She passed away on Dec­ember 16, 1909 which Roberta remembers as "the saddest day to ever come to our family."" She was only ten. Two years later THEODORE married SALINA SMITHSON from Woodruff. At the age of 13, Roberta was called to be a Sunday School teacher in their small group at Airpine, which she enjoyed. When she was old enough Roberta attended high school at the Snowflake Academy. Here she met Arthur Tanner from Joseph City. On one occasion a friend of Roberta’s Eva Owens, wanted to have a date with Arthur so Roberta went with her to try to talk to him. They met Arthur and Albert Westover, and walked home with them. When it was time for Roberta to go, Arthur went with her and asked for a date. She didn't know what to do but finally accepted and she "has been going with him ever since." Arthur was living with Uncle John Flake, working and going to school. They decided to get married on February 16th which was Roberta's mother's birthday but because the Tanners had to come to Snowflake for conference that week, the date was changed to Monday, February 12, 1917 to make it more convenient. The wedding was held in THEODORE'S dance hall in Snow-flake. Bishop Howard Shumway married Roberta and Arthur witnessed by "the biggest crowd Snowflake ever had." A big dance followed the wedding. The next day they moved into Uncle John's bedroom. "To get to this room we either had to go through Uncle John's kitchen or out the window, so we used the window." In May Arthur and Roberta went by train to Salt Lake City to be married in the Temple. Aunt Roberta Clayton lent them a suitcase to go. On the way back from Salt Lake they stopped at Lucy and Laron Bate's farm near Prescott where they stayed and worked until November. Then they moved to Joseph City where they bought their first real home. Their first baby, Genevieve, was born January 11, 1918. Sister McLaws helped with the birth. Eighteen months later Fontella was born with the help of Grandma Tanner and Mamie Porter. Sister Richards helped with the birth of Marna, Ethel Porter came for the births of Marlin, Shirley, Ilene, Kenneth, and Janice. When Janice was born she came every day fro 10 days, bathed the baby and Roberta, and fixed din­ner for the children. It all cost $35.00 which was the most they ever paid. Arthur bought into the dairy business first, then built roads for John Turley and R.C. Tanner. Roberta held many positions of service in the Church, enjoying especially her years of visiting teaching with Roxie Shelley. A faith promoting experience in Arthur and Roberta's lives occurred when Roberta was in a car accident and hurt 135 very badly, "Dr. Wright had done all he could for me and I was getting worse. He said he must operate the next morning. The lab tests were taken but I stayed home that night. Art got brothers David A. Butler and Marion Roberts to come and administer to me and I felt so much better that the operation was called off, and I was up and about in a few days." Arthur was interested in good horses and always wanted to have a good team. He also held many positions in the Church and always encouraged his family to be active. In March of 1939 Arthur and Roberta and their family moved to near Winslow where he ran a farm for Uncle Rollin. Three years later they moved on into Winslow where Arthur became a school janitor. He retired in July, 1961 after more than 20 years service. On August 31, 1972 Roberta passed away in Winslow, Arizona at age 73, Arthur and Roberta Turley Tanner Family Standing left to right: Shirley, Marlin Arthur, Janice (little girl), Fontella, Ilene and Marna. Sitting left to right: Kenneth Turley, Roberta TurleyTanner, Arthur Tanner, Genevieve. Children of Roberta and Arthur Tanner: Genevieve Tanner Bushman Fontella Tanner Randall Marna Tanner Mealy Marlin Arthur Tanner Shirley Tanner Diercksen Ilene Tanner Brimhall Kenneth Turley Tanner Janice Tanner Wallen 136 Genevieve Tanner Bushman Genevieve Tanner was born January 11, 1918 at the old Tanner homestead about 1 1/2 miles out of Joseph City. The family lived in Chino Valley and Joseph City when she was little. The last two years of high school she rode the bus to Holbrook each day. She graduated in May, 1935 and then worked in Holbrook until April, 1937 when she was called as a missionary by President Grant. She went to Texas and Louisiana under President Elray L. Christiansen. At the same time her boyfriend, Elwin Ewing Bushman, son of Alonza E. and Edith Smith Bushman, was called to the Eastern States on a mission. After completing her mission and returning to Joseph City, she accompanied the A. E. Bushman family back East to pick up Elwin who had been involved in the Hill Cumorah pageant three times while on his mission. On October 4, 1939 Genevieve was married to Elwin in the Salt Lake Temple by Nicholas G. Smith. Both of their mothers accompanied them to Salt Lake. Elwin and Genevieve bought Grandfather Tanner's house in Joseph City. They lived there about a year until Elwin was transferred to Globe to drive the Smith-Heywood bus between Globe and Holbrook. Their first child, Floyd Elwyn was born in Globe, August 6, 1941. In December, 1942 the Bushmans moved back to Joseph City where the rest of their children were born: John Darrell, Laree, Arthur Vern, Blaine Jay, Jeffrey Alonzo, Maylene, and Nyla. Elwin worked for Smith-Heywood for some time. He also has had his own businesses for many years, including hauling fuel oil, hauling coal, and hauling feed. He has also worked for Whiting Brothers Transportation Company driving a gas truck. In 1951 Elwin began building a new home for his family using materials from their old house and from as far away as Arkansas. There were many hardships as the family moved from the old house to the new but these were outweighed by the happiness of moving into a new home with basement and furnace in 1952. Both Elwin and Genevieve have served long in the Church; she in various positions including Stake Primary President and he in the Bishopric for 11 years, the High Council, and as Snowflake Stake Mission President. * * * Fontella Tanner Randall Fontella Tanner was born July 4, 1919 in Joseph City, Arizona in a little house under the hill that her folks had bought from Ben and Pearl Hunt when they moved to their ranch east of town. Grandmother Tanner wanted Fontella named Liberty Bell, because she was born on the 4th of July. The folks got the name Fontella from a story in the Relief Society Magazine. Fontella went to Holbrook for her junior and senior year of high school. She won a $25.00 scholarship given by Whit­ing Bros, and by adding a little more to it, purchased a Cedar Chest. The Joseph City students rode the bus into Holbrook, and often at night as it went by the Tanner home, a pair of shoes would fly out the window and the, later, Fontella would come up the street barefooted. After Fontella graduated from high school, she worked as a bookkeeper and stenographer for Whiting Bros. She took part in lots of plays in Joseph City, and also in Winslow; was drama director of Winslow MIA for about ten years, and was president of MIA one year and has worked in the Re­lief Society. She has worked in the PTA and has been president of the Junior High and Jefferson School PTA in Winslow. Fontella is active in the Ladies Society of B. of L. F. and E. or Firement Ladies organization. She belongs to the Women's Auxiliary to the Hospital and does Volunteer work for them whenever needed. Fontella was married May 24, 1939 to Richard C. Randall. They lived in Joseph City until 1941 when Richard became em-­ ployed on the Santa Fe Railroad as a fireman so they moved to Winslow and still live there at the present time. They were married in the Arizona Temple and she was the first of her family to be married. While they lived in Joseph City her sister Genevieve lived with them until she was married in October, 1939. Fontella does lots of crocheting. She gives lots of it away to her friends as Christmas presents, also sells lots of it. Every year she takes several first places in the County Fair, both for her crocheting and her cakes and candies. Richard is handy with tools and has added a bedroom and a basement onto his home, installed new plumbing and a gas 138 furnace. In Winslow Richard began working for the Railroad as a fireman and graduated up to an Engineer during the War. He has been a Scout Master in Winslow for several years. Children of Fontella Tanner and Richard Randall: Richard Kent Randall, born June 13, 1940. Robert Clair Randall, born November 3, 1941. William Kay Randall, born November 7, 1942, Elizabeth Ann Randall, born July 25, 1944. Michael Paul Randall, born October 8, 1946. Doris Ilene Randall, born December 22, 1948. Richard C. and Fontella Tanner Randall Family: • • Back Row--Fontella, Richard Kent, William Kay, Robert Clair, Richard C. Front Row--Michael Paul, Elisabeth Ann, and Doris Ilene. * * * Marna Tanner Mealy Marna was born November 30, 1922. She was born in Joseph City and lived there until her family moved to Winslow in 1939. She helped out at home with the farm and dairy chores as her father spent most of his time, during her young childhood, following road construction jobs. Marna graduated from Winslow High School and also worked at the Central Drugstore in Winslow. She has been working somewhere or other ever since. She determined to go to college and so spent one year at the Gila Junior College at Thatcher, Arizona, staying at the home of Jesse A. Udall and family and working for her board "and room. Then, because her mother needed an operation, Marna stayed at home a year to help care for the family. Marna then took a course in clerking and began work for the Safeway Company, and she worked for this company for three 139 years, part of the time in Winslow and part in other places. Cecil A. Mealy also worked for the Safeway company and they became acquainted. After going to Provo for a time Marna married Cecil on April 8, 1947 at her parents' home in Winslow with Bishop Earl B. Westover officiating. They then went to Bellflower, California to live. Cecil Arden Mealy was born February 24, 1918 to Dorothy Olive and Lee Mealy. Cecil was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was baptized Dec. 5, 1953 -by Herbert C. Rice at the East Long Beach Stake Center, and confirmed Dec. 6, 1953 by Raymond C. DeWitt in the Norwalk Chapel. He was ordained an Elder in the Melchizedek Priesthood January 16, 1955 by Max A. Bryan. This made Cecil eligible to baptize his son, Thomas Henry Mealy, in 1957. Cecil was the Ward Clerk for some time and did a very fine job of it. He worked for Safeway in Winslow and then in Bellflower, California, then tried different jobs for a while, until he went to work for the Purex Corporation. His hours are from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. so he must sleep days, but he has worked himself up to a good-paying job with this company. Marna has worked and taught in many church organizations. After living in Bellflower for four years the Mealys moved to Artesia, California and bought themselves a home, which is now used as a storehouse, with a small apartment fixed up for her parents to use when they visit, while they live in a nice new home that has recently been completed. A son, Thomas Henry, was born to the Mealys December 21, 1948 at Downey, California, although Dr. Wright had told Marna she would never have any children. They were very happy with this son, but hoped for more children; however, they finally adopted a little girl, Cynthia Louise born November 4, 1948. Although Cecil has a full-time job, Marna has plenty to keep her busy. She attends to their chicken ranch. She feeds and waters chickens, gathers the eggs and cleans them and gets them ready for market. With several thousand chick­ens this is a full-time job, and she goes on the run most of the time. Yet any time that any of their family or friends visit them they always find time to take them to see the sights around where they live. * * * Marlin Arthur Tanner Marlin was born March 27, 1924. At the time of his birth his folks were in the dairy business. Marlin was born early in the morning, so Arthur was late for milking. He left the house on a run and the men decided that the baby was a boy because Arthur jumped three fences on the way to the dairy corrals. When Marlin was nine months old, we thought we were going to lose him with Brights Disease. His mother called her father in Snowflake and asked him to come down and advise her what to do. Grandpa THEODORE TURLEY came and advised against taking 140 Marlin to Gallup to the hospital, as the doctors wanted, but said to call in the Elders and have him administered to, and then he told about a chiropractor in Snowflake and wanted us to try him. The doctor came down and said he would like to treat Marlin for a week. He promised he wouldn't be any worse, and felt sure he could help him. The week was well spent for at the end the swelling was gone from his face, his eyes were so he could see and his arms and legs and body were almost back to normal. He was completely healed and never had another spell. Marlin had to work hard as soon as he was old enough. His Uncle Barr Turley gave him a little Shetland pony and he really loved that horse. He could go out and catch him when no one else could get near. He got to be a good rider. While Marlin was still quite young, his father worked away from home and Marlin had to take over most of the out­side work. We still had the dairy and the children and mother tried to keep it going, besides gathering crops. Marlin liked to read, and it was a common sight to see him in the big rocking chair with his feet in the air reading the Bible. He liked the stories. He also liked to cook, always wanting to make cookies or cake. The kids all liked to play in the side street, roast corn and potatoes in the coals of a bonfire and, with a little bread and butter, have a wonderful meal. Marlin liked to play basketball and would walk the four miles to the ranch after practice after the family moved to Winslow. He was on the first string and Winslow won the All Northern Championship the year he was a Senior. He was also good in math. He graduated May 29, 1942 from high school. After graduating from high school he went to Phoenix and worked for a few months during the summer, then he went to BYU for college in the fall. He went two years and part of the next, and then he was called into the Service June 11, 1943, He was first sent to college in Texas, then Montana and finally Wyoming during the early part of Air Force training. He tried out to be a pilot but later switched to Navigator. He was sent to England in October, 1944 and stationed outside of London. His plane bombed over Germany. After he completed 35 missions over Germany he stayed on the ground and plotted courses for others. He returned July 1, 1945. Marlin met Anna Lee Eastman in Winslow High School. Anna Lee went into Nurses Training in Los Angeles and Marlin went to BYU. Finally, on July 30, 1945 they were married during Anna Lee's two-weeks vacation from the hospital. Anna Lee . went back to Los Angeles to the hospital and Marlin went with her and tried working: first on a street car line, and then in a bank, but he finally re-entered BYU in February, 1946. He and Anna Lee met in Winslow for vacation then in December, 1946 Anna Lee graduated from Nurses School and went to Provo to live while Marlin finished school. He graduated in June, 1948. They lived in Provo two years and Anna Lee worked in the hospital there. Their son Vance was born May 20, 1947. 141 Marlin accepted a job with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington in 1948. They enjoyed their stay there as • they had a big strawberry patch and could pick cherries, peaches and pears. Marlin was transferred to Escondido, " ' California and was there for about a year. A son, Donald Lee Tanner was born there on November 4, 1949. Marlin worked on the Pala Indian Reservation and in Hoopa and was then called back into the Service in 1953. He was sent to Korea. In Korea Marlin was the Navigator and Bombardier of a B26. Marlin had a week's rest leave in Japan. The day after returning from Japan, Marlin1s plane took off on a mis­sion to bomb the supply lines of the North Koreans, and nothing was ever heard from the plane again. He was declared missing January 13, 1953. His daughter, Roberta Ann, was born March 26, 1953. After Marlin was reported missing Anna Lee moved to Santa Rosa and finally to Phoenix, Arizona where she bought a home. * * *, Shirley Tanner Diercksen Shirley was born August 25, 1926 in Joseph City, Arizona. She moved to Winslow with her family at the close of the school year when she was in the seventh grade, May, 1939. At age 14, Shirley started working at the Central Drugstore as a dishwasher. Since she was large for her age, she was soon allowed to work at the Soda Fountain. She continued to work there after school and on week ends, until she graduated. The Tanner family moved into the town of Winslow about the time Shirley started having dates. Since Winslow was a small town, they could walk anywhere they went for recreation. Shirley went with quite a few boys before she found the one she wanted to marry. Dancing, bowling, and watching basket­ball games were her favorite things to do. When she was seventeen she met Leonard Lawrence Dierck­sen. They went everywhere together for about six months before they were married. As soon as she graduated from high school she got a job at Safeway. She went to Phoenix for a training course. It was the first time she had been away from home alone. Phoenix was a big city and it almost scared her, but a sister, Marna, lived there and it helped her not to get homesick. On September 29, 1944 Shirley was married to Leonard, born December 28, 1924 to William Henry Diercksen and Martha Alice Marie Welsh. Leonard was the Assistant Manager at the Stan­dard Station in Winslow. Soon they were sent to Tempe, Ariz. to work. Shirley spent a lot of the first year of marriage visiting her folks. She spent her first wedding anniversary in the maternity home. Her first child, a girl, was born September 27, 1945 and named Barbara Alice. They moved to Mesa just before the baby came and lived in three different apartments before they bought a home in Mesa, While Barbara was still a baby, Shirley started teaching the Seagull Girls in Primary. Then she was asked to be second .142 counselor in Primary. For three years she taught in Sunday School. On April 9, 1948 her second girl, Lenna June was born. They had just moved into their own home, Leonard got to be manager of a training school station in Phoenix, but drove back and forth to work. Soon after this, Leonard transferred over the Standard Oil Co. of California. It was a long drive to work and so the Diercksens decided to move to Phoenix. On January 25, 1954 the Diercksens had their third child, another girl named Sherril Lynn. Right after this, Shirley started working in the Primary in the Glendale Ward. Later she worked in the Relief Society and was Primary president. On August 24, 1959 the Diercksens finally had their boy, Lawrence William, and of course he is their pride and joy. In January, 1960 Leonard was sent to San Francisco for a special training course. In October, 1960 he was again promoted from a Sales Representative to a Retail Representa­tive and holds this job now. He is in charge of 35 Chevron and Standard Stations. Leonard and Shirley Tanner Diercksen Family; Back: Lenna June, Sherrill Lynn, Barbara Alice, Leonard L., and Shirley. Front: Lawrence William and Ronald Wayne. * * * Ilene Tanner.Brimhall I, 'Ilene Tanner, was born in Joseph City, Arizona Dec­ember 2, 1928 to Arthur and Roberta Turley Tanner. My parents has just bought a home from Uncle Rollin Tanner, and I was •the first of their children to be born there. I was, however, the sixth child and fifth daughter. In 1939 my parents moved to a ranch about five miles from Winslow. When I was twelve I began working at the Central 143 Drugstore. I was supposed to be the dishwasher, but after one day, they let me be a soda jerk. I continued to work at the drugstore until I was sixteen, when I was made fountain manager, and I worked here until I graduated from high school, Our family moved to town after about three years on the ranch. We lived in Mahoney Addition and all the kids formed a football team I was the only girl allowed to play. We played kids from other districts and our team always won. I graduated from high school in May, 1946 and began working at the Five and Dime store until my birthday in Dec. Then I went to work for the Mountain States Telephone Company for two years. In the summer of 1948, Ted Brimhall came to help build the Winslow Church. He asked me for a dance on graduation night, and six months later we went to Flagstaff and were married, January 20, 1949 by Bishop Frank Randall. Ted was a carpenter by trade and we went where he had work. We lived in Winslow until our first child, Norman Terrance, was born on October 17, 1949. Then we moved to Wickenburg for about six months, then up to Taylor where Ted owned a ranch. Chris Tanner, our second son, was born April 3, 1951. On May 26, 1951 Ted and I with our two children went to the Mesa Temple and were sealed. In November, 1951 we moved to Farmington, New Mexico to live. Ted contracted houses to build and kept very busy as that country was booming. In 1956 he was the supervisor in the building of a $300,000.00 LDS Church. While in Farm­ington, a third son was born to us, Marlin Thomas. I had various church duties here, including working in the Primary, Sunday School and MIA. In 1958 we moved back toI Taylor, Ariz.. for a short time and then we moved to Mesa, Ariz. where Ted a- gain contract­ ed to build homes. At the close of school in 1960 we again moved to Taylor where Ted bought a sand and grav­ el business. Ted built us a new home in Sept., 1961. Our fifth son, Wesley Shane, was born in the Winslow Hospital Nov. 1, 1960. Kenneth Turley Tanner I, Kenneth Turley Tanner was born the 15th day of Decem­ber, 1930 in Joseph City, Arizona. I was the seventh child and second son of Arthur and Roberta Turley Tanner. While living in Joseph City, my parents ran a dairy. I had a few little jobs to do, one of which was to bring in wood and chips for the cookstove. (The only source of heat at this time.) Uncle Barr Turley gave my brother, Marlin, a horse. He couldn't ride him, but I could, so my brother wanted to trade me his horse for my little wagon. We made the trade, and the next Christmas, Marlin gave me my wagon, painted red. We called the horse Rex. He was a real pet to me. I could come up to him, get on him and ride him without a saddle or bridle. Rex got a bad sore and had to be shot. I was ordained a Deacon on March 7, 1943 by my father. I attended the Winslow schools from the third grade until I graduated on May 27, 1949. I worked for H. V. Overson for about a year. I also worked for John Thompson on his ranch for a while. I was working on the railroad here when I had to stop because I needed an operation. Then I went to work for Belton Palmer at a Whiting Bros, station. I worked there until I got married. I met Norma Lee Thomas at a Church dance. We went to­gether for a short time. We were married December 8, 1950 in the home of Norma's parents in Globe, Arizona, by Bishop Heber J. Pace. We came back to Winslow after Christmas and made our home. On June 5, 1951 Norma and I were married in the Arizona Temple at Mesa by Harry L. Payne, Temple President. I went to work dri­ving the ice truck for the city. On Dec. 10, 1951 our first child was born. We named him Charles Fredrick. I went to work for the Winslow Public Schools where I am still employed as Janitor and Bus Driver. Our second child was born July 32, 1953 and we named her Pauline. Our third child was born Feb. 5, 1956 and we named her Danell. Norma Lee Thomas Tanner was born March 24, 1931 in Globe, Ariz. to Kenneth and Norma Thomas Tanner. Children: Charles, Danell, and Pauline. Fredrick Thomas and Pauline (Lena) Coombs Thomas. She attended school in Globe, Arizona from the first grade until she was finished. In the year 1949 Norma was chosen the Queen of the Green and Gold Ball in Globe. In the summer of 1950 she came to Winslow to stay with her sister, Betty, who lived there. They took her to a Church dance and while there she met Kenneth Tanner. Norma's church activities have been varied. She was the secretary of the Primary in Winslow for about a year and has taught several classes. She also has been a visiting teacher in Relief Society and the president of the Young Marrieds class in Winslow. Norma has worked in PTA for two or three years. Together, she and Kenneth have been Dance Instructors and Dance Managers. * * * Janice Tanner Chancellor Janice Tanner, eighth child of Arthur and Roberta Tur1ey Tanner, was born September 26, 1937 at Joseph City.Arizona. She came on a Sunday night, right after Church. Her dad was working in Flagstaff and had left only a few hours before she came. Kenneth, her brother, only seven at the time, had to go for help. The family was glad for a new baby. They took over the housework and got along fine. Her oldest sis­ter, Genevieve, was on a mission in Texas at the time. Janice liked everyone she saw. One time when a tramp came by and asked for something to eat, he was told to sit down outside and food would be brought to him. When the food was served they found Jan sitting on the man's lap and talking away. Janice moved with her family from Joseph City to a ranch at Winslow in May 1939 when she was two years old. Janice wasn't afraid of anything. She would wade out in the pond with the water coming up as high as her neck, when but a small child. She also liked to play with the calves, pigs, and chickens. Her folks sold milk at the ranch. The people who came after it were always bringing gifts to Janice. At one time she had 25 dolls and 10 stuffed animals. She always could make friends easily, and she talked to every­one she saw as well as all the time. Jan was very good in spelling so entered every year in the spelling contests, and twice was chosen to go to Holbrook to compete in the Navajo County spelling contests. Jan was always writing poems, and has written some very good ones. Jan graduated from Winslow" High School as Salutatorian. She had taken a very active part in school activities. She received several awards and was also active in the Church. She received the Honor Bee Award, the Mia Joy Award, and the Silver Gleaner Award. She taught in Sunday School and was always being called on for a talk of some kind. In college she was the only girl in the class of 100 boys, and before the year was half over, she was helping a 146 good share of them with their lessons. She was elected to the Senate at ASU. She graduated from ASU in May, 1961 with a degree in mathematics. Janice was mar­ried to Ivan Dale Wallen April 10, 1960 in Winterhaven, Cal. Jan and Ivan lived in Phoenix two months, then moved to Denver where Ivan became District Manager for the Union Bankers Ins. Co. and Jan was em­ployed as an engineer. After a few years of marriage they were divorced. Jan has worked for Boeing Air­craft Company in various places. She married Charles Chancellor on July 12, 1968. She is now employed in Lompoc, Calif, and Charles has completed 20 years with the Air Force. They have one daughter, Lucy Jeanette, born December 2, 1968. * * *- Harvey I. Turley I, Harvey I. Turley, made my entrance into mortality on March 10"; 1905 in the home of THEODORE WILFORD and MARY AGNES FLAKE TURLEY. In line of birth in the family I am number nine and different than the other eight in that I brought along my twin, Harry William Turley. This made a problem as there had to be double everything for us. But we fared well as the older brothers and sisters were very kind to us. My dad and -mother moved out in the country and homestead-ed 160 acres which became a blessing for the whole family, as we learned to work hard, and I think also, to learn of the value of money and the importance of a healthy body. Of course, we had to move into Snowflake for winter so those attending school could receive learning. I went through the third grade there and then a school was started at the ranch as there were other families around at that time. There were ten of us at Joppa as it was called then, and later changed to Aripine. My father raised cattle, so I was a cow­boy. We held Sunday School at different ranches within a four mile radius. I moved to Snowflake to attend high school. This ex­perience will always be remembered. With the activities of athletics, drama, and the social experiences of many things I 147 grew to appreciate life more all the time. In high school the athletics consisted of baseball, basketball, volleyball and track. I was a sub. on the basketball team in my second year of school and on the main team for the next two years. We had an exceptionally good team as we beat all the schools and won the Northern Arizona Championship easily beating teams at the tournament at Flagstaff with scores of 65 to 3 and 74 to 4 and the others easily. I graduated from the Snowflake Academy in 1924 (that was the last class to graduate from the Church school). Then I received a call to go on a mission that fall. I went to Salt Lake City in October and was assigned to the Central States Mission under the leadership of Samuel Oliver Bennion, a wonderful man. I was called to many positions of trust in the mission field. I was Branch President in Coffeyville, Kansas. During my serving as missionary in Coffeyville, we baptized twenty-five people into the church. These people have been wonderful friends ever since. I was called by the mission president to go to Northern Kansas to assist bringing about unity in a branch at Wathena. Here I had some very wonderful experiences. Was called in to administer to a baby with pneu­monia. We were staying three miles from this family's house at another family of members when at three o'clock in the morning the father to the baby came to get us to come and ad­minister to the infant. The parents of the baby were not members, but the Grandmother was. And she was a very wonder­ful woman (like the widow the Savior told of as giving her all in the widow's mite). Well, when we arrived the grand­mother met us at the door and said, "Elders, you're to late." It seemed that the baby had died. But the Holy Spirit prompted me to administer. We all knelt in prayer. My companion (who was a high priest and had been a bishop) still felt it was of no use. I still was prompted to administer to the little one. Within an hour after the prayer, the lit­tle one was awake and playing, as though he had never been ill. What joy for all. At the conclusion of my mission, I married. a lady mis­sionary who had served in the same mission. Our marriage date was July 20, 1927. Her name is Melba Oretta Thornley. We had three children come to bless our home and I am so proud of them. They are all happily married and have pres­ented ;me with eighteen wonderful grandchildren who bring joy to my life. Melba and I were called to go to Argentina where I filled building mission, and where in September of 1964 my sweet companion was taken by death in an auto accident. I am now married to Dorothy Trimb1e who is very thought­ful and kind to me and all my children and grandchildren. I am still very active and keep busy with church'activities and gardening and building. Children: Theodore Seth Turley Don Louis Turley Venda Alice Turley Wilkins * * * 148 Theodore Seth Turley I was born November 19, 1928 in Smithfield, Utah. My parents are Harvey Isaac Turley and Melba Oretta Thornley. I was raised in Snowflake, Arizona and went to school there until the winter of 1944 and 1945. My parents moved to Iowa at that time and I graduated from Stockport, Iowa High School in 1946. Then in 1947 I went into the service. I served in the Army until October of 1948, and then was discharged. After that I married Ruby Violet Dodds. We were married from 1948 until 1952. There were no children of this marriage. I married Jewel G. Harrison (Taylor) on August 9, 1958. She had two boys from a former marriage. They are William Reed and Dale Eugene. Since then they have legally changed their name to Turley. William Reed was born July 8, 1953 and Dale Eugene was born August 9, 1954. We have three children: Tamra Jean born Sept. 24, 1960; Anthony Isaac born Jan. 25, 1962; and little Theodore Steven born April 8, 1964, the day after my dad and mom went on their mission to Argentina. Mom never got to see him. We were married in the Arizona Temple on December 13, 1973 and have the three younger children sealed to us. We hope some day to have the other two get ready and go be sealed to us also. * * * Don Louis Turley I was born March 31, 1931 in my grandfather's (THEODORE WILFORD TURLEY) home in Snowflake, Arizona. My parents were Harvey Isaac Turley and Melba Oretta Thornley. I received my early church and school training in Snow-flake. When I was in the eighth grade, Jan. 1945, we moved to a farm in Iowa. I finished the eighth grade in a one room country school. I attended school in Bonaparte, Iowa where I played all four years on the basketball and baseball teams. I had leading parts in two of the class plays and was a class officer and worked on the school paper and annual. I was chosen to represent the school at the Iowa Boys State in 1948. I attended Iowa State College one semester then came back to Arizona with my parents in July 1950. When we first went to Iowa there wasn't any branch of the church for us to go to so we drove about 60 miles to the Carthage Jail to Sunday School. We also held services in Nauvoo near the grave site of the Prophet Joseph Smith. After a few years other families moved from Snowflake and we organized a branch at Bonaparte. I was in the Supt. of the Sunday School and MIA. In February 1951 I left for the New England Mission where I served under Presidents S. Dilworth Young and J. Howard 149 Maughan. I labored mostly in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont. I was Branch President in New Bedford, Mass, and district president in New Hampshire over the members and the missionaries. I was released in March, 1953. I was called into the Army in August 1953. I spent five months in Ft. Ord, Calif.; one month in Chicago; one month in Atterberry, Ind. and 16 months in Ft. Carson, Colorado. While in Colorado I served on a District mission and was in the branch presidency of the Ft. Carson Branch in which there were over six hundred male members and no females. I was released from the army and church jobs in June 1955. I enrolled at Arizona State College in Tempe in Sept., 1955. While at ASC I was president of the Melchlzedek Priesthood group, chairman of the Genealogy Committee and taught a Sunday School class. I was a member of the Delta Phi Fraternity and was chosen a member of the '59 club. In May 1959 I received a B.S. degree in Agronomy at ASU. I married Martha Ann Bartson of Phoenix. We are buying a little place on 713 S. Center St. in Mesa. I am first counselor in the Sunday School Superintendency, chairman of the Ward Genealogy Committee and a ward teacher. My wife is ward organist, sports director in the YWMIA, and types names two nights a week at the Temple. I am employed by the U. of A. Dept. of Entomology, Tucson. I do research with insect­icides on vegetable and citrus crops at the Mesa Experimental Farm. * a * Venda Alice Turley Wilkins I, Venda Alice Turley Wilkins, arrived in this world in the town of Snowflake, Arizona on December 13, 1932. My father, Harvey I. Turley, had to walk five blocks in knee high snow to get the doctor to come and assist my mother, Melba Oretta Thornley, with my arrival. My early life was spent in Snowflake where I enjoyed school, primary, and church. Mother was kept busy with Relief Society work—many happy memories. We moved to Iowa the winter of 1944-45 and I finished grade and high school there. I enjoyed girl's basketball and was honored to be listed as one of the state's out­standing guards my Senior year. Those were happy days. We moved back to Snowflake after I graduated and I attended one year at ASU in Tempe. I then worked in Holbrook at the Telephone Co. until I married Lafe Anthony Fulton on Sept. 2, 1955. He worked for the railroad, but a year later, he was killed in a car crash near Globe, Ariz. Soon after his death, I had a patriarchal blessing and was advised to go on a mission. My call was to the Great Lakes Mission. While I was in the mission home, I met an Elder Val A. Sanders and after our missions were over, we were married. Our busi­ness was in photography and we had a studio called Val's Fine 150 Portraitures. We adopted three fine children: Val A. San- . ders, Jr., born Feb. 21, 1961; then Valenda Sue, born July 4, 1963; and Vaghn Wayne born Sept. 13, 1964. After eight and a half years of marriage I gave birth to Vance Harvey Lee. A year later we lost our dear little Valenda Sue in an accident at a drive in theatre. Three months later we were blessed with the arrival of our son Vern Turley Sanders. Ten months later my husband was killed in a helicopter ac­cident in Texas. That was on June 19, 1970, Many lonely, hard days followed. A year later, on June 3, 1971 I married my third com­panion named James Daniel Wilkins whom I met through some dear friends of Val's and mine. Jim was the father of three children: Jerald Daniel, James Dennis, and Vickie Ilene. So with my four sons we had quite a house full. But not quite full enough, because a year later we were blessed with an adorable daughter born on April 19, 1972. So now my life is kept busy with children, school affairs and church activ­ities. I am grateful to my parents for their love and teach­ings to me and the unity we enjoy as a family, and proud of my heritage and so grateful to my Heavenly Father for sending me to the Turley family. * * * Harry William Turley Harry, born on March 10, 1905 with his twin Harvey married Harriet Gardner and then his second wife, Jacquetta Johnson, on August 18, 1933. They had one son, Gordon Harry Turley, born March 17, 1934 in Holbrook, Arizona. Harry died on February 28, 1944 at Nogales, Ariz­ona and was buried in Snowflake. WILLIAM HENRY TURLEY, son of ISAAC TURLEY and SARAH GREENWOOD TURLEY, was born in 1865 and married MARY SKOUSEN in 1887.MARY was born May 2, 1870 in Draper, Utah to James Niels and Cecil Marie Pedersen Skousen. She died Jan. 14, 1953 in South Gate, California and was buried in Mesa, Ariz. The following is a biographical sketch of WILLIAM HEN­RY TURLEY written by his daughter, Delia, with help of her mother, MARY SKOUSEN: WILLIAM HENRY TUR­LEY was born December 14 1865 at Beaver City, U-tah. He was blessed in January, 1866 by John Murdock at Beaver City, Utah and baptized June 6, 1877 by Henry Roger? Beaver Ward, and was confirmed by Dudley Mer-rels, Beaver Ward. He was ordained an Elder September 27, 1879 by Frank Farnsworth. My father grew up when the west was a wild country. Indians were a problem and so were the thieves and other God­less men. However, father grew up to be a strong, healthy Latter-Day Saint, who was hon­est and truthful with his fellow men as well as loyal and faithful in attending to his Church William and Mary 4. 152 duties. The people who associated with him were constantly working to get him to join them in smoking, drinking, and riotous living. He always refused them, however, and because of his high standards, he was always trusted and respected. My father loved his parents dearly and patterned his life after them. There were no girls born to this family, so WILLIAM often assisted his mother in her house work. His father depended on him to look after the stock. He rode the range and was in complete charge of his father's cattle. This was a very dangerous job as there were many cattle rustlers and warlike Indians, but he was never afraid of them. He did a lot of hauling of lumber out of the mountains. One trip he was late in returning home. He had a feeling he should not leave 'till later. When he did get part way home he saw smoke. He stopped his team and crawled up the ridge and there he saw a house burning and Indians who had killed all the family living in the burning home. He felt his life had been spared. Apostle Erastus Snow told my father if he would never carry a gun, he would never need one. My father met my mother in Colonia Juarez, Mexico and they were married July 31, 1887. They later went to the St. George Temple and were sealed October 23, 1887. My brother, Marion, was born August 15, 1888 and I was born 3 1/2 years later, January 24, 1892. During the spring of 1896 my father worked some for Uncle Ernest Taylor. One day while irrigating a field of alfalfa, he became ill. It was later diagnosed as pneumonia. He died the 9th of May, 1896. Children of WILLIAM HENRY and MARY SKOUSEN TURLEY: Marion William Turley Delia Turley Shook * * * Marion William Turley f Marion William Turley was born August 15,-1888. This blessed event occurred in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. This was a very special day for this couple as it turned out to be the birth of their only son. They were later blessed with another baby, however, a little girl who was named Delia. The first seven years of Marion's life were typical for a Mormon boy living in this locale during this period of time. This can be said because he enjoyed the companionship of his father and mother and did the normal, expected things that children ordinarily do. The untimely death of his father at the age of thirty-one, however, changed all that. When WILLIAM HENRY TURLEY died, Marion was seven years 153 old. The next tender years in this man's life were spent learning the lessons of life in the school of hard knocks. He learned to support his mother and sister. He learned to stand on his own two feet and rely on his own decisions. He learned to pray and to stand up for righteous principles. He learned to work and save and be self-reliant, and yet stay generous, humble, clean, and loyal to his mother and sister. Because Marion had a keen business mind and the desire to succeed, many of the aforementioned lessons of life were well learned. For example, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) is an important Mexican Holiday. Marion went to town to celebrate. Some of the things Marion wanted to see and do cost money, but he was broke. So he used his head He went to the store and used his good credit to charge one dollar's worth of su­gar. His mother made it into taffy candy and together they put it into sacks. He sold it at the park for a total of twelve dollars. He paid the store for the sugar, gave his mother nine dollars, and had two dollars to celebrate on. When Marion worked he worked, and when he played he played just as seriously. He was what is known today as a natural athlete. He was big and strong and loved the out­doors and sports. He could throw hard with amazing accuracy. This, of course, made him a valuable baseball player. He could throw "in curves", "out curves", "drops" and "the whisker burn" as he smilingly labels it. "The whisker burn" simply means he could throw the ball at a high rate of speed and with such accuracy that the batter, fearing the ball was going to hit him, would strike at it in an effort to get out of the way. When he and his cousin, Lorin Taylor, went hunting rabbits, Lorin used a rifle and Marion threw rocks. Marion could bring in the most game. Volleyball, basketball, and fishing have also been enjoyed. As Marion reached manhood he found himself qualified in many areas'! He had valuable experiences riding the range in Mexico for Dan Skousen and Ernest Taylor; he worked on farms and ranches around Eagar and Alpine, Arizona for Bert Colter and Aunt DeWitt; he worked on road gangs and railroads with Willard Skousen; he studied agriculture, horticulture, and animal husbandry at the BYU; he worked as part of a survey crew near Parowan, Utah. Later he went to Canada with Willard Skousen to work on a farm and care for his work horses. Marion's mother and sister followed him from job to job. They often cooked for the men and cared for Marion, showing their love and concern for him. While working in Canada for a wheat farmer named Harris", Marion bought a hotel and eating place for his mother and Delia to run. He didn't tell them that he owned the place, but let them make the payments just as they would rent. Imagine the pleasant surprise to learn they actually had a sizable investment when they de­cided to move on. Lola Oilerton was a lovely girl whom Marion met in Parowan, Utah.Marion had moved to Mesa after spending two 154 years in Canada.• His letter of Proposal was accepted and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple, October 8, 1913. To­gether Marion and Lola built up a fine business in dairying and farming. Marion was active in scouting during these happy years. He and Lola" were not blessed with natural children. However, they adopted little Ned Leroy, but this child died suddenly after being in their home only two years. The boy scouts have been very important in filling in the void felt by this disappointment. Marion talks often about those thirty-six boys so close to his heart. Marion has served in the following important positions in the church. 1.He was one of the Seven Presidents of Seventies. 2.He was Bishop of the Tempe Ward from February 19, 1928 to January 14, 1940. 3. He was on the High Council of the Maricopa Stake from January 21, 1940 to March 13, 1945. 4. He served in the Maricopa Stake Presidency from 1945 to 1948. 5. He served again on the Maricopa Stake High Council. When Marion was made Bishop of the Tempe Ward many of the people were not friendly to the Mormons, so he had trouble getting a place to build the church. One day Marion was walking on Main) Street when a man started calling him ter­rible names. Marion let him have it on the jaw, knocking him down. The policeman came and arrested them for fighting. He took them around the corner upstairs to the Judge's office. The judge fined Marion ten dollars. Marion said, Is that all it costs to whip that man?" The Judge said, "Yes." Marion handed the judge the ten dollars and said, "Here is another ten dollars because I am going to do it again." The fellow jumped up and started running out the door and down the stairs, and had just reached the bottom step and sidewalk as Marion's toe caught him in the seat of his pants. This sent him sprawling into the gutter on his face and hands. The judge, thoroughly entertained by this extemporaneous outburst, called Marion back into his chambers and returned his money. After fifty years of married life Lola died. This was a great shock and great loss for Marion"His life was empty and difficult. So, when he met Fern '"Turley Faucett, they found interests in common and were married September 9, 1963. They have been very happy, spending their winters in Mesa and summers in their cabin in the White Mountains. * * * Delia Turley Shook Delia was born January 24, 1892 in Colonia Juarez, Mex­ico. At the time of the Exodus from Mexico due to the con­flict going on throughout Mexico, her parents settled in California with their children. It was here she met and married Ralph Edwin Shook. Their marriage was not a happy 155 one and ended up in a divorce. Delia spent practically all of her spare time doing research on the Turley and related lines, sending in hundreds of names for Temple work. After her brother Marion's wife had passed away, she moved to Mesa to help care for him as he was in poor health. Delia passed away May 31, 1966"! The Turley family can be grateful to her for her dedication to research and Temple work for our ancestors. This picture was included with the William Henry Tur­ley materials but was inscribed only "To Aunt Mary Turley/' Alma Reuben Turley ALMA REUBEN TURLEY was born December 29, 1869 in Beaver, Utah to ISAAC and SARAH GREENWOOD TURLEY. His ancestry has been traced back to Birmingham, England. He was the fifth child in a family of twelve children, eleven boys and one girl, His family resided in Beaver, Utah until he was seven years of age and then moved to Salt River at Lehi, Arizona in answer to a missionary call, as did so many of the Arizona pioneers. They moved to the Salt River Valley with the Dan­- iel Jones Company and arrived at Lehi on March 6, 1877. The family lived in a tent and his mother, an extremely large woman, suffered from the intense heat in the Lehi Valley, so ALMA's father got permission to move his family to Northern Arizona where the climate was cooler. In his life story ALMA states, "My father then moved my mother and family in the spring of 1878 to St. Joseph (now Joseph City) near the Little Colorado River. We there lived the United Order. We stayed there about one year, when my father moved his two families to Snowflake.” It was while they lived in Joseph City that ALMA was baptized on April 3, 1879 by Joseph Richards and confirmed the same day by his father, ISAAC TURLEY. His schooling began in Snowflake, Arizona. ALMA states, "I never had the privilege of attending school but very lit­- tle, for I had to spend my time on the farm herding cattle and horses, and my parents were on the move so much, pioneer­ ing new settlements." He also states, "In the spring of 1885, my father, my mother and family moved to Old Mexico because of the perse­cution that was made against polygamy." Colonization seemed so desirable in that country. ALMA stayed in Snowflake until his father could return for them. They had a hard time moving to Mexico. ALMA goes on to say, "In the winter of 1886 father returned to our former home in Snowflake, taking me along to drive our cattle and horses to Old Mexico. It was a very hard trip moving them in the wintertime. When within 157 a few days drive from our home, we received word that my mother had died with a hemorrhage. I was left with a hired man to continue the rest of the way, driving the stock. Father hastened on but got home only in time to meet the Saints returning from her burial in the new cemetery. The following fall of 1887 I returned to my old home, in company with father Ralph Ramsay and family. I lived with my broth­er THEODORE and family that winter and worked for Charles L. Flake that spring and summer, tending his farm for awhile. In the fall I worked for William W. Willis." It was here that he met his future wife, DELILAH JANE WILLIS, daughter of William Wesley Willis and Gabrilla Stratton Willis. ALMA writes: "In November (?), 1888, in company with William R. Willis of Taylor and Hans Yorgensen, with their wives, I started to Utah with DELILAH JANE WILLIS to be married in the St. George Temple, traveling by team and wagon, taking sixteen days. I had some difficulty in getting a li­cense because I was not twenty-one years old and no parents or guardian to give their consent, for the Government had enacted some very strict laws for marrying in the Temple be­cause of polygamy. But through the work of a good County Attorney making out papers that I had no parents or guardian in the United States, we were only detained one day. DELILAH JANE WILLIS and I were married November 3, 1888 in the St. George Temple by J. D. McAllister. We made the round trip in five weeks." He goes on to say: "In 1890 I bought a city lot, built a two-room house on it, also a good barn and corral. We lived there for ten years. I then bought a home and farm in Woodruff, Arizona where I moved my family, my wife and five children, having lost one child, a little blue-eyed girl three years old. While we lived in Snowflake, I made our living by freighting for the Government from Holbrook to Fort Apache; I also did some farming. After moving to Woodruff, we had a great deal of trouble by having the dams go out on the Little Colorado River, through floods, which caused a great deal of hard labor and hardships and many privations for the necessities of life." Their move to Woodruff in 1900 took them into a life of hardship, trying to get a living from the soil without any assurance that water would be available. Many years passed before DELILAH became reconciled to living in Wood­ruff. She longed to live in Snowflake with her people. Thirteen healthy children were born to ALMA and DELILAH TURLEY--six sons and seven daughters. DELILAH was always active in the Church. ALMA was an excellent farmer and provided well for his family. He loved good stock, cattle and horses particularly. Besides freighting and farming, he also did some road con­tracting. A man of shy and retiring nature, ALMA found it difficult to take part in Church and social affairs. In spite of this, he was honest in his dealings, loved the gospel, and taught his children to be honorable men and women. One of his daughters writes about her father, ALMA: "My 158 father had faith in God and lived ac­cording to the principles of the Gospel. As I remember, he read daily the scriptures, the only reading I remember him doing. He was a tithe payer, attended his meetings. He kept the Sab­bath Day and we always had family prayers and blessing on the food." She also states: "There was nev­er any vulgarity or profanity in our home. He was a good pro­vider for his family. I re­member him rock­ing and singing to his babies in the evening. He didn't sing a variety of songs— the one I re­member him sing­ing was 'Down by the River's Ver­dant Side.' He was never raggy or dirty, and he was regular with his bathing, and mother always kept all of our clothes in good repair. He was a parent who had his children work along with him. His animals were always well cared for, and his garden and fields free of weeds." His daughter also writes: "A man in town was always having black hay to haul and put in his barn because it got wet with rain. This man said, 'If you want green hay to put in your barn, watch AL TURLEY when he cuts his hay, he never has black hay.' I never remember tromping black hay. Father would get up two o'clock in the morning after he had cut the hay the day before and rake it up in piles. Then the next morning he would get up at the same time while the dew was 159 on the hay and cock it ready for hauling. If a threatening storm caused him to haul the hay before it was dry enough for storing, he would sprinkle salt on it in the barn." ALMA writes in his life story: "The first fall after getting a dam in that was secure, my son Charles H. was called on a mission to the Southern States. We were thankful for him to get this call and always felt like we were greatly blessed in keeping him in the mission field. On September 27, 1924 another son was called to take a mission to Nevada in the California Mission. Tillman Willis was the second one to go." He continues to write: "I have always been of a very quiet, reserved disposition, not caring to take part in public affairs. I spent the winter of 1935-36 in Mesa doing work for my dead kindred, doing endowment work for one hun­dred fifty male names. I also did some sealings. My health beginning to fail in 1932, caused from taking a heavy cold settling in my lungs." His daughter, Josephine, writes about her father: "In my memory I see ALMA, my father, going through the shocks of corn taking the ears of corn off the stalks and shelling the corn into the nose bags of the horses for their eating. He was a wonderful parcher of corn for our own eating. He parched it in a frying pan on the fireplace coals." ALMA records: "I was ordained a Deacon in December 1884 by John Kartchner, ordained an Elder October 19, 1888 by Bishop John Hunt, set apart as ward teacher in the Snowflake Ward, Snowflake Stake, 1899." Some of the other accomplish­ments throughout his life were: he was set apart as Second Counselor to Ezra Hatch in the Elder's Quorum in the Snowflake Stake by Jesse N, Smith, March 24, 1900; he was district school trustee in Woodruff for three years; he also acted as one of the members on the Board of the Woodruff Irrigation Company. He helped to build and construct six dams in the Little Colorado River, also a canal four miles down the river from the last dam built in Silver Creek, above where the two rivers join together. ALMA REUBEN TURLEY died in Woodruff, Arizona on March 15, 1938 from pneumonia, leaving a wife, nine children four boys and five girls, all married, with families. He had at that time fifty-seven grandchildren and five great grand­children. His posterity has grown a great deal since then. Tillman tells this about his father: "While father was on the Woodruff Irrigation Board, the company had to borrow money from the Merchants and Stockgrowers Bank in Holbrook. The men all signed the papers except father. He did not want to go into debt. When the President of the bank did not find father's name on it, he said, 'I will not make a loan without AL TURLEY's name on it.' President Samuel Smith of the Snow-flake Stake, with others, came to talk with father. When President Smith asked him to sign, he did. It was said at his funeral, 'AL TURLEY was an honest man.' I never did hear him tell a smutty story in my 35 years around him." 160 References: History of Alma Ruben Turley, by his daughter Josephine Turley Hatch. Alma Ruben Turley, Good Farmer and Provider, p. 40 in Our Town and__People, a Brief History of Woodruff, Arizona. His­tory of Alma Ruben Turley, written by himself. Family records of his immediate children, compiled by a great granddaughter, Mary Josephine Bennett Rasband, daughter of Reva Hatch Ben­nett, daughter of Josephine Turley Hatch, daughter of Alma Ruben Turley. Alma R. Turley and Delilah Jane Willis Turley The following is a life sketch of DELILAH JANE WILLIS TURLEY written by Delilah Willis Turley: I was born January 28, 1871 in Virgin City, Utah (some­times called "Pocketville" because of the surrounding coun­try.) My parents were William Wesley Willis and Gabrilla Stratton. In the fall of 1877 my parents went to the St. George Temple to receive their endowments and to have their five children sealed to them. Two of these children had died in infancy. My parents were blessed with fourteen children. Soon after, my parents, some of my mother's people, the George Gardner family and others left for Arizona. This journey was begun in January, and the weather was most cold and disagreeable. When we arrived at Brigham City it was decided to leave the family here for the remainder of the winter. The people here were living the United Order. My father did not remain here for very long. He and his brother, John Henry Willis, continued to drive their cattle on to the Tonto Basin. A short time after we were in Brigham City a family moved in with a child who had died with diphtheria. My two little brothers were exposed to the disease and died within two weeks. I did not take the disease but several children in the neighborhood died with it. Mother was left to bury her two little boys alone as it was impossible to get word to father who had gone on to the Tonto Basin. This left mother with one child out of her five. In the Spring, father returned and moved his family to the Tonto Basin. We lived here du­ring the summer. The men had to go to Camp Verde for all our groceries and supplies. Father had quite a lot of flour stored in the mud and log hut we were living in. 161 One morning when father awoke he saw a large blue racer snake hanging down from the pole rafters over my bed. He jumped and yelled which caused the racer to draw itself up and get away. We were most frightened at the time. There were so many blue racers and rattlesnakes here. It was most beautiful here in the summer. The Tonto Creek ran so clear and there were many fish to be seen swimming in the clear pools. The fall of 1878 we moved back to Brigham City. I re­member going up to the Mormon Dairy, which was south of the railroad town of Flagstaff; however, there was no railroad here at the time. Most all transportation was done by ox team. When we got to Brigham City my father went on into Utah were he got work at a place called Seeman's Sawmill. My mother and I followed him a short time after. We lived in Johnson, Utah most of the time for a year, when father de­cided to return to Arizona. We arrived in the fall of 1879. While on the way after crossing the Colorado River by way of Lee's Ferry and about a day s drive out, we overtook Wil­liam J. Flake and his wife, Lucy, with some men driving the herd of cattle from Beaver City to pay for the Snowflake Valley Brother Flake had purchased from Mr. Stinson. We were most happy to join with these friends. My parents got out of the wagon to walk along with these good people and to visit. Mother had my baby sister, Mary in her arms and I was left in the wagon. Walking along visiting and paying little attention to the road or wagons, a wheel or the wagon in which I was riding hit a deep rut and turned the wagon completely upside down, the wheels spinning around in the air. My parents were very much frightened. Mother was jumping up and down, crying, thinking I was killed, but when the wagon was righted I crawled out without a scratch or hurt of any kind. This seemed a miracle because I was sitting between two large chests, one a tool chest, the other a clothes chest. We traveled the remainder of the way with the Flake family, also a Brother and Sister Paul Smith. We settled in the town of Snowflake. I attended the district school. The Academy commenced the fall of 1888. I was married November. 3, 1888 to ALMA RUBEN TURLEY. We traveled by team to the St. George Temple. This made five times I went over Lee's Backbone and crossed the Big Colorado River by ferry boat. At this time the Church was under a heavy ban for marrying couples. We were both under age so could not obtain a marriage license. My husband's mother was dead and his father was living in Old Mexico. We had to go through quite a routine to get papers made out be­fore we could be married. We thought for a time we would have to go back across the line into Arizona to have a civil ceremony performed. We were sixteen days on our way to the Temple. We traveled in company with two other young couples, who also were going to be married. 162 My husband bought us a house in Snowflake where we lived until the year 1900. Five of our children were born there. We then moved to the little town of Woodruff. Here we had a hard struggle to keep up the financial part as we depended on our farm for a living. The people were constant­ly harassed with dams going out in the Little Colorado River. I have nine living children out of a family of thir­teen. We tried to give our children a high school education. We would have to send them to Snowflake to school. The last four children graduated from the Academy and high school in Snowflake. All have their companions and own their own homes. We have had two sons go on missions as well as a short term mission. One daughter completed a two year college course and is teaching school. We have sixty-three grandchildren (now a total of 75--1959), and eleven great grandchildren, I am very proud and thankful for my family. There is not one crippled or deformed one and all have their normal facul­ties. I commenced working in the Relief Society when just a girl, tending babies, running errands, etc. At one time a president of the Relief Society told me some day I would be­come a president of the Relief Society. This was true as I was a president for seven years and was a counselor for five years before being made president. I have enjoyed working in the Sunday School. I have been teacher of different classes since soon after I was married. I have also had the privilege of working in the YWMIA. I am well and spending my winters working in the Arizona Temple. This is a great joy to me as my patriarchal bles­sing told me I should spend the latter part of my life working in the House of the Lord. My husband passed away on March 15, 1938. We were able to spend one winter together working in the Temple before he was called away. I enjoy my life, my family and friends, and above all, my membership in the Church. DELILAH JANE WILLIS TURLEY died September 26, 1946 at her little home in Woodruff. She was found dead in her bed by her grandchildren, Clinton and Erlene Kartchner, when they went to take her some freshly churned butter for her break­fast. She had been to visit her two daughters and two sons and her friends, Brother and Sister Q. R. Gardner, the day before. She had attended a show that night. She had suf­fered some with heart trouble, but none of us realized the ' seriousness of it, and mother never complained or let any one know how she felt, other than "All right." She was buried in the Woodruff Cemetery along the side of her husband. Children of ALMA REUBEN AND DELILAH WILLIS TURLEY: Hazel Turley Reward Isaac Wesley Turley Rhoda Turley Brinkerhoff 163 Sarah Turley, 1895-1898 Josephine Turley Hatch Charles Herman Turley Tillman Willis Turley Leora Turley" Kartchner Alma Turley, Oct. 30, 1907, died same day. (twin) Delilah Turley, Oct. 30, 1907, died same day. (twin) Wallace Mar Turley Martha Turley DeWltt Joseph Chester Turley, 1913-1914 Alma Reuben Turley and sons Alma Reuben Turley And family A Hazel Turley Reward Hazel Turley was the first child born to ALMA RUBEN TURLEY and DELILAH JANE WILLIS. She was born on June 19, 1890 in Snowflake, Arizona. She married John Edwin Heward on September 24, 1909 at Woodruff, Arizona"! She was a housewife and a very special mother. She was a Primary president, Counselor in the Relief Society presidency, Counselor in YWMIA, Relief Society Visiting Teacher and a teacher in Relief Society, Sunday School and Primary. Her husband, John, was born October 19, 1883 at Heber, Arizona. He died May 18, 1971 at Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a farmer. He worked in the Salt Lake Temple for twenty years, presided over a Branch at Zeniff, Arizona; was a Home Teacher all of his life; a High Priest Group Leader in two wards, and was on a Stake Mission to the Indians. Children of Hazel and John_Heward: John Edwin Heward, Jr. Marion Heward, April 2, 1912-November 26, 1914 Nedra Heward Strong Margaret Heward Stout Ellen Heward Shamo Lester Heward Alfred Heward Marvene Heward Duncan Elmer Heward Alma Heward, March 12, 1931-October 23, 1933 Anna Heward Christiansen Verl Dale Heward * * * Hazel Turley Heward John Edwin Reward, Jr. John Edwin Heward, Jr., was born September 27, 1910 at Woodruff, Arizona. He married Beulah Whiting, daughter of Ernest and Beryl Johnson Whiting on April 5, 1934 in the Salt Lake Temple. She was born July 23, 1914 at St. Johns, Arizona. John's accomplishments were: mission to the Mexican Mission; Counselor in District Presidency at Prescott, Ariz.; District President in South West Indian Mission; two Stake Missions; Choir Leader; President of YMMIA and Elders Quor­um President; Chairman of Arizona Extension Board; Chairman of Farmers Home Administration Board, 4-H Leader; and Pres­idents of the Ecuador Mission with his wife. Beulah Whiting Reward's accomplishments: President and Secretary of Primary; District Relief Society President of South West Indian Mission; Relief Society Stake Secretary; President of YWMIA; 4-H Leader and PTA President; and on the Election Board for twenty years. Children of John and Beulah Heward: Edwin Marion, born May 11, 1935 in Los Angeles, Calif., married Mary Louise Rusell who was born April 3, 1935 on Dec. 12, 1957. Beryl Heward Fisher, born June 3, 1937 at Los Angeles,, Calif., married Robert Dean Fisher, who was born Sept. . 3, 1935 on August 21, 1956. Loraine Heward Vreeken, born Jan. 23, 1942 in Prescott, Arizona, married James Vreeken who was born Nov. 17, 1935 on July 21, 1966. Richard Heward, born June 11, 1945 at Prescott, married Diana Wayne Troutner who was born Oct. 23, 1947 on June 6, 1967. Ernest "J" Heward, born April 23, 1948 in Prescott, married Alaina Sherrell Longmore who was born 28 May 1949 on June 12, 1970. * * * Nedra Heward Strong Nedra was born October 24, 1914 at Woodruff, Arizona and married Arthur Hobson Strong on January 27, 1939. Nedra's ac­complishments are: Primary President; Relief Society President; Counselor in YWMIA both ward and stake; Mission to Spanish-American Mission; with her husband presided over the Argentine Mission; Officer in PTA; Member of Primary General Board; Temple Ordinance Worker in Salt Lake Temple; and a teacher in all church organizations. Arthur Hobson Strong was born November 22, 1915 at Oakley, Idaho. His accomplishments are: Mission to Spanish-American 166 Mission; High Priests Group Leader; Chairman of Stake Genea­logy; Counselor in two Bishoprics; Rich Councilman in Stake; Manager of Membership Department of the L.D.S. Church; Mem­ber of the Missionary Committee of the L.D.S. Church; Ordin­ance Worker and Sealer in the Salt Lake Temple and a Bishop, Children of Nedra and Arthur Strong: Arthur Brent Strong, born April 4, 1942 in Salt Lake City, married Margaret McKean, who was born Jan. 2, 1945, on Sept. 2, 1965. Brian Leon Strong, born August 12, 1949 in Salt Lake City, married Nancy Lee Hannawald, born June 26, 1949, on Jan. 18, 1969. * * * Margaret Reward Stout Margaret Reward was born November 30, 1916, the fourth in a family of twelve in Dry Lake, Arizona which was later called Zeniff. My first six years of school were in a one-room log schoolhouse in Zeniff, the next two years were at Woodruff, two at Snowflake High and the last two years at Holbrook High. I was baptized in the Little Colorado River by my uncle, Charles Turley, and was confirmed by R. L. Ison. On August 21,1939 I was married to Lawrence Fisk Stout by Bishop Allan J. Stout at Hurricane, Utah. On October 12, 1940 our daughter Hazel was born. I have been a teacher in the MIA, Primary, and Relief Society. Lawrence and I were sealed in the St. George Temple on December 11, 1965. Hazel was sealed to us. Hazel married Add Gilbert Merryman August 29, 1969. She was later divorced. Their daughter, Margaret Ann Merryman, was born May 6, 1970. Lawrence passed away July 28, 1971 of heart failure. He had had three heart surgeries. I now live in Las Vegas, Nevada with my daughter and take care of my granddaughter while Hazel works. * * * Ellen Reward Shamo Ellen Heward, born April 20, 1919 at Zeniff, Arizona, married Robert Lee Shamo in the St. George Temple on Oct. 1, 1937, Ellen has been a counselor in the Primary presid­ency and a teacher, also a visiting teacher in the Relief Society. Robert was born March 31, 1915 at Mandan, North Dakota. He is a farmer and worked for the state. He has been the president of the Elders Quorum and counselor in the Sunday School. He served in World War II, They were blessed with four children: Merla Shamo, born Jan. 27, 1939 and died March 16, 1957 in Hurricane, Utah. Robert Lee Shamo, Jr., born January 9, 1941 at Hurricane and married Kathleen Partner Dec. 2, 1966. Kenneth Dean Shamo, born Dec. 26, 1944 in Hurricane, married Beverlee Claire Leavens October 1, 1967. Floyd H. Shamo, born August 26, 1949 in Hurricane, Utah. * * * Lester Heward Lester was born June 29, 1921 at Woodruff, Arizona. He married Marcia Hunt on October 6, 1944 at Pensacola, Florida, They were sealed in the Hawaiian Temple and their children sealed January, 1965 in the Oakland Temple. Lester's accomplishments are: Stake Mission; counselor in bishopric; high councilman; service in World War II; Mas­ter's degree in biology; teacher in high school; associate professor commissioned to write a text book for biology. Marcia was born January 14, 1923 at McNary, Arizona to Willis Addison and Bertha Ellsworth Hunt. She has been the president of YWMIA; a counselor in stake and ward YWMIA and the president of the ward Relief Society. Children of Lester and Marcia Heward: Rorama Lynn Heward, born May 16, 1948 at Salt Lake City, Utah, married January 9, 1970 to Thomas Carl Jensen. Camille Heward, born July 24, 1951 at Salt Lake City, has been in speech therapy. Leslie Ann Heward, born May 14, 1957 at Salt Lake City. 168 Alfred Heward Alfred was born October 28, 1923 at Zeniff, Arizona. He married Betty June Hayes in the Mesa, Arizona Temple on May 21, 1945. She is the daughter of Daniel Luther Hayes and Jennie June Newman and was born Sept. 1, 1924 at Bluff, Utah. Alfred has these accomplishments: stake mission twice; service in World War II; counselor in two bishoprics; high councilman in stake; president of YMMIA and General Secretary of Aaronic Priesthood; Elders Quorum President and Seventies Quorum President. Betty has held these positions: counselor in stake YWMIA; Relief Society President; secretary and music director in YWMIA; visiting teacher, genealogical teacher, judge of elections. Children of Alfred and Betty Heward: Alfred Lee Heward, born May 31, 1947 in Prescott, Ariz., married Jackie Sue Shelton (born Oct. 2, 1950) on Feb. 7, 1969. Daniel Roland Heward, born July 28, 1949 at Salt Lake City, Utah. Died January 19, 1968 at Salt Lake City. Shauna Kaye Heward, born July 31, 1952 at Salt Lake City, married Robert Wayne Mobley (born Oct. 21, 1944) on Aug. 25, 1973. * * * Marvene Heward Duncan Marvene was born February 21, 1926 at Zeniff, Arizona. She married Lyman Elvin Duncan in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 4, 1948. Her husband was born November 21, 1913 at Moab, Utah to Elvin Theodore and Tethenia Leona Johnson Duncan. Marvene has been in the Primary presidency, a stenographer, and a teacher in the Church organizations. Her husband has been counselor in two bishoprics; president of YMMIA, secre­tary and treasurer of Men's Garden Clubs of America, has a B.A. degree, is a school teacher, publisher of a small news­paper, member of the California State School Board, Chairman of Fair Commission in California, and a Scout Executive. Children of Marvene and Lyman Duncan: Elvin Lowell Duncan, born Sept. 24, 1952 in Pasadena, California. Married on June 24, 1974 to Donna Joanne Greene, born July 19, 1952 to Robert and Beverly Jean Gamblin Greene. Gary Don Duncan, born Sept. 5, 1955 in Oxnard, Calif­ornia, presently on a mission to the Arcadia California (Spanish) Mission 169 Marilyn Duncan, born Jan. 26, 1957 at Oxnard, California. * * * Elmer Reward Elmer was born September 26, 1928 at Woodruff, Arizona. He married Ruth Pearl Barker on January 22, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple. Ruth was born December 29, 1929 at Cardston, Alberta, Canada to Thomas Howarth and Christina Henrieta Spiller Barker. She died April 30, 1952. He married Jean Snader August 27, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple. Jean was born Jan. 19, 1927 at Mills, Utah to Willard and Lillian Lunt Snader. She was on a mission to Western Canada, a nurse, a counselor in Relief Society, and a teacher. Elmer has been on a mission to the Western Canadian Mission, a counselor in a bishopric, a high councilor, and a teacher. Children of Elmer and Ruth Heward: Susan Marvene Heward, born Dec. 12, 1951 at Anchorage, Alaska. She married Timothy J. Jackson on August 20, 1974. Children of Elmer and Jean Heward: Gary Elmer Heward, born Oct. 7, 1954 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kim Alan Heward, born Oct. 20, 1956 in Salt Lake City. Brent Willard Heward, born August 27, 1960 in Seattle, Washington. Marlyce Reward,, born Jan. 11, 1964 in Seattle, Washington. * * * Anna Heward Christiansen Anna was born March 12, 1931 at Woodruff, Arizona with her twin Alma. She married LeRoy Francis Christiansen on June 10, 1949 in Roy, Utah. He was born February 20, 1929 at Tremonton, Utah, son of Christian Charles Christiansen and Ethel Storkey. Anna has been the president of the ward YWMIA and a secretary for Internal Revenue. Her husband is a builder. Children of Anna and LeRoy Christiansen: Linda Christiansen, born March 12, 1950 in Ogden, Utah, married Larry J. Slade, born August 29, 1948. Kathy Christiansen, born April 21, 1951 in Ogden, Utah, married Bruce Parry Hodge on August 20, 1971. 170 Charles LeRoy Christiansen, born Sept. 17, 1952 in Ogden, Utah and married Daryl Jean Fulmer on March 17, 1972. Paul H. Christiansen, born December 29, 1954 at Ogden. Kevin John Christiansen * * * Verl Dale Reward Verl Dale Heward was born September 28, 1933 at Wood­ruff, Arizona. He married Jeannine May Hanson on June 18, 1956 at Salt Lake City, Utah. Jeannine was born May 1, 1935 at Salt Lake City to Elon Samuel and Ella Margaret Seeger Hanson, Verl Dale accomplished these things: a mission to the Central States; counselor in two bishoprics; service in World War II; assistant stake clerk; Scout Leader; Elders Quorum President. Jeannine has been the president of YWMIA, counsel­or and secretary of Relief Society, and a teacher. Children of Verl Dale and Jeannine Heward: Randy Dale Heward, born March 12, 1957 at Fort Ord, Cal. Cheri Heward, born March 1, 1959 at Salt Lake City, Utah. Stacy Heward, born April 12, 1962 at Salt Lake City. Timothy Samuel Heward, born June 2, 1965 at Murray, Utah. Kristine Heward, born October 6, 1966 at Murray. Spencer LeRoy Heward, born March 2, 1969 at Murray. James Cameron Heward, born April 10, 1974 at Murray. * * * Isaac Wesley Turley Isaac Wesley was the second child of ALMA and DELILAH TURLEY He was born March 28, 1892 in Snowflake, Arizona. On May 14, 1914 he married Zella Smithson, daughter of James Daniel and Julia Merrell Smithson, in Woodruff, Arizona. He died in October, 1949 at Woodruff. Children of Isaac Wesley and Zella Turley: Garth Wesley, born Aug. 27, 1917, married Agenw Wilson Osborne on Oct. 28, 1963. Gilbert Merrell Turley, born Jan. 31, 1919, married Myrtle Victoria Yorgson on Dec. 20, 1944. Ethel Turley, Oct. 27, 1920-Dec. 14, 1920, Norma Turley, Jan. 13, 1922-Sept. 21, 1943, Vivian Turley, born Jan. 25, 1924, married Charles Har­old Monson Sept. 3, 1947. James LaMar Turley, born March 3, 1926, married Jewline Coburn on Nov. 20, 1950. Francis Eugene Turley, born Aug. 13, 1928, married Donna Moore March 16, 1949. Joseph Chester Turley, born Jan. 3, 1931, married Arlene Harris Nov. 28, 1955. 171 Warren Willis Turley, June 9, 1933-March 17, 1937. Ruben Clark Turley, born Oct. 13, 1935, married Emma Diaz Sept. 10, 1960. David Dalmane Turley, born Nov. 23, 1938, married Anita Joy Kendell Aug. 29, 1959. Zella Jane Turley, born July 13, 1941, married David Brent Davidson February 19, 1965. * * * Francis Eugene Turley Francis Eugene was born August 13, 1928 in Woodruff, Arizona. "I was educated in Woodruff Elementary and Holbrook High School. At the age of 17 I moved to Ogden, Utah where I lived with my brother, Gilbert M. Turley. I met Donna Moore and we were married in the Salt Lake Temple March 16, 1949. Donna was the daughter of William B. and Myrtle Thredgold Moore. She was born Febr. 12, 1930 and passed away October 5, 1973. Children of Francis and Donna Turley: Joy LaRae Turley, born May 16, 1950, married May 31, 1967 to Dan Wayne Clark (born May 21, 1950). They have one son, Todd Wayne Clark, born Nov. 5, 1968 and live in Livermore, California. Steven Eugene Turley, born May 26, 1952, married Jan Marie Traynor on March 20, 1971. Sealed in the Ogden Temple Sept. 13, 1975. Jan Marie was born March 12, 1953. They have two children: Jenifer, born Sept. 22, 1971; and Scott Jared, born June 12, 1974; and live in Ogden, Utah. Raelene Turley, born October 15, 1953, married Dan Salama (born Febr. 27, 1953) on April 15, 1972. They have two children: Holly, born March 4, 1973; and Carlie, born Sept. 2, 1974; and they live in Ogden. Kirk Wesley Turley, born February 25, 1955. He just returned from the England Birmingham Mission and lives at home. Ted Willis Turley, born July 9, 1960, lives at home. * * * Rhoda Turley Brinkerhoff Rhoda Turley. daughter of ALMA RUBEN and DELILAH WILLIS TURLEY, was born December 20, 1893 in Snowflake, Arizona. We lived in Snowflake until 1900, then moved north to Woodruff, Arizona. My father bought a farm here. I was the third child in a family of thirteen. Eight of this fine family are still living (1976). My parents taught, by pre­cept and example, the truths of the Gospel and instilled within 172 their children the desire to have their lives conform to its teachings. My schooling started in Snowflake shortly before we moved. I graduated from the eighth grade twice, since Woodruff had no high school. I attended high school just six months. My folks could not afford to send me away to high school, I was baptized May 4, 1902 by Bishop Levi M. Savage in the Little Colorado River at Woodruff. I started working in the Church at 14 years of age. Sister Mary 0. Gardner asked for me to help her in a Sunday School class. I loved this Sister and the children. At 14, Levi Brinkerhoff came into my life and we went together off and on to the 2nd of June, 1914, when we were married by Bishop Levi M. Savage in the old schoolhouse used for community gatherings. My sister Josephine was married at the same time to Adelbert Hatch” Later we were endowed and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple June 17, 1914. This trip by train was a big event in our lives. We then lived in Woodruff in a three-room house. Our first baby, Lila, was born there. By 1919 we had two little girls, Lila and Laverne. We bought a ranch in Dry Lake or Zeniff and stayed a year here, then we sold and moved to Wood­ruff. My husband went to Delta, Utah to work with his brother. His mother and sisters lived there. Later, I went on the train with our two girls to join my husband. In December we moved to Woodruff and lived in a little two-room house. Here sev­en more children were born. Dono Chester, our eldest son, was born Feb. 16, 1920. We had seven girls and three boys, In 1915 my husband and I were called to be presidents of the MIA. I have been MIA president twice, Primary presi­dent once and had to refuse a second time because of health, I have been president of Relief Society twice. I have taught different classes in Sunday School and Relief Society. I have been and still am a visiting teacher. My husband held many church and civic positions also. He was a very good man. After all our children were gone, we desired to do Temple work. When my husband's health began to fail some­what we came to Mesa to work in the Temple during the win­ters . This was a great .blessing to us and we were set-apart Temple workers June 1, 1964 just before our Golden Wedding Anniversary. My husbandLevi and Rhoda Brinkerhoff died on Mothers Day, July 1968 1969. I have tried to carry on the best I could. My prayer is that my posterity will always follow the example we have tried to set for them. My philosophy of life could be summed up in "Help me to live for others that I may live for Thee." Children of Rhoda and Levi Brinkerhoff; Lila Brinkerhoff Ratliff LaVerne Brinkerhoff Pinto Dono Chester Brinkerhoff Thelma Brinkerhoff Davis Elna Brinkerhoff Haught Derrel T. Brinkerhoff Ferrin Doyle Brinkerhoff Irene Brinkerhoff Arnold Arlene Brinkerhoff Johnson Carma Lee Brinkerhoff DeWitt * * * Lila Brinkerhoff Ratliff Lila was born Febr. 9, 1916 at Woodruff, Arizona. She married George Baldwin DuBois Nov. 10, 1937, divorced him and married Clyde Ratliff December 28, 1948. Lila works in a hospital. * * * LaVerne Brinkerhoff Pinto LaVerne was born April 10, 1918 in Woodruff and married William Alphaeus Pinto on June 2, 1936 in Woodruff. They had six boys: William Vern Pinto, born May 23, 1937 at Winslow, Ariz. He married Hanelore Adam, born Sept 4, 1937 in Erbstadt, East Germany, on May 4, 1958 in Erbstadt. They have two girls: Janette Deborah and Audry Ann. William is a steel salesman for Hillson Steel Co. of Durant, Okla. Kenneth Ray Pinto, born March 4, 1940 at Winslow, married Carol Ann Anning, born Jan. 29, 1947 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on April 2, 1966 in Sunnyvale, California. They have two children: Thomas Kevin and Kelly Annette. Kenneth is an experimental machinist. Donald Rex Pinto, born Febr. 13, 1943 at Winslow, Died Jan. 26, 1945 of the croup. Robert Cal Pinto, born Dec. 26, 1945 at Winslow, married April 4, 1971 in Springfield, Mass, to Elizabeth Lee Donovan, born March 3, 1947 in Springfield, Mass. They have one daughter, Allison Mae. Robert is a computer expert in designing systems. James Levi Pinto, born February 15, 1951 at Winslow, married in March of 1972 in Brownwood, Texas to Shona 174 Janlne Drewry, born July 11, 1954. They have one son, Christopher Jason, James is an installer for General Telephone Co. Brian Keith Pinto, born Oct. 14, 1953 at Brownwood, Texas. Brian is a student, has attended Washington State College in Pullman, Wash, and will finish a degree at the University of Texas in Austin, LaVerne and her husband reside in Brownwood, Texas where her husband is an engineer for the Santa Fe Railway. She is a Relief Society President. * * * Dono Chester Brinkerhoff Done was born Febr. 16, 1920 in Woodruff and married Gertrude Owens on Jan. 26, 1926. Dono's past Church work has been: first assistant in Sunday School in Coolidge, Jr. Men Leader in Holbrook, Explorer Leader in Coolidge, stake Sunday School Superintendent in Holbrook, Sunday School teacher in Mesa, and first and second counselors in Elders Quorum in Mesa. * * * Thelma Brinkerhoff Davis Thelma, born December 13, 1921 at Woodruff, Arizona, married Owen George Davis November 7, 1946. * * * Elna Brinkerhoff Haught Elna was born May 16, 1923 in Holbrook, Arizona. She married Arlin LaVarre Porter Nov. 24, 1942 in the Arizona Temple. Their first child was born in Febr. 1944. They named her Merlene. Arlin was in the Air Corps during World War II when he lost his life March 26, 1945 during a bombing mission from England over Germany. He was pilot of the B-17 plane which went down. On September 20, 1950 she married Tom Haught in Phoenix, Arizona. They now live in Woodruff, Arizona in the home they bought from Elna's parents. Children of Elna and Tom Haught: Peter Gary Haught, born May 11, 1951. He is living in Anchorage, Alaska. Kathryn Haught, born March 18, 1953 married Edward Roger Fawcett July 3, 1971. They were sealed in the Arizona Temple on January 18, 1974 and have two children: Rhonda Lynn and Frank Edward. Wayne Kelly Haught, born Nov. 22, 1955 is now on a mission to the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission. Carla Sue Haught, born June 30, 1957 is attending Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher. Leslie Haught 175 was born Febr. 19, 1961. was born Febr. 1, 1963. Tom Levi Haught, their youngest, Elna has been president of MIA, Primary; secretary for Sunday School and Primary; Junior Sunday School Coordinator; teacher in the Relief Society and visiting teacher and Sunday School teacher. She is now employed by the Church Educational System and is a homemaker for her family. "Life has had its ups and downs. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints is where we find happiness in this life." * * * Derrell T. Brinkerhoff Derrell T. Brinkerhoff was born Febr. 2, 1925 at Wood­ruff, Arizona. He married Rosetta June Hubbs on Oct. 13, 1946 in Gallup, New Mexico. Rosetta was born June 13, 1929 to Thomas Henry and Emma Brook-shier Hubbs. They were sealed in the temple in December, 19-58. Derrell attended grade school in Woodruff and high school in Holbrook. He has held many positions in the LDS Church. He joined the U. S. Navy in March, 1943 and re­ceived an honorable discharge in November, 1945. Derrell was a plumber and sheet metal man for his broth­er, Dono, in the construction business. Later he was appoint­ed Justice of the Peace in Holbrook #1. Due to ill health he has had to give up both. He was Justice of the Peace for seven and a half years and won the election 100% in November, but due to a stroke in October, 1974 he could not go back. Children of Derrell and Rosetta Brinkerhoff: Derrell T. Brinkerhoff, Jr., born Aug. 14, 1947 at Durango, Colo. He married Sandra Mortensen (now divorced) and Mrs. Mary Lou Green on May 17, 1974 in Tucson. He was in the Navy 4 years and is now going to the U. of A. He has two children and two step children. Janet LaVerne Brinker­hoff, born Oct. 12, 1950 at Cortez, Colo. 176 She married Charles Keith Hall of Taylor, Ariz. on Aug. 24, 1968. They were sealed in the temple a year later and have three boys. Janet is Primary counselor and Keith is Sunday School President. Terrel Lee Brinkerhoff, born May 18, 1954 at Holbrook, Arizona is just home from 3 years in the Navy. Lyn Ann Brinkerhoff, born May 6, 1958 at Florence, Ariz is a senior in Holbrook High School. * * * Ferrin Doyle Brinkerhoff Ferrin, born July 21, 1928 at Woodruff married Sheila Sara Blossom on June 7, 1952. Ferrin has been president of YMMIA, counselor in Sunday School, superintendent of Sunday School in Longview, Washington. * * * Irene Brinkerhoff Arnold Irene was born Dec. 30, 1930 in Woodruff and married Jack Winston Arnold on Sept. 30, 1950. She has been a Sunday School secretary, MIA secretary, counselor in Relief Society, and Stake Bee Keeper in Tulsa, Oklahoma. * * * Arlene Brinkerhoff Johnson Arlene was born May 27, 1933 in Woodruff. I attended the first eight grades of school in Woodruff and attended high school in Holbrook, graduating in 1951. I entered nurses training at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. in Sept. of 1951, graduating from nurses training in Jan., 1955, While in nurses training I met Carroll W. Johnson and we were married in 1953. Our first child, Stephania Lynn Johnson,was born May 31, 1954 in Holbrook. She has attended several different schools as we traveled a lot for her father was in the USAF. She graduated from Hillcrest High School in Sumter, S. C. in 1971, Our second child, Peggy, was born June 6, 1956 at Fort Carson, Colorado and graduated from Westwood High in Mesa, Arizona in 1974. She married Michael Dean Engalnd in the Arizona Temple May 23, 1974. Their first child, Paul Marion, was born April 3, 1976 in Detroit, Michigan. Paul Wayne, our third child, was born June 13, 1958 in Biloxi, Miss. Paul graduated in 1976 from Westwood High in Mesa. Carol Darlene was born Oct. 13, 1961 at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Miss. She has just completed Carson Jr. High in Mesa, 177 Arlene and Carroll were divorced in Mesa, Arizona on September 19, 1974. * * * Carma Lee Brinkerhoff DeWitt King Carma was born Feb. 25, 1938 in Woodruff, Arizona. She married Max Brent DeWitt on Jun3 8, 1956. They had three children: Cynthia (married to Larry Bogle), Maxine, and Brent After Max's death, Carma married Bill King and they have one daughter, Connie. Carma has been a secretary in Sunday School and MIA, organist, and a counselor in the Relief Society. JANE WILLIS, was born in Snowflake, Arizona May 9, 1898. Josephine, daughter of ALMA RUBEN TURLEY and DELILAH JANE WILLIS, was born in Snowflake, Arizona May 9, 1898. I am the fifth in the family of 13 children. Nine of us grew to maturity and were married in the Temple. At this writing eight of us are still living. I was married to Adelbert Hatch (a twin) June 2, 1914 in the church house in Woodruff, Arizona by Levi M. Savage and sealed to Adelbert in the Salt Lake Temple June 17, 1914. In 1928 we moved with seven of our children to Provo, Utah. Three more children were born to us in Utah. We have been greatly blessed with our ten children. They have all lived to maturity and married and have children. We have now 113 descendants and are expecting four more. They are all normal, healthy people. Adalbert: and I have done temple work in the Arizona and Salt Lake Temples. I'm happy with the callings and positions our families have had in the wards or stakes they live in. I'm proud of my heritage and parentage, brothers and sisters. After Adelbert__Hateh died, Josephine moved to Provo from Salt Lake City where she continues to do temple work. Children of Josephine Turley and Adelbert:_Hatch: ; Reva Hatch Bennett Glenna Hatch Itri Esther Hatch LeVitre Quinn Adelbert Hatch Dorothy Hatch Kearl Velma Hatch Eldredge Jay Ivan Hatch Leo Wilmer Hatch Ronald Dwayne Hatch Josephine Kay Hatch 178 Reva Hatch Bennett Reva was born July 16, 1915 at Tucson, Arizona. She married Stanley Bell Bennett on Sept. 12, 1934 in the Salt Lake Temple. Stanley was born Nov. 2, 1914 in Provo, Utah. He is a steel worker. Their children: Mary Josephine Bennett, born Dec. 14, 1935 at Provo, married Nov. 15, 1961 to Boyd "M" Rasband, who was born Febr. 11, 1932 at Heber City, Utah. Reva Lynne Bennett, born 1940 at Springville, Utah, married Robert Smith on Sept. 12, 1957. He was born July 12, 1937. Gary Hatch Bennett, born June 3, 1942 in Provo and married Mrs. Nancy Goff Latimer on Dec. 19, 1969. She was born Oct. 5, 1946. * * * Glenna Hatch Itri Glenna was born May 14, 1917 in Woodruff, Arizona. She married Joseph Louis Itri on April 8, 1944 in Salt Lake City. They have three boys and one girl. * * * Esther Hatch LeVitre Esther was born Febr. 5, 1919 at Woodruff and married Raymond Cheever LeVitre on May 23, 1938. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple Nov. 11, 1965. They were blessed with five children: three boys and two girls. * * * Quinn Adelbert Hatch 6 Quinn, born Dec. 25, 1920 in Woodruff, married Dorothy Jean Goates on July 2, 1943 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have three children: two boys and one girl. * * * Dorothy Hatch Kearl Dorothy was born Oct. 3, 1923 in Woodruff. She married Wayne Kearl in the Salt Lake Temple on May 14, 1941. They have three boys. * * * • Velma Hatch Eldredge Velma was born May 26, 1925 in Woodruff and married George Donald Eldredge Aug. 7, 1942 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have eight children: three boys and five girls and have since been divorced.* * * 179 Jay Ivan Hatch Jay was born June 6, 1927 at Woodruff and married Ruth Dawson in the Salt Lake Temple on May 15, 1946. They have four girls. # * * Leo Wilmer Hatch Leo, born Jan. 5, 1930 in Provo, Utah, married Colleen Dean in the Salt Lake Temple Nov. 24, 1948. They have three boys and one girl. * * * Ronald Dwayne Hatch Ronald was born July 25, 1934 at Provo and married Renae Jorgensen, daughter of Nephi Melvin and Remina Larson Jorgensen, on Aug. 20, 1956 in the Salt Lake Temple. Ronald was student body president in junior high school and in senior high school in Orem, Utah. He served in the Texas-Louisiana Mission from September, 1954 to June, 1955. He was a counselor in two bishoprics in Santa Clara, Calif, from 1964 to 1967. He graduated from BYU in 1956 (B.S., Chemistry) and in 1957 (B.E.S., Chemical Engineering), from California State University at Sacramento in 1968 (M.B.A., finance) and from LaSalle Extension University, Chicago in 1971 (LL. B., American Law). Ronald has worked as a chemical engineer for Dow Chemical Co. in Pittsburg, California; as Production Supervisor for Proctor and Gamble Mfg. Co. in Sacramento, California; as Materials Manager for Memorex Corp. in Santa Clara, Calif.; as Special Instructor in chemical engineering and as instructor in business management at BYU in Provo, Utah; as purchasing director for Ford, Bacon and Davis in Salt Lake City, Utah. Renae graduated from Brigham Young University in 1960 (B.S., Family Living) and earned an elementary school teach­ing credential from San Jose State University in San Jose, California in 1964. They have traveled together through all of the contiguous United States. They are the parents of Carla, born Jan. 19, 1964 in San Jose, Calif.; Marie, born Sept. 27, 1965 in Campbell, Calif.; Lloyd Lorenzo, born April 1, 1967 in San Jose, Calif.; and Russell Whitney, born August 3, 1970 in Glendale, California. * * * Josephine Kay Hatch Davidson Josephine was born March 30, 1936 in Provo, Utah. She married Melvin J. Davidson in the Salt Lake Temple on April 9, 1954. They have four boys and two girls. * * * Charles Herman Turley Charles Herman Turley, born October 4, 1899 at Snowflake, Arizona, was the sixth child of ALMA RUBEN TUR­LEY and DELILAH JANE WILLIS TUR­LEY. When he was a babe in arms his parents moved to Wood­ruff, Ariz., a little farming community about 28 miles north of Snowflake. His childhood was spent in , Woodruff doing all the things little boys do as they grow up: swimming, playing war with clay bullets, etc. After gradua­ting from the eighth grade, he went to Snowflake to high school. He stayed with his grandfather and grandmother, William Wewley Willis and Gabrilla Stratton Willis. He still remembers how good his grandmother's stew tasted. Charles always loved sports. He was, a good runner, good basketball player and enjoyed all the other sports. 181 It was while he was going to school in Snowflake that he met Elizabeth Ann Hunt. Charles was called on a mission to the Southern States in October, 1919. While there he baptized 37 people. He labored in Georgia and was president of the Georgia Conference. Charles and Elizabeth. Ann Hunt were married October 12, 1921 in the Salt Lake Temple on his way home from his mission. In 1926 President Grant called for 1000 short term missionaries. They had two children then, but Charles and Ann obeyed the call. He labored in the Southern States again. In Florida he was also president of the Florida Conference. Charles has always been very active in the Church. He has served in nearly every office or calling except being a bishop. He was a bishop's counselor to Floyd Turley. He has served as Stake High Priest leader for 15 years, was stake MIA president, Sunday School superintendent, teacher in Sunday School, MIA ward president twice, and stake mission­ary three times. . He was Arizona Highway Foreman for thirty years. During this time he developed arthritis in his hip. He had hip surgery in July, 1967, but it wasn't very successful. After a tractor accident, Charles' knee was shattered and he had to have knee surgery, But that wasn't successful either. He has had knee surgery in June, 1975 and hip surgery in July, 1975. He is doing very well. "I know the Lord has blessed me through all my life, even though I have suffered a lot." Elizabeth Ann Hunt Turley has filled two stake missions with Her husband.She has been a counselor in the Relief Society, the Primary and the Sunday School organizations. She has served as president of YWMIA two different times, was PTA president, and a school board member nine years when getting their present schoolhouse. She has been a Relief Society visiting teacher for 54 years. Charles and Ann celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary October 9,1971. They have six children and 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. All of their children were married in the temple and sealed to their companions. They have three grandchildren married and they have been married in the temple. All of their children and grandchildren are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Ann was born in Pine, Arizona on March 10, 1900, the last of eleven children born to Alma Moroni Hunt and Rosetta Schmutz. Her mother joined the church in Switzerland. They came to America when she was 16 years old. All of her family came except her oldest brother, Christian, who did not join the Church. Children of Charles and Ann Turley: Alma Turley Heaton, born Sept. 3, 1922 in Woodruff. Charles Merle Turley, born April 7, 1925 in Woodruff. Herman Hunt Turley, born Oct. 3, 1927 in Woodruff. Elaine Turley Rogers, born May 11, 1930 in Woodruff. 182 Frank LaVerle Turley, born Dec. 15, 1934 in Woodruff. Verdell Turley Button, born March 9, 1937 in Woodruff. * * * Alma Turley Heaton Alma Turley married Lloyd Webster Heaton on May 17, 1944 in the St. George Temple. She is a valiant worker in her ward in Alton, Utah. Lloyd filled a mission for the Church and is active in the ward. They have seven children: Linda Heaton, married to Kent Berret; Charlene Heaton, married to DeLyn Barton; Marilyn Heaton, married to David Prickard; Dianne Heaton; Anita Heaton; Charles Lloyd Heaton; and Vickie Heaton. * * * Charles Merle Turley Charles attended school in Woodruff and Holbrook and Snowflake. After graduation from high school he was drafted into the Army. He was in the Medical Corps and went overseas. While making the drive on Rome he was killed on May 31, 1944 with shrapnel while rescuing the wounded soldiers on the battle field. * * * Norman Hunt Turley Norman married Mildred Lewis on January 7, 1955 in the Arizona Temple. Mildred was born April 13, 1928 to William ____ Henry and Nancy Whipple Lewis. Norman has served in many positions in the Church, his present calling being execu­tive secretary. He served a mission in the North Central States. He served in the City Council of Holbrook for ten years and as mayor for two years. Mildred served a mission in Western Canada. She was Primary president for four years and is now educational counselor in the Relief Soci­ety presidency. They have four children: Norman Brent, born Oct. 21, 1955. Brent is now serving a mission in Washington, D.C. 183 Brenda Ann, born Feb. 22, 1957. Brenda is now serving as Sunday School organist, YWA chorister, and Primary teacher. She plans to enroll at Brigham Young University, Bary H., born July 18, 1959. Bary played basketball at the Holbrook High School. He also received his Eagle Scout Award before his fourteenth birthday. Jeffery Bruce, born March 15, 1969. Bruce hopes to be­come an athlete when he grows up. He is really working at it right now. * * * Elaine Turley Rogers Elaine Turley married Orson William Rogers in the Ariz­ona Temple Febr. 9, 1949. She has worked in the Primary and Relief Society and Orson has worked in MIA, Sunday School, and for eleven years was financial clerk for the Joseph City Ward. At present he is stake auditor for the Holbrook Stake. He is Operations Officer for Great Western Bank. He has been with the bank 28 years. We lived in Woodruff two years when we were first married, almost three years at Win­dow Rock, Arizona where Orson was man­ager of the Great Western Bank; all the rest of our mar­ried life we have lived in Joseph City Arizona. Orson has been on the School Board and acted as President of the Board. He was in a very serious car ac­cident in 1968. The Lord has blessed him and all our family very much. Although he has a 33% disability in the use of his legs, he does very well and does almost anything anyone else can do, We have three children: George Charles, who served a mission in Canada-Calgary Mission and who has completed a course in Auto Mechanics; Sandra, who was in the Manila-Philippines Mission as a health missionary and now works as an R.N. at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo; and William Dale, who just graduated from high school. Our children have been active in the Church and held offices in their classes and Quorums as they have advanced in their priesthood and in school. George has his Duty to God Award, and William is an Eagle Scout. Sandra graduated third in her Nursing Class at BYU and was Valedictorian of her high school class. Elaine, Sandra, George, and William were almost taken from this life from a fireplace that had gas logs in it, when the vent had been pulled shut and not opened when it had been lit. Orson was in Kingman and if Elaine1s dad, Charles H. Turley. had not been inspired to stop to see how we were we would not be here today. We're grateful to parents who listen to the still small voice and have taught us and been good examples, and we do love them for this. May we do the same for our children. * * * Frank LaVerle Turley 1975 at the Frank Turley home finds Frank still employed as Holbrook Junior High Principal. He is also Assistant Superintendent of the Holbrook Public Schools. Frank started teaching in the Holbrook Schools in 1956 and, with the exception of a year in Scottsdale, has been here ever since. He served a five-year tenure in the Bishop­ric and prior to that and since has worked with the young men of the Church, He is at present over the Venturers in MIA. Teddie Val Stock Turley, wife of Frank, spends her time trying to keep up with the Relief Society. She is serving her second time around as Relief Society president and finds it challenging and exciting. She also tries to keep up with the six children who have blessed this home: The Frank LaVerle Turley Family 185 Heather, married to Dennis Blake on Sept. 3 following her high school graduation. They were married in the Arizona Temple. She graduated in third place scholastically in her class and was employed at the County Assessor's office. Stephen, a senior in high school, will serve as student body president of Holbrook High next year and in the Holbrook Second Ward heads a missionary troup who meet every morning at 6 a.m. to study scriptures. Stephen went to Washington, D.C. last spring as president-elect of the Explorer post and really had a good time. An Eagle Scout, he attributes much of his success in life to scouting. Shannon will be a freshman in high school and made select choir this year, plays a hot piano, and will be secretary of her Mia Maid class. Celeste will be a 6th grader. She's Dad's right hand gal in the garden and yard, on fishing trips and diving expeditions and just generally takes the place of the second boy Frank never had. Monique will be a second grader. She loves to read. In last year's reading contest at school she read 589 books Lynell will be in kindergarten. She's blonde, blue-eyed while the others have dark eyes and hair. She's witty, vivacious and enjoyed by all. * * * Verdell Turley Button Verdell attended elementary school at Woodruff and grad­uated from Holbrook High School in 1955. She received her B.A. in Education from ASU in 1964 and M.A. with a Reading Specialist Stamp from NAU in 1970. Verdell taught school in Mesa, Holbrook, Flagstaff and Phoenix for ten years. On May 31, 1957 Roger Bruce Button and Verdell were mar­ried in the Arizona Temple. Roger was born Aug. 21, 1937 in Fredonia, Arizona to Ralph and Susannah Dobson. He received his B.S. in Accounting in May 1959 from NAU. He has worked as an Internal Revenue Agent in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Mesa, and Flagstaff. Children of Verdell and Roger Button: Charles Leon Button, born Dec. 25, 1958 in Flagstaff. He is an Eagle Scout and earned his Duty to God Award. He plays the viola and is preparing for a mission. Kandee Button, born Jan. 8, 1961 in Flagstaff. She was vice-president of the Kino Student Body and of her soph­omore class in high school. She is active in class competition and a member of Chalk Chicks. 186 Trulee Ann Button, born March 22, 1963 in Mesa. She was secretary of the eighth grade at Kino Jr. High. She likes to write stories and plays the violin. Trulee is learning how to be a cosmetic saleswoman. Fonree Button, born June 12, 1971 at Mesa. After eight years of fasting and prayer she arrived. Fonree loves to sing and dance. She has a great sense of humor. When she was a baby, people thought she looked like the Gerber baby. * * * Roger Button Family Back: Kandee, Leon. Front: Fonree, Roger, Verdell, Trulee Tillman Willis Turley Tillman was born April 5, 1902 at Woodruff, Arizona to ALMA RUBEN and DELILAH JANE WILLIS TURLEY. Things began to happen some months after this. I was able to crawl around. My sister made some molasses candy. She put it out to cool and didn't know that I was around. I was the first to test it. It burned my right hand and I have had crooked fingers and scars on my hands ever since. They used suttail and lard to heal it. A few years later I was still looking for trouble. The water was coming in the ditch, foam and trash with it. Some of we little fellows were lying on the bridge playing in it. I fell in and went under the bridge and got caught. They ran and got Adalbert Hatch and he got me out. All I remember was I was in Mother's arms 187 being carried home, and she said to some men going home, "I nearly lost my son." We were as a family poor in having luxuries of the world, but rich in home life and trained to work and make something of ourselves. There was never any vulgar language or lack of respect for each other. Father always was insistent that we give mother the best respect--no back talk. I was raised in Woodruff and received my first schooling there. Also had many things happen that were good for me. Like getting feed for the cows, cutting alfalfa and grass along the ditch banks for the pigs to eat. Hoeing fox tail out of the alfal­fa, plowing, getting up at midnight or later to turn the water on to some more land, walking a mile or more to do this. Driving a team of horses, staking them, and getting a load of wood. Going with Father on the freight road to Fort Apache on the Apache reservation, going out and cutting wild hog in the fall and in the hills and putting it up. This was the kind of school I had as a boy. I went with my sister Leora to the Snowflake Stake Aca­demy for four winters. She was a great lady and a sister to me. In high school I was the vice-president of the student body. I played basketball. Our team took the Northern Ariz­ona tournament of 1923. I was put on as the All-State guard. I received the efficiency medal that year. The winter of 1923 and 1924 I was the Young Men's Mutual president in the Woodruff Ward. I was ordained an Elder on June 6, 1924 and left for my mission to California. I labored in the Nevada District, mostly in Winnemucca. I baptized 38 members and nonmembers. I was District President. I returned home in November. No work to get so I went and tried to trap some fur animals, but failed. My brother Charles got me a job at Eagar, Arizona. I was driving mail from Eagar toward Holbrook unil I met the other truck. We would trade and come back. I did this for six days a week. During this time I met the lady I was looking for—Harriet Leila Eagar. We were married August 24, 1927 in the Salt Lake Temple by George F. Richards. I drove mail and she worked in Becker Mercantile. Our first child came April 4, 1928 in Eagar, Arizona. We nearly lost her. We called her Anna Marie; another daughter came January 29, 1930 named Delila Rae. I found and worked at odd jobs. On May 6, 1928 Melvin J. Ballard ordained me a Seventy and promised me that I would go on a mission within five years. In 1929 I was called on a stake mission in Neva­da and was branch president in Winnemucca for a few months and then put in as the District President of Nevada by Elder David 0. McKay in February. I returned home in April, 1932. In 1932 I was called to a stake mission in St. Johns Stake for two years. I was ward Sunday School superintendent for the Eagar Ward. In 1937 on October 28 we had a red-haired son come to our family, Tillman Eagar; another son was born June 6, 1941, Anton "J". On July 22, 1946 we received our next son, Karl William, and in 1948 on November 29 another son brought sun­shine to our home, Arlan Rubin. 188 I was one of the Seven Presidents In the St. Johns Stake two times, was stake Sunday School superintendent, also worked on the stake Genealogy Committee. Worked out and kept up the ranch in New Mexico; also ran the farm in Eagar. I peddled farm products from Eagar to McNary for nearly eighteen years. Went on another mission in 1950 to the Southern States, the gulf part of Mississippi; was branch president for a while. I was on the committee to put running water in Woodruff, Arizona homes. Les Jackson and I put in the first system in Eagar Ward. On January 30, 1970 Elder Boyd K. Packer ordained me a Patriarch in the LDS Church. One of my most humbling callings. Children of Tillman and Leila Turley:. : Annamarie Turley Haws Delilah Rae Turley Birdno Tillman Eagar Turley Antone J. Turley Karl William Turley Arlan Rubin Turley * * * Annamarie Turley Haws Annamarie married Carl Leonard Haws, Jr. on November 17, 1947 in the Arizona Temple. I was born of goodly parents. I am proud of my heritage and my ancestors. I am the oldest of six children. We lived in Woodruff for awhile when I was small and then moved back to Eagar. I have spent most of my life here. I attended schools in Eagar. I have always enjoyed working in the Church and love it with all my heart. I have served as counselor in Primary, Guide Patrol Leader, Relief Society president, Bee Hive teach­er, ward chorister and organist, and first counselor in Re­lief Society. We have been blessed with eight lovely children; Willis Carl Haws, married to Kathryn Hunt and they have three children: Willis Carl, Jr.; Kayle Lamar; Lawana Marie. Willis filled a mission. Hariella Haws, married to Steven Rich Wright with two children: Steven Rich, Jr. and Annamarie. Kayle Ellis Haws, married to Viva Annette Whetten and served a mission. DeAnn Haws Theodore Turley Haws, serving a mission in the Argentine Cordoba Mission. 189 Cynthia , who died at age 3 months. Dorolee Jeffery Lynn Clarence Ray On Jan. 2, 1974 we had Clarence Ray sealed to us. He is a little Hopi Indian boy and is an added joy. He had been with us since Dec. 13, 1971 and we adopt­ed him Dec. 28, 1973. Annamarie Haws and family, * * * Delilah Rae Turley Birdno I met Armand Jay Birdno in March, 1949 and married him in Lordsburg, New Mexico on April 22, 1949. We kept it to ourselves and had an Arizona Temple wedding on June 6, 1949. I was born of goodly parents. Most of my life was spent in Eagar until I was 18 years old. I went to Thatcher to the old Gila Jr. College, graduating in May of 1949. We lived in Safford, Arizona for a short time then Jay went to work for Sprouse Reitz Company, so we moved to Artesia, New Mex­ico for a year of training. While in Artesia our first son, Michael Jay Birdno was born on Jan. 12, 1950. We moved to Hatch, New Mexico and managed a Sprouse Reitz store for a year, but Mike was unable to adjust to baby sitters and was ill so we moved back to Safford and Jay went to work for Phelps Dodge in Morenci. Steven Ray Birdno was born Oct. 18, 1952. In November, 1952 we moved to Show Low, Arizona to run a Richfield Station, Terry Wayne Birdno made his appearance April 13, 1954. Jay went to work for the Arizona Highway Department in 1956. Our daughter, Tressa Birdno made her debut on April 4, 1956. Mike went on a mission to Central America. Steve joined the Air Force. All of our children were married within a year's time. Terry married Randa Lee Owens from Safford, Ariz. on June 27, 1975. Tressa married Gary Ray Kummer from Heber City, Utah on June 27, 1975. Steve brought Yong Ok Kirn from Korea over to the States and married her Sept. 13, 1975. Mike married Janette Vance from Colonia Juarez, Mexico on Feb. 6,.1976 We love it here in Show Low and have a great love for the people and enjoy activity in the Church here. 190 Tillman Eagar Turley Tillman married Linda Sue Tenney, daughter of Lewis Noble Tenney and Wanda Peterson on August 8, 1962. I attended Eagar Elementary, Round Vally High School and Eastern Arizona Junior College at Thatcher. I partici­pated in football and basketball and in 1957 helped the Eastern Arizona Gila Monsters capture second place at the national junior college basketball tournament at Hutchinson, Kansas. I filled a mission in the Eastern States Mission from October, 1958 to October, 1960. It was a beautiful learning experience. I attended Brigham Young University, where I courted my wife. I graduated from BYU in May of 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. Our eldest son, Tillman Tenney, born May 26, 1963, was born the weekend before graduation, making a great gradua­tion gift from Linda. We moved to Snowflake, Arizona where I taught mathematics, electronics and coached at the high school for one year. In August of 1964 we moved to Lake Elsinore, California where I taught, coached or administered school for the local school district, Lakeside Lodge School, a private residential treatment center for delinquent boys, and Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools. Linda and I held various positions including YWMIA president, branch president, bishop. I also received my Master of Arts in Education Administration at United States International University in 1972. We presently live in Tempe, Arizona. I am employed by the Arizona Department of Education in the Division of School Finance and Statistical Data. We enjoy our activity in the Tempe Fourth Ward because of its tremendous programs. Each of us have received much individual growth and strength to our testimonies. We look forward to our sons and daughter filling missions and being married in the Temple. Our true hope is to be in the Celestial Kingdom together. Children of Tillman and Linda Turley: Tillman Tenney Turley, May 26, 1963. Gerald Beckham Turley, Nov. 2, 1965. Troy Lewis Turley, May 19, 1969. Manda Eve Turley, Dec. 30, 1972 * * * Antone J. Turley Antone married Joella Smith on Sept. 10, 1964. * * * 191 Leora Turley Kartchner Leora Turley, daughter of ALMA and DELILAH TURLEY, was born January 24, 1904 at Woodruff, Arizona, the eighth child in a family of thirteen children. She married Nowlin Decatur Kartch­ner in the Arizona Temple May 1, 1929. My childhood was a happy one. My par­ents taught me to work, to love the gospel, to be depend­able, truthful and honest. I am so grateful for the example of my parents and their God-fearing example. I attended school in a two-room school for my first eight years. I attended the Snowflake Academy, graduating in May, 1923. These were difficult four years. There was no trans­portation between Woodruff and Snowflake. My brother and I kept house. We sustained ourselves by working out for people whenever we could. I was on the girls' volleyball team for three years. We never lost a game. In my senior year I came down with typhoid fever the second day of school. Due to the kindness and consideration of my teachers, I made up the work and graduated in the spring with my class. I was privileged to go to Arizona State Teachers College at Flag­staff, Arizona and graduate from the two-year course that was required. This was indeed a testimony to me. My patriar­chal blessing promised me I would become a teacher. Due to financial problems, I did not see how this could ever happen. But when the Lord speaks and makes a promise He means what He says if one is willing to work and make sacrifices. I was married to Nowlin Kartchner in 1929. Our first home was at Linden, Arizona. We purchased the Kartchner homestead. We had many trials during the depression of the 1930's. I am so grateful for my good husband and the six lovely children who came to our home. Our first born, a son, Lyle Turley Kartchner, was born . March 24, 1930. He passed away October 22, 1930 of spinal meningitis and pneumonia. Our daughter Marcine was born September 28, 1931. A son, Floyd Leon, was born Oct. 18, 1933. Then a son, Clinton Wayne, was born June 23, 1938. Then two daughters: Erlene arrived November 9, 1942 and Venla November 4, 1948. We love and appreciate our family and our twenty-four grandchildren and one great granddaughter. We moved to Woodruff in April, 1946. Here we operated a chicken farm. Our plans are to retire this fall. We are so grateful for our membership in the Church of Jesus Christ and the many callings that have come to us. 'Nowlin has served as a counselor and a bishop in the Linden Ward. He has served two stake missions, has been president of the YMMIA, a ward clerk, home teacher, and teacher in many of the organ­izations. I have served as a counselor, secretary, and president to two ward Relief Societies; president of the YWMIA; and a teacher of most of the classes in all the organizations. At present I am secretary of the Sunday School and the Spiritual Living class leader in Relief Society. I am so grateful for my testimony of the divinity of Jesus Christ. My blessings are many. My children are my jewels. I am grateful to be numbered as one in this great Turley Organization. Children of Leora and Nowlin Kartchner: Lyle Turley Kartchner Marcine Kartchner Shuck Floyd Leon Kartchner Clinton Wayne Kartchner Erlene Kartchner Plumb Venla Kartchner Nielsen * * * Marcine Kartchner Shuck My youth was lived in Linden, Arizona. I attended the seventh and eighth grades at Snowflake District School. I was valedictorian of my eighth grade class. My first and sec­ond years in high school were at Snowflake Union High School. My parents moved to Woodruff in 1946. I then attended Holbrook High School, graduating in 1948 as Valedictorian. The fall of 1948 I attended school at Arizona State College, graduating in 1952. I taught school in Bagdad for two years. Here I met Ronald Francis Shuck and we were married June 19, 1954. That fall we moved to Tucson, where Ronald enrolled in the University of Arizona. We lived in Tucson for the next four years until Ronald graduated as a mining engineer. I taught school during this time. We have lived in different towns in Arizona, Utah, and 193 New Mexico. At present we are buying a home in LaCanada, California. Ronald is employed by the Mining Division of Parson-Jardents Construction and Engineering Company. I keep busy caring for my family and working in the Primary and Relief Society. A cancer operation when I was 27 years of age made it impossible for me to have children of my own. We were able to adopt two lovely children: Leslie Ann Shuck, born July 27, 1963 in Phoenix, Arizona; and Ronald Kevin Shuck, born August 29, 1966 in Prescott, Arizona. * * * Floyd Leon Kartchner When I was 13 years of age my parents moved to Woodruff, Arizona. I attended grade school here and completed high school at Holbrook High. In 1952 I volunteered for service in the U. S. Army and served my two years. Eighteen months of this time were spent in Berlin, Germany. I was on my company's basketball team and we were undefeated among the different conference teams. Returning home in 1954, I went to work sawing logs. I enjoyed the freedom of being put in the forest with nature. On November 22, 1957 I married Beverly Jean Perkins. She brought four children with her to our home: Jeffery, Debra Jean, Randy, and Cynthia. We were blessed with four children: Tamra Dawn, Crystal Leona, Floyd Scott, and Kelly Miles. I am very proud of my eight children. In 1961 we moved to Mesa to make our home. I continued cutting logs for a saw mill until I injured my back and couldn't do this work longer. I managed a chain store in 'Tempe but didn't care for this type of work. I went to school and be­came a computer programmer. This has been my work and I enjoy it very much. I have served as a counselor in the Sunday School. Our son Jeffrey filled a mission to the Canadian-Alaska Mission. He is married and has a baby daughter. Debra is married and her husband is serving in the Navy. Scott and Cynthia have completed high school. The four younger child­ren are attending school. * * * Clinton Wayne Kartchner The family moved to Woodruff in 1946. I completed grade school here and attended two years of high school at 194 Holbrook High School. In February, 1954 I volunteered for four years in the U.S. Air Force; after basic training I was stationed in Denver, Colorado. During the summer of 1954 I was a body guard of President Dwight D. Elsenhower, then completed my term of service at Lowry AFB in Virginia. While at Lowry I was one chosen to represent the Air Force in the honor guard when Queen Elizabeth of England was visiting. I completed my high school in the service. Attended one sem­ester of college in Thatcher in 1959. August 17, 1959 I married Vivian Woolford. She was killed in a one-car accident in April, 1968. May 23, 1969 I was married to Frances Irene Perkins Barnett. We were sealed in the Arizona Temple June 25, 1971. Frances had a daughter. Bobby Irene born Jan. 6, 1959 and a son, Monte Wayne, born Nov. 19, 1960. These children were sealed to Frances and myself in the Arizona Temple on October 22, 1971. Two child­ren were born to our union: Clinton Trent, born August 5, 1970; and Nola Reene, born June 25, 1972. Our home is in Woodruff, Arizona and I am employed by the Arizona Highway Department in the engineering division. * * * Erlene Kartchner Plumb We moved to Woodruff from Linden when I was four. I grew up in Woodruff with 8 or 9 girls my age which have been life-long friends. I graduated from Woodruff Grade School in 1955, Holbrook High School in 1959, and attended two years at Arizona State University in Tempe. I married Jack R. Plumb from Clay Springs in the Woodruff Ward LDS Chapel June 30, 1962. All of our children were born in Holbrook, Arizona: Shelley, March 29, 1964; Vie Leon, April 19, 1966; Jack Craig, May 27, 1967; Curtis Nelson and Carla (twins), June 17, 1969; Stacey, Dec. 4, 1972. I have an understanding and considerate husband and six lovely children. I enjoy working in the Church and homemaking. We are buying 120 acres north of Woodruff and hope to dig a well and build a house within the next five years. * * * Venla Kartchner Nielsen The first sixteen years of my life were lived in Woodruff attending school here and in Holbrook. Church and school responsibilities during this time were Junior Sunday School chorister and editor of the 1966 Holbrook High School year­book . At Mesa Community College, Raymond Alvin Nielsen, Jr. and I became acquainted and on June 14, 1968 were married in the Arizona Temple. Ray has served an LDS Mission to Northern California and acted as a guide through the Oakland 195 Temple Open House. We are making a permanent home in Mesa where Ray is employed as an Electronics Technician for the Mesa Public Schools. We live in Mesa 37th Ward. Ray serves as Ward Financial Clerk and a home teacher and I serve as Primary President. May the Lord continually strengthen us for His work that we may be counted among all you worthy family saints in the hereafter. We have two children: Vaughn Ray, born Nov. 17, 1969; Soncerae Lynette, born August 8, 1971 * * * Wallace Mar Turley Wallace, born April 10, 1909 in Woodruff, Arizona, was the son of ALMA RUBEN TURLEY and DELILAH JANE WILLIS. He married Margaret Eyya Wimmer, daughter of Harvey Wilkerson Wimmer and Sarah Ellen Shelley (born Oct. 23, 1908 in Joseph City, Arizona) on October 23, 1929 in the Arizona Temple. Wallace spent his childhood days Woodruff, Arizona, gained his high school education in Snowflake and went one year to college at BYU. Margaret grew up in Joseph City, attended Junior High there, then went two years to the Snowflake High School. They both graduated there in 1928. It was there they met and they later decided to brave the depression and be married. Wallace truck-farmed with his father and brothers, owned several head of cattle and about 3,000 laying hens. Each year he raised about 1,000 fryers to be sold along with farm produce in Winslow, Holbrook, and McNary. Be­cause Margaret's health was very poor, her doctor advised her to go to a lower climate and the family moved to Mesa October 11, 1943. In Mesa, Wallace followed the building trade. Wallace and Margaret Turley While living in Woodruff they had been blessed with the birth of three sweet little daughters: Ella Mae, born Sept. 11, 1930 in Margaret's mother's home in Joseph City, Arizona; Donna Lee, born March 27, 1932, also in Joseph City; and Loreine, born Febr. 8, 1936 in the family home in Woodruff. Then, years later, when this family lived in Mesa, their first son Wallace Alan was born in Tempe April 4, 1946. That was a happy day for this family. In 1948 Wallace took his family to Provo, Utah for the summer, coming back in the fall and leaving Ella Mae there to attend BYU. In 1949 the family moved to Provo and stayed there the next four years, while Ella Mae and Donna attended BYU. They both received their degrees there. A second son, James Wayne, was born in Provo March 27, 1951. Never were two little boys taken care of so well, with three teenage sisters and two proud parents. In the fall of 1953 Wallace was called on a full-time mission to the California mission. Ella Mae had married Gerard Judd and moved to Indiana. Donna had graduated and was teaching in the Snowflake High School. Wallace moved Margaret and the three youngest children back to "their home in Mesa before he left for his mission in the fall of 1953. The next two years were not easy ones for this family. Their first grandson, Gerard Forsythe Judd, died a few hours after birth. Loreine was in a near-fatal accident, and Wayne at 3 years of age had to have his tonsils out. But they were all happy to be helping out with "daddy's mission." Loreine married Robert Cusick in the Arizona Temple. Donna received her doctorate from ASU. Alan married Millicent Heaton in the St. George Temple and they live in Mesa where Alan is an architect. Wayne married Nancy Jo Romans in the Manti Temple and now goes to school at ASU. Wallace and Margaret live in the family home in Mesa. They count as their greatest blessings the gospel of Jesus Christ; their family, who are all active Latter-Day Saints; their 17 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and their many friends wherever they have lived. They feel blessed to live 'in the shadow of the temple." Children of Wallace and Margaret Turley Ella Mae Turley Judd Donna Lee Turley Loreine Turley Cusick Wallace Alan Turley James Wayne Turley * * * Ella Mae Turley Judd Ella Mae graduated from BYU in August, 1952. She is the author of the Biography and Autobiography of Theodore Turley. She married Gerard Forsyth Judd, born Sept. 7, 1922 in Hinckley, 197 Gerard and Ella Mae Turley Judd family Martha Marie Judd Avery, born Jan. 27, 1948 in Lubbock, Texas; married Richard Avery Jan. 4, 1974 in Mesa Temple. They have two boys and one girl. Donna Lou Judd, born April 19, 1949 in Austin, Texas; married John McNally and is now divorced. They had two children. Linda Laverne Judd Bossert, born Jan. 15, 1950 in Lub­bock, Texas; married Robert Raymond Bossert Jan. 1, 1968, later sealed in temple. They have four boys. Gerard Forsyth Judd, Jr., born Jan. 16, 1954 in Lafay­ette, Indiana. Died Jan. 17, 1954. Robert Verle Judd, born July 15, 1955 in Austin, Texas; married Mary Whiting in Salt Lake Temple Aug. 27, 1976 Marcianne Judd, born May 24, 1956 at Austin, Texas. Frederick Lee Judd, born Nov. 1, 1957 at Austin. Gayle Judd, born April 17, 1959 at Austin. Reuben Turley Judd, born Aug. 22, 1960 at Austin. Priscilla Judd, born Feb. 1, 1964 in Glendale, Arizona. Annette Judd, born Dec. 14, 1965 in Glendale. Karlan Samuel Judd, born June 29, 1968 in Glendale. * * * Donna Lee Turley Donna Lee was raised in Woodruff until the age of 11. She attended elementary school in Woodruff and was baptized in the Irrigation ditch. She attended 7-12 grades in Mesa. Her parents instilled in her a lasting love for work, for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a great desire for an education. She attended Brigham Young University where she received a B.A. degree in 1953. Her first two years of teaching ex­perience were in Snowflake, Arizona, followed by Dixie Jr. College in St. George, Utah. While at Dixie she was called on a mission to the New England States Mission in 1958-59. 198 Donna began studies toward a Master's degree in counseling and also taught and counseled at BYU Laboratory School the next nine years. She spent a sabbatical leave in study at Merrill Palmer Institute in De­troit, Michigan after receiving her M.A. degree at BYU with the assistance of two fellowships she was awarded. She has worked as a school psychologist in Redwood City, California ever since, with the 1976-77 school year again on sabbatical. She used this time to write her doc­toral dissertation and earned her Ph.D. from ASU in the summer of 1977. Donna has served in the Church constantly, holding all MIA teaching positions and in the presidency in three wards. She taught ward and stake M Men and Gleaners for three years. She was teacher development director for 5 years in two wards and has served in the Church Social Services system. She published a book of poetic philosophy in 1969, which is currently in its third printing. Donna considers her life to have thus far been filled with happiness, very special friends and relatives, challenges requiring effort and growth and rewards beyond any description. Each place of residence remains a place of endearment and rich relationships and memories. * * * Loreine Turley Cusick Loreine Turley was the third child in the family of Wallace and Margaret Turley. She moved to Mesa at age 7 where most of grade school and all of high school were at­tended. She went to Dixie College and Brigham Young Univ. In 1960-61 she filled a mission in Great Britain, serving in England, Scotland, and briefly in Wales. While working for the administration at BYU she met Robert Lee Cusick, who one and a half years later became her husband. Robert filled a mission in the Central States and in Sept. 1974 retired from the U.S. Air Force. At that time' the Cusicks returned to Mesa, Arizona to their home. Loreine and Bob are now divorced. There are four children in the Cusick family: Ivan Lee, born Feb. 17, 1965 in Rosieres-en-Haye, M/M, France. Warren Turley, born May 9, 1966, also in France. Julianne, born Oct, 9, 1968 and Gary Thomas, born June 30, 1972. Julianne and Gary were born in Mesa, Arizona, while their father was serv­ing in Japan and Thailand. Loreine has served in the Sunday School, Primary, Relief Society, and Special Interests. 199 Wallace Alan Turley I grew up in Mesa, Arizona, with the exception of two years spent in Provo, Utah where I attended kindergarten and first grade. I graduated from Mesa High School in 1964, followed with one year at Arizona State University's College of Architecture, then went on a two-year mission to the Southern States Mis­sion. I returned to archi­tectural studies at ASU where I met Millicent Heaton, daughter of Charles Leonard and Edna Robertson Heaton. We became engaged in August, 1968, following which Millicent left for California to teach school. We were married May 29, 1969 in the St. George Temple and three weeks later I left for six weeks ROTC basic training at Ft. Lewis, Washington. I grad­uated from ASU in 1972 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and an Army commis­sion. On Sept. 27 of that year our daughter, Shelley Marie, was born after Dad and Mom had about given up having children of their own. On Nov. 10, 1976 we were blessed with another daughter, Melissa Ann. 200 Events since have included taking and passing the Nation­al and State Architectural Registration Exams; three months active duty in the Army to attend the Medical Services Corps Officer's Basic Course at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas; and estab­lished private practice as a registered architect in Mesa in July, 1975. Church activities include: home teacher; Sunday School superintendency; adult and teen Sunday School teacher; Elder's instructor and Quorum presidency; teacher development director and Teachers Quorum advisor and Venturers leader. Millicent was born May 20, 1947 in Kanab, Utah, the youngest of ten children. She grew up in Pipe Springs Nat­ional Monument, where her father was superintendent for 40 years. Following graduation from Fredonia, Arizona High School, where she was valedictorian, Milli attended Dixie Jr. College in St. George, Utah and completed her studies at ASU with a degree in Elementary Education. Milli has taught Junior Sunday School, Primary, been Relief Society visiting teacher, ward organist, ward librarian and Junior Sunday School coordinator assistant. They with their chil­dren continue Church activity and greatly appreciate their families and their membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. * * * James Wayne Turley James Wayne was the second son and fifth child of Wal­lace and Margaret Turley. In 1953 the family returned to Mesa, Arizona where Wayne grew up. In 1969 Wayne graduated from Mesa High School and then attended one year at BYU be­fore accepting a call to the Brazil-Porto Alegre Mission in October of 1970. After his mis­sion Wayne returned to BYU where he graduated with High Honors in December, 1975 with a B.A. degree in English Education. While at BYU Wayne met Nancy Jo Romans of Arnold, Nebraska, daughter of Clarence and Kathryn Romans. Nancy is also a descend­ant of Theodore Turley. She grad­uated, also with High Honors, in August, 1974 from BYU with a de­gree in Humanities Education. Wayne and Nancy were married Aug. 14, 1974 in the Manti Temple. On Sept. 7, 1975 their daughter, Hilary Nan, was born in Provo, Utah. After Wayne's graduation they moved to Mesa, Arizona where Wayne taught school for one year and is now furthering his education while painting part-time. 201 Martha Turley DeWltt; I, Martha Turley DeWitt, daughter of ALMA RUBEN TURLEY and DELILAH JANE WILLIS TURLEY, was born January 7, 1911 in Snowflake, Arizona. I grew up in Woodruff, Arizona and at­tended school there, then went to Snowflake where I graduated from high school. As a child and teenager we had to create most of our rec­reation and some of these things are pleasant memories, such as climbing the Butte, both day and night time, walking up the canyon or river approximately 3 miles to where my father and other men were building a dam. It was on one of these trips on May 18, 1919 that I was bap­tized in the Colorado River. We had candy pulls, parched corn, played many out-door and in-door games, rode horses and burros. We always looked for­ward to the Fourth and Twenty-Fourth of July which were cele­brated every year with races and games for all ages. As we grew older we had dumb suppers, ice cream parties, and hay rides. In winter we skated on the lake east of town. In summer we would swim in the river and irrigation ditch. On September 30, 1929 I married Malcolm Reeves De_Witt in Holbrook, Arizona; then, on October 3 we were sealed in the Arizona Temple that same year. I worked as a practical nurse in the Holbrook Hospital 27 years, retiring in June, 1963. Malcolm is a dairyman and farmer. This keeps us both busy, along with Church work. Children of Martha and Malcolm DeWitt:•, Malcolm Reeves DeWitt, Jr., Jan. 12, 1931-Oct. 6, 1934. Merwin Clair DeWitt, born Aug. 12, 1932. Raenell DeWitt Hager, born June 8, 1924. - ; Harold Keith DeWitt, born March 17, 1936. Betty Jean DeWitt Reed, born June 19, 1938. Martha Gayle DeWitt Richards, born June 23. 1940. Charles Neil DeWitt, born Nov. 7, 1949. As of December, 1974 we have 28 grandchildren. * * *: Merwin Glair DeWitt Merwin married Diana Pope in the Ariz­ona Temple on March 18, 1955. The picture shows Merwin and Diana and their family: Clair Eric Milo Boyd Lee Douglas Curtis Renn Melissa Raenell DeWitt Hager I was born at Woodruff, Arizona and there I attended 1st through 6 grades. I was baptized in a ditch near the river. I liked to stay with my grandmother, DELILAH TURLEY, at night, We moved to Holbrook, where I started 7th grade and graduated from 12th grade. I went to work for the Navajo Apache Telephone system in 1952 after graduating. I moved to Mesa in 1954 and worked at Mesa Southside Hospital where, on a blind date, I met my husband, Paul Edward Hager, He was baptized into the Church January 1, 1955 and we were married March 4, 1955. On Dec. 15, 1955 we were sealed in the Arizona Temple. Our daughter, Martha Dawn was born Jan. 8, 1956 at Wil­liams AFB hospital. Our sec­ond daughter, Dayanne, was born July 6, 1957 in Holbrook. We went to Wasserkuppe, Germany, a radar site, in Dec­ember after Paul had gone in October, 1958. We were trans­ferred to Celle Near Hanover in the British Sector. Next we were stationed at Boling Field AFB outside of Washington, D.C. where David Clark was born April 22, 1962. Paul went to Saigon, then to Da Nang, Viet Nam in 1963, and we had our trailer moved to Holbrook to be near my folks. Paul returned in 1964 and we moved to Montana, then to San Antonio, Texas in 1965. In 1967 Paul left again for another tour to Viet Nam and Thailand. In Thailand he opened up a new dispensary at a base outside Bang Kok. We then went to Texas, then Germany where Paul was flying Air Evac. He flew into many countries, some of which were Turkey, Iran, Iceland, Philippines, Ivory Coast, Greece, Ehtiopia, Spain, Italy, Pakistan, Saudia Arabia, and Azores. He also visited Japan and Korea. On our last tour Englebert and Wigvert took us right to the zone where the mine field separates east from west. We attended the London and Swiss temples during this tine. We retired from the Air Force in March, 1973. .. : Our daughters Dawn and Dayanne graduated from Holbrook High. David is in 9th grade. Paul is selling Indian jewelry and I am working at the Western States Telephone Company. * * * Harold Keith DeWitt I was born in Woodruff, Arizona and moved to Holbrook when I was 11 years old, and I still live there. On June 8, 1956 I married Marian Faye Harris, dau­ghter of Ralph M. and Fay Randall Harris, in the Arizona Temple. We have been blessed with five children: Michael Keith, born April 3, 1957. Kevin Ralph, born June 28, 1958. Alan Reeves, born Aug. 20, 1960. Trenna Kay, born Oct. 20, 1963. Keith and Marian DeWitt, Michael, Kevin, Alan, Scott, and Trenna I work for the Ariz­ona Department of Transportation. The boys are all very ac­tive in sports, and we all enjoy many choice blessings from our activity in the Church. When I was 19 I was made Super­intendent of the MIA. Shortly after I was ordained an Elder. I served as Elder's Group Leader, then Elders Quorum President, Since that time I have served on a stake mission and worked in various organizations. The high light of my service in the Church came when, on Dec. 15, 1974, I was called to be First Counselor in the Holbrook First Ward Bishopric. Marian has also been active during these years and is now serving as 204 a counselor in the Primary presidency and as ward organist. She is also on the Stake Relief Society Board. * * * Betty Jean DeWitt Reed I grew up in Woodruff and Holbrook, Arizona; there I attended school. I am married to Talmage Edward (Tom) Reed and we have four children: Ronald Gene Reed and Donald Jennings Reed, born Aug. 9, 1959. Rebecca June Reed, born June 27, 1962. Robin Kay Reed, born March 25, 1955. We spend our summers at the ranch, approximate­ly 12 miles west of Snow-flake; then back to Amarillo, Texas for school. Tom is in the cattle business and I take care of the home. Betty and Tom Reed and Family * * * Martha Gayle DeWitt Richards Gayle married Edward Leroy Richards (Chappy) on August 9, 1958 in Holbrook, Arizona. They were sealed May 11, 1965 in the Mesa Temple. In Dec. of 1958 Chappy went to Mainz, Germany. I joined him in Jan., 1959. On Febr. 7, 1960 in Wies­baden , Germany, Brent Edward was born. On June 23, 1961 Brenda Gayle was born, also in Wiesbaden. We returned to the States in June, 1962 to Holbrook, Arizona. Then we moved to Amarillo, Texas. Beverly Jean was born here on June 25, 1963; she died Dec. 22, 1964. Beth Ann was born in Amarillo on Feb. 20, 1966. Edward and Gayle Richards, Brent, Brenda, Beth Ann, Bryan, and Bradley (in his- Fathers arms) 205 Blank page In April of 1966 we moved back to Holbrook. On Nov. 9, 1967 B an Nell was born. On Nov. 28, 1973 Bradley Ray was born. At present Chappy is serving as Branch President at Indian Wells, Arizona. We have been working with the Lamanites for almost three years. * * * Charles Neil DeWitt I attended public school in Holbrook and was a heavy weight state champion in wrest­ling for two years. I went a semester to college in Portalos, New Mexico, where I had a scholarship. Then I transfer­red to E. A. in Thatcher, Ariz. and finished in Flagstaff, Arizona. On July 25, 1969 I mar­ried Barbara Jean Fender in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. We have two children: Charles Lynn, born April 23, 1971 in Hol­brook; Brandi Jo, born June 24, 1973 in Safford, Ariz. I taught high school two years in Thatcher, Ariz. and now in the Showlow High School, where I also am assis­tant football coach and head wrestling and track coach. * * * Neil DeWitt and Family JOSEPH HARTLEY TURLEY was born at Beaver, Utah on June 19, 1872, the son of ISAAC and SARAH GREENWOOD TURLEY. JOE was four years old when his father and mother moved to Lehi, Arizona, where they were called to help make a settlement. That summer the family moved to the northern part of the state to St. Joseph on the Little Colorado River, ISAAC hav­ing been asked to change his mission to that settlement as MRS. TURLEY was a big woman and could not stand the heat in the Salt River Valley. ISAAC TURLEY joined the United Order in St. Joseph, turning a number of horses and cattle in to the order. They also had fruit trees, grape vines, shrubs, and rose bushes, and started the same in St. Joseph. In the JOSEPH HARTLEY TURLEY yard are still some of the roses from the original roots. They are the old fashioned cabbage rose and are very hardy. The family moved to Snowflake in 1881 and finally down into Mexico where they helped to colonize at Colonia Juarez and Dublan. In May, 1893, JOSEPH went on a mission to England, from Colonia Juarez, and labored near where his grandmother Ann Hartley had lived. He looked up his great uncle Joseph Hartley for whom he was named. On his return he married ABBIE NINA CLUFF, daughter of Orson Cluff and Harriet Ann Bean. They were married June 7, 1895. To this union were born five children: Goldie, 1899; Harvey, 1901; Sarah, 1904; Joseph Hartley Jr., 1905; and Reah, 1911. Reah died in infancy and Sarah died' in 1920 JOSEPH'S wife NINA, died on March 12, 1912 in Colonia Morales, Sonora, Mexico. The family migrated to northern Arizona the same year, Nov., 1912, A brother, HYRUM, lived at Woodruff and JOSEPH estab­lished a home there for his children. He went to St. Joseph as a mud mason and met JOANNA McLAWS, daughter of John Mc Laws and Sophia DeLaMare while boarding at the McLaws hotel. The two were married on May 5, 1915. To this union were born four children: the first, twins Walter (accidentally killed at age 13) and Nina, Mary, and Georgia. 207 The family lived in Woodruff the first year then moved to St. Joseph where JOSIE was from. JOSEPH was a mud mason and brick layer by trade and worked on many buildings in Holbrook, Winslow, Snowflake, and Joseph City. One of the last buildings he plastered was the LDS church building in Joseph City. He was an artist at his trade and could build a house from basement to roof complete. He built his family a nice home in Joseph City and in front of it stands a beau­tiful petrified wood fence which he built from rocks out of the badlands to the north of Joseph City which he had hauled on a wagon. The family lived for a short time in Mesa and in the last years of Joe’s life he was quite interested in genealogy. He died with pneumonia in the Winslow hospital on October 30, 1941, at the age of 69. He is buried in the Joseph City Cemetery. JOANNA McLAWS TURLEY JOANNA was the second child and first daughter of John McLaws and Sophia DeLaMare, born at St. Joseph, Arizona on Nov. 22, 1877. She was named for her grandmother, Joanna Ross McLaws, who was born in Scotland and migrated to Utah in 1849. JOSIE, as she has always been know, being the oldest girl of a family of thirteen, helped her mother considerably in raising the family. She learned many skills and became an expert dressmaker. She was one of the first organists in St. Joseph, learning to chord to accompany her father who played the violin. She studied music and taught young people to play the piano. At a very early age she was appointed a Sunday School teacher and taught some classes almost as old as she was. She taught up to 1940 and is remembered as "my Sunday School teacher" by a great many people. During the years 1906 to 1913 she and her sisters, Alice and Estella, ran a dressmaking business in Flagstaff, Arizona. JOANNA married JOSEPH HARTLEY TURLEY on May 5, 1915. He was a widower who lived in Woodruff and had four children rang­ing in age from 16 to 6. They lived in Woodruff for the first year then moved to St. Joseph where they made their home and raised two families. Her husband JOSEPH HARTLEY TURLEY died in 1941 and JOSIE moved to Mesa with her daughter Nina where she lived for some time. While living there she served as a Stake Missionary for two years and did some genealogy research work for the McLaws, joining the Scots Society of Genealogy. Her eyes failed from too much sewing and she had to stop this work. In 1951 after Nina married she moved back to her home in Joseph City where she lived with her daughter Mary Pickett. She was bedfast with a heart condition after February 208 Children of JOSEPH HARTLEY and ABBIE NINA CLUFF TURLEY: Goldie Cluff Turley Webb, born June 1, 1899; married John Albert Webb Dec. 9, 1917. Harvey"Cluff Turley born Dec. 16, 1901; married Dora Ellen Sainsbury July 13, 1927; died July 27, 1973. Sarah Cluff Turley born Jan. 4, 1905; died Dec. 7, 1923. Joseph Hartley Turley, Jr., June 12, 1908-Dec. 30, 1971. Reah C. Turley. born March 11, 1911; died March 18, 1912. Children of JOSEPH HARTLEY and JOANNA McLAWS TURLEY: Walter McLaws Turley born Feb. 21, 1916; killed on a Hunting trip with Scouts in 1929. Nina McLaws Turley Adair, born Feb. 21, 1916. Mary McLaws Turley Pickett, born Feb. 20, 1918. Georgia McLaws Turley Williams, born April 14, 1922. * * * Joseph Hartley Turley, Jr. Joseph Jr. was born in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. He died on Dec. 30,1971 in Tucson, Arizona. He was married to Ora Norma Schultz on March 12, 1936 in Mesa, Arizona. She was the daughter of Lewis and Ida Schultz of Mesa. Joseph and Ora had no children. Hartley worked for the Arizona State Highway Department for many years. At the time of his death he was to retire on Dec. 31. He had lived with a heart battery which had been implanted following heart failure several years earlier. His position with the Department was that of landscape en­gineer which was self-taught through many years of service with the Highway. Hartley and his wife loved the out-of-doors They went hunting, camping, fishing, and rock hunting. He cut and polished many beautiful stones which he had gathered from many places in the United States. Ora was a trained nurse and this was a great help when he suffered with his heart ailment. She took up oil painting and with his en­couragement painted many beautiful pictures. She lives in Tucson. * * * Nina McLaws Turley Adair Nina was a twin to Walter. She attended school in Joseph City and" was graduated from the Holbrook High School, Holbrook, Arizona in 1934. She worked in the First National Bank at Hol­brook for several years then was secretary to State Auditor Anna Frohmiller. She joined the Woman's Army Corps in 1943 and served in the Postal Department. After her discharge from the WAC's she was employed at the Valley National Bank in Mesa, Arizona. In July 1951 she was married to William Pres­ton Adair, son of Charles N. and Henrietta Reynolds Adair. 209 They have two sons: Rockford Lee, born March 5, 1954; and Scott Preston, born April 10, 1957. They live in Eagar, Arizona as of 1960. Nina's husband, William Preston Adair, was born at Luna, New Mexico December 30, I960.He graduated from the Round Valley High School at Springerville, Arizona. Active in the LDS Church, he filled a mission in the northwestern states. He was in the Army for four years, three of which were spent in India. After returning from the service he went to work for the Arizona State Highway Department at the border inspec­tion station and is still employed there. * * * Mary McLaws Turley_ Pickett Mary was born on the birthdate of her great grandmother Mary Chevalier DeLaHare, and so she was given the name Mary. The McLaws was added to distinguish which Turley she be­longed to. She was the second daughter and third child. Mary received her education in the Joseph City Schools and the last two years of high school at Holbrook where she was graduated in May 1935. She has always been interested in education and has served as a Sunday School teacher and in the Primary and Relief Society, and MIA--always taking opportunity for education as could be found. She completed a training course for teachers in Sunday School and also trained in genealogy research. She was employed by the National Education Emergency Corps in 1935 and 1936 at the Holbrook High School Library. She met her husband Jack Roderick Pickett while working there. He was a transfer student from Globe High School and Young, Arizona. He lived with his aunt, Mrs. Theo Spurlock. His parents Andrew Jackson and Nell Eberhardt Pickett both died while he was very young. Jack and Mary were married August 20, 1937 and made their home in Joseph City. In 1944 they moved to Holbrook, then to Young, Arizona, for a year, then back to Joseph City where they still make their home. They are the parents of seven children. Two died in infancy; the others are Joann, Joyce, Geroge Andrew, Jack Roderick Jr., and Catherine. At this writing (1960) they are grandparents of two boys and one girl: Roderick Scott Sanchez and Monique Clair Sanchez, children of Joyce and Mariano Sanchez; and Donald Ray Mosier, son of Joann and Hershel Ray Mosier. Joyce and Mariano are on Whidbey Island, Washington, where Mariano is with the Navy. Joann and Hershel graduated from ASC at Flagstaff in May, I960, and are teaching at Page, Arizona. * * * Georgia McLaws Turley Williams Georgia was the fourth child of JOSEPH H. and JOANNA McLAWS TURLEY. She received her education in Joseph City and 210 never finished high school. She married Pyron Williams who was connected with the Civilian Conservation Corp's during the depression. He was from Sabine County, Texas. They set up housekeeping at the Petrified Forest which was the center of that work. They then lived in Holbrook where he was con­nected with the Santa Fe Railroad. They were transferred to Ashfork, then Parker, and in 1942 they moved to Jasper, Texas, At the present time (1960) they live in Pasadena, Texas, where Pyron works for a chemical company and has more than ten years service there. Georgia and Pyron have three girls: Anita, Judy, and Barbara; and in 1956 they had a son, Michael. The oldest daughter, Anita, married just before finishing high school and is now the mother of two boys. Her husband is Daren Grizzle and they live in Houston, Texas.1 * * * 211 HYRUM TURLEY, son of ISAAC and SARAH GREENWOOD TURLEY was born March 1, 1876 in Beaver, Utah".————— My father left Beaver in March, 1877 and went to settle the Salt River in company with Daniel Jones. In 1878 my father moved my mother and family to St. Joseph, Ariz. Here we lived in the United Order. On May 7, 1881 my father moved both of his families to Snowflake. I was baptized by William J. Flake Jan. 5, 1884, and the same day was confirmed by John Woodruff Freeman at Snowflake. In the spring of 1885, all of us, except THEODORE and his family, left for Mexico. I rode a horse all the way and drove horses and cattle. We located at Corralitos. My father planted a crop in connection with James Gale and others. Later we moved up to San Jose, across the river from where Dublan is located. It was called Turley's Camp. My father was appointed Presiding Elder. There were about twenty-five families located there. In the spring of 1886 my father, ISAAC TURLEY, returned to Snowflake and on May 3, 1886 he left Snowflake again for Mexico with CLARA ANN TOLTON and children, a few cows, two ordinary wagons, one spring wagon and one buggy. They arrived in Benito Juarez May 27, 1886. My mother, SARAH GREENWOOD TURLEY, died in Benito Juarez Jan. 15, 1887.I was"nearly eleven years old and my brother, JOHN ANDREW, was twenty-one months old. I took care of him for ten months, then he was taken to Snowflake to live with THEODORE and MARY F. TURLEY. In the fall and winter of 1885, Alex F. MacDonald and the Apostles made the purchase of 100,000 acres of land on the Piedras Verdes River. This was mostly grazing land. There was a very little timber and very little land good for farming. Brother MacDonald made a survey for the town lots. This place was called Benito Juarez. We moved to Benito Juarez and we lived there many years. This is where I went to school and courted my girl. I worked for two years 212 in the Juarez tan­nery, learning to tan leather. I was ordained a deacon by Bishop Sevey May 17, 1887 and was made second counselor in the deacons' quorum. I was ordained a priest by Elder George Teasdale Jan. 3, 1895. I was mar­ried to PEARL SEVEY, a daughter of Bishop Sevey, on Febr. 21, 1896 at Colonia Juarez by Elder Anthony W. Ivins. Hyrum Venus and Ivan were born at Juarez. We took them to the Manti Temple where PEARL and I were sealed and the boys sealed to us Nov. 16, 1898. I was ordained'an Elder at that time by Elder John D. T. McAllister. I helped to plaster the Juarez Academy and the school house, also other buildings there. We moved to Colonia Chuichupa in January, 1904. We milked cows and made cheese for Howd Vader and John Davis and farmed over 100 acres of land. In the middle of the winter we would turn the cows out to find their own feed for a month or two and go to Madera and Pearson to plaster. (The above section was written by HYRUM himself.) When the Mormon colonists left Mexico in July, 1912, HYRUM and his two oldest sons remained in the hills close to the homestead for a few days, hoping to be able to protect the home. His wife and other children went by train to El , Paso. There the Salvation Army took care of them for about two weeks. The family was divided into groups and placed in homes. Marion was the baby and was very sick at this time, HYRUM and the two boys finally left Chuichupa and rode horse­back to El Paso, reaching there about two weeks after those who went by train. The family then went to Thatcher, Arizona, where they stayed about three months. While here they re­ceived a letter from HYRUM's brother, ALMA, asking them to go to Woodruff, Arizona. HYRUM freighted from Holbrook to Whiteriver, Fort Apache, and other localities in Northern Arizona with wagon and team. He helped build some of the dams in Woodruff. He also laid up adobe houses and plastered and did some farming and dairying. He had a contract to haul mail from Holbrook to Woodruff for several years. In 1918 he was chosen Second Counselor to Bishop James Brinkerhoff of the Woodruff Ward, which position he held until May, 1934. PEARL SEVEY TURLEY, his wife, died April 6, 1938 at Woodruff. He told his children at the time of her death that he didn't intend to live with his children, but would marry again if it could be worked out that way. Late that fall he married LOTTIE STOCKETT KUTCH, a widow, They lived in Woodruff a few years, then purchased a home in Mesa near the Temple so they could do temple work. HYRUM’s health began to fail so that he wasn't able to work in the Temple very long. He had an operation and was under the doctor's care, but didn't improve. After being bedfast for some time, he died in Mesa Nov. 25, 1946 and was buried in Woodruff on Nov. 29, 1946. PEARL SEVEY TURLEY PEARL SEVEY, the daughter of George Washington and Phoebe Melinda Butler Sevey, was born Oct. 17, 1878 in Pan- guitch, Utah. She was the baby in a family of 14, and her mother died when she was 14 years old. Her father went to Mexico in 1885 with his two other wives and evidently his wife Phoebe preferred to stay in Panguitch. Several of her older children were married and living in or near there at this time. Phoebe was 48 years old and she died seven years later at the age of 55., PEARL then went to Mexico to live with her father. It was here that she met HYRUM TURLEY and they were married. PEARL and HYRUM had eight children born in Mexico and four in Woodruff, Arizona. An experience she had soon after the Saints had to leave Mexico is worth relating. The family stayed in Thatcher, Arizona for a while, father, HYRUM, went on to Woodruff to find a job and a place to live. When the family was on their way from Thatcher to Woodruff they had to stay over in Albuquer­que , New Mexico for 2 or 3 hours. Marion, the baby, was sick. He cried and cried and wouldn't be comforted at all. Finally a Salvation Army woman came up and asked what was the matter with the baby. Mother said he was sick. "Why don't you take him to a doctor?" asked the woman. "We don't have the money," Mother replied. The woman left and came back with a doctor. He said the baby would die if they went on to Woodruff. Mother began to cry, and said she couldn't stay there because she didn't have a cent. So the Salvation Army took over. They put Mother and the baby in the hospital and the other children were taken in by some members of the Salvation Army. Mother never forgot that act of kindness and she was more tolerant of other religions, and so were we older children, because of that experience. PEARL SEVEY TURLEY taught in Primary, and also was a visiting teacher in Relief Society for many years. She was president of the Primary in Woodruff for some time. She likely was selected for the position because of her depend­ability as a teacher. The Stake Primary president compli­mented her for her dependable and conscientious work in that organization. Her outstanding characteristics were patience, kindness, and long-suffering. At the time of her death a new home was being built for her, which she didn't have the privilege of living in. She remarked a few weeks before her death that she wouldn't be able to live in it. She was a hard worker-­hoeing in the fields, milking cows, and making cheese. Her mother, Phoebe Butler Sevey, milked cows and made cheese so PEARL had learned how to do these things when young. PEARL lived by the Golden Rule, doing unto others as she would like to be done by. She suffered considerably with rheumatism before she died. The doctor said she died of a rheumatic heart. She was 59 years old. Death came to her on April 6, 1938 at Woodruff. She was buried in the Woodruff cemetery the next day. Children of HYRUM and PEARL SEVEY TURLEY: Hyrum Venus Turley, 1896-1922. Ivan Tur1ey born 1898. Thelka Pearl Turley Crandell, born 1900. Lela Melinda Turley Tanner, born 1902 Blanche Sophia Turley Tanner, born 1905 Floyd Turley, born 1907 George Washington Turley, born 1910. Marion Turley, born 1912. Melvin Sevey Turley, 1913-1934. Edgar Wayne Turley, born 1916. Nedra Turley Lee, born 1918. Phoebe Turley Peterson, born 1920. * * * Hyrum Venus Turley Hyrum was born Nov. 30, 1896 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. He never married and died April 21, 1922. Hyrum Venus Turley, son of Hyrum and Pearl Sevey Tur­ley. * * * Ivan Turley Ivan was born March 16, 1898 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. We lived in Colonia Juarez until I was five years old. Then we moved to Chuichupa. We were only able to go to school about four months of the year. The rest of the time we had to help with the plowing and farming. We farmed 100 acres for John Davis besides our own place. Two summers I worked milking cows for John Davis. When Pancho Villa was driving the people out of Mexico, we got word about 10:00 p.m. to leave Mexico. We packed hurriedly and left. Mother had just made a batch of cheese. We had to leave about 35 heads on the shelf. I had a new felt hat which I left on the top of the cupboard, picked up an old one which I wore. We spent some time in El Paso, then Dad decided to go to Woodruff, to join his brother there. The first winter there food was rather scarce. We had to live off rabbits and what we could hunt. Being one of the oldest children, it was Ivan's lot to help make a living for the rest of the family.He started working road construction, mining, building, and farming. He met Maud Brady, who came to Woodruff to visit her sister, Lura Smithson. They were married May 1, 1920 at Showlow, Arizona. She passed away July 12, 1952. Ivan married Pearl Haynes on Dec. 24, 1952. This was a civil marriage and ended in divorce in 1960. He married Mabel Chapman Jan. 24, 1962. Ivan died Oct. 6, 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona and was buried in Woodruff, Arizona. Children of Ivan and Maud Brady Turley: Ivan Jay Turley, born June 17, 1921 at Woodruff, died 216 April 16, 1923. Wilma Turley Buckner, born May 3, 1923. Pearl Turley, born March 24, 1925 in Miami, Ariz,; died March 27, 1925. Joyce Turley Bartlett, born May 30, 1927 in Woodruff. Thad Brady Turley, born April 13, 1929 in Woodruff. Arthur Austin Turley, born April 10, 1931 at Woodruff. Teddy Alden Turley, born April 24, 1933 in Woodruff; married Kay Jackman June 28, 1957; divorced. Ronnie Buddell Turley, born June 27, 1935 at Woodruff. * * * Wilma Turley Buckner Wilma married James Louis Buckner Jan. 30, 1939 and they have two daughters: Darlene Loraine Buckner, born Dec, 9, 1939 in Phoenix, Ariz.; and Shirley Ann Buckner, born April 25, 1941 in Phoenix. * * * Joyce Turley Bartlett Joyce married Lester Charles Bartlett on April 20, 1946. Their child­ren Terry Charles, born May 6, 1947 in Phoenix. Barry Dale, born Aug. 7, 1949 in Phoenix. Sammie Wayne, born March 16, 1951 at Phoenix. Thomas Gale, born Aug. 26, 1952 in Phoenix. Joyce Turley and Lester Bartlett family. * A * Thad Brady Turley Thad married Anna Marie Wride on Aug. 16, 1963, Their children: Julie Ann Turley, born July 29, 1964 in Payson, Utah. Shelly Lee Turley, born April 6, 1966 in Wilcox, Ariz. Scott Jay Turley, born Aug. 11, 1971 in Riverside, Cal, Karen Lynn Turley, born Febr. 12, 1973 in Riverside. * * * 217 Arthur Austin Turley Arthur married Aletha Gibbons Nov. 10, 1952. Their children: Arietta Turley, born March 14, 1954 at Phoenix. Sherry Lynn Turley, born March 19, 1955 at Phoenix. Michael Brady Turley, born May 5,,1956 at Winslow, Ariz. David Dale Turley, born May 15, 1957 at Phoenix. Arthur Austin Turley, born June 16, 1958 at Winslow. James Daniel Turley, born Oct. 18, 1959 at Holbrook. Curtis Scott Turley, born March 9, 1961 at Phoenix. Raymond Kent Turley, born Sept. 16, 1962 at Phoenix. Matthew Wayne Turley, born June 13, 1964 at Phoenix. Mark Ivan Turley, born March 21, 1967 at Phoenix. Lori Jean Turley, born Jan. 15, 1970 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Amy Colleen Turley, born June 26, 1971 at Cedar Rapids. Joseph Hyrum Turley, born March 18, 1976 at Pocatello, Idaho. * * * Ronnie Buddell Turley Ronnie married Dixie Lee Boyle on Dec. 16, 1955. Their children: Ronnie Darrel Turley, born Nov. 22, 1956 in Tacoma, Wash. Rickie Bryan Turley, born March 13, 1958 in Phoenix, Ariz Carole Lynette Turley, born Sept. 5, 1959 in Phoenix. Larry Earnest Turley, born Oct. 21, 1960 in Phoenix. * * * Thelka Pearl Turley Crandell Thelka was born Jan. 14, 1900 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, the daughter of HYRUM TURLEY and PEARL SEVEY TURLEY. In her own words she says: "The first thing I recall after we moved to Chuichupa was when I was five years old. I went to Juarez to see my grandfather. He picked me up in his arms and car­ried me to the end of his house to show me his grapes. He must have been proud of them. This was the only time I re­member seeing him. My grandmothers were dead before I was born." She was twelve years old when the family had to leave Mexico. She remembers having to stay in a large dance hall for a few nights, then the family moved to Thatcher, Arizona. From there they went to Woodruff, Arizona. Thelka attended high school in Prescott, Arizona. She had the opportunity to do this by baby sitting for a Mr. McOmie, for whom her father was working. This family moved to Hollywood, California. While there she attended Hollywood High for about six months. While in Hollywood she played on 218 the Harvard basketball team against the Yale team. She became homesick and returned home; she was 17 at this time. While she was cooking for a group of twenty men who were working on the Woodruff dam, she met one of them and after a short courtship, she married him. She was married to George Lorin Crandell, son of Albert William and Sarah Jane McCleve Crandell, May 1, 1918. They were later sealed to each other along with their children June 5, 1935. She worked in various assignments in the Church, and along with her husband, they did genealogical work. They had fifty-five years of a full life together. The last two years, because of hardening of the arteries, she lost her mental capacities and then passed on to the other side. Children of Thelka and George Crandell: Lorin J. Crandell Gilford Loy Crandell Zelda Crandell Patrick Mel Irving Crandell Mavis Crandell Albert Wayne Crandell Frieda Pearl Crandell Boring Sadie Lou Crandell Porter Kent and Karl Crandell (twins), born and died March 28 1936 * a * Lorin J. Crandell Lorin was a premature baby and was small when born. He attended his school in Pinedale and Woodruff, then attended high school at Holbrook. He did very well in high school and was voted the best all-around boy. He went one year to college, then filled a mission to the Central States Mission. After arriving home, he went direct into the Air Force. Then he married a girl he met while on his mission, Velva Dorris King, on Febr. 14, 1946. Lorin has always been active in the Church, serving in various capacities. Lorin was born on March 20, 1919 in Pinedale, Arizona. He and Velva had six children, but one died at birth. They raised these five and four of these are married. Children of Lorin and Velva King Crandell: Dorena Fay, born Dec. 17, 1946 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jerry Lee, born April 19, 1948 in Albuquerque. Alvin Lynn, born Aug. 8, 1950 in Albuquerque. Linda Kay, born June 14, 1953 in Colorado Springs, Colo. died June 22, 1953.- Eva May, born July 2, 1954 at Colorado Springs Vivian Gay, born Aug. 22, 1957 at Colorado Springs. * * * 219 Gilford Loy Crandell Gilford was born May 23, 1920 in Pinedale, Arizona. He married Dorothy Elizabeth Despain on Sept. 21, 1946. Gilford's schooling was in Pinedale and Woodruff, with high school in Holbrook, Arizona. He served in the Army during World War II and received the purple heart for being wounded in action. He was married after he returned from the war. They have six children and four are married at this time. He and his family are active in the Church. Children of Gilford and Dorothy Crandell: Gloria Jean, born Nov. 24, 1946 at Heber, Ariz. Mildred Pearl, born Dec. 12, 1947 at Holbrook, Ariz. Arnold Ray, born Aug. 4, 1950 at Holbrook. David Doyle, born May 29, 1952 at Holbrook. Linda, born Feb. 29, 1956 at Holbrook. Darwin Loy, born Oct. 2, 1960. * * * Zelda Crandell Patrick Zelda was born July 20, 1921 in Woodruff, Arizona. She had quite dark hair when born; her grandmother called her a little Indian papoose. She attended school in Woodruff and Pinedale, and high school in Holbrook. While there she par­ticipated in drama. She married Johnie George Patrick. They had six children, losing a boy and a girl. Three of their children are married at this time. Zelda lives in Thatcher, Arizona. She is active in the Church. Children of Zelda and Johnie G. Patrick: Lorina Kay, born Dec. 17, 1946 in Snowflake; died the same day. Princess Ann, born Oct. 28, 1948 at Holbrook, Ariz. Larrie Gale, born April 27, 1950 at Snowflake. Valere Jalene, born Jan. 8, 1954 at Holbrook. Johnie George, born Sept. 12, 1956 at Holbrook; died Sept. 14, 1956. Don Juan, born Dec. 4, 1958 at Winslow, Arizona. * * * Mel Irving Crandell Mel Irving was born July 6, 1923 in Pinedale, Ariz. His elementary schooling was at Woodruff and Pinedale, Arizona and high school at Holbrook. He served in World War II. He married Martha Ferguson on Aug. 3, 1946 and they have five children; three of them are married at this time. Mel loved to sing and while young, would sing sad songs that he would make up to his younger sisters to make them feel sad. Children of Mel Irving and Martha Crandell: Loretta Ann, born Oct. 16, 1944 (adopted) at Hollis, Oklahoma. 220 Melvin Leroy, born April 29, 1947 at Winslow, Ariz. Shirley May, born Jan. 18, 1950 at Oklahoma City, Okla. Gary Lynn, born Jan. 5, 1952 at Holbrook, Ariz. Danny Lee, born Oct. 9, 1957 at Florence, Ariz. * * * Mavis Crandell Mavis, born April 30, 1925 in Clay Springs, Arizona, was extremely ill at age three years and never developed past that stage. They had to place her in the home for retarded people. She passed on at the age of 31 on July 21, 1956. * * * Albert Wayne Crandell Albert Wayne was born Jan. 19, 1927 at Woodruff, Ariz. Wayne has always been interested in the building business. He married Elsie Marie Bitner on May 10, 1947 and they had four children. He was divorced from her, then married Toni Evenson, who had seven children of her own. They had four children of this marriage and have since been divorce. Wayne is now married to Karen Seymore. Children of Albert Wayne and Elsie Bitner Crandell: Kenneth Wayne, born May 5, 1948 in Albuquerque, N. Mex. Michael Alien, born Sept. 12, 1949 in Albuquerque. Sharon Kathleen, born Oct. 26, 1952 in Holbrook, Ariz. Dana Orville, born Oct. 7, 1956 in Florence, Ariz. Children of Albert Wayne and Toni Evensen Crandell: Gene Eldon, born Dec. 15, 1969 at Payson, Ariz. Kevin Dale, born Nov. 7, 1971 at Lakeside, Ariz. Kelly Ray, born Febr. 10, 1974 at Lakeside. Steven Blain, born Sept. 15, 1975 at Lakeside. * * * Frieda Pearl Crandell Boring Frieda Pearl was born May 12, 1929 at Pinedale, Arizona. Frieda graduated from the Snowflake High School in 1947. While attending a Relief Society Bazaar she met James Oliver Boring and they were married Oct. 4, 1948. He had three children of his own from a previous marriage; then they had a total of eleven children, losing two of them at birth. They had two of his children sealed to them and had nine of their own. During the birth of Frieda's eighth child she had a very rough time, but when this baby was ten years old she gave birth to another child, at the age of almost 44. She feels that she could have another, if the Lord so desires. Children of Freida Pearl Crandell and James Oliver Boring: Freida, born Nov. 18, 1949, Holbrook; died Nov. 19, 1949. 221 Reida, born Nov. 18, 1949; died Nov. 19, 1949. Donnie Rue, born Oct. 24, 1950 in Holbrook. Connie Sue, born Oct. 24, 1950 in Holbrook. Jimmy George, born June 10, 1953 in Provo, Utah. Thelka Delores, born Jan. 22, 1957 in Holbrook. Lillian M., born May 26, 1960 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Cynthia Louise, born June 3, 1963 at Snowflake, Ariz. Lena Marie, born April 10, 1973 at Holbrook. Children of James Oliver Boring by a previous marriage sealed to Freida and James the day they were married: Joan Elizabeth, born Feb. 23, 1943 at Snowflake. Theril Wayne, born Oct. 27, 1944 at Winslow, Ariz. Sadie Lou Crandell Porter Sadie Lou was born March 28, 1933 at Pinedale, Arizona. When she was a little girl she was burned and carried the scars all her life. She also had rheumatic fever that left her with a heart murmur. She filled a mission for the Church when 23 years of age. After she came home she was discour­aged about trying to find a companion in Heber, so she went to Idaho to see a girl she had met while on her Mission. While there she met Ira Porter. She later married him in the Mesa Temple on Feb. 1, 1957. They had a family of five chil­dren. When the youngest was two and the oldest was seven she passed away, August 18, 1965. Her husband remarried and is living in Ogden, Utah. Children of Sadie Lou and Ira Porter: James Ira, born April 8, 1958 in Holbrook, Ariz. Riley Don, born Sept. 18, 1959 in Holbrook. Laurie Lou, born Feb. 1, 1961 at Preston, Idaho. Lisa, born April 9, 1962 at Preston. Suelene, born June 7, 1963 at Preston. * * * 1 - Lela Melinda Turley Tanner Lela Melinda Turley was born Febr. 16, 1902 in Chuichupa, Mexico, the daughter of HYRUM and PEARL SEVEY TURLEY. She was born in one of the Mormon Colonies in Old Mexico where she lived with her family until July 29, 1912 when, due to unrest in the civil government of Mexico, it was felt best by Church Authorities for all American citizens of Anglo descent to leave Mexico. Lela was ten and a half years old and this was a very impressionable time. The family later moved and settled in Woodruff, Arizona. After school, she worked in Holbrook, Arizona where she met Clifford Tanner, born Sept. 23, 1896 in Joseph City, Arizona of Henry Martin Tanner and Emma Ellen Stapley. They were married May 29, 1920 in Woodruff, then sealed in 222 the St. George Temple on Oct. 4, 1922. They lived in Joseph City; Woodruff; Aztec, New Mexico; and Holbrook, where Clifford Tanner died Oct. 29. 1957. He was buried in Joseph City Nov. 1, 1957. Lela later moved to Mesa, Arizona where she had some apartments to help support herself. She didn't want her children to help her. She was active in the Church in many ways. The Relief Society and Primary benefited from her hand work, as she made beautiful booties, etc. She never forgot a birthday of her loved ones. "She was one of the most thoughtful persons I know. If only all of us would follow in her footsteps we would be wonderful people." Children of Lela and Clifford Tanner: Frank Clifford Tanner • Erma Tanner Holyoak Georgia Tanner Pike James Dwight Tanner Horace Jay Tanner Leah Tanner McCartney Alfred Hyrum Tanner Bert Wayne Tanner Emmaline Tanner Allen Family of Lela Turley and Clifford Tanner * * * 223 Frank Clifford Tanner Frank was born Oct. 20, 1921 in Joseph City, Arizona; blessed by John Westover Dec. 4, 1921; baptized by George E. Shelley Oct. 20, 1929; confirmed by Eldon W. Cook Nov. 3, 1929. He received his schooling in Joseph City and graduated from high school at Holbrook, Arizona. He spent three years, October 1942 to Dec. 1945, in the U.S. Navy. Frank married Shirley Ravine Aug. 7, 1944 by Rev. Vinji at Everett, Washington. They lived in Everett most of their married lives. They moved to Phoenix, Arizona three years ago to retire. They have three children, all born at Everett, Washing­ton: Frank Clifford Tanner, Jr., born April 16, 1945; James Alien Tanner, born Jan. 10, 1947. He married Carol Ann Collins June 18, 1966 and they have 2 children; Sandra Louise Tanner, born Febr. 2, 1948, married George Louis Olson on June 25, 1966 and they have 3 girls. * * * Erma Tanner Holyoak Erma was born March 5, 1923 in Joseph City, Arizona; blessed April 1, 1923 by Henry M. Tanner; baptized May 13, 1931 by Carl C. Jacobsen; confirmed June 7, 1931 by Henry M. Tanner, She received her schooling at Joseph City and graduated from Holbrook High School in May, 1941. She worked nearly three years as an electrician on B-52's during World War II at Litchfield Park. Erma married Cleve J. Holyoak March 14, 1945 in Lawton, Oklahoma. They were sealed in the Mesa Temple Febr. 7, 1952. Erma received a pin for 25 years of service in the Primary and has had 14 years of 100% Visiting Teaching. She is first counselor in the Relief Society. Children of Erma and Cleve Holyoak: Dennis K. Holyoak, born Sept. 11, 1946 in Snowflake; married Bonnie Louise Reidhead Nov. 9, 1968 in the Mesa Temple. Their children: Sonia, born Oct. 5, 1969 in Mesa; and Shawn K., born Oct. 20, 1972 in Tren­ton, Michigan. Dennis filled a full-time mission in Brazil. He is now living at Taylor, Michigan, working for Ford Motor Co. as a mechanical engineer. Joe Farrel Holyoak, born May 25, 1948 at Holbrook; married Sharon Taylor May 9, 1969 in the Mesa Temple. They have one daughter, Chanda Lee, born Feb. 9, 1971 ' in Mesa. Farrel is operations officer of the Valley National Bank in Tempe, Arizona. They live in Mesa. Kerry Dean Holyoak, born July 24, 1954 in Holbrook. He is going to Mesa Community College this year and is planning a mission as soon as he gets out of school. * * * 224 Georgia Tanner Pike Georgia was born Febr. 25, 1925 at Woodruff; baptized April 2, 1933 by Robert Cummins at Joseph City, Ariz.; confirmed April 2, 1933 by John L. Westover. She graduated from Holbrook High in May, 1943 and worked at the defense plant at Litchfield Park during World War II. Georgia married Charles Robert Pike December 20, 1945 at Payette, Idaho. Their children were all born in Ontario, Oregon: Charles Leroy, born Aug. 11, 1946. Janet Bernice , born Jan. 13, 1949. Wayne Lee, born Jan. 5, 1951. Jolene, born Feb. 9, 1952. Bruce Clifford, born March 7, 1955; drowned July 30, 1956 at Harper, Oregon. * * * James Dwight Tanner James, fourth child of Clifford and Lela Tanner, was born Sept. 10, 1926 at Joseph City, Ariz.; blessed Oct. 3, 1926 by Henry M. Tanner; baptized Oct. 7, 1934 by Harry S. Randall;.confirmed Oct. 7, 1934 by Alfred B. Randall. James was in World War II from December 1943 to July 1945. He married Wanda Lee Bradford July 2, 1946 in Woodruff, Arizona by Albert Hatch. Their daughter, Linda Ann Tanner, was born May 16, 1947. They were divorced in 1949. James married Mildred Lucille Walton and they adopted Karen Lucille Tanner, born April 19, 1955. They are living in Winslow, Arizona. * * Horace Jay Tanner Horace was born April 20, 1928 at Joseph City; blessed July 1, 1928 by R. C. Tanner; baptized July 5, 1936 by Elwin E. Bushman; confirmed July 5, 1936 by Clifford Tanner. He was in World War II June 1946 to Dec. 1946. Horace married Eva Dalene Gregg Gray June 2, 1948 at Gallup, New Mexico. They have two children: Eddie Glen Tanner, born March 31, 1949 at Winslow, Ariz,; married Jeanne Esther Valenzuella March 23, 1968. Susan LeAnna, born Jan. 27, 1953 in Phoenix; married Glenn Lee Smith Nov. 20, 1971. * * * Leah Tanner McCartney Leah was born Jan. 23, 1932 at Joseph City; blessed March 225 6, 1932 by John H. Miller; baptized Jan. 31, 1940 by Alonzo E. Bushman; confirmed Feb. 4, 1940 by M. Foss C. Smith. Leah married Henry Nelson Murray July 29, 1950 in Hol-brook. She married her second husband, Charles Eugene McCartney in Holbrook August 6, 1955. Their children: Mike, born March 24, 1956 in Winslow, Ariz. Patricia, born Feb. 13, 1957 in El Paso, Texas. * * * Alfred Hyrum Tanner Alfred was born Nov. 10, 1933 at Joseph City; blessed Dec. 3, 1933 by Joseph H. Turley; baptized Dec. 29, 1951 by John T. Flake; confirmed Jan. 4, 1942 by M. Foss C. Smith. He served in the United States Navy March 1, 1952 to Feb. 1956, Alfred married Rochelle Barnard in Holbrook by George Foye on Febr. 22, 1957. Their children: Jeanette Sue Tanner, born Dec. 24, 1957 at Winslow, Ariz. Charlotte Elaine Tanner, born April 16, 1960 at Winslow. * * * Bert Wayne Tanner Bert was born Jan. 28, 1938 at Joseph City, Ariz. He started in May, 1956. He started school in Joseph City and finished high school in Holbrook, graduating in May, 1956. He went three semesters at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Bert married Betty Jane Owens on May 2, 1959. They were sealed in the Arizona Temple April 30, 1965 and had all three of their sons sealed to them. Bert is Cub Scout Master and in the Sunday School presidency of the Holbrook Second Ward. Children of Bert and Betty Tanner: Bert Wayne Tanner, Jr., born April 4, 1960 at Holbrook. James David Tanner, March 5, 1962--March 6, 1962. Barry Allyn Tanner, born April 21, 1965 (adopted). * * * Emmaline Tanner Alien Emmaline is the ninth child of Clifford and Leia Turley Tanner. She was born June 28, 1941 at Winslow; blessed Aug. 3, 1941; baptized Jan. 5, 1952 at Joseph City. She graduated from Holbrook High School May 29, 1959. She went to beauty school in Mesa, Arizona, receiving a license Nov. 14, 1962. She has worked for the Western States Telephone Co. for several years. They own their own home in Holbrook, Arizona. 226 Emmaline married Robert Charles Allen March 17, 1962 Their children: Deborah Kim Allen, born Jan. 8, 1963 at Holbrook. Michael Bruce Allen, born Dec, 15, 1965 at Holbrook. * * Blanche Sophia Turley Tanner Blanche Sophia Turley was born July 28, 1905 in Chui-chupa, Old Mexico. As her parents were citizens of the United States, she was also a citizen. Following is some of her history in her own words: The most exciting time of my life while young was on my sixth birthday. We were having a party and a man came on hosreback to tell us we all had to get out of Chuipe before daylight the next day because the rebels were coming and would kill us. We left our homes and headed for El Paso, Texas the next day. There the women and children had to be separated from the husbands and older brothers. From El Paso, Texas our family moved to Woodruff, Arizona. I attended district school there and went three years to Snowflake High School. My junior year was spent in Hol­ brook, Arizona. I did get in two quarters of college at Tempe State College. I started to work in the Church while I was in the eighth grade. I frist started as secretary in Sunday School, then secretary in the MIA. I did not enjoy it much because I preferred to teach instead. Then I was called to teach in Primary. I worked in Primary for 17 years, both ward and stake. I have also worked in the Primary presidency. I have taught classes in Sunday School, MIA, and Relief Society. I have also been counselor to many presidents of the Relief Society in both ward and stake. I was president of the Relief Society in Farmington 2nd Ward and at present am Sea­gull teacher in Primary. My husband, Bill Tanner, has built me six and a half new homes and I have enjoyed landscaping the yards. The rose gardens are my hobby. I have left roses in every yard except two. We have lived in Farmington over fifteen years. We have been on several interesting trips in the past ten years. First we took a Vida Fox Clawson trip from Salt Lake City, Utah to the Islands of Hawaii. It was wonderful and we made many friends. Then we took another tour with the same company covering the history of the Church. We have been to Yellowstone National Park. Our hobby is fishing. We took a horseback ride to Emerald Lake in Colorado. I have been to Salt Lake General Conference many times and heard many of the Authorities speak. We remember President 227 Heber J. Grant very well; also Joseph F. Smith and David 0. McKay. Blanche and William Allen Tanner were married June 8, 1926 in the Salt Lake Temple.He was born Febr. 5, 1905 in Snowflake, Ariz. to Thomas William and Marian Francetta Miller Tanner. We have three wonderful children, all have been married in the Temple and are now active in Church activities. Children of Blanche and William Allen Tanner: Norman Coy Tanner, born April 28, 1927 at Snowflake. Cleon Bernell Tanner, born June 7, 1929 at Snowflake. Verla Tanner, born March 9, 1934 at Snowflake; married Paul Lynn Abbott Febr. 1, 1952. Family of Bill and Blanche Tanner * * * Norman Coy Tanner I was born in Snowflake, Arizona April 28, 1927. I was the first son of William Allen Tanner and Blanche Turley Tanner. My earliest years and most of my elementary schooling took place in Snowflake. Then we moved to Mesa, Arizona. In 1941 I graduated from the eighth grade. At this time I received the American Legion award for citizenship, scholar­ship, leadership, and safety. In 1944 we moved to Farmington, New Mexico where I graduated from high school. 228 On Jan. 12, 1945 I married Evelyn Bernice Pipkin. We soon moved back to Mesa. Our daughter, Norlene Gae was born on Nov. 39, 1945; daughter Michele came along on Dec. 7, 1949 and daughter Vicki arrived on Dec. 18, 1952. In October, 1945 I enlisted in the Air Force. I trained as a Cryptgraphic Technician and later as a control tower operator and was discharged in 1947. My hobbies have in­cluded flying, receiving my license in 1947; water sports; electronics; wood working; and writing. As a writer I have had one book, 16 articles, and 2 stories published. I began my higher education after beginning work in the Mesa Post Office. After a number of years of studying at night, I received my Associate in Arts degree from Mesa Community College in June of 1973. My Church work has included teaching in various capa­cities, counselor in Elder's Quorum presidency, Stake Mission, stake speech-drama director, counselor in Stake Mission Pres­idency, member of Seven Presidents of Seventy, and a member of the High Council. Children of Norman and Evelyn Tanner: Norlene Gae Tanner Helquist Michele Lynn Tanner Kiper Vicki Ann Tanner Kerstetter * * * Cleon Bernell Tanner Cleon married Lexie Ann Nations Sept. 5, 1953. Their children: Lynette Tanner, born Sept. 20, 1955 at El Paso, Texas Ronald Martin Tanner, born Nov. 26, 1958 at El Paso. David Lee Tanner, born Nov. 18, 1960 at El Paso. Larene Tanner, born Jan. 22, 1969 at El Paso. * * * Floyd Turley Floyd Turley was born Dec. 30, 1907 in Chuichupa, '. Chihuahua, Mexico, a son of HYRUM and PEARL SEVEY TURLEY. The family left Mexico the latter part of July, 1912 during the Mexican Revolution. Floyd remembers that they were having a party for his sister, Blanche's, birthday, which is July 28, when a man rode up to their home to tell them the rebels were coming. He recalls how they turned the cattle out onto the ranges to find their feed, put the many cheeses they had made under the floor, also other valuables, such as pictures, and the children put their little red wagon in the chicken coop and shut the door. They were all hoping to return soon and find all their belongings still there. 229 HYRUM and the two older boys, Venus and Ivan, went into the mountains with guns to watch the rebels and secure their property again if possible. Previous to this they had sent the rest of the family by train to El Paso. The Salvation Army took care of the family in El Paso until HYRUM and the boys had decided that they could not save their prop­erty and had ridden into El Paso on their horses and located the rest of the family. The family moved to Thatcher, Arizona for a few weeks, then went to Woodruff at the suggestion of ALMA TURLEY, broth­er of HYRUM. Floyd has lived in Woodruff since that time except for the years spent on a mission in Texas and the two and a half years in Central America. As a boy, Floyd liked to go with his father on the freight road. Many men in the area provided for their families by hauling supplies to Fort Apache. Later, Floyd helped his father by mixing mud for him to work at his trade of plastering. Floyd began to plaster along with his father when he was 14 or 15 years old. Later on, he and his father built houses together, and still later, Floyd and his brother, Edgar, were partners in building. Floyd attended grade school in Woodruff, then went to one year of high school at Snowflake, then a year at the Holbrook High School. He spent his junior and senior years at Snowflake where he graduated. He and his sister, Blanche, and brother, George, roomed with their Uncle (Ted) THEODORE TURLEY, paying for their room and much of their food by the boys chopping wood for their uncle and for other families. Floyd was called to the Mexican Mission in the fall of 1928 and spent 2 1/2 years on this mission. Mexico would not allow missionaries to enter the country at this time, so the mis­sionaries worked with the Mexican people living in the United States. All of this mission was spent in Texas. Floyd married Olive Kemp, born Oct. 5, 1905 to John Henry "and Annie Eliza Hyer Kemp, in the Logan Temple on Sept. 30, 1931- They established a home in Woodruff, Ariz. Six of their eight children were born at Woodruff and the last two were born in Holbrook, Floyd was asked to be MIA president of the Woodruff Ward shortly after returning from his mission. About 1932 he was made ward clerk. In May, 1934 he was called to be Bishop and served until April of 1945. Shortly after his release he was called on a stake mission. He worked with Melvin Gardner among the Spanish speaking people of the stake for about a year, then worked with Nowlin Kartchner among the Apache Indians. He was called to be a High Councilman in 1947 and served on this council for 18 years. During much of this time the Snowflake Stake covered the area from McNary to Flagstaff, so he spent some long days making visits to the wards. Floyd worked as maintenance supervisor of the Holbrook Public Schools from 1960 to 1970. He then went to Central 230 America as a building supervisor for the LDS Church. He spent nine months in the city of San Salvador in El Salvador, then was sent to the city of Alajuela in Costa Rica where he spent almost fifteen months. He went to the city of Panama where he spent almost five months. He and his wife returned to Arizona on December 16, 1972. They decided to spend the coldest part of the winter in Mesa and returned to Woodruff March 17, 1973. Olive Kemp Turley was born in Logan, Utah. In the sum­mer of 1910 the family bought a farm in North Logan and moved to that locality. Olive went through the first seven grades of school at the North Logan School, then attended the Brigham Young College Training School for the eighth grade, so she could play violin in the school orchestra. She attended four years of high school at the Brigham Young College, then two years of normal school, from which she graduated in the spring of 1926. Playing with the BYC orchestra was the highlight of her younger years. Olive taught school for the next three years, then left for a mission in June, 1929. She spent a few months in Okla­homa City, then the rest of her mission in Houston, Texas. It was while in Houston that she became acquainted with Floyd Turley, who was serving in the Mexican Mission. Olive had grown up on a farm and decided to try her hand at gardening during the depression years, to help out with,the needs of the family. This became quite a profitable hobby and helped very much while the family was growing up. She has helped in most organizations in the Church, both in her younger years and after marriage. Three of Olive’s grandparents were born in England, and-about 1952 she became interested in doing genealogical research in England through researchers there. It was while she was getting started with this hobby that a researcher asked if her husband's peo­ple were of the Birmingham area in England, saying that a director of the company for which he worked was interested 'in the Turley name in that area and it was possible to obtain some material on that surname quite readily. With the per­mission of the president of the Theodore Turley Family Organ­ization, she then began doing research on the Turley lines in England. Researching on one of her own lines in England and on the Turley lines has taken considerable time and thought, but it has been a very enjoyable part of her life since the early 1950's. She greatly appreciates the support of both her own family and the many members of the Turley family in this work. In December, 1976 Olive, with Floyd as her assistant, was called to head the Branch Genealogical Library in the Holbrook Stake. This assignment takes considerable time but gives her an opportunity to pursue genealogy. Children of Floyd and 0live Kemp Turley: Anita Turley Hallsted, born July 24, 1932. 231 Floyd Kemp Turley, born Sept. 16, 1933. Wanda Turley Karges, born March 30, 1935. Janice Turley Johnson, born May 30, 1937. Thomas Lowe Turley, born April 8, 1939. Lucille Turley Layton, born March 15, 1941. Christine Turley Smith, born Dec. 22, 1945. Milton Stuart Turley, born Oct. 10, 1947. Floyd and Olive Turley and Family * * * Anita Turley Hallsted Anita Turley, eldest daughter of Floyd and 0live Turley, was blessed Aug. 7, 1932 by her grandfather, HYRUM TURLEY and baptized in an irrigation ditch July 26, 1940 by her father. I went to elementary school in Woodruff and high school in Holbrook. I was a member of the Holbrook High School Drum and Bugle Corps as a bugler. I was secretary of the sophomore class, typist for the school annual, treasurer of Student Council, Choir President, Spanish Club treasurer, and chosen All-Around Girl. After graduation from high school, I went to business school in Albuquerque, New Mexico a short time, then returned home to be secretary of the Holbrook Public Schools for three years, then went to Arizona State College at Tempe one year. Then I was secretary of Holbrook schools another year, then completed requirements for a teaching certificate, graduating in 1959 from Arizona State University. 232 While at college, I held such positions as Sunday School organist, counselor in YWMIA, also YWMIA president, Relief Society President, ward secretary, member of Maricopa Stake M-Men and Gleaner Board, Relief Society visiting teacher. I sang in a ladies' trio for several events. I married Richard Keith Hallsted August 23, 1958 in the Arizona Temple. I taught school part of the 1958-59 school year. Our daughter, Lisa Jo, was born June 26, 1959. Our home is in Mesa, Arizona. Life history of Keith Hallsted: I was born in Safford, Arizona November 13, 1931, son of Ernest E. and Fannie Ev­elyn Curtis Hallsted. My schooling was in the Safford grade and high schools. My college career started at Eastern Arizona Junior College. It was interrupted by a mission to the Southern States, 1951-53. I then completed and graduated from Eastern Arizona Junior College in 1953. I attended BYU for a short time, served in the U.S. Army 1954-56, then completed my college training at Arizona State at Tempe. I graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration in May, 1958. After graduation I worked for the Business Men's Assurance Company. I have been active in the Church with duties as ward clerk of the University Ward, Maricopa Stake. Keith is presently a High Councilman in the Mesa South Stake. Children of Anita and Keith Hallsted: Lisa Jo, born June 26, 1959 in Mesa, Ariz. Barry Keith, born Dec. 9, 1960 in Mesa. Roger Kyle, born Aug. 28, 1962 in Mesa. Rayna, born Aug. 12, 1964 in Mesa, Ron Kenyon, born Aug. 12, 1964 in Mesa, deceased Aug. 13, 1964. Karen Sue, born Sept. 15, 1966 in Mesa. Bruce James, born Nov. 12, 1972 in Mesa. * * * Floyd Kemp Turley Like Nephi of old, I was born of goodly parents. On Sept. 16, 1933 I was born in Woodruff, Arizona in a house across the street from where my parents are now living (1976). My father, Floyd Turley, worked as a builder while my mother, Olive Kemp Turley, took care of home, family and garden. I was the second child of eight and the oldest boy. Woodruff is a small community on the Little Colorado River in northeas­tern Arizona. The pace of life is slower than the city life, so as I grow up, I spent lots of time playing in the out-of-doors: along the river, 233 climbing the Butte, among the groves of trees, and in the swamp. Many of the things we boys did would be considered too dangerous for our children to do today, but our mothers didn't know about them, so we enjoyed life in a small town. ' When I was three or four years old, some of the older boys in town discovered that I could add numbers in my head. They would tease me and ask me to perform additions of numbers like 64 and 92; then were surprised to find out that I could really perform the addition, I don't know if this was an encouragement to me or not, but I have enjoyed mathematics all through­out my school years. I attended school in Woodruff through the eighth grade, then went to Holbrook High School. At Holbrook I enjoyed many things: music, especially Glee Club; sports, science, shop—all were interesting. One subject I did not enjoy was history. Since I had skipped the third grade, I was a year younger than my classmates, and small for my age, but I man­aged to earn 3 basketball letters, and one each in football and baseball. I was eager to join in any sports activity, other activities I enjoyed were journalism, where I served as editor of the school paper in my senior year. Offices I held were freshman class reporter, junior class president, and student body president. My senior year I was selected valedictorian of the class. In my shop classes, I made several pieces of furniture: chests, chest of drawers, etc.—some of which are still in use today. My college years were spent at Arizona state Teachers College at 233a Tempe. I started in architecture, but soon switched to chemistry, then building and construction before I left on a mission. After my mission, I studied Electrical Engineering, and took a B.S.E.E. degree in 1960 from ASU, All through my college years, I worked to support myself at various jobs. Some of them were: busboy, maintenance work, janitor, plastering, building, pouring concrete, carpentry, and other construction related jobs. Now, as I look back, I wonder how I had time to do all that I did in school. At ASU I was vice president of Lambda Delta Sigma, president of Delta Phi, vice president of Blue Key, and served on the Religious Council . My mission call was to Japan, where for three years I had a very en­joyable: mission. Although the number of baptisms was small, I enjoyed the work and love the Japanese people. One thing that helped: I made a hobby of learning to write the Japanese language. After a year or so, many mem­bers would write to me in "hanji" or Chinese characters. After my mission, I returned to ASU where I met Joycelynn Hatch. Although I didn't realize it at the time, she was to become my future wife. We were married in the Arizona Temple on June 6, 1959. Today we have a family of five children: Kerilynn, Kim Ann, Thomas Kemp, JoEllen and John Kay. All of them are strong physically, alert mentally, and have testimon­ies of the Gospel for which my wife and I are very thankful. After graduating from ASU, I went to work for Farnsworth Realty and Development Company. Today, after sixteen years of working for them, I am the-construction manager for the company. We have built over three thousand homes, several hundred apartments, numerous commercial buildings, including Poston Junior High School, Mesa North, Mesa West, Salt River and Phoenix North Stake Centers, many other churches, etc. The company provides work for over 150 men, providing an opportunity for them to earn a living for their families. I have enjoyed the association with hardworking skilled men in the company. In the church I have served in many capacities. At ASU, I taught the investigators class, and was ordained a seventy during my senior year, serving 233b: as secretary of the Seventies Quorum of the Maricopa Stake. Since then, I have served as Explorer advisor, YMMIA superintendent, stake missionary, counselor in stake mission presidency, counselor in stake YMMIA superin-tendency, bishop's counselor. Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, Scout Committee chairman, and High Counselor in the Mesa East Stake with re­sponsibility for the Deacon-Scout program. This year, I feel very proud of my son Tom who has earned his Eagle Scout rank shortly after turning 13 years old. I have now served in Scouting for over 13 years and enjoy it very much. During our married years, my wife and I have discussed family life and business opportunities and all decisions have been made prayerfully by the two of us. We have built several homes, trying to suit them to our family's needs as the family keeps growing larger, and older. We have tried to encourage the children to take part in music, sports, and do a good job in their schoolwork. The boys are planning and saving for missions, and all five know that a college education is theirs if they want it. My wife and family are my life. I am grateful for them and their testimonies. I am also very grateful for the heritage which has been given to me by my an­cestors. Most of all I am grateful for the Gospel, and the opportunity to return to our Heavenly Father's presence again. (Dec. 19, 1976) 233c Children of Kemp and Joycelynn Turley: Kerilynn, born Nov. 12, 1960 in Mesa. Kimi Ann, born Aug. 22, 1962 in Mesa. Thomas Kemp, born Sept. 16, 1963 in Mesa. JoEllen, born Aug. 19, 1965 in Mesa. John Kay, born July 12, 1968 in Mesa. * * * Wanda Turley Karges Wanda attended grade school in Woodruff and high school in Holbrook, where she graduated in 1952 as valedictorian of the class. She married Edward Louis Karges during her senior year in high school, March 17, 1952. They have lived in Holbrook. Wanda spent one year as secretary of the Holbrook Schools and also worked for a while as bookkeeper at J.C. Penney Co. She also worked as a teacher's aid in the Holbrook Schools. She has been Primary President, a teacher in Relief Society and Primary and in MIA. She has been a visiting teacher in Relief Society. She has sung with a group of women who have furnished music for many occasions. Children of Wanda and Edward Karges: Dennis Edward, born June 2, 1952 in Holbrook. Kenneth Floyd, born April 21, 1953 in Holbrook. : Douglas Wayne, born Febr. 28, 1955 in Holbrook. : Kelly Scott, born Aug. 11, died Aug. 12, 1959 in Holbrook. Mari Kay, born July 13, 1960 in Holbrook. Kurt Andrew, born Aug. 12, 1971 in Holbrook; died the same day. * * * Janice Turley Johnson Janice went to grade school in Woodruff and graduated from high school in Holbrook as Salutatorian. She worked after school and on Saturdays as a secretary during part of her high school years. She graduated with a B.A. degree from Arizona State University. She and Anita obtained work as secretaries in Phoenix, working part time while attending . the University. Janice married Larry Dee Johnson July 17, 1959. They lived in Tempe for a while, then moved to El Paso, Texas. Dee accepted a position as a teacher at the high school in Snowflake, Arizona. They lived in Taylor for a year, then moved to Snowflake. Janice taught home economics one year in the Snowflake High School. 234 Janice has been Sunday School chorister and dance direc­tor in MIA before her marriage. She has served in the Primary presidency for a number of years. Children of Janice and Dee Johnson: Dayna, born June 24, 1960 in Mesa, Ariz. Melanie, born Aug. 20, 1963 in Mesa. Vonda Sue, born Nov. 9, 1964 at Holbrook. Kimberly Deneen, born Dec. 20, 1968 at Holbrook. Nikki Lynn, born Dec. 10, 1974 at Pinetop, Ariz. * * * Thomas Lowe Turley Thomas died June 16, 1957 at eighteen years of age. temple work was done Sept. 13, 1957. * * * Lucille Turley Layton Lucille attend­ed grade school at Woodruff and high school at Holbrook where she graduated in 1959. She attended college for a short period in Tempe, then obtained work at the State Industrial Commis­sion in Phoenix where she worked for several years. Lucille mar­ried Marian Roy Layton April 16, 1965. Marian was born May 12, 1935 in Central, Arizona, son of Roy W. and Merle Mangum Layton. Lucille and Marian have lived in Chandler, Arizona where Marian has been teaching school. Lucille was Sunday School chorister at Woodruff. She has been secretary of the Relief Society and a teacher in the Sunday School. They have two adopted sons, both born in Phoenix, Arizona: Derek Marian, born July 8, 1968. Darwin Thomas, born Sept. 3, 1970. . . ,* * * Christine Turley Smith Christine attended school at Woodruff through the 7th 235 grade, then graduated from the eighth grade and high school at Holbrook. She was valedictorian, graduating in 1963. Christine was active in 4-H and attended a convention of this group at Chicago. She obtained a job as secretary at the County Agent's Office in Holbrook where she worked for about two years while going to high school. She attended Arizona State University, graduating with a B.A. degree. She taught in junior high for one year in California, then taught Home Economics in high school at Maryvale in the Phoenix District for two or three years. Christine has served as Primary organist, also Sunday School organist and chorister. She was president of Relief Society one year while at the University. She has been a teacher in Relief Society and also a counselor and organist for Sunday School. Christine and Harold Hatch Smith, Jr. were married. March 21, 1970. They have purchased a home in Tempe, Ariz. Their children: Geri Anne, born Dec. 13, 1971 at Mesa, Ariz. Erika Lyn, born Febr. 1, 1973 at Mesa. Ryan Scott, born March 6, 1975 at Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Kevin Harold, born Sept. 5, 1976 at Mesa. * * * Milton Stuart Turley Milton attended grade school at Woodruff through the sixth grade, then graduated from grade school in Holbrook. He graduated from Holbrook high school in 1965. He is married to Shirlene Kay Payne and they have two children: Stuart Ryan Turley, born Dec. 13, 1972 at Mesa, Ariz. Sharlene Ann Turley, born July 1, 1976 at Mesa. * * * George Washington Turley George was born Jan. 18, 1910 in Chuichupa, Mexico. The family came out of Old Mexico when he was three years old due to the Pancho Villa uprising. They could have stayed there but the government gave them no protection, so they decided to leave all. This was a severe hardship on everyone, George has always been active in the Church. If he was given an assignment you could depend on it being done well. When the Woodruff Ward bishopric was reorganized in 1950, George was like a caged lion. He had a strong feeling that he; was to be called. For the first time in his life, he insisted on being late to Church. When he entered, Pres­ident Smith greeted him with, "Brother Turley, we've been waiting for you." He was made a counselor, but when Elder 236 Henry D. Moyle set him apart he said "Bishop", then after the blessing was over he said, "Brother Turley, I guess you no­ticed I set you 'apart as a bishop. I didn't make a mistake, the Lord wants you to be a bishop but I don't know where or when. You just tell them to talk to me when you're called." Eight years later, at the organization of the Shreeveport Stake, he was called out of the audience to be the first bishop of the Natchitoches Ward, It's interesting to note that Elder THEODORE (Uncle Ted) TURLEY and a Brinkerhoff were the first Mormon Elders to organize a Sunday School there. The older members still remembered him. George was married October 23, 1929 in the Mesa Temple to his childhood sweetheart, Pearl Gardner. She was born March 2, 1914 in Woodruff, daughter of Leroy Eugene and Lovina Eagar Gardner. George mostly enjoyed ranching and farming. He always had cattle and crops to tend. He oper­ated a dairy before he moved to Louisiana to operate a large ranch there for his brother, Marion, and two other men. It was there that much of his patriarchal blessing was fulfilled, which stated his life would be sought but if he remained calm and prayerful, nothing could touch him. We had many experiences there. We only stayed there three years. George was bishop of the ward thirty miles away. Then, as our daughters were getting to the courting age and there were no Mormons around we decided we had better get them back. George began working for the City of Holbrook. At first he was over the prisoners to have them work on city projects. Then they found he could do building, so he was responsible for building a tennis court, some of the swimming pool, a fire house, a jail, city hall, three parks, some of the hospital, cemetery, and some of the library. Also, while bishop of Natchitoches he built and dedicated their lovely ward building in six months. So he has left a landmark wherever he went. It was also his job in Woodruff to oversee building the chapel there. His posterity is all active in the gospel and though he is 63 years old now, he is in the Sunday School presiden­cy, High Priests secretary, and third counselor to his wife in the Relief Society. At present he is church custodian for two wards and a stake. Children of George_Washington and Pearl Gardner Turley: Leo LeGrande, born Jan. 23, 1932 in Woodruff. daughter (stillborn), Jan. 2, 1935 in Woodruff. _ daughter (stillborn), April 15, 1936 in Woodruff, Korrin Eugene Turley, born June 22, 1937 in Woodruff. LaPrill Turley Lee, born April 9, 1940 in Woodruff. Genene Turley Stradling, born April 27. 1947 in Holbrook. Kathryn Turley, born Jan, 16, 1949 in Holbrook. Helen Colleen Turley Skinner, born May 3, 1950 in Holbrook. Barbara Pearl Turley, born Aug. 2, 1954 in Holbrook. 237 Family of George Washington Turley Back Row: Korrin, George. Middle Row: LeGrande, Genene, LaPrill. Front Row: Kathryn, Helen, Barbara, Pearl, * * * Leo" LeGrande Turley '-- * Leo was always a very intelligent and obedient child. The young folks often used George and Pearl's home for their 'get-togethers' and so thoroughly spoiled him. They taught him to box and before he could walk he gave his dad a right to the nose during Church and caused it to bleed so badly he had to leave. At 2 years he won a loving cup in a beautiful baby contest by Sears. Having "Turley fingers" we were afraid he would be handicapped, but he always was a good penman and artist. Anything he wanted to do he did well. He has always been very generous with his many talents-and time. He married a very wonderful and talented girl, Joan Allen, in the Mesa Temple June 16, 1953. Their first two children: Todd Allen, born March 16, 1954; and Leann, born Febr. 23, 1956, are as fine and healthy children as anyone could ask for. Then they had a son. Milo Lee, who only lived about six months. He was so sweet and healthy. He was born Jan. 13, 1958. Then they had twins, stillborn, full time, for no reason the doctors could find. Last was a daughter, also stillborn, full time and unexplainable. •• This year Todd finished his first year at college and is contemplating a mission. Leann graduates from high school and will go to Flagstaff this fall to college. LeGrande and Joan have been busy in Church work. He has been in the Bishopric, Mutual president, and others with his wife working with him. She helped build their home. She dances, sings, and decorates cakes and is excel­lent in all homemaking duties 238 Korrin Eugene Turley Korrin was born during the championship fight where Joe Lewis won over Jimmy Braddock, so he was called Jimmy Joe for several years. He was always chubby, but had such long eyelashes and flashy eyes so was always handsome. He was nine months old when his grandmother, PEARL S. TURLEY, died and as he was walking, he left the funeral and had us hunting all over. He had a severe case of rheumatic fever when he was seven and only through faith and prayer and patience was he saved and though his heart was enlarged and had a very bad murmur, he overcame this and was on the all-state football team and was accepted into the MP's in the Army. While in Japan with the Army he met and married Tazuko Okamoto on Nov. 26, 1957. Korrin decided to use his MP training, so after passing his exams and training, he became an Arizona Highway Patrol­man. He has done a fine job in this and at present he is teaching patrolmen at the school in Phoenix. They reside in Mesa and dearly love it. Korrin has just taken his ser­geants exam so may be transferred this year. Korrin and Tazuko had two children: Karen, born July 13„ 1959 in Japan; and Sandie, born July 31, 1963 in Holbrook, Arizona. They were divorced Oct. 2, 1974 and he married on Oct. 11, 1974 Gayla Randall Prible. They were sealed Aug. 6, 1976. Gayla was the mother of Brent Prible, born Dec. 14, 1967 and Stuart Prible, born April 7, 1970. * * * LaPrill Turley Lee My father named me after the month of April by putting an "L" at each end. I don't know where or when the division between the a and P came about but I like to think it makes the name sound foreign and mysterious. I'm the lucky one in the family because I knew both families: I was raised with my two older brothers and they were practically grown before my sisters started coming along. I had some very good teachers to help lay the foundation of my education. I was the only girl in our class for many years and so took my education seriously. When I graduated from the 8th grade, Elda Bowler took Verdell Turley and me to Canada on a wonderful trip. How well traveled I felt because I had been out of the United States. I surely liked high school. I began a long career of working at the Dairy Queen when I was a freshman. Among my various other jobs was housegirl for the Judge Melvin T. Shelley, family, I did the Butane books for A. & B. Schuster Company for a few months, but I always went back to the Dairy Queen when summer came. We moved to Louisiana for my senior year in high school. I was a new experience to Cloutierville High School because I spoke so differently and I was a Mormon. 239 I came home to Arizona by bus with a classmate, JoAnna Nugent, the summer of 1958 and stayed with my grandma. My parents took me back to Louisiana in the fall and I proceeded to attend Natchitoches Trade School where I graduated 8 1/2 months later. I returned to Arizona in the fall of 1959 to begin my long career as secretary for the Cooperative Extension Service, How I enjoyed that job. I won a trip to Chicago in 4-H and further added to my travels by accompanying the Holbrook High School Spanish Club to Mexico. In December of 1965 I met Ivin Crone Lee and married him May 20, 1966 in the Arizona Temple. Ivin is the son of Arthur and Leah McNeil Lee. He is a choice person with many talents and outstanding qualities. He is not afraid of work and does anything he tries well. He is a Heavy Equipment Operator at Cholla Power Plant, Arizona Public Service Company. Ivan Berneil Lee was born on Jan. 29, 1967. He came early and I wasn't ready. We were so thrilled that he was a boy. We were living at the Cattle Rest in Joseph City when he was born. Then, we moved into our present home on April 9, 1969. Our daughter, Kyra Joy Lee was born on April 21, 1969. She was a real joy and her daddy's pride and joy. I have had many jobs in the Church and loved each one. Listed among them are: Shreveport Stake YWMIA secretary; Sunday School and MIA teacher; YWMIA Activity Counselor in Holbrook; and in Joseph City I've been a Primary teacher, music director, Relief Society demonstration director, and Primary president. * * * Genene Turley Stradling The first ten years of my life were spent in the small town of Woodruff. Here I attended a small two-room school for four years before we moved to a large ranch in Louisiana. This was a very new experience for all of us. I had never been out of the state of Arizona before. Our ranch in Louisiana was thirty miles from the Church in Natchitoches and twelve miles to the school in Cloutier-ville. I only lived there for two years, then returned to Woodruff to stay with LeGrande and his family and LaPrill for about nine months when the rest of the family moved back to Woodruff. We just couldn't get the Arizona out of us. A few months later we bought a home in Holbrook, where I continued my education until graduating from high school in 1965. That autumn, Nov. 13, 1965, I was married to Bennie Lee Stradling in the LDS Church at Holbrook. A very short six weeks later, December 28, 1965 he was drafted into the armed forces and I moved back in with my parents. After Bennie's training at Ft. Bliss, Texas, he was stationed at Ft. Gordon, Georgia. The fighting in Viet Nam was still 240 very heavy and we were afraid he would soon go there, so I sold all I could to get enough money to fly to Georgia. Our first week in Georgia was miserable. As the months went by, things improved but very slowly. We had many experiences in Georgia that created a strong bond between us. I lost our first two babies while in Georgia; one July 24, 1966, and one Febr. 12, 1967. Bennie got orders for Viet Nam twice but never had to actually go. We strongly felt the Lord watching over us all during this period although we were not active in the Church at that time. We returned to Holbrook just before Christinas in 1967. Everything seemed against us, but gradually things worked out. On Aug. 16, 1968 I lost our third baby; however, he did live for a few minutes and we named him James Aaron Stradling. About three months later, on Dec. 6, 1968, Bennie and I were sealed in the Arizona Temple. My father stood in for our infant son and he was sealed to us. On April 30, 1972 we had a son named Deral Shane Stradling and he lived! Our financial situation seemed to steadily decline, so Bennie found work driving truck for the copper mines and we sold our home and moved to a small town in southern Arizona named Kearny where we live close to my sister Helen and her family. Two more children were born to us: Tisha Pearl, June 26, 1974 and Tory George, born Sept. 10, 1976. * * * Kathryn Turley Kathryn weighed 10 lbs. at birth. She was always very happy, sometimes laughing and giggling for no reason at all. When asked why, she would always say, "Cause it's fun. It makes me feel good." When Kathy could barely reach the piano keys she would feel the keys until she'd get some that sounded good together then say, "Listen I've found a pretty one." She was a natural born musician. She was born with a large, smiling mouth. It was amazing the things she could hide there. She amazed her music teacher by playing two trumpets at the same time. She was also gifted artistically and could draw and paint very well. Once a teacher wanted a baby picture of President David 0. McKay. She used one of his mature pictures as a model and it was very easy to identify the baby picture. Kathy started going to college in Thatcher and started a part-time job with a veterinarian in the animal hospital there. She figured that was her occupation so she's there yet, full time. The doctors had to put a limit on pets she could have. She thinks she has been cheated because she has always wanted to be a wife and mother, but so far this has eluded her. She works heavily in the Church there. * * * 241 Helen Colleen Turley Skinner My first six years of life were spent in Woodruff, ' where Dad owned and operated a dairy behind the house. My first grade of school was spent in Woodruff under Mrs. Johnson, where she also taught six other grades in the same room. When I was seven, we moved to Louisiana. There we lived on my Uncle Marion's ranch. It was about 15 miles from the school in Cloutiervilied and about 30 miles from the nearest church in Natchitoches. Dad became the bishop of the small branch there and in a year or so we built a new chapel there. When I was eight years old and time to be baptized, there wasn't a font available and the river and bayous had snakes and alligators in them, so Dad baptized me in a brand new cow trough. After living back in Woodruff for a while we moved to Holbrook in a brand new house. Dad worked for the city and we continued attending school there. In 1968 I graduated from Holbrook High School and also from four years of seminary. I registered for college at Eastern Arizona Col­lege at Thatcher and was accepted. I attended school there for three semesters when I gave it up for a home and husband. On Jan. 23, 1970 I married Arnold Brent Skinner in the Arizona Temple. After a month of marriage Brent got drafted into the Army. While Brent was away our first child was born: Krista Dawn, on Nov. 9, 1970. Brent returned home at Christ­mas and we all moved to Lawton, Oklahoma. At Ft. Sill he went under special training only to leave for Viet Nam a few months later. In September we parted again. On Jan. 27, 1972 I gave birth to our son, Landon Brent. In August, Brent returned home and out of the Army as a veteran. Upon his return he found work with Kennicott Copper Co. at Hayden, Arizona. We moved to Mesa three years ago (1973) and my husband took some more college classes as well as working full time. I've completed 12 more credits at college towards my B.A. in Elementary Education. I've been a visiting teacher, a Primary teacher for 2 1/2 years, and Relief Society Nursery Coordinator. Three years ago I was put in as Hyrum Turley Family President which has been quite a chore, getting everything together at and after reunion time. We are plan­ning a move to Snowflake in the near future where my husband will be a TV repairman for Lee's TV Shop there. We have had a new addition to our family, a girl Melody, born July 20, 1975. * * * Barbara Pearl Turley Barbara is the seventh living child of George Washington and Pearl Gardner Turley. She only weighed in at 3 1/2 pounds and was called the caboose. She was treated like a doll by her sisters, as they put doll clothes on her and pushed her in a doll buggy. She was born with bronchitis and her stom­ach wouldn't hold more than a tablespoon at a time so she was very hard to raise. When we were in Mesa her Aunt Nedra 242 took her to a Dr. Lee and he gave her a 3-in-l shot and she came out of it and hasn't been scarcely bothered with it since. At the present time Barbara is staying with her sister, Kathryn, at Thatcher while attending Junior College. She has a part-time job in a photographic shop there. She is a quiet, bashful girl but is good to get up and bear her testimony. She always helps in any family troubles and is willing to help in any Church capacity. A * * Marion Turley I was born January 6, 1912 in Chuichupa, Mexico, the eighth child in a family of twelve, to HYRUM and PEARL SEVEY TURLEY. My father was a building contractor and farmer. We migrated from Mexico in July of 1912. I was six months old and because of exposure, became very ill. As a result, Mother and I had to stay in El Paso, Texas until I was able to travel. We went to Snowflake, Ariz. for a short time, and then moved to Woodruff, Arizona. Woodruff was a small town of about two hundred people and a typical small Mormon community. I had to do a man's work while young: milking cows, plowing, and other things connected with farm­ing. I had to trap wild animals and sell their hides to finance my youth activities. I went to Woodruff Elementary School, Snowflake High School, where I played varsity football for three years. I had three years at the University of Arizona at Tucson; two years at the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah, and completed a LaSalle Correspondence Course in Accounting out of Chicago. I held a variety of jobs while preparing for a mission and school including mining, road work, and miscellaneous odd jobs. After completing school, I worked in the office of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co, and Utah Power and Light. I then went to work for Griffin Bakery as bookkeeper and salesman. Then I worked for Cudahy Packing Co., first as timekeeper then as Assistant Traffic Manager. I then went into the livestock buying field with Cudahy Packing. After . three years in the livestock department of Cudahy's, I went to work for Producers Livestock Marketing Assn. I have been with the Producers for 26 years. For three years I bought and sold livestock in the Rocky Mountain area, then was trans­ferred to Los Angeles where I was the cow salesman in the Los Angeles stockyards for two years. Then I was transferred to Brawley, California, to open and manage an office for Producer's Livestock. I have been in Brawley for 22 years. I also feed cattle of my own on the side. I filled a mission to the Northwestern States. I was the president of the Fourth Quorum of Elders in the Salt Lake 243 Stake; served in the stake YMMIA presidency, Park Stake; Aaronic Priesthood Advisor, Maywood Ward; branch president of Brawley Branch, during which we built the present ward chapel. At that time the branch had 160 members, I was made district president over a combined district which was being prepared for stakehood, later the Yuma Stake. I served for fourteen years as Yuma Stake President, just recently being released. While I was stake president, eight of ten chapels in the stake were built. This included our. new stake house. I served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Cattle Ranching and Farming Corporation of the Church. When Elder Henry D. Moyle, counselor to President McKay and who was President of the Florida Corporation Board passed away, I was called by President McKay to be president of both the Georgia and Florida Corporations. After I served for year, President N. Eldon Tanner was made .president, and I served as Vice President to him. While living in Salt Lake City and living in the 17th Ward there, I met my wife, June Clark. She was born June 1, 1917 in Georgetown, Idaho"! the daughter of Marion Charles Clark and Ella Shepherd Clark. She was raised in Georgetown, Idaho. She came to Salt Lake City and attended LDS Business College. She did office work and bookkeeping for different companies in Salt Lake City. We were married May 13, 1942 in the Salt Lake Temple. June is a Church worker, having worked in all of the organizations. She was both district and ward Relief Society president and YWMIA president. She is currently Spiritual Living Leader in the ward and In-Service Leader. For hobbies, I like sports, mainly golf. My wife and I like to travel. We sold our home in Brawley and moved to Provo, Utah, and are now back in Brawley. We are very proud of our seven children. Children of Marion and June Clark Turley: Douglas Marion Turley, born July 16, 1943 in Salt Lake City; filled a mission to Switzerland, German section; graduated from BYU with major in physics and minors in math and German. He married Anneva Burton Franz in the Oakland Temple May 27, 1967. He is now a stock broker for Dean Witter & Co. in Cupertino, California. They have one son, David Douglas, age 3 and a little girl, Deborah, 1 year old. Carolyn Turley, born Febr. 15, 1946; graduated from BYU with major in elementary education. She married George Oakes Jaquith Dec. 27, 1967 and they were sealed in the Oakland Temple the following August. George works in Corporate Finance with Dean Witter & Co., Los Angeles, Calif. They have two children: Tricia, 3; and Brian, 1 year old. De Anne Turley, born Dec. 15, 1948; graduated from BYU with a degree in business education. She married Thom­as Allen Hill July 30, 1971 in the Los Angeles Temple. Tom is an X-ray technician in Los Angeles. 244 Steven Clark Turley, born April 9, 1951; filled a mission to Washington Mission, Spanish Division. He is currently attending BYU in pre-med. Clifton Clark Turley, born August 6, 1953. He had one year at BYU and is in the mission field now in the England North Mission. '. T Kristine Turley, was born June 25, 1956. She is a jun­ior at Brawley Union High School and plays the piano and sings. Marilyn Turley, born July 2, 1958. She is a freshman at Brawley Union High School. She plays piano and sings * * * Melvin Sevey Turley Melvin Sevey Turley was the ninth child born to HYRUM and PEARL SEVEY TURLEY. He was born at Woodruff, Arizona on Nov. 7, 1913. His family nicknamed him "Babe" When he was very young, because he was so small, and the name stuck with him throughout his life. When he was fully grown, he was still the smallest of the Turley boys, with a height of 5"6" and weight of about 145 pounds. 'He had black, wavy hair, a medium complexion, and was a handsome boy. He was always faithful and active in Church; tried to take part whenever he was asked; attended all meetings and served in all Priesthood activities. He also sang in the Woodruff choir for many years. His habits were good. He nev­er did smoke or drink, swear, or even use "slang expressions. He was honest and kind in all his dealings with his fellow-men and was quick to do a good turn for the elderly or for any one who needed help. He was fond of all children and they loved him; in fact, he was very well liked by every one he came in contact with. Melvin was a very fast runner. He could out-run all his brothers and nearly all his friends. In school he was a good athlete. He loved to play basketball, baseball, and football. He also enjoyed Boy Scout work. He was handy at nearly everything and had a natural aptitude for making and repairing things. Melvin was a hard worker all his life and could be depended upon to see that a job was finished right. His dad was a contractor for building and plastering and later formed a Turley Brother's Company with his sons. Some of the boys would go off to other towns with their father on these jobs and some of them would stay home'to take care of the farm. The boys were taught to work hard. The father was a very stern man and expected a lot from his boys. One time, when he was about fifteen years old, he and his younger brother, Edgar, were coming back to the house from the field. It was raining and lots of mud and water everywhere so they took a short cut through a field where a big bull was pastured. The bull charged and knocked Melvin 245 down and rolled him in the water. Ed managed to crawl under a fence and then distracted the bull over to where he was so that Kelvin could get away. Luckily, Melvin was not hurt too badly, but he was really a muddy mess and soaked to the skin. 'When Melvin was about sixteen years old, about the month of August, he and the other three youngest children of the family all came down with typhoid fever. Melvin was the sickest of them all. He couldn't hear nor talk at first, but after several weeks, he started to get better. Melvin liked to trap wild animals and he was fairly successful at it. He would catch coyotes and wildcats mostly; then skin them and stretch the hides to cure them and then sell them. He was able to make a little spending money this way. When he was recuperating from the typhoid fever he could hardly wait to get well enough to run his trap line again, About the summer of 1927, the Elmer Gardner family moved from the town of Snowflake, back to Woodruff. They had a daughter, Morjorie, who caught the eye of Melvin. They both fell for each other right away and later decided to get married. They didn't think they were too young, even if older and wiser heads did. Morjorie was 17 and a half years old and Melvin lacked two months of being twenty years old. Morjorie's brother, Melvin, was back from his mission and he and his girl, Inez Hatch, were also planning on being married, so the young people figured they might as well plan a double wedding. Melvin was just old-fashioned enough that he found Brother Gardner alone one evening and asked for his daughter's hand—and consent was given. They decided to travel to Utah and be married in the St. George Temple. It was quite a trip up there and took two days to go. They had one truck to carry the jars for canning, the camping supplies, etc. and two cars. Upon arrival in Hurricane, Utah, a house was rented for a week or two and everyone pitched in to can a lot of peaches. They were plentiful and cheap that year, and by picking up the windfalls, they got them cheaper yet. After days of canning, they got all the jars filled and that job done, then the big day came for going to the next town to be married. The Turleys had not been able to go with them as planned, but the Gardners were traveling with them on this trip. The marriage took place Aug. 29, 1933 in the St. George Temple. For the first two weeks after their marriage, Melvin went to Holbrook and worked in a cleaning establishment. He had worked there for a short time before marriage. They took their meals with the manager and his wife and rented a hotel room for sleeping. The wages they made hardly cov­ered the expenses. Then, when Melvin got a form of lead poisoning on his arms from working in the cleaning fluid so much, they had to quit and move back to Woodruff. Melvin was taken into the Turley Brothers organization and he went back to work for his dad. On June 4, 1934, their son, Terry Melvin Turley, was born. Times were tough and the young people had no money. - 246 The Turley Brothers were still working in a sort of United Order and Melvin was away part of the time on various jobs that his dad contracted for. Groceries were bought whole­sale with what little cash was brought in. and divided among the families. There were five families to feed besides keeping one son, Marion, on a mission. It was during October that Melvin and his brother George were working out near the Petrified Forest on road construction. with a team of horses. Melvin caught a bad cold and it turned into pneumonia and he had to come home. After a day and night in the tent, he had to be moved into a warmer place, so his brother Floyd let us put him into their little front bedroom. A doctor was called up from Holbrook and he pronounced it pneumonia. He left us some salve to use as a poultice, but it did no good whatsoever. That was long before penicillin was discovered and found to be a cure for pneumo­nia. They say that pneumonia terminates or gets better either in 3, 6, or 9 days. Well, Melvin fought for his life with all his might and lasted 10 or 11 days, but due to his weakened condition from the typhoid fever, he just was not able to survive this last bad illness. He died in the evening of Nov. 7, 1934 which was his birthday—being just 21 years and a few hours old. He was buried on November 9 in the Woodruff cemetery. * * * Morjorie Turley, wife of Melvin Sevey Turley, mother of Terry Melvin Turley. Terry Melvin Turley Terry was five months and three days old when his father passed away with pneumonia. His grand­parents, Lois Heward and George Elmer Gardner, took care of Terry while his mother worked. She married Rowland Merle Lupher on Dec. 24, 1935 in Gallup, New Mexico. Terry had four sisters: Merla Ruth Lupher Falco, born Dec. 7, 1936; Janet Elise Lupher Anselmo, born Oct. 3, 1938; Leilani Marie Lupher Waggerby, born April 19, 1941; and Kathleen Nevada Lupher Acuna, born Febr. 29, 1944. Terry started school in the old Woodruff school. During his first three years of school his mother and father moved from Arizona to California, to Nevada, and finally to Oregon. Because of this Terry had to take the second grade over. Terry's father was a sign painter when he married Terry's mother. Later he became allergic to paint so he did carpenter work. It was during the war and the family moved around fol­lowing construction jobs. Terry attended Riverdale School, Liberty Jr. High School, and Tillamook High School, graduating in May 1953. He was on the swimming team and basketball 247 team and played the clarinet in the band. When Terry and his family first moved to Tillamook there was no LDS Church. So that he might attend some church, he attended the local Methodist Church. When he was approximately ten, the missionaries came to Tillamook. First meetings were held in the home of Wayne Dean, with four families attending. Later, they met in the Old Townsend Hall. For a while, Terry was the only Deacon available to pass the sacrament. When he was fourteen, he was set apart to be Sunday School superintendent, Terry was in boy scouts and was later in the National Guard for 9 years. After high school graduation, Terry worked at the Oregon-Washington Plywood Mill in Garbaldi. When he was laid off at the mill, he moved to Stayton, Oregon to live with the Ralph Rolfe family. While living in Stayton, he worked on the Rolfe green bean farm and at a Ford Motor Company. From Stayton, Terry moved back to Tillamook to work for Condit Chevrolet Company and Wayne Dean. Terry and Marion Lucille Redmer were married July 17, 1956 in Tillamook, Oregon. Lucille was born Febr. 24, 1935 in Bowbells, North Dakota, only child of Robert Frank and Helen Rosemary Redmer. Terry had met Lucille in the second grade. They were married by the County Justice of the Peace. Terry and -Lucille had four children in Tillamook. When the youngest was three weeks old, the family moved to Arizona. Terry found a house in Mesa. He tried his hand at several jobs but soon found that he liked machinist work. Most of his thirteen years in Arizona have been spent working as a machinist for Walter Brookbank at Palo Verde Machine Products. He is presently self-employed as a machinist. Terry has served a part-time mission since moving to Mesa. One Church assignment he particularly enjoyed was being a Temple Visitor's Center guide. He was ordained a -High Priest Sept. 30, 1969 by L. Harold Wright. Children of Terry and Lucille Turley: Catherine Edith Turley, born Dec. 15, 1954 ; married David Oman Ray (born March 4, 1955 in Mesa) on Dec. 27, 1973 in the Arizona Temple. David works for Skaggs and they have two children: David Oman Ray, Jr., born April 28, 1975 in Mesa; and Ahtanya Diane Ray, born July 9, 1976 in Mesa. Julie Ann Turley, born Aug. 24, 1957; a student nurse at Mesa Community College, graduating as RN May, 1977. Steven Lee Turley, born Sept. 29, 1958; works at Mesa Lumber Co. as a driver. Joy Marie Turley, born Oct. 12, 1963; a student at Carson Junior High School. * * * 248 Edgar Wayne Turley Edgar Wayne was born In a humble three-room shack in Woodruff, Ariz. May 20, 1916 to HYRUM and PEARL TURLEY. He grew up, a bash­ful boy, in Wood­ruff, completing all his elementary schooling there. He then attended his first two years of high school in Snow-flake and his final two in Holbrook, graduating in 1934. He attended the University of Ariz. in Tucson for two years. On Aug. 23, 1938 he married Mary Pearl Kutch in the Salt Lake Temple. He met her when she came to Woodruff to teach school. While living in Woodruff, Edgar served as dance director and MIA Superintendent. He next moved to Winslow where he worked for the Santa Fe Rail­road. Here he was again made MIA Superintendent and after living and serving in this capacity for five years, he moved to Holbrook and was given the same job. At the end of that year he was made bishop of the Holbrook Ward and served six years. Upon his release as bishop, he served as Aaronic Advisor, MIA Stake Board member, Stake Missionary, and then branch president of the Lamanite Branch for six years. At the present time he is serving as Holbrook Stake and Holbrook 2nd Ward dance director. Mary Kutch Turley, daughter of Robert Monroe and Lottie Babb Stockett Kutch, was born in Tucumcari, New Mexico April 15, 1914. She lived there until she was four years old, at which time her parents moved to Taylor, Arizona, and then to Lakeside. Here she lived until she graduated from high school, riding the bus to Snowflake her final two years of high school. She graduated in 1931. She then attended Arizona State Teachers College at Flagstaff and graduated with a three-year teaching degree in 1934. The following winter she went Woodruff, Arizona to teach school and it was there she met Edgar Wayne Turley. When their first daughter was born, she embarked on a homemaking career and dropped out of teaching (except when badly needed during a teacher shortage during World War II) until after her second son and next to the last child was old enough to enter school. Except for a two-year break, when her last daughter was born, she has taught in the Holbrook schools until the present time. She Is now the head teacher in the Hulet School in Holbrook. She accepted her first Church job at the age of twelve, when she was made Primary Secretary, and has held one or more Church positions ever since. While attending college she, was a Sunday School teacher. Since then she had been dance director, YWMIA counselor and Relief Society president in: Woodruff; dance director and MIA counselor in Winslow; and MIA counselor, stake Junior Gleaner, Beekeeper, Relief So­ciety Social Science leader, MIA adult teacher, Sunday School Coordinator for the Junior Sunday Sachool, Lamanite Branch Primary and Sunday School teacher and Primary Inservice leader at Holbrook. She is now the Holbrook Stake and Hol­brook Second Ward dance director with her husband. Children of Edgar Wayne and Mary Kutch Turley: Carolyn Turley Perkins Judith Turley Johnson Marvin Edgar Turley Kathleen Turley Boyse James K. Turley Susan Coleen Turley * * *- Carolyn Turley Perkins Carolyn was born in Snowflake, Febr. 23, 1940. When she was very small her parents moved to Winslow, Arizona but returned to Woodruff the fall she entered the first grade. They moved to Holbrook the following year and she attended Holbrook schools from second grade through high school, graduating in 1958. Upon completion of high school she married Cephas Franklin Perkins Aug. 16, 1958. She was sealed to him in the Arizona'Temple on Aug. 16, 1960. During the first four years of their marriage, she worked at several jobs to help her husband through college, besides having their first three children. She has held a number of Church positions, including Relief Society visiting teacher, Primary president. Primary teacher, Sunday School teacher, and MIA camp director in the Holbrook 2nd Ward. They now reside at Holbrook, while her husband commutes to Keams. Canyon, Arizona where. he is super-visor of a Corps Teaching Program. He will teach in the Holbrook. Junior High School this fall. He is in the Holbrook Ward Sunday School presidency and their oldest son, Allan, will soon receive his Eagle Scout award. 250 Children of Carolyn and Cephas Perkins: Allan, born Jan. 22, 1959. Donna Perkins, born March 12, 1961. Bruce Wayne, born July 19, 1962. Valerie, born Jan. 8, 1965. Clint Franklin, born May 2, 1971. • * * * Judith Turley Johnson Judith was born in Winslow, Arizona April 13, 1942. When she was very small, her parents moved to Woodruff and the following year to Holbrook. She began her first year of school in Holbrook and attended all of her grades on through high school there, graduating in 1960. The summer after she finished high school, she married Joseph Gerald Johnson in the Arizona Temple on Aug. 16, 1960. She attended Arizona State College in Flagstaff along with her husband for a year, then dropped out of college to become the mother of one son and three daughters. She has held various church positions, including counselor in the Relief Society, MIA counselor, MIA dance director, and ward organist. They now live in Williams, Ariz, where her husband is in the branch presidency and she is branch organist and work counselor in the Relief Society. Children of Judith and Joseph Johnson: Jaline Johnson, born Aug. 18, 1961. Jerry Todd Johnson, born Sept. 10, 1962. Janea Rachael Johnson, born June 8, 1969. Joycelynn Johnson, born Jan. 3, 1971. Marvin Edgar Turley Marvin Edgar was born in Winslow on Sept. 29, 1945. When but an infant, his parents moved to Woodruff and the following year to Holbrook, where he later entered the first grade and twelve years later graduated from Holbrook High School, The following year he attended Arizona State Univ. in Tempe, Arizona. The next fall he entered the Mission Home in Salt Lake City and then the Language Training School in Provo, Utah and on to serve a two-year mission in Uruguay. At the completion of his mission he entered his second year of college at BYU in Provo, which he attended for one year. At the end of this school year, he married Janis Bentley in the Arizona Temple. He then transferred to ASU in Tempe, where he graduated with a B.A. in foreign languages. Upon graduation from college he was immediately inducted into the Service and af­ter six months of clerical training, served the rest of his 251 service term in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. as a stenographer. They are now living in Mesa, Arizona where he is a superintendent of construction for Farnsworth Realty and Construction Co. The Church positions he has held include assistant Scoutmaster, Elders Quorum president, Sunday School teacher, Stake Missionary, counselor to the Elders Quorum president, and teacher in a Priesthood class. Children of Marvin and Janis Turley: Mauri Kay Turley, born Jan. 24, 1970. Ryan Marvin Turley, born Sept. 1, 1972. Tera Fe Turley, born June 7, 1976. * * * Kathleen Turley Boyse Kathleen was born Dec. 28, 1947 in Holbrook. She lived there and attended school there, graduating from Holbrook High School in 1965. She then attended college at ASU in Tempe one semester. On July 9, 1966 she married Russell Lee Boyse. She was sealed to him in the Arizona Temple May 25, 1968. They are currently living in Mesa, Arizona where he is the manager of a cement batch plant for the Tico Cement Co. Church positions she has held include Sunday School organist; organist for the Lamanite Branch in Holbrook; Sunday School secretary; Primary teacher and counselor in the presidency; and she has just been called to be Primary president in the Mesa 16th Ward. Children of Kathleen and Russell Boyse: Rene Boyse, born March 22, 1967. Brent Russell Boyse, born June 14, 1970. Kammie Boyse, born June 20, 1974. James K. Turley James was born May 19, 1951 in Holbrook. After gradua­ting from Holbrook High School he attended college at BYU in Provo, Utah. At the end of that year he entered the Mission Home in Salt Lake City. He served a two-year mission in the Ohio Mission. Upon completion of his mission, he re-entered college at the BYU and has just completed his second year there (1973). On June 28, 1973 he was married in the Mesa Temple to Connie Rae Rogers, whom he met while attending BYU. They are now settled in Mesa, where he works for Farnsworth Con­struction Co. He plans to attend ASU in Tempe in the fall. 252 James served part of his senior year in high school as ward dance director and all of it as Seminary president. At BYU he was group leader of his BYU home evening group for one year and was MIA Activity Counselor in his second year there. He received his Duty to God award while in high school and also his Eagle Scout badge and Order of the Arrow award. Their son Barren James was born March 11, 1975 and another son, Chad was born in 1976. * * * Susan Coleen Turley Susan was born Oct. 8, 1955 in Holbrook and graduated from high school there on May 24, 1973. She has been Primary organist, Laurel class president, and member of the Bishop's Youth Council and is currently Sunday School organ­ist in the Holbrook 2nd Ward. She plans to enter Dixie College in St. George, Utah next fall. * * * Nedra Turley Lee I, Nedra Turley Lee, was born in Woodruff, Arizona on Sept. 22, 1918.I was the eleventh child of HYRUM and PEARL SEVEY TURLEY. I had four sisters and seven brothers. I wasn't very well as a child. I had tonsillitis. I was baptized Oct. 3, 1926 by Elmer Hatch in the city ditch. When I was in eighth grade I had typhoid fever, whooping cough and measles. I only went to school six weeks. I did most of my lessons in bed. I learned to walk, but my ankles and knees were weak for about a year. I helped my mother a lot as I had five older brothers. I remember making cheese. The summer before I was married I got to know my mother very well. We quilted quilts and enjoyed each other very much. My mother died just ten days before I was married--very suddenly with a heart attack. I met Otto Lee on April 1, 1936. We went together for a year and were married in the Mesa Temple April 15, 1938. It was during the depression and we had a hard time that first year. We lived with Otto's mother for three months, then we lived with my dad for three months. I wouldn't advise anyone to do this. Then we moved to Patterson's Ranch; there we were very happy. Our first child we named Marva, born Nov. 5, 1939. Otto worked on another ranch the next year. We had another child a son we named Jerrold Otto, born Dec. 28, 1941. He only lived four months and died of croup and asthma. After losing our baby we were both unhappy. We got a chance to go to Phoenix and work on a ranch. We lived there nine months, then moved to Mesa just before our second son, David Ryan, was born Sept. 30, 1943. We moved three times in the next four years. We lived next to my dad and Aunt Lottie. My father died while we lived there on Thanksgiving Day, 1946. Our son, Vance, was born April 30, 1947. When he was two, 253 we bought a home on 339 W. 9th St. in Mesa. It was my first real home. I sure enjoyed it there. We had another girl, Bettina Renae (Tina) born Febr. 6, 1952. When she was 17 months old we had another girl, Rhonda Faye, born July 5, 1953. The two girls were very close, almost like twins. When Rhonda was three our little girl Debra Sue was born May 3, 1956. She was a mongoloid child. This was a great shock to me. It saddened me very much; it shook my faith very much. I haven't recovered completely yet We had another son, Richard 0. , Oct. 26, 1957. When he was six months old we moved back to St. Johns. We moved twice. The second time we had another son, Kevin W. on July 30, 1959. In April of 1959 we took Debra Sue to Coolidge to a school for retarded children. We boughta lot and built a house and moved in January, 1962. We built most of it ourselves. We had the plumbing, electricity, and foundation, and the finish cupboards we did the rest. Otto fixed me a Beauty Shop in the master bedroom in front"! I have had it eight years. On Dec. 9, 1972 Otto had throat cancer surgery. It sure was a test of faith again. He is finally getting better. My life hasn't been a very happy one. I have tried to make the best of it. I have worked in the Church in many jobs mostly teaching Primary, Sunday School, Mutual, and finally, genealogy. If it hadn't been for my faith and the Church, I don't know what I would do. Our oldest son, David, filled a mission to Scotland. My eight children are my salvation. My testimony of the Gospel has been a constant quide in my life. I hope I can stay true and endure to the end. I enjoy my her­itage and am proud to be one of the Turley relatives. Children of Nedra Turley and Otto Lee; Marva Lee Jackson;married Robert LaVern Jackson, who was born March 21,1938. Their child: Teresa Dawn Jackson, born Dec.19, 1961. Jerrold Otto Lee David Ryan Lee; married Judith Lynn Shumway, who was born June 12, 1946. Their children: Wendi June, born Nov. 14, 1966; David Keith, born Jan. 31, 1969; Kenneth Otto, born June 18, 1971; Rebecca , born Dec. 10, 1973; and Corrine, born Dec. 3, 1975. Vance Gerard Lee; married Sidney Slack, who was born April 16, 1949. Their children: Rhoad Ann, born Oct.-17, 1971; Jered Vance, born Sept. 16, 1973. Bettina Renae Lee; married Roger Dale Pullins, who was born Sept. 17, 1953. Rhonda Faye Lee; married David Charles Shreeve, who was born June 8, 1955. Their child: David Charles Shreeve, Jr. born March 4, 1975 Deborah Sue Lee 254 Nedra Turley Lee Family Back Row, left to right: Vance Lee, David Ryan Lee, Robert LaVerne Jackson and his bride, Marva Lee, Nedra Turley Lee, Otto Lee, Kevin W. Lee. Front Row, left to right: Rhonda Faye Lee, Bettina Renae Lee, Richard 0. Lee. Phoebe Turley Peterson I was born in Woodruff, Arizona, in the year 1920, Dec. 17, to HYRUM and PEARL SEVEY TURLEY. I was their twelfth child. I went to school in Woodruff until the eight grade, my freshman year in Holbrook, and my sophomore year in St. Johns, Ariz. My sister Nedra. and I went to St. Johns to cook for our father while he built: a motel for the Barth Brothers. I met Brigham Young Peterson, Jr. He courted me until June, 1937.We were married June 2,1937 in the Mesa Temple. Positions I've held: Primary teacher, Beehive teacher, Relief Society Magazine representative, Era Director, visiting teach­er, Education Counselor in Relief Society. I enjoy sewing. Our first child, Alan Kay Peterson arrived in our home Oct. 31, 1938 in St. Johns, Arizona. He went to Uruguay at the age of 20 for a two and one half year mission. He married Wilma Marie McCleve on June 2, 1962 in the Mesa Temple, Wilma is the daughter of William and Silvia Ruth Black McCleve, They have six children: 255 Curtis Alan Peterson, born May 14, 1963 in Mesa. Kimberly Lynn Peterson, born Sept. 30, 1964 at Whitesands Missile Range, New Mexico. Richard Young Peterson, born Oct. 9, 1965 at Whitesands. Ruth Marie Peterson, born July 10, 1967 in Germany. Brian Kay Peterson, born Jan. 9, 1969 in Mesa. Heather Dawn Peterson, born Nov. 22, 1971 in Mesa. Our second child, Lynnette Peterson, was born Sept. 22, 1940 in St. Johns. She married Lanny James Crockett, son of Rodney Brown and Illa Eltra Cope Crockett, on Sept. 18, 1959. They have eight children: Tami Lynn, born June 19, I960 in Phoenix. Lanny Craig, born Nov. 4, 1961 in Phoenix. Todd James, born Nov. 28, 1963 in Phoenix. Ronald Brian, born July 26, 1965 in Phoenix. Randy Brett, born Aug. 30, 1967 in Phoenix. Damon Bart, born Sept. 5, 1969 in Phoenix. Mathan Tim, born March 4, 1971 in Denver, Colo, Brandon Lee, born May 21, 1973 in Denver. Our third child, Carwin Young Peterson, was born March 12, 1942 in St. Johns. He went on a mission to Holland at the age of 19. He married Susanne Nadine Lunt, daughter of Olas and Charlotte Nelson Lunt on June 12, 1964 in the Ariz­ona Temple. They have four children: David Carwin Peterson, born Nov. 9, 1966 at Provo, Utah. Jennifer, .born March 15, 1967 in Provo. Kristen Peterson, born Jan. 3, 1970 at Provo. Stephanie Peterson, born Febr. 3, 1973 at La Canada, Cal. Our fourth child, Michael Leon Peterson, was born March 25, 1947 in Springerville, Arizona. He went on a mission to England. He married Kathleen Winell Wassom, daughter of Leslie Vaughn and Marguerite Helene Clarke Wassom in the Oakland Temple on Dece. 20, 1969. Our fifth child, Gary Ray Peterson, was born Aug. 1, 1950 in McNary, Arizona. He went on a mission to Ohio. He married Sherrie Kay English, daughter of Robert Edwin and Phyllis Marie Reese English, in the Idaho Falls Temple on June 23, 1972, They have one son, James Gary, born Nov. 3, 1973 in Provo. Our sixth child, Deanna Peterson, was born Aug. 19, 1954 in McNary, Arizona. She married Phillip L. Boddy April 13, 1973 in the Second Ward Building, Tempe, Arizona. They have one child: Theresa Anne, born Nov. 23, 1973 in Mesa. Our seventh child, Denise Peterson, was born June 24, 1956 in McNary. She is now studying to become a beautician for one year, then going off to school at BYU. Our eighth child, Duane Marcor Peterson, was born Sept. 27, 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is now a junior at McClintock High School in Tempe, Arizona. After he graduates he is planning to go to BYU in Provo, Utah for a year, then on a mission. * * * 256 George Albert Turley The following was written by ISAAC TURLEY, JR.: GEORGE ALBERT TURLEY was born November 29, 1878 in Snowflake, Arizona. He was the ninth child of his parents, ISAAC and SARAH GREENWOOD TURLEY. The event of his birth oc­curred at the close of the United Order, in which his parents had been living since their arrival from Beaver, Utah in 1876. The United Order, which they were called to observe, was a trial for the Saints to obey. In 1885, when GEORGE was age seven, his parents were called, along with many others, to move to Old Mexico, Dist­rict of Galeana, in the Casas Grandes Valley. They first settled in Camp Turley on the west side of the Casas Grandes River across from Colonia Dublan. Then, one year later, they settled about three and one-half miles south of the location which now is Colonia Juarez, north on the Rio Verde. They and the other settlers built homes of mud and rock, and some of adobe. After getting settled, ISAAC took the older boys with him back to Northern Arizona to move his second wife, CLARA ANN TOLTON, and children and his cattle, brood mares and" horses and other belongings down to Mexico. As they were making their way back, ISAAC felt very uneasy about his wife SARAH who had not been feeling very well for some time, so he traveled on ahead as fast as he could. He arrived back at the Camp in time to, meet the people just returning from burying his dear wife on a northwest hill-slope, adjoining where now is Colonia Juarez. She was the first person to be buried in that Juarez Cemetery. CLARA ANN then took care of both families. SARAH's two eldest sons, THEODORE and ALMA, were married and living in Snowflake at the time their parents went to settle in Mexico and they didn't ever live down there. WILLIAM, JOSEPH, HYRUM, GEORGE ALBERT, CHARLES, and JOHN were cared for by CLARA ANN. JOHN, the youngest child, later returned to Snow-flake to live with THEODORE. The younger boys were a great help to ISAAC and CLARA ANN. 257 The settlers were soon notified from Chihuahua City that they were occupying part of Don Luis Terraza's Ranch, so they moved up the river about three miles, in a narrower part of the valley, and there they built a town site which was named Colonia Juarez for Mexico's great president, Benito Juarez. There, on April 11, 1888 I, ISAAC, JR., was born. I was the tenth child of my parents, ISAAC, SR. and CLARA ANN. I remember when the streets of the colony were only staked off. No permanent homes were yet built, only lean-tos and mud huts. We could walk cross-wise from one hut to another. There were no gates, fences, or ditches. The women had to wash clothes on rocks on the river bank, with water from only a trickling, small stream coursing here and there in the river bed. All water for use in the homes had to be carried from the river in buckets and other containers. Finally, some of the water from the small river stream was directed from above town by the men into a small ditch, which had to sup­ply the families for their needs. Later, Apostle Erastus Snow, while visiting the colony, saw their great need for water and promised the people that if they would be faithful in the payment of their tithing and offerings and live the Gospel of the Lord, Jesus Christ, and love one another, the Lord would bless them with sufficient water to serve their needs. Soon after this promise was made to them, and they were doing their best to keep the command­ments, there occurred a great earthquake high up in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Fires were seen in the mountains which were a result of the quake. Ledges and mountain tops in various canyons cracked and crumbled, and water gushed forth from those ledges, and a good supply of water has been flowing from those mountain sources since that day for the use of the people there. The little settlement began to prosper, with beautiful gardens. ISAAC, SR. went to San Bernardino, California with his teams and large wagon and brought fruit trees of many kinds and planted them and shared them with other people who wished to plant trees, which was the introduction of the fruit industry there, in the colonies. As the town and its people began to expand, some of the people left Colonia Jua­rez and moved to Colonia Dublan, sixteen miles east of Colo­nia Juarez. Some moved up into the mountains and established homes in Colonia Garcia, Colonia Pacheco, Corrales, and Hop Valley; and some even went further beyond Colonia Garcia and ventured out to Mound Valley, Meadow Valley, Juan de Dios, and on up to Chuichupa, ninety miles from Colonia Juarez. Some of those who settled in those areas were the Whettens, Farnsworths, Binghams, Cluffs, and others. My brother JOSEPH moved to Garcia and married NINA CLUFF. GEORGE ALBERT became acquainted with IDA BELL FARNSWORTH and they were married in Colonia Garcia on February 16, 1899. Ida Mae was born to them on Febr. 18, 1900 in Garcia. GEORGE was a hard worker in growing crops and was skillful in run­ning machinery. He was a good, kind, conscientious person, and was very dependable and agreeable to work with. He was always ready to do his part of the work. 258 My memories of him are only with the love and closeness that I felt toward him as my very dear brother. GEORGE and CHARLES were nearer my age than any of my brothers, so we were together more and I grew to love them very much as we did the chores and other work together. GEORGE was very dependable, both in his work in the ward and in his work on the sawmill. He was diligent in doing his ward teaching and other Church work. He always honored his priesthood and responded to every call that came to him, On the morning of February 26, 1908, as GEORGE was leaving his little family to go to work at the sawmill on the southeast side of Garcia, he kissed IDA BELL and little Ida Mae goodbye as he always did when he left for work, but that morning he went as far as the front gate and then went back and embraced his wife and child again and kissed them goodbye. He must have realized something of what that day held for him and for them. The man whose job it was to tend the boiler did not go to work that day, so GEORGE was given the extra responsibility of watching the boiler besides his own usual work on the edger which cut the bark from the edges of the lumber. The boiler became over-heated and when water was turned into it, a great explosion occurred and GEORGE was flung about one hundred feet, his body badly mangled. What a great and terrible shock George’s sudden death was to all of us! He was buried there in Colonia Garcia the next day, February 27. Three months after that fateful day, their little Thelma Edna was born on May 26, 1908. IDA BELL bravely carried on, and raised their two little daughters. She, during the years ahead, served a great mis­sion in assisting the people for many miles around in deliv­ering their babies and nursing them through many illnesses and Injuries. I, ISAAC, JR., was called to help her on various occasions. Both GEORGE ALBERT and IDA BELL have been examples for us all to strive to emulate. Children of GEORGE ALBERT and IDA BELL TURLEY: Ida Mae Turley Peterson Thelma Edna Turley Hassell After GEORGE ALBERT'S death, IDA BELL FARNSWORTH TURLEY, GEORGE's wife, married John Howard Kartchner, son of John Kartchner. IDA BELL was born Sept. 25, 1880 in Tuba City, Ariz., daughter of Alonzo L, and Ida Tietjan Farnsworth. Children of JOHN HOWARD and IDA BELL TURLEY KARTCHNER: George Turley Kartchner, born Aug. 2, 1911 in Colonia Garcia, Mexico. Milo T. Kartchner. born Sept. 27, 1913 in Blanding, Utah. Leith T. KartcHner, born Feb. 25, 1917 in Blanding, Utah. Howard T^ Kartchner, born Sept. 2, 1920 in Pacheco, Mexico * * * 259 Ida Mae Turley Peterson Ida Mae married to Lorenzo Stowel1 Peterson, son of Franda Peter Peterson and Anna Katrine Louise Christofferson, on Nov. 1, 1917 in Colonia Garcia, Mexico. Lorenzo was born April 14, 1896 in Colonia Diaz. Children of Ida Mae Turley and Lorenzo Peterson: Mae Loren Peterson, Sept. 27, 1918-Sept. 19, 1919. Max Turley, May 1, 1920-May 15, 1950. Ida Verlene Peterson Hatch, born June 16, 1921 in Blanding, Utah. Louise Peterson LaForge, born Dec. 5, 1922 in Blanding. Jay Lorenzo Peterson, born Oct. 20, 1924 in Blanding. Eda LaVon Peterson Christensen, born Sept, 22, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Barbara Lucile Peterson Lester, born Aug. 10, 1928 in Salt Lake City. Betty Jean Peterson Christensen, born Aug. 26, 1932 in Salt Lake City. George Frands Peterson, born June 11, 1935 in Blanding. Peggy Lou Peterson Harrison, born Aug. 30, 1937 in Blanding. Sylvia Delois Peterson Lamb, born Sept. 24, 1940 in Blanding. Doris Peterson Memmott, born Sept. 27, 1942 in Blanding. * * * Ida Verlene Peterson Hatch Ida married William Cottam Hatch, born Nov. 25, 1911 at Salt Lake City, Utah, son of Frank S. Hatch and Charlotte Cottam, on Nov. 14, 1964 in the Manti Temple, (sealed) Children of Ida Verlene and William Hatch: Stephen Williams Hatch, born May 23, 1944, married Deanna Frandsen Dec. 31, 1971. Paul Charles Hatch, born Oct. 8, 1946; married Rebecca Costano Jan. 2, 1974. Rayanna Hatch, born July 16, 1949; married David Merlin Faerber July 23, 1970. Marilee Hatch, born Feb. 10, 1953. * * * Louise Peterson Lovell Louise married Laforge Alva Lovell August 1, 1941 in the Manti Temple. Laforge was born Nov. 26, 1914 in Leaming­ton, Utah, son of James Lovell and Hansine Neilsen. Children of Louise and Laforge Lovell: Kay Laforge Lovell, born April 16, 1943 in Blanding, 260 Utah, He married Jane Dixon, born Dec. 1, 1945 in Spanish Fork, Utah, on June 3, 1966. They have three children: Debora Lovell, born May 16, 1968; Cynthia Lovell, born April 22, 1970; and Tamara Lovell, born July 27, 1973. Phil Leon Lovell, born Nov. 7, 1946 at Payson, Utah. He married Marjorie Roper June 8, 1968 in the Manti Temple. Marjorie was born Aug. 3, 1949 in Delta, Utah to Melvin and Margaret Roper, Their children: Trenton Paul Lovell, born Feb. 28, 1969; Shannon Lovell, born May 2, 1971; Brady Lovell, born May 5, 1974. Sylvan Lorenzo Lovell, born May 12, 1950. He married JoRae Peterson on March 20, 1970 and they were sealed March 20, 1972. JoRae was born Aug. 30, 1950 in Delta, Utah to Jonald Ward and NoRae Ellis Peterson. Their children: Jackee Lovell, born Oct. 5, 1970; Amy Lovell, born Aug. 28, 1973. Mayna Louise Lovell, born March 13, 1952 in Nephi, Utah. Norman Lance, born May 30, 1957 in Nephi. * * * Jay Lorenzo Peterson Jay Lorenzo Peterson married Auline Farey on May 8, 1953. Auline was born Dec. 30, 1930 in Milford, Utah to Oliver Alford and Catherine Richard Farey. Jay and Auline have six children: Kenneth Jay, born April 21, 1954; Sherri Ann, born April 10, 1956; Deanna, born Dec. 24, 1958; LaRee, born Aug. 10, 1964; Keith, born Sept. 28, 1967; Maurine, born July 23, 1971. * * * Eda LaVon Peterson Christensen Eda married Ralph Joseph Christensen on April 30, 1948 in the Manti Temple. Ralph was born Nov. 22, 1923 in Oak City, Utah, son of Joseph and Edna Anderson Christensen. Their children: Judy, born Jan. 28, 1949. Lorraine, born Feb. 6, 1954. Ralph Joseph, Jr., born April 1, 1955. Eloise, born March 4, 1957. Margaret Mae, born Jan. 20, 1960. Pamela Kae, born Jan. 16, 1962. Virginia, born Jan. 2, 1964. Evelyn, born March 5, 1966. Alice, born March 4, 1969. * * * 261 Barbara Lucille Peterson Homedew Barbara married (1) Roy Disbrow, (2) Lester Clover Nell, and then on May 9, 1960 she married Charles Daniel Homedew, born March 28, 1916 in Hagerton, Kansas to Samuel Abyron and Rosa Effie Hall Homedew. Barbara and her three children were sealed to Charles Homedew in the Salt Lake Temple May 9, 1960. Children of Barbara and Charles Homedew: Nancy Lucille Homedew, born July 14, 1953. Rebecca Homedew, born July 6, 1954. David Lester Homedew, born Sept. 6, 1955. Ruth Homedew, born Jan. 25, 1962. Samuel Lorenzo Homedew, born June 24, 1963. Beth Homedew, born Aug. 31, 1964. Rosa Mae Homedew, born Aug. 22, 1966. Heidi Homedew, born Aug. 23, 1969. * * * Betty Jean Peterson Christensen Betty Jean married Grant A. Christensen in the Manti Tem­ple on March 16, 1951. Grant was born March 6, 1931 in Lyndyl, Utah, son of Joseph Saren and Edna Adersen Christensen, Children of Betty Jean and Grant Christensen: Edna Jean Christensen, born May 16, 1953 (twin) in Delta, Utah; married John Richard Burkart, Jr. on August 16, 1974 in the Salt Lake Temple. Richard is the son of John Richard Burkart and Mary Jean McInnes. Joan Christensen, born May 16, 1953 (twin, but stillborn), Grant Joseph Christensen, born June 24, 1954 in Delta; married Sept. 23, 1972 in Wallsburg, Utah to Brenda Maried Ford, born Nov. 12, 1954. Their children: Grant Casey, born April 25, 1973; Terrell Clark, born Sept. 13, 1974. Russell Lorenzo, born Dec. 11, 1955 in Provo, Utah. Gloria Mae Christensen, born Dec. 17, 1956; married Ricky A. Young on May 4, 1973 in Payson, Utah. Their child; Betty Lyn Young, born Nov. 3, 1973 in Payson. Raymond Christensen, June 21, 1958-Jan. 15, 1966. Kathy Christensen, born Oct. 26, 1959 in Provo; married Milton Blake Daley on Dec. 13, 1974 in Payson, Utah. He was born Dec. 12, 1956 in Payson, son of Ned William Daley and Lucille Edith Hazel Daley. Their child: Gab­riel Blake Daley, born May 11, 1975 in Provo, Utah. 263 Joseph Jay Christensen, born Nov. 5, 1961 in Delta, Utah. Gordon Max Christensen, born Dec. 25, 1962 in Delta. Evan Peterson Christensen, born March 16, 1964 in Payson. Brent Charles Christensen, born April 10, 1965 in Payson. * * *L George Frands Peterson George married Judy Alice Musser, born March 12, 1942 in Salt Lake City to William Judd and Johanna Margaret Ehlers Musser. Their children: Susanne Margaret Peterson, born Nov. 6, 1961 in Murray, Utah. Susette Mae Peterson, born Nov. 6, 1961 in Murray (twin). Steven George Peterson, born Oct. 4, 1964 in Murray. Mary Louise Peterson, born Dec. 31, 1965 in Murray. Daniel Clarke Peterson, born Aug. 23, 1969 in Provo, Utah, * * * Peggy Lou Peterson Harrison Peggy married Thomas Marion Harrison on Octo. 5, 1956 in Montrose, Colorado. Thomas was born in Montrose on April 30, 1934 to Thomas Fredrick (Blair) and Covina Macknelly Harrison, Their children: Thomas Dale Harrison, born April 13, 1957 in Monticello, Utah. Harold Eugene Harrison, born Oct. 31, 1958 in Monticello, Gary Lee Harrison, born Oct. 10, 1959 in Monticello. JoLinda Harrison, born July 26, 1961 in Monticello. Jeffrey Lynn Harrison, born Sept. 15, 1965 in Casper, Wyoming. Shane Harrison, born Sept. 18, 1969 in Richfield, Utah. * * * Sylvia Delois Peterson Lamb Sylvia married Herbert Norman Lamb Sept. 26, 1959 in Blanding, Utah, He was born Febr. 4, 1933 in Denison, Texas, the son of Hubert and Ada Melina Reeves Lamb. Their children: Michael Dwayne Lamb, born June 26, 1961 in Moab, Utah. Melinda Mae Lamb, born Sept. 17, 1962 in Moab. Patrick Wayne Lamb, born Jan. 19, 1964 in Safford, Ariz, Frankie Gene Lamb, born Febr. 14, 1968 in Dayton, Wash. * * * Doris Peterson Memmott Doris married Lawrence Devon Memmott on Aug. 12, 1960 264 in the Salt Lake Temple. Lawrence was born Jan. 8, 1941 in Scipio, Utah, the son of Eugene Memmott and Lillie Ingeborg Jenson Memmott. Their children: Robert Devon Memmott, born Oct. 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Deborah Mae Memmott, born Feb. 24, 1964 in Salt Lake City, Kevin Eugene Memmott, born Aug. 23, 1965, Salt Lake City. Natalie Jean, born Sept. 18, 1974 in Payson, Utah. * * * Thelma Turley Hassell Thelma, daughter of GEORGE ALBERT and IDA BELLE FARNSWORTH TURLEY, married Lyman Snow "Jack" Hassell on August 5, 1927 in Colonia Dublan, Mexico.Jack was born Nov. 27, 1899 in Ashville, Florida to Uriah Eaton and Sarah Luiza Ellis Hassell. Children of Thelma and Jack Hassell: Jack Elbert Hassell, Nov. 26, 1928-March 5, 1933. Lela Mae Hassell, May 24, 1930-March 1, 1933. Milo Gene Hassell, born Aug. 21, 1932 in Colonia Chui- chupa, Mexico; married Myrna Jackson on Sept. 24, 1953 Ida Ludean Hassell, born June 6, 1934 in Colonia Garciaj married Richard Gerald Proctor on Dec. 31, 1952. Theda Ruth Hassell, born Oct. 20, 1935 in Colonia Garcia; married Larry Gene Smith on March 10, 1956. Marvin Ellis Hassell, born Aug. 21, 1937 in Colonia Pacheco; married Arlene Grissinom. Klella Hassell, born Aug. 15, 1940 in Colonia Garcia; married James R. Melton on June 23, 1962. Verlee Hassell, born July 14, 1944 in Colonia Garcia; married Kandall A. Tait on June 23, 1962. * * * 265 Charles Dennis Turley CHARLES DENNIS TURLEY, the tenth child of ISAAC and SARAH GREENWOOD TURLEY, was born August 4, 1881 in Snowflake, Arizona. He lost his mother at the age of six years, and from that time on was raised by the loving mother of his brothers and sisters. SARAH had twelve children and CLARA had twelve. Father was very close to his sister NELLIE (CLARA ELLEN) who was the same age. He was a very obedient boy and never gave his folks cause to worry. He taught his younger brother, ISAAC. JR., to milk and do the chores around the house, and never scolded his younger brothers and sisters. He loved them all very much. Life was very primitive in the Colonies at this time. They lived in stockades and small homes. There were no streets or roads. CHARLES helped his father plant the first orchard in Colonia Juarez. The trees were brought in from San Bernardino. At 18, CHARLES went to work in the mines at Sonora. He be- came a brick mason and helped build the mill at Pearson. He came back home after two years and his folks were very upset with him as he had taken up smoking. He married MYRTLE HATCH, born January 10, 1884 in Pleasanton, New Mexico, in September of 1902. MYRTLE passed away Sept. 5, 1919 leaving two children living: Jay_ and Pauline. 266 On Febr. 19, 1920 CHARLES married ROBERTA WOOD, born Nov. 6, 1901 in Colonia Juarez, daugh­ter of Peter Cotton and Lucy Jane Flake Wood. She was twenty years younger than he and just four years older than Jay and seven years old­er than Pauline. As you can see, we moved a lot. Daddy worked on the Temple in Mesa. He was foreman of the masonry work. He did the decorating work with the terra cotta, the Pioneers and Handcarts. We then moved to the In­dian reservation and Daddy built hospitals and schools for the govern­ment at the following locations: Fort Wingate, Shiprock, Tohatchi, and Fort Defiance. We lived in Gallup and Daddy work­ed during the day and al­so at night, setting boil­ers at the mines at Camerco. In Farmington we lived on a farm and raised our own food as well as some to sell. There was a very large apple orchard as well as other fruit. While in Farmington, Daddy also worked at the Chaco Canyon Indian ruins, helping to rebuild portions of them. We have visited them and it is well worth the trip to see such a magnificent city of ancient times. These were probably people of the Book of Mormon. The last move as a family was in 1934 to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Daddy and Mother both worked here and we older children did some babysitting. Daddy was having a hard time getting work because of his age and also not feeling well. I believe the cancer had started growing by this time. Mother worked for the government, teaching the Indian women how to can, so Daddy stayed home and took care of the fields and livestock and we three youngest. I was old enough to help him and he taught me to do a lot of things, including the art of making bread. We worked in the fields, milked the cows, and drove a team of horses. I wouldn't trade these experiences for anything. Father very seldom scolded us. I can't remember him ever raising his voice in anger. He had the patience of Job. Daddy was well liked by all who knew him. He worked hard all of his life, sometimes holding two jobs. We know that our father was a fine man and pray we are a credit to him. Children of CHARLES DENNIS and MYRTLE HATCH TURLEY: Charles Dennis Turley. Jr.. July 21, 1903--July 23, Jay L. Turley, born Oct. 19, 1905 in Colonia Juarez. Pauline Turley, born Sept. 2, 1908 in Colonia Juarez. George Deville Turley. Sept. 8, 1910--0ct. 8, 1960. Sarah Marie Turley, Sept. 6, 1912--Sept. 14, 1912, at El Paso, Texas. Charles Darwin Turley, May 4, 1914--May 17, 1914, at El Paso. Children of CHARLES DENNIS and ROBERTA WOOD TURLEY: Roberta Turley. born Dec. 22, 1920 at Colonia Juarez. Jane Turley, born Dec. 21, 1921 at Colonia Juarez. Josephine Turley (now JoAnn) , born Dec. 20, 1923 in Co1onia Juarez. Charlene Turley, born Dec. 21, 1928 at Gallup, New Mexico Franklin Dennis Turley, born April 4, 1933 at Farmington, New Mexico Three of Charles Turley's children: Jane, Jay L., and Roberta. Jay Turley Jay was the second son of CHARLES DENNIS and MYRTLE HATCH TURLEY. He and his sister Pauline were the only two of six children born to this couple to survive infancy. They lived in Mexico with their parents where Jay was involved in a tragic accident which affected his entire life. At the age of six years, before he started school, he was riding in a wagon from which he fell. He sustained a severe blow to the head which pinched the skull to the brain. From that time forth, Jay was unable to learn or progress emotion­ally. After his mother died when he was 14, Jay stayed with his father, coming to the United States when CHARLES TURLEY left Mexico to work on the Arizona Temple. During the later years of his life, Jay lived for a time with his sister, and then was admitted to the Arizona State Hospital, where he was allowed to come and go freely with delivery men on their routes around the city. Jay was a very quiet man with the sweetness and humility of a young child. Though he never learned to read or reason as an adult, he had an uncanny ability to remember faces, even after long periods of time. He died very quietly on June 29, 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 53 and was buried at Heber, Arizona. * Pauline Turley Beecroft Pauline's childhood was spent in the Mexican colonies and during her early youth she was held as a hostage by Pancho Villa and his men while her parents were sent to bring in arms. Her mother died several years later, in 1919', and Pauline went to live with her maternal grandmother, Maria McClellan Hatch. Her father remarried, but Pauline continued to live with her grandmother while receiving her education. While teaching school in Colonia Garcia she met Albert Farnsworth Beecroft. They married Sept. 8, 1928 in Tombstone, Arizona and their first child was born in Bisbee, Arizona on June 19, 1929. Following this event they returned to Mexico where the remainder of their six children were born. They raised their family in the Colonies until 1949, when they moved to Douglas, Arizona, where Pauline remained until her death on Oct. 31, 1958. Life was never easy for Pauline. Her mother died at a young age; her father was unable to care for her; the only brother she had received a head wound which retarded his learning ability and consequently they were both teased by other children. After her marriage to Albert, a great deal of responsi­bility for the family was placed upon her because he was a 269 commercial hunting guide and would be gone for long periods of time. In addition to caring for six children, she had to teach school for several years. Had she elected not to teach, none of the children in Garcia would have had an educa­tion. She did all these things and more, in spite of periods of illness and hard times, and she was a better person for it. To those who knew her, Pauline Turley Beecroft stood for warmth and love and goodness.These virtues were ex­tended even beyond family and friends to those who were looked down upon by many. Even the stoic Apaches turned to her when they needed help—not because of medical training, for she had none, but because they trusted her and knew she would help. Even her final years were difficult at best, for they were filled with pain. She died of cancer two months after her fiftieth birthday. At her funeral, the Church was filled and when there was no standing room left inside, the people stood at the windows looking in. Even the high school, thirty miles away, was closed so the students and faculty could attend. That was a great tribute to a great lady. Her memory lives today in the hearts of those who loved her, Pauline was buried in Heber, Arizona. Children of Pauline Turley and Albert Beecroft: Myrtle June Beecroft Martineau Jack Turley Beecroft Betty Lee Beecroft Whetton Muriel Lynnette Beecroft Crandell Glen Albert Beecroft Charles William Beecroft * * * Myrtle June Beecroft Martineau Myrtle was born June 19, 1929 in Bisbee, Arizona. She was reared in the Mormon Colonies in Mexico where she also obtained her education. At the age of eight years, June suffered a heart attack. As a result, she was unable to sustain the high altitude of Colonia Garcia all year round so she boarded with relatives during most of her school,years. In 1946 she met and married Ralph S. Martineau and they moved to Arizona. During the early years of their marriage they moved quite a few times, but the bulk of these years were spent in Overgaard, Arizona, where Ralph worked for Southwest Forest Industries. In 1959 their family moved to Peru, where they spent nearly two years with a copper company. Upon their return to the United States they moved several times and fin­ally settled in Tempe, Arizona, where Ralph is a construction contractor. June's interest and hobbies lie in creativity. She is talented in many crafts and has a natural talent for creating beautiful and functional objects for herself and others. 270 Children of June and Ralph Martineau: Josephine, born Febr. 18, 1948 in Tucson. She married . Lynn Laron Bates of Chino Valley, Arizona in the Ariz. Temple July 8, 1967. They have four children. Alberta Lee, born Aug. 31, 1949 in Douglas, Ariz. She married Danny Wayne Rapier of Safford, Arizona in the Mesa Temple Jan. 10, 1970. They have one child, Ryan -Martineau Rapier, born June 14, 1973 in Mesa. Ruth Irene, born May 29, 1950; died the day of her birth. * * * Jack Turley Beecroft Jack, born Oct. 18, 1930 in Colonia Garcia, Mexico, was reared in Garcia and graduated from Juarez Stake Academy in May, 1948. In Jan., 1951 Jack was called to fill a two and a half year mission in Mexico. He was released from his mission and married seven months later on Febr. 5, 1954 to Dorothy Marilyn Cannon of Douglas, Arizona. Jack served a two-year stint in the Army, but remained at Ft. Bliss near El Paso, Texas for the entire two years. Following his release from the Army he worked for an electri­cal contractor in El Paso for a few years. He now owns his own Electrical Contracting business, Seek Electrical Company, and also owns and operates a cattle ranch in Mexico. He holds a pilot's license in Mexico and in the USA which is essential to the operation of his ranch, as it cuts hours off his travel time. Active in Church, Jack has held numerous positions. He has filled a Stake Mission, served as counselor in two bishoprics of El Paso Fourth Ward, and served three years as branch president of the Ysleta Spanish Branch. He has served on the El Paso Stake High Council and as superintendent and as counselor on the Stake YMMIA Board. Outside the Church, Jack's activity has fallen within the realm of Rotary and a professional organization: the Association of Independent Electrical Contractors. He has served as President of the El Paso Chapter and Vice President of the National Organization. Children of Jack and Dorothy Beecroft: Randy Jay, born April 20, in El Paso, Texas. Becky, born April 30, 1956. Tina, born Dec. 5, 1957. Troy Cannon, born Aug. 26, 1961. Lurline, born Jan. 11, 1964. * * * 271 Betty Lee Beecroft Whetton Betty Lee was born in Colonia Garcia, Mexico Sept.. 18, 1932. She attended school in Garcia and Colonia Juarez. It was while living in Mexico that she met and later married Anthony Cray Whetton. They were married on Jan. 16, 1950. During their married life, the Whettons moved several times in connection with his work for El Paso Natural Gas Co. Most of their years were spent in Arlington, Arizona, but he was transferred to Benson, where he retired in 1970. At the present time they own Whetton Enterprises which consists of a restaurant, a service station, and a small store. It is located in Heber, Arizona. Following the marriage of their children, they decided to travel and they have seen much of the world, including London, Hawaii, and the Bahamas. Children of Betty Lee Beecroft and Anthony Cray Whetton: Anthony Cray Whetton, Jr., born Aug. 23, 1950 at El Paso, Texas; married Deniece Davis in Winterhaven, Calif, on March 13, 1971. Their children: Anthony Whetton, born Sept. 21, 1971 in Payson, Ariz.; and Sean Anthony, born Sept, 5, 1974 in Douglas, Ariz. Rhonda Jean Whetton, born Oct. 5, 1952 in Morenci, Ariz.; married Murry R. East on Sept. 18, 1971 in the Arizona Temple. They have one child: Chad Lufton East, born April 5, 1973 in Tucson, Ariz. Johnny Lee Whetton, born May 6, 1954 in Phoenix, Ariz.; married Paula Johns Aug. 3, 1973 in the Ariz. Temple. Muriel "Lynette" Beecroft Crandell Muriel was born Nov. 2, 1934 in Colonia Garcia, Mexico. She was reared in "Garcia and lived there until her fifteenth year when she moved to Douglas and later to Overgaard, Arizona, with her parents and younger brothers. As a child, Muriel didn't like her given name. One of the hunters who employed her father gave her the nickname of Lynette and that name has stuck with her ever since. In Heber, Arizona, Lynette was married to Joseph Duane Crandell July 18, 1952. Their home has remained in Heber through the years, although Duane's job has taken them to various parts of the state from time to time. They have reared a family of five wonderful children and their oldest son, Gary, served a mission for the Church in England. Children of Lynnette and Joseph Duane Crandell: Rikkie Lynette, born July 19, 1953 in Holbrook, Ariz.. Gary Duane, born Jan. 20, 1955 in Holbrook. Joe Allen, born April 14, 1956 in Holbrook. 272 Lori Dawn, born May 10, 1958 in Holbrook. Dana Lee, born Sept. 11, 1961 in Holbrook.', Glen Albert Beecroft Glen was born June 21, 1936 in Colonia Garcia, Mexico, the fifth child of Albert and Pauline_Turley Beecroft. At the age of eight years, Glen moved to Douglas, Arizona with his family and there he attended grade school. During his early teens, the family moved once more to Overgaard, where Glen boarded a bus each morning for the 35-mile trip to Snow-flake where he attended high school. Glen excelled in high school in studies, baseball, and football. He was president of his class and National Honor Society and also participated in other clubs at school. After graduation, Glen attended BYU,the first of his family to attend college. It was at BYU that he met Delna McClellan and they began dating. When his mother died, Glen worked to pay medical bills and was unable to return to college, but later, in 1959, he was called on a mission to Chile. Upon his release he and Delna were married in the Los Angeles Temple June 21, 1962. Glen continued his education at Texas Western in Jan., 1965. During this time he was supporting a family and served as Branch Clerk in the Ysleta Spanish Branch in El Paso. They later moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico; then Newark, California; and then back to El Paso, Texas where Glen is working with his brother in the electrical contracting business Glen has served diligently in the Church: as counselor to the Bishop of the Newark Ward; three years as seminary teacher; then high councilman over seminaries; and, presently, as Bishop of El Paso Second Ward. Children of Glen Albert and Delna McClellan Beecroft: Karla, born March 11, 1963 in El Paso, Texas. Lisa, born March 21, 1964 in El Paso. Gayle, born Aug. 19, 1965 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Robin Leigh, born June 27, 1968 in Hayward, California. Danielle, born Febr. 20, 1972 in San Jose, California. * * * Charles William Beecroft Charles was born Jan. 29, 1942 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, I lived in Colonia Garcia until 1948; moved to and lived in Douglas, Arizona until 1951. I was baptized in Douglas. We moved to Overgaard, Arizona in 1951. My mother passed away in 1958 and we lived, my father and I, with Ralph and June Martineau in Overgaard until my father had a heart attack and was eventually taken to the hospital in El Paso, Texas. I lived with the A.B. Nunn family my senior year in high 273 school and graduated from'Snowflake Union High School in 1960, I attended Eastern Arizona Junior College for a year and a half, then went on a Church mission in Febr. of 1962 to the West Spanish American Mission with headquarters in Los Ang­eles, California, Filled an honorable mission and returned to Arizona in 1964. I attended Mesa Community College one semester and then went on to graduate from Northern Arizona University in 1967 with a B.A. in Education. While attending college I married Betty Jo Reidhead, a local girl from Heber, daughter of Marvin A. Reidhead and Naomi Porter Reidhead, born Aug. 31, 1944. I am a truck-driving school teacher, by trade, active in the Church and presently serving as a counselor in the Heber Ward Bishopric and am proud of the lineage my parents have given me. Children of Charles and Betty Jo Beecroft: Paula, born Nov. 1, 1967 in Showlow, Ariz. Kyle Charles, born Febr. 27, 1969 in Mesa, Ariz. Brendee, born Nov. 8, 1970 in Showlow, Ariz. Amee Jo, born March 21, 1973 in Payson, Ariz. * * * Roberta Turley Martin Roberta, daughter of CHARLES DENNIS and ROBERTA WOOD TURLEY, was born Dec. 22, 1920 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. She married George Martin Nov. 16, 1943. He died in Jan. of this year. Roberta has 5 children, Barbara lives in California, the rest in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Children of Roberta and George Martin: Barbara Jane, born Oct. 20, 1944 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, William Charles, born March 8, 1948 in Santa Fe. Robert Dennis, born Nov. 29, 1954 in Santa Fe. Kenneth Patrick, born April 21, 1956 in Santa Fe. Norma Jean, born April 31, 1957 in Santa Fe. * * * Jane Turley Robertson Jane, daughter of CHARLES and ROBERTA WOOD TURLEY, was born Dec. 21, 1921 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. She married Jack Arvil Robertson on Sept. 29, 1938 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Jack was born Aug. 2, 1918 in Lindsey, Oklahoma, son of Kennie R. Robertson. I had four children and have ten grandchilderen and have lived in and around Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1936. I moved to Algodones, New Mexico in August, 1972. I am a mem­ber of the Fifth Ward in Albuquerque. I teach the four-year old class in Junior Sunday School. I have held this job for four years. I have worked at Sandia Laboratories in the Graphic Arts Department since 1952. Children of Jane Turley and Jack Arvil Robertson: Betty Jane, born July 18, 1939in San Jose, New Mexico. Nancy Kay, born Jan. 24, 1942in Albuquerque, New Mex. John Donald (twin), born Jan.12, 1944 in Albuquerque. Jack Ronald (twin), born Jan.12, 1944 in Albuquerque. Jane Turley Robertson, Donnie, Nancy, and Betty, and baby Skip Finley, a cousin. * Betty Jane Robertson Francon I am the granddaughter of CHARLES DENNIS TURLEY. He passed away when I was very small. I was the only grandchild he lived to see. I have a special Valentine he gave me. 275 Mother and I treasure It very much. I am grateful for a loving mother who saw to it that we were raised in the Gos­pel. The memories I have of that little Albuquerque Branch are with me still. I was born and raised in Albuquerque. On October 5, 1960 I married a former Western States missionary in the Logan Temple, LaVar Francon, and we are the parents of five children. We make our home in Deweyville, Utah, seventy miles north of Salt Lake City. My husband helps run his father's farm. I have always been active in Church work. I have nearly twenty years of service in the 16 years I have held positions: Drama, MIA teacher, Primary, Relief Society, Mutual Marrieds. And I am currently Junior Sunday School Coordinator. We love the out-of-doors. We camp, ride horses, and best of all, we love to sing and dance. My daughter, Julene, and I play guitars and ever since I can remember, we have loved to sing, especially the old songs of the West. My fondest memories will always be of those old family gather­ings around Granny's piano, and Uncle Dennis and his guitar and Mama and a Jews harp or a harmonica. At Uncle Jay's funeral I was happy to meet many wonder­ful Turleys and especially do I cherish that first and last visit with Aunt Pauline and her beautiful family. Children of Betty Jane Robertson and LaVar Francon(April, 1973) Julene, 11 1/2 years old. Rauna Jane, 9 years old. DeWayne LaVar, 8 years old. Jean Leora, 7 years old. DeAnn, 3 years old. * * * Nancy Kay Robertson Eldridge Nancy, daughter of Jack and Jane Turley Robertson. mar­ried Douglas Roger Eldridge June 4th I960. In September, 1974 I will begin my tenth year in Primary and at present I am serving as First Counselor in the Albu­querque Stake Primary Board. My husband is not a member of the church but supports our family in their callings and ac­tivities. He especially enjoys our Genealogy involvements and supports me as Ward Records Examiner. At one time he served as the Webelos Den Leader and Cub Master of our ward. We live in Algondones, New Mexico where we enjoy a very rural farm life. Children of Nancy and Douglas Eldridge: Garth Cody Eldridge Dodle Rene Eldridge Grady Eldridge 276 Jo Ann (Josephine) Turley Finley Jo Ann is the third child of CHARLES DENNIS TURLEY and ROBERTA WOOD. She married Joseph Elmer Finley Febr. 15, 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born Oct. 31, 1920 in Fort Sumter, New Mexico to Clarence Ulysess and Amelia Sophia Abreu Finley. Jo Ann and Joe have four children: Suzan, the youngest, is the only one who belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My husband is a Catholic and all the children were baptized in his faith. Suzan has worked in the Primary; I am secretary in the Relief Society. I have held the following positions: MIA secretary, teacher, and first counselor; am also a visiting teacher and at one time visiting teacher leader. My husband has been very active in helping me with my church duties. We took girls to camp, also the Laurels to Conference in Provo. He has been very active in PTA with me and the Scouts Junior Rodeo with our oldest boy, Skip. He rode broncs and bulls but his favorite was calf roping. Joe, Jr. also was active in the high school rodeos, riding broncs. Both boys competed in the New Mexico High School Rodeos in Santa Rosa, N. Mexico. These were state champion­ship rodeos. Donna Jo is a secretary to the President of Rocketdyne of Albuqureque. Skip (Clarence Dennis) is married and a student at New Mexico State. He is majoring in Agriculture and his minor is silversmith. They have one three year old girl. Joe, Sr. went on many a scout campout. Joe, Jr. was very active in the scouts and has all but his Eagle award. He belongs to the Order of the Arrow. We also worked in 4-H for about 5 years or longer. Joe, Jr. went to State for one year but decided he would rather work in the construction 277 business, so is building houses and apartments in Albuquerque. He lives-at home. Suzan is an accountant and works for United Parcel Service. She also lives at home. My husband wholesales used cars. We live on a two-acre farm and have raised our children to appreciate the earth and all animals. They love horses and we all love to ride. The children and their father like to hunt and fish, ex­cept Donna, and I guess she takes after me because I don't. The children can all play musical instruments. They love to dance, picnic, swim, and play ball. I pray that my family will one day become members of the Church that our forefathers sacrificed so much for. Children of Jo Ann and Joseph Finley: Donna Jo, born Oct. 2, 1944 in Noblesville, Indiana. Clarence Dennis, born Nov. 11, 1948 in Albuquerque. Joseph Elmer, born April 22, 1952 in Albuquerque. Suzan Theresa, born Dec. 10, 1953 in Albuquerque. Skip (Clarence Dennis) Finley, Judy Ann Marty Lea. Charlene Turley Hardyman Charlene, daughter of CHARLES and ROBERTA TURLEY married Donald Blalne Underwood May 26, 1921 In Newport, Kentucky. They were the parents of Carole Ann Underwood, born Febr. 22, 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their marriage ended in divorce July 30, 1949. Charlene then married James Harold Hardyman on Jan. 21, 1961. He has been previously married to Rexine Carter, May 23, 1947, and divorced. They were the parents of Cynthia Ann, born January 15, 1948 in Hobbs, New Mexico. Charlene and James had a son, James Harold, Jr., born on Jan.11,1964; and They adopted a son, David Keith, born Febr, 26, 1966. Charlene and James, their two daughters by previous marriages, and their two sons were all sealed on Sept. 10, 1966 in the temple. Charlene Alaine was born May 18, 1968 and died two days later. Charlene and James Harold were very active in the Church, having held the following positions: dance instructors for the ward and stake, Ward Clerk, Relief Society president, visiting teacher, and Primary teacher. She was also a couns­elor in the Relief Society. Charlene passed away May 23, 1968. She left a nice family here to carry on her work. Charlene was always one of my favorite sisters and we did many things together as children and also when we were in our teens. We worked in the Church and every one thought we looked alike. We miss her very much. Carole and Skip were very close so she was at our home often as her mother had to work, so she went with us on picnics and just everywhere Carole Ann Robinson (daughter of Charlene Turley Hardyman) and her husband, Merril Robinson; Jackie, Slade, and baby Jared. Franklin Dennis Turley Franklin Dennis was the last child of CHARLES and ROBERTA WOOD TURLEY. He married Patsy Ruth Barnes Dec. 12, 1952 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was born Oct. 29, 1935 in Modesto, Calif, to Cecil and Frances Carter Barnes. Children of F Dennis and Patsy Turley: Terry Lynn, July 12, 1953. Sandra Dee (twin), Linda Lee (twin), born June 19, 1955. Dennis has worked in 4-H, helping with the horse shows and rodeos. His oldest girl, Terry Lynn, was a rodeo perfor­mer, running barrels, goat tying and some breakaway roping. Her twin sisters were also in 4-H. Den­nis shows horses at the Quarter Horse competi­tion and has done quite well with a mare and her colts. He also worked for the Jr . Rodeo Assoc. This, of course, is all volunteer work. * * * Franklin Dennis Turley and his mother, Roberta Wood Turley 280 JOHN ANDREW TURLEY was born April 12, 1885 at Snowflake, Arizona. He was the son of ISAAC and SARAH GREENWOOD TURLEY. At the age of two years, the boy moved with his parents to Colonia Dublan, Mexico, with the colonists of the LDS Church. Shortly after arrival there, his mother died and his oldest brother and wife, THEODORE and MARY FLAKE TURLEY, went and brought him to Snowflake to live. With but a meager education, he went to work as a boy on the Snowflake res­ervoir, also freigh­ting with the Willis Bros, to Fort Apa­che. He had to be on his own at 12 years of age. When the Roosevelt Dam was built, he haul­ed freight from Phoenix over the rugged mountains with six span of mules. Living and working in the vic­inity of Snowflake, Woodruff, Holbrook, Flagstaff, and Jo­seph City, he met ELECTA WESTOVER in 1908 and on August 15, 1910 they were John Andrew and Electa Turley 281 married. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on Oct. 4, 1911. ELECTA DRUCILLA WESTOVER was born Oct. 8, 1887 to Edwin Lycurgus and Joanna Matilda Erickson Westover in St. Joseph, Arizona. JOHN ANDREW was second counselor in the Sunday School organization to H.M. Larson, also ward teacher in the Joseph City Ward. He was associated for 15 years with R.C. Tanner in the road construction business; he later did construction business for himself until financial reverses during the de­pression years forced him out. He then worked for various firms and individuals, until he entered the poultry business for himself. He died May 5, 1951 of a heart ailment. He was buried in the Joseph City Cemetery on May 7, 1951. Children of JOHN ANDREW and ELECTA WESTOVER TURLEY: John Stanley Turley, born Nov. 12,1914 in Joseph City. Marjorie Turley Kircher, born Nov.8, 1916 in Joseph City. Robert Merton Turley born July 3,1920 in Joseph City. Thelma Turley Morris, born Febr. 23, 1924 in Joseph City. John and Electa Turley with one of their children, probably John Stanley Turley, and his family. John Stanley Turley John Stanley was born Nov. 12, 1914. Stanley drove for White Mountain Bus Lines and 35 years for Greyhound Bus Lines while living in Phoenix. He is now retired and living in Pasco, Wash. He married Berniece Stand­ifird April 21, 1934 in Joseph City. They were sealed in the Manti Temple in 1970. Bernice is the daughter of John and Ida May Palmer Standifird. Their children; Lynn Ann, born July 26, 1935 in Winslow, Ariz.; married Francis Leon Bair on Jan. 5 1955 in Idaho Falls Idaho. Stanley Turley and Berniece Turley Stenna Gayle, born July 21, 1938 in Holbrook; married Ferron Anderson Aug. 29, 1958 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. John Andrew, born Dec. 26, 1949 in Phoenix, Ariz.; married Kathy Lynne Quist March 17, 1971 in Los Angeles Temple. * * * Marjorie Turley Kircher Marjorie Turley, daughter of JOHN ANDREW and ELECTA TURLEY, was born Nov. 8, 1916. She married William Heritage Kircher on Sept. 2, 1934 in Gallup, New Mexico"! William was "born May 22, 1901 in Camden, New Jersey, son of Harry Kircher and Elizabeth Packer Kircher. William was an engineer on the Indian res­ervation for six years, liv­ing in Keams Canyon, Chinle, Klagto and Le-upp, Ariz. and in Delta, Utah. Later the fam­ily moved to Phoenix, with William working at Goetle Bro­thers. He is now retired. They were sealed in the Mesa Temple on Dec. 7, 1964. Their children: William Clark Kircher, born March 30, 1935 in Joseph City, Ariz.; married Sept. 30, 1954 to Georgia Jameson. Then they were sealed in the Mesa Temple Sept. 7, 1963. Robert Henry Kircher, born Oct. 19, 1936 at Holbrook; married Marguerite Carol Sytherd on Sept. 23, 1956. They were sealed in the Mesa Temple June 29, 1963. Elizabeth Ann Kircher, born Sept. 10, Phoenix, Ariz. She married Dean Andrew Nielson on July 16, 1966 in the Mesa Temple. * * * * Robert Merton Turley Robert married Orlean Bentley, daughter of Fred and Ora 284 Robert Turley Orlean Turley Pate Bentley, on July 24, 1939 in Flagstaff, Ariz. They live in Gallup, New Mexico, having worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 33 years, being an engineer most of those years. Their children: Robert Derry Turley, born June 19, 1940 in Holbrook; married Beverly Ann Barber March 29, 1969. Dennis Michael Turley, born July 24, 1947 in Gallup, New Mexico. Married Lura Ann McGhee on February 24, 1969. * * * Thelma Turley Morris They were married in the Arizona Temple on April 22, 1942. Gary served three and a half years in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed in the shop of the Ariz. Highway, Department for seven years. For four years he worked as mechanic with Whiting Brothers in Holbrook, Arizona. He has been in business for himself for 18 years, having his auto repair shop in Hol­brook. We have made our home in Joseph City for the past thirty years. Children of Thelma and Gary Morris; Richard Kay, born March 6, 1945 in Wins- low, Ariz.; married April 27, 1968 to KatherineGary and Thelma Morris Gary and Thelma Morris 285 Claire Howell in Holbrook. They have two children: Stacey Kay, born April 6, 1970 in Farmington, New Mexico; and Charles Eric, born Oct. 25, 1973 in Farmington. Leslie Craig, born Dec. 7, 1947 in Winslow, Arizona. Frederick Gary, born March 10, 1951 in Holbrook; mar­ried Bevery Jean Davis June 9, 1970 in Mesa Temple. They have one daughter, April Michelle, born July 4, 1972 in Winslow. Susan, born Aug. 22, 1954 in Holbrook. Sally, born April 12, 1956 in Holbrook. Carol Lynn (adopted), born Aug. 1, 1960 in Holbrook. * * * 286 EDWARD FRANKLIN TURLEY was born to ISAAC and CLARA ANN TOLTON TURLEY on March 26, 1869 in Beaver City, Utah. He moved with his family from Beaver City to St. Joseph, Ariz., and then several years later to Snowflake, Arizona. They moved from Snowflake May 3, 1886, arriving in Benito Juarez in Mexico May 27, 1886. They had several exciting experiences with the Indians on this trip to Mexico as the Indians were on the warpath. EDWARD FRANKLIN spent about two months of each winter in. school. Spring plowing, looking after the crops during the summer and fall as well as the cattle and horses took much of his time. While making the trip to Mexico he cont­racted the chills and fever and they remained with him until spring of 1893. EDWARD married IDA ELIZABETH EYRING on Oct. 11, 1893 in the Salt Lake Temple by Apostle George Teasdale. IDA was born Dec. 9, 1874 in St. George, Utah, daugh­ter of Henry Eyring and Mary Bommeli Eyring. Edward C. Eyring and Caroline Romney, also Edward S. McClellan and Bertha were all married the same day; in fact, they all rode the train from Mexico to Salt Lake City for this occasion. IDA's mother went along as chaperone. We lived two months in our father and mother's home. January 11, 1894 we moved into our new home (a red brick house on the other corner of the block) in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. December 16, 1895 ordained a Seventy in the 99th Quorum of Seventies by Edward Stevenson, On the 16th of May, 1895 our first girl was born. May 5, 1897 EDWARD received a call from Box B, a mission to the Norther States Mission, Edward Vernon was born May 30, 1897. On June 14, 1897 departed for Salt Take City, Utah to be set apart for his mission. Townspeople contributed to his Testimonial, the proceeds from the dance given to EDWARD FRANKLIN for his expenses. On the 2nd July, 1897 arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pres. David J. Davis and several missionaries meet him at the Union Depot. Mission headquarters, 214 Dorsey Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. While on mission was able to visit many Turley families and obtain genealogy on the Turley progenitors. Studied and worked hard to gain a real success in the mission field. Ap­pointed Secretary of the Conference and remained so until released Sept. 26, 1899. While laboring in Cincinnati he bap­tized six young Germans, and in Zanesville baptized a Brother Taylor, U.S. Army Veteran of the War with Mexico; he was with the troops that captured Mexico City. He was baptized at the boat landing in the Muskingum River. Received his release Sept. 26, 1899 from President Ben E. Rich, headquarters in Chattanooga,Tennessee. He was met by his brother CHARLEY, wife IDA and son Vernon at El Paso, Texas. Returned to Colonia Juarez and was employed by Henry Eyring in the Co-op Store. Following year took a contract hauling mail, furniture and merchandise for the Co-op and Bentley-Harris Store. Then he put his attention to farming, fruit raising and stock raising. During the year 1910 worked eleven months for the Pearson Lumber Co. at Colonia Pearson, Mexico. The Mexican Revolution brought, without warning, a gen­eral exodus by the Mormon people after the General Authorities recommended them to leave. They reluctantly left July 28 and 29, 1912. Many lived in. El Paso, Texas while others went to various states of the United States. EDWARD and his family returned to Colonia Juarez Sept. 16, 1914. He served in many church capacities. For about 35 years he was ward clerk. EDWARD and IDA worked in the Mesa Temple for many years doing vicarious work for their progenitors and their people. IDA died in El Paso, Texas on,December 11, 1952 and was buried in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. EDWARD married ANNIE SARIAH MARTINEAU WALSER on Jan. 6, 1901. She had previously been sealed to HENRY SAMUEL WALSER on Nov. 18, 1892. ANNIE and HENRY had two children, Phyllis and Fredrick, before HENRY was killed in a sawmill accident on Oct. 12, 1897. EDWARD FRANKLIN and ANNIE SARIAH's five children were sealed to ANNIE and HENRY SAMUEL WALSER on Oct. 7, 1947. EDWARD died Nov. 7, 1940 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. ANNIE married ALVIN J. HAWKES in November of 1918. 288 Ida Eyring Turley, wife of Edward Franklin Turley, with two of their children: Theresa and Harold Emerson. This picture is probably Annie Sariah Martineau Walser Turley, with Isaac and Ida Turley and two other women. Children of EDWARD FRANKLIN and IDA ELIZABETH EYRING TURLEY: Edward Turley. born June 13, 1894 in Colonia Juarez; died the same day. Ida Elizabeth Turlev. born May 16, 1895 in Colonia Juarez; died Febr. 18, 1899. Edward Vernon Turley, born May 30, 1897 in Colonia Juarez, Clarence Franklin Turley, born July 16, 1900 in Colonia Juarez. Henry Eyring Turley, born June 7, 1902 in Colonia Juarez. Theresa_Turley Wagner, born March 21, 1909 in Colonia Juarez. Harold Emmerson Turley. born Nov. 22, 1911 in Colonia Juarez. Children of EDWARD FRANKLIN and ANNIE SARIAH MARTINEAU WALSER TURLEY: Clara Ellen Turley Radovich. born Nov. 22, 1901 in Colonia Juarez. Walter Turley. born Oct. 22, 1903 in Colonia Juarez. Aubrey Franklin Turley, born May 25, 1906 in Colonia Juarez. Lawrence Edward Turley, born Nov. 8, 1908 in Colonia Juarez. Louis Osborn Turley. born April 26, 1911 in Colonia Juarez. * * * Edward Vernon Turley Edward lived in Colonia Juarez for fifteen years where the colonies gave the people who lived there every opportunity to enjoy the best of everything through Church activities. The Madero Revolution of 1911 reached the point where Church Authorities recommended that all LDS people should leave the Colonies in Mexico and return to the United States of America. Edward's family went to El Paso, Texas. For two years Edward worked for the El Paso Union Depot as Assistant Ticket Agent and attended the International Business College at night. He completed two years of high school work as well as accounting, first and second budget work. By May 25, 1918 he had completed the Juarez Stake Aca­demy High School requirements, but decided not to graduate but returned in the fall to do post graduate work and play ball and enjoy the Academy another year. During each summer the railroad gave his job back at the ticket office. During the summer of 1918 the war was going on and they needed men for the Armed Services. In July, five of the boys from the Colonies, including Edward, decided to go to Utah and join the Student Army Training Corps at Utah State University. After four weeks of training, thirty members of the Corps were selected to go to the Central Infantry Officers training school 290 at Waco, Texas. The Armistice was signed Nov. 11, 1918, so it wasn't necessary for them to go overseas. After being released from the Army in Waco, he returned to the job at the Union Station in El Paso. It was his plan to accumulate funds and return to Utah State University to continue his education in the fall of 1919. In April, 1919, his parents suggested that as he had more than enough credits to graduate from the Juarez Stake Academy, he come and graduate in the class with his brother Clarence F The principle of the Academy and the Board of Education approved, and he was graduated with a class of six boys May, 1919. July 27, 1919 President Andrew Kimball came to El Paso for a ward conference and during this time ordained Edward an Elder. Late in July he received a letter from Box B to report on Sept. 15, 1919 to Salt Lake City and be ready to enter the Eastern States Mission, headquarters at 273 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. During the two years he was in the mission, field he was fortunate to be able to labor in New York in the office during the day, holding meetings in Brooklyn and New York in the evenings. He also labored in New Haven, Hartford, Springfield, Boston, Lynn, and in Vermont. October 1, 1921 Edward V. was given a release from the mission so that he could be in Salt Lake City for General Conference October 5, 6, and 7. While at conference, Bishop A. L. Pierce offered him a bookkeeper position in Chihuahua City in the automobile business. During the next two years Edward V. made all the financial statements for the Cia de Aubomobile S.A. He completed all the Ford System. He had a correspondence course in accounting and auditing with International Correspondence College in Pennsylvania. There was a fine branch of the El Paso Ward, St. Joseph Stake in Chihuahua City with about thirty members where Edward was involved with the branch basketball teams. In November, 1923, Trenial Pauly, manager for the automobile company and Edward V. Turley, auditor, resigned their positions and returned to El Paso, Texas. The Seiberling Tire Company gave them the retail franchise in El Paso. Edward had served as First Assis­tant Superintendent of the Sunday School and First Assistant Superintendent of the YMMIA before being called to be second counselor in the El Paso Ward Bishopric on Nov. 20, 1924. While serving for seven years, Edward helped the ward build a new chapel. In September, 1931 Edward V. Turley moved to Dallas, Texas to take an auditor's position with an automobile comp­any. The first Sunday he attended Church in the branch they were having a branch conference. The president of the Texas Mission asked him if he would labor as Second Counselor in the branch presidency. It was an opportunity to serve so he accepted the call. This was a small branch, but very dedic­ated members and a joy to serve with them and help with their problems. August 15, 1932 he returned to El Paso where the family was because the children could not live in the Dallas climate. In a short time there were various positions that the bishopric gave him to work in. He was working as auditor 291 in the Tax Assessor's Office during the years of 1933-1934. The fall of 1934 he was called to be superintendent of the YMMIA, and in May was called to be Ward Clerk. In Dec., 1942 he was called to be a High Councilman. Elder George Albert Smith of the Council of the Twelve set him apart. He labored under President Spencer W. Kimball of the Mt. Graham Stake. On Sept. 20, 1952, the El Paso Stake was organized by Elders Harold B. Lee and Spencer W. Kimball of the Council of the Twelve. Elder Edward V. Turley.Sr. was set apart as Stake President In 1955 he was released and called to teach the Senior Aaronic group for eleven years — a humbling experience with a great deal of joy re­ceived in seeing many advance in the Priesthood. He was called to be the Stake Auditor in 1964 and has been teaching the High Priest's group in El Paso Ward. Edward married Winifred Louise Roche on Sept. 24, 1925 in El "Paso, Tex­as . She was born Oct. 8, 1902 to Thomas Davies and Mar­garet Elizabeth Parry Corey Roche. After her death, he mar­ried Gladys Carol Tarpenning Brockus Feb 27, 1960 in El Paso, Texas. She was born Dec. 25, 1905 in Ashland, Nebr. to Bert Elmer and Kittie Frances Will Tarpenning. ShThe Edward Vernon Turley family Back: Edward, Jr., Thomas, Richard Edward, Sr. Front: Winifred, Corry, Winfred. She had previously been married to Russell Paul Brockus and has one daughter, Patricia Joy Brockus who was born Nov. 22, 1929 in Wewoka, Oklahoma and was married . April 29, 1961 to Arnold C. Powers, II. Children of Edward and Winifred Turley: Edward Vernon Turley, Jr. Thomas Davies Roche Turley Richard Eyring Turley Corry Roche Turley Winfred Lionel Turley 292 Edward Vernon Turley, Jr. Edward, Jr. was born Sept. 1, 1926 in El Paso, Texas. He married Gertrude Leopoldine Pamperl on Febr. 9, 1948 in Bamberg, Germany. Gertrude was born March 23, 1924 in Baden-bei-Wien, Austria, the daughter of Franz Pamperl and Theresia Ivancsics. They have one child, Edward Vernon Turley, III born Dec. 9, 1948 in El Paso, Texas. He married Patricia Dynne Baker on Oct. 23, 1971. * * * Thomas Davies Roche Turley Thomas was born Aug. 5, 1928 in El Paso, Texas, and married Joyce Virginia Bowen Aug. 18, 1950 in El Paso. Joyce is the daughter of John T. and Nellie Gwendine Holmes Bowen and was born Dec. 23, 1929 in Barboursville, West Virginia. They have three children: Thomas Davies Roche Turley Jr., born July 13, 1951. Pamela Joy Turley, born Jan. 30, 1954 in El Paso. Todd Mark Turley, born Oct. 31, 1956 in El Paso. Thomas Davies Roche Turley Family Back: Todd Mark, Thomas, Thomas, Jr. Front: Joyce Virg­inia, Pamela Joy. * * * Richard Eyring Turley Richard was born Dec. 29, 1930 in El Paso, Texas. He married Betty Jean Nickle on April 1, 1954 in Salt Lake City. Betty Jean was born Sept. 4, 1928 in Springfield, Missouri to Daniel Earl Nickle and Lena Maria Augusta Dahlman. They have seven children: Winifred Jean Turley, bom Jan. 14, 1955 in Salt Lake City, Richard Eyring Turley, Jr., born Febr, 18, 1956 in Fort 293 Worth, Texas. Stephanie Jane Turley, born March 14, 1957 in Salt Lake City. Teresa Joan Turley, born March 14, 1958 in Salt Lake City. William Nickle Turley, born June 8, 1959 in Salt Lake. Jeffrey Dahlman Turley, born June 24, 1960 in Salt Lake. David Roche Turley, born April 29, 1962 in Salt Lake City, - v* * w Corry Roche Turley Corry was born Dec. 4, 1933 in El Paso, Texas. He married Virginia Jean Louise Whipkey on Febr. 21, 1953 in Manassa, Virginia. She was born Nov. 3, 1932 in Dry Run, Penn. to James Arthur and Mary Geneva Bohrer Whipkey. They have three children: Corry Roche Turley, Jr., born May 19, 1954 in El Paso. Jeanette Rochelle Turley, born Sept. 27, 1960 in El Paso Barbara Jean Turley, born Oct. 3, 1957 in El Paso. She died Oct. 10, 1957.. s Left to right: Corry Roche Turley, Sr. Jean Whipkey Turley Corry Roche Turley, Jr. Jeanette Rochelle Turley # * * Winfred Lionel Turley Winfred was born Febr. 17, 1938 in El Paso, Texas. He died August 3, 1950. * * * Clarence Franklin Turley I completed the first five grades of Primary School and left Mexico in July, 1912 at the time of the Exodus, returning with my parents and family in Sept. 1914. I saw and exper­ienced many happenings during the Revolution, some of them faith-promoting. I graduated from the Juarez Stake Academy 294 in May, 1919. I attended the Utah Agricultural College at Logan, Utah one year and on March 10, 1925 I married Anna Tenney in El Paso, Texas. The ceremony was performed by Bishop Arwell L. Pierce, a civil marriage. On June 5, 1925 we were married for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple by Elder George F. Richards. I graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in June, 1930 and practiced at Yorktown, Texas; and then, later, twenty years in the Colonies in Mexico where we made our permanent home. We pioneered the Tinaja, developing the first success­ful producing apple orchard with its hardships and stress to get irrigation water. Since our outcome of this horticultural endeavor, others have planted orchards and at present the Tinaja stands out as the extra bread basket of Colonia Juarez. Our family have been and still are active Church members with strong testimonies of the truthfulness of the Gospel. Three of our children have filled full-time missions and now that Anna and I are alone, we hope to be able soon to keep a full-time missionary in the field all the time. Anna Tenney was born June 21, 1904 in Colonia Dublan, Mexico, daughter of Nathan Cram and Pearl Isabel Walters Tenney. She went with her parents at the time of the Exodus form Mexico to El Paso, Texas, then on to Salt Lake City. Our family eventually returned to the El Paso Upper Valley where father obtained work for himself and his teams. I attended Church in Chamberino and also attended Primary School at the Central School west of Canutillo, Texas until my sophomore year in high school. I completed my junior year at Gila Jr. College, eventually graduating from the Juarez Stake Academy at Colonia Juarez, Mexico. I met and married Clarence F. Turley. We are the parents of nine children, four girls and five boys. My interests out­side of family and homemaking were music and church work. I loved to sing and had plenty opportunities as a soprano soloist and singing in the choir. The funerals at which I consented to lend my voice were always appreciated and I received very warm and lasting appreciation for it which endeared me to the families bereaved. To sing at a funeral was not an easy task but when performed, gave lasting satisfaction and a feeling of warmth. Children of Clarence Franklin and Anna Tenney Turley: Anna Lucile Turley Romney, born 1926. Kathleen Turley Hakes, born 1927. Marilyn Joyce Turley Lee, born 1930. Clarence Franklin Turley, Jr., born 1932. Luther Dean Turley, born 1936. Robert Walters Turley, born 1939. Robin Marshall Turley, born 1941 Frederick Eyring Turley, born 1946 Melodee Elizabeth Turley Cooley. Born 1948 295 Clarence Franklin Turley Family * * * Anna Lucile Turley Romney I was the first child born to Clarence Franklin and Anna Tenney Turley on Jan. 19, 1926 in Bisbee, Arizona's Copper Queen Hospital. Before my first birthday we moved to Colonia Juarez, Mexico where I spent most of my growing-up years, being educated in the elementary and secondary schools there. Upon receiving my diploma from Juarez Stake Academy in May, 1946, my friend, Vera Whetten, and I left the colonies for Mesa, Arizona where we enrolled in Arizona State University and went to work for the Telephone Company in Mesa on a part-time basis. Here I studied general education and majored in piano. I have always been involved in music, dancing, singing, and playing the piano. I was given a piano scholar­ship the second year at college. After three semesters I went home to care for the family for a time, then went to work in El Paso, Texas where I continued my courtship with Milton Alvin Romney, whom I had known since my senior year in high school. Milton Alvin Romney was born Dec. 23, 1919 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, son of Miles Archibald and Emily Burrell Romney. We were married in the St. Geroge Temple on July 12, 1946. This union has brought seven beautiful, obedient chil­dren into our home: Lawrence Alvin Romney, born Febr. 26, 1947 in El Paso. f He married Linda Christine Pinkston on Sept. 12, 1969. She was born May 9, 1950 to Lyman Palmer and 296 Dorothea Beatrice Davis Pinkston. Their children: Lawrence Marshall Romney, born July 18, 1970 in Las Cruces, New Mexico; Katie Lynn Romney, born July 17, 1971 in Las Cruces; and Davis Alvin Romney, born Jan. 16, 1973 in Cleveland, Miss. Patrice Romney Spencer, born Sept. 8, 1950 in El Paso. She married Samuel William Spencer. He was born Febr. 19, 1949 in Salt Lake City to Eugene Kreile and Ruth Bell Ivie Spencer. They have one child; Samuel Philip Spencer, born Sept. 5, 1974 in Roswell, New Mexico. Clarence Park Romney, born May 11, 1952 in Las Cruces. Kenneth Mark Romney, born May 11, 1952 in Las Cruces. John Christopher Romney, born Nov. 27, 1954 in Las Cruces. Milton Allen Romney, born Jan. 8, 1956 in Las Cruces. Minyon Romney, born July 7, 1960 in Las Cruces, New Mexico * * * Kathleen Turley Hakes I was born Oct. 25, 1927 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, daughter of Clarence Franklin and Anna Tenney Turley. At the time of my birth many of the people of Colonia Juarez were in Mesa, Arizona for the dedication of the Arizona Temple. Sister Polly Sloan remained in Colonia Juarez be­cause she had just given birth the week before to a daughter. She acted as midwife to my mother. I graduated from the Juarez Stake Academy in 1945, then went to the United States to work. I entered BYU in 1946. There I met my future husband, Clayton H. Hakes, born March 21, 1924 in Chandler, Arizona, son of Clayton Haskell and Zelda Larue Stapley Hakes. We were married March 20, 1948 in the Arizona Temple. We have lived in Phoen­ix, Globe, Coo-lidge and Mesa. My husband has worked for the Valley National Bank for all our married years. I have been active in many Church organizations and my hobbies are painting, athletics, and the out of doors. In 1973 I received my B.A. from ASU and have been teaching since that time in the Mesa School system. My husband received his degree from BYU. He is an active member of the church, as are all of our family. We have five children: Kimberly Clayton Hakes, born dc. 31, 1948 in Globe, Ariz.; married Melissa McCuiston May 24, 1975. Debra Susan Hakes, born Sept. 29, 1950 in Globe; married Franklin Lewis Breinholt Jan. 4, 1969. Judith Ann Hakes, born April 26, 1952 in Florence, Ariz.; married Vance Edmund Miller Aug. 31, 1972. Cathy Diane Hakes, born Dec. 16, 1953 in Florence. Pamela Hakes, born Aug. 23, 1957 in Florence. * * * Marilyn Joyce Turley Lee Marilyn was born Dec. 24, 1930 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. Fond memories of her early life include playing in her Grand­mother Turley's flower garden; baby-sitting her younger broth­ers and sisters and playing house at the same time; having family picnics in the mountains while cutting and loading fire wood and finding a nice Christmas tree; swimming at the Nick; helping Dad on the Tinaja fruit ranch; making cheese in the old kitchen and then scrubbing the old wood floor; singing and tap dancing at high school assemblies; listening with Mother to the Saturday morning broadcast of the Metro­politan Opera Company while we cleaned house; being school cheerleader and president of the Mirasol Girls Club, and lead in the opera Hansel and Gretel. After completing high school at the Juarez Stake Academy, Marilyn worked and attended the Univ. of Texas at El Paso as a music major. She received a mission call and served two years in Mexico. She returned to El Paso and there met Lt. Lawrence Benson Lee, born Dec. 8, 1931 at Prove, Utah to Lawrence and Donna Benson Lee. Eight months later they were married in the Mesa Temple on August 18, 1956. They traveled to Chicago, Illinois where Larry attended Dental School at Northwestern University. He was employed by the Chicago Tribune newspaper for four years and Marilyn worked for Davis, Keenlein, Keating--a Pharmaceutical Research and Marketing firm. Two children were born to them in Chicago: Lawrence Mark Lee, Dec. 11, 1957 and Douglas Turley Lee, March 10, 1959. Erik Marshall Lee was born July 22, 1960 in Vernal, Utah while the family was enroute to San Francisco, Cal. where Dr. Lee received an Army Internship at Letterman General Hospital. After a year the Army flew the family to Murnau, Germany for. a three-year tour. There twins were born: Nathan Edward Lee and Nelson Ellsworth Lee on March 18, 1962. Army service was terminated after one year at Fort Ord, California. The family moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico where Dr. Lee set up a private dental practice. In this land of enchantment, Serge Milton Lee was born April 11, 1968. Here the family enjoyed seven years of community and church service. 298 Then Dr. Lee received a one-year grant to study at the Univ. of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. After this Masters Degree of study, the family moved to Redlands, Cal. and were associated concurrently with Loma Linda University Dental School and with private practice. In this charming area where 125 year ago great great grandfather Nathan Tenney pioneered and was Bishop, a seventh son was born: Theodore Eyring Lee on May 29, 1974. First son, Mark, attends college and plans a mission. The other sons plan to follow suit. * # * Clarence Franklin Turley, Jr. Clarence Franklin was born Dec. 27, 1932 at Colonia Juarez, Mexico. He married Helen Gertrude Bird on Oct. 3, 1955 at Elko Nevada. Helen was born Aug. 9, 1936 in New Orleans, Louisiana to William Robert and Alice Georgiana Forschler Bird. The Clarence Franklin Turley,Jr. family has had un-measurable blessings, for which we are grateful. Our home has been blessed with five lovely, healthy children, which really keeps the whole house alive. We have lived in the Deming, New Mexico area since 1961, where Frank has been em­ployed with the Federal Aviation Administration as Electronic Engineer. Prior to that time he received his degree from the University of New Mexico in Geology and Engineering and has also many hours with the Federal Aviation Academy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, I, Helen, spent a couple of years at BYU be­fore our marriage, which education I would like to continue some day, perhaps when the children are grown. We have served in many positions in the Deming Ward which is small, so there has been much opportunity for service. These privileges have really promoted our appreciation, growth and understanding of the Gospel. Frank was released last Sunday, however, form his position in the Bishopric, along with the rest of the family from our responsibilities since we are planning to move to Mesa, Arizona by the first of Aug. (1976). Jill, our oldest, will be a senior in school this fall, and Kelly, our youngest, will be in the sixth grade, so we want to be settled in Mesa by the time the school year begins. We have felt as a family that we needed to relocate where there is more opportunity for church youth activity for our growing family, so we are looking forward to moving. Children of Clarence Franklin Turley, Jr. and Helen Turley: Raone Jill Turley, born Aug. 7, 1958 in Albuquerque, N.M. Anna Lynn Turley, born March 27, 1960 in Deming, N.M. Clarence Franklin Turley III, born June 10, 1962 in Deming, Yvonne Michelle Turley, born Sept. 8, 1963 in Deming. Kelly Mitchell Turley, born Aug. 18, 1965 in Deming. * * * 299 Luther Dean Turley ^ Luther Dean was born March 29, 1936 in Colonia Juarez/ Mexico. He married Laurelie Lamb on July 18, 1957. She was born June 16, 1939 in Caliente, Nevada, daughter of Floyd Roland and Eleanor Schofield Lamb. I taught school at the J.S.A. in Colonia Juarex, Mexico for thirteen years and am presently managing the Buckhorn Ranch in Alamo, Nevada. My boys are active in basketball, football, baseball, and rodeo events. My girls are talented and perform often in dancing. Laurelie was Juarez Ward organist most of the time while we lived in Mexico. She is in the Junior Sunday School and the Relief Society presidency. Our goal is to help build our Father's kingdom here on the earth. For this reason, we are in most of the Church organizations, trying to do our part. We are most grateful for our heritage. We hope to be able to meet more of the family soon. Children of Luther and Laurelie Turley: Luther Dean Turley, Jr., born April 12, 1958 in Provo, Ut, Craig Lamb Turley, born Jan. 4, 1962 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Derek Thayne Turley, born July 22, 1964 in Las Vegas. Kimberlie Turley, born Feb. 9, 1967 in Colonia Juarez. Kendall Wade Turley, born Aug. 4, 1969 in Colonia Juarez. Stephanie Turley, born June 12, 1971 in Colonia Juarez. * * * Robert Walters Turley Robert was born July 31, 1939 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. I lived in Colonia Juarez until I graduated from high school in 1957. In high school I was active in sports, music, and stu­dent body activ­ities. I was voted all-around athlete, selected to represent the state in basket­ball at the nation­al tournament, Tennis champion of the high school and pitcher on the school baseball team. I was student body president my sen­ior year. After high school, I attended San Jose City College. I had a scholar­ship to play basketball at Ricks College in Idaho, but was influenced by a friend and the basketball coach to attend San Jose City College. I played basketball there and we were privileged to win the Coast Conference Championship. I attended BYU in 1958-59 and left on a mission for Mex­ico for the LDS Church. I spent two years in southern Mexico and returned in August, 1961. I went back to school at BYU for a-year and then joined the U.S. Marine Corps for three years. I spent my time in line company (infantry) serving one tour of duty in the Far East, Okinawa, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, and Vietnam. I was honorably discharged in February, 1965. I returned to school at BYU and graduated in 1967. I married Juliette Judd in the Salt Lake Temple on May 31, 1967. I went to work for Olson Bros, of North Hol­lywood, Cal. in the egg production business. My major in school had been Animal Science and minor in music and horti­culture. I left Olson Bros, after ten months and accepted employment with Intermountain Farmers Assn., a farmers coop in Salt Lake City. I am still employed by them and am plant manager at Draper. We manufacture livestock feed and have a retail farm supply store and also handle the distribution for our twenty stores in the state of Utah. We have three daughters: Heidi, 7 years old; Jennifer, 5 years old; and Tiffany, 3 years old; and are expecting our fourth child in August of 1975. * * * Robin Marshall Turley Robin was born July 30, 1941 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, seventh child of Clarence Franklin and Anna Tenney Turley. He married Ellen Anderson in the Arizona Temple on July 3, 1967. I attended the Juarez Elementary School and graduated from the Juarez Stake Academy. After this I attended the New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, Hew Mexico in 1962. I attended two more years at the BYU and then returned to the Colonies to work with my father. I had a very active and interesting childhood. At the early age of ten I was rasing Quarter horses for some of the townspeople. My love for horses has never ceased. In high school I played with the school basketball team. In 1958 the team won both the State and National Championships on a high school level. In 1959 I was chosen All Around Athlete in the school. In 1960 the team again won the State Championship and I was awarded the most valuable player trophy. In 1960 I also played with the "Primera Fuerza" team and was selected to play with the Chihuahua team in the National Tournament. Ellen Anderson was born the second child to Leonard and Ella Whetten Anderson, Sept. 5, 1946. She says: I attended 301 the Dublan Elementary School and graduated from the Juarez Stake Academy in 1964, I attended the Patricia Stevens Finishing School in Salt Lake City for one year, then re­turned to the Colonies. On June 3, 1967 I was married to Marshall Turley in the Arizona Temple. It was a beautiful ceremony. We have been blessed with four beautiful children: Robynn Rynee, born. Oct. 9, 1968 in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico. Bradley Marcell, born May 5, 1970 in Deming, New Mexico. Nathan Eyring, born Sept. 16, 1972 in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico. Marshall McKell, born Aug. 26, 1972 in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico. Robin Marshall Turley Family * * * Frederick Eyring Turley Frederick Eyring was born March 21, 1946 in Cananea, Mexico. He spent his childhood in Colonia Juarez, Mexico with four brothers and four sisters. He attended grade school and graduated from the Juarez Academy in 1964, then went to college in Mesa, Arizona. After his first year of college, he went on a mission to the West Mexican Mission and returned to attend BYU in 1967. There he met Gayle Pullins and they were married in the Arizona Temple on Dec. 20, 1968. He finished three years of college, then they moved back to Colonia Juarez where he works with his father, running or­chards and farming. Gayle Pullins Turley was born in Phoenix on Sept. 2, 1948 to Dean and Virginia Coates Pullins. When she was six years old the family moved to Glendale, Arizona, where they have since resided. She graduated from Glendale High School and went one year at Glendale Community College, She attended BYU her sophomore year and there met Rick Turley. Children of Rick and Gayle Turley: Angela Turley, born Sept. 28, 1969 in Casas Grandes, Mex. David Turley (stillborn), Sept. 18, 1970, Provo, Utah. Frederick Darren Turley, born March 26, 1973 in Phoenix. Stacey Turley, born June 15, 1976 in Phoenix. 302 * * Melodee Elizabeth Turley Cooley Melodee was born Feb. 12, 1948 in El Paso, Texas, the youngest of nine children born to Clarence Franklin and Anna Tenney Turley. I spent my youth in Colonia Juarez, Mexico where I attended grade school and the Juarez Academy. I have many fond memories and feelings about growing up in Mexico. After graduating from high school I attended BYU, Mesa Com­munity College, and Arizona State University where I grad­uated with a B.A. in Education.' Upon completion of my schooling I married Jeffry Lynn Cooley. We spent our first year of married life in Van Nuys, Calif., where Jeff worked as an accountant and I as a teacher. A year later our first daughter was born to us. We soon returned to Mesa to live, where Jeff continued to work as a CPA. Two years later, another daughter was born to us. Jeff is now farming and we're awaiting the arrival of our third child. My hobbies and talents are singing, dancing, sports, cooking, and keeping house. Children of Melodee and Jeff Cooley: Katherine Nicole Cooley, born Oct. 4, 1971 in Burbank, Cal. Jennifer Cooley, born Dec. 30, 1973 in Mesa, Ariz. Jeffry Todd Cooley, born Sept. 25, 1976 in Mesa. * * * Henry Eyring Turley Henry is the son of EDWARD FRANKLIN and IDA ELIZABETH EYRING TURLEY. He lived in Colonia Juarez for ten years when the Madera Revolution reached the point where the Church 303 Authorities recommended that all LDS people should leave their homes and come to the United States. After two years in El Paso, Henry's family returned to Colonia Juarez where he completed his elementary schooling, then attended the Jua­rez Stake Academy, graduating in May of 1920. He posted one year getting several college courses and transferred to col­lege for Bachelor of Science degree credit. He had many interesting experiences while attending the J. S. A. in athletics; in music, first to play a saxophone in the orches­tra and won awards for prize waltz in dancing many times; held the record for the shot-put from 1917 to 1923; had the honor of being student body president the year they built the "J" on the Eyring Mountain. In June, 1923 he enrolled in the Texas Chiropractic Col­lege and earned both B.C. and Ph. C. degrees, In the commen­cement exercises held in December, 1936, the college presented Henry Eyring Turley with an Honorary Degree E.E.C. for special research in anatomy and particularly neurology. He compiled "The Chiropractic Neurology Compen. , which the College used as a reference for the students in chiropractic. He compiled a text on X-ray and the College used it as a text for thirty-two years in radiography. In 1965 the neurology book was revised for the sixth edition and the name was changed to Chiropractor's Guide to Fundamental Neurology. The Texas Chiropractic College is still using it as a Reference text. Following are some of the religious activities of Henry Eyring Turley: YMMIA president in the Juarez Ward, 1926-27; member of Juarez Stake High Council 1926-27. When he moved to San Antonio, Texas he was called to serve as counselor in the branch presidency, and then in 1934 as the branch president for twelve years. Then he was called to be district president of the West Texas District, serving ten years. In Oct., 1953 Henry was called to be first counselor to President Harold I. Bowman of the Spanish-American Mission with headquarters in San Antonio. He served in this office for five years. In Jan. , 1958 Henry Eyring_Turley was called and sustained as Stake Patriarch of the newly organized San Antonio Stake. Apostles Spencer W. Kimball and Harold B. Lee ordained him to this office and he has given many hundreds of blessings in the past eight years. Louis Robinson Turley, wife of Henry Eyring Turley, has been a stalwart of the Church in San Antonio Texas. She was born in Colonia Dublan, Mexico on Sept. 25, 1901 to Samuel John and Annie Elizabeth Walser Robinson. After her graduation from Juarez Stake Academy, an LDS Church supported school, she was married Febr. 9, 1925 to Dr. Henry Eyring Turley. Louise has taught in the Sunday School, Primary, and MIA. She was secretary, then counselor and later president for eight years of the San Antonio Branch Relief Society. She has served on two occasions as president of the Relief Society of the Second Ward Relief Society, and also served as YWMIA president two years. She served as counselor to President Nina Bowman of the Spanish-American Mission Relief Society for five years. She was Mission Supervisor of the YWMIA, too. 304 Children of Henry Eyring and Louise Robinson Turley: Herbert Eyring Turley, born Feb. 21, 1926 in Colonia Dublan, Mexico. Annie Mae Turley Anderson, born April 21, 1931 in San Antonio, Texas. Patricia Turley Bryner, born Febr. 25, 1935 in San Antonio, Texas. Martha Louise Turley Myers, born Oct. 30, 1939 in San Antonio, Texas. * * * Herbert Eyring Turley Herbert married Margaret Ann Pool, daughter of Roy and Dewey Mae Thompson Pool. Margaret was born June 21, 1926 in El Paso, Texas. Herb and Margaret met July 1941 at the Texas-Louisiana Mission Church Encampment in Glenrose, Texas, and became engaged in 1944 before he left for the Marines. They were married June 3, 1947 in her home in Dallas, Texas, and sealed in the Logan Temple on June 6th. She had already graduated from Baylor University, so she worked at A and M College while Herb finished his degree in 1949. They moved to San Antonio, and he attended Texas Chiropractic College and earned his degree there. In 1950 Hal was born; in 1952 Keith was born; in 1955 Bruce was born; and in 1960 Barbara was wel­comed into the family. In 1961 they moved to Boerne, Texas, and lived on a ranch for five years before returning to San Antonio. All three boys have graduated from Jefferson High School, as their dad did,and where Barbara attends now. The boys were all members of the National Honor Society, were in the top per cent of their classes, played in the band, played football and were very active in all Church activities. They received their Duty to God awards, attended four years of Seminary, and Bruce and Keith received their Eagle Scout awards. Hal went to BYU and will graduate in April. He served a mission to Peru . He married Launa Rae Brown in the Idaho Falls Temple on July 19, 1974 and they expect their first baby in May. Keith went to Texas A and M before serving a mission in Bolivia. He is now attending A and M and will graduate in 1976. He plans to marry Janis Jacobsen on Jan. 4, 1975 in the Manti Temple. Bruce attends A and M University and is completing his freshman year. Barbara attends early morning seminary, plays the piano in Junior Sunday School, and plays all sports in the Church program. Margaret has served as choir director for many years, been a Relief Society visiting teacher, Sunday School and Primary teacher, chorister in many auxiliaries, president and first counselor in Stake Primary and is now the Laurel Advisor. Among the many responsibilities that Herb has had are Sunday School superintendent, counselor to bishops, high councilman, Scout Leader, and twice as bishop (presently). 305 Children of Herbert Eyring and Margaret Pool Turley; Hal Eyring Turley, born July 18, 1950. Keith Pool Turley, born Oct. 6, 1952. Bruce Pool Turley, born March 14, 1955. Barbara Turley, born Aug. 16, 1960. Herbert Eyring Turley Family Front Row: Keith Pool, Barbara, Bruce Pool Back Row: Herbert Eyring, Margaret Ann Pool, Hal Eyring Turley. * * * Annie Mae Turley Anderson Annie Mae married Wallace Nephi Anderson. He was born Febr. 9, 1926 in Burbank, California to Nephi Lorenzo and Vilate Fairbanks Anderson. Their children all born in Glendale, California: Brent Turley Anderson, born Sept. 9, 1951. Stephen Turley Anderson, born June 20, 1953. Maureen Louise Anderson, born Oct. 26, 1954. Mark Nephi Anderson, born March 12, 1956. Janice Anderson, born Sept. 17, 1957. Sharon Anderson, born March 4, 1962. 306 Wallace Nephi and Annie Mae Turley Anderson Family Front Row: Maureen, Janice, Annie Mae, Sharon. Back Row: Stephen, Mark, Brent, Garr (Indian boy that has lived with them four years), Wallace Nephi. Patricia Turley .Bryner Patricia was born in 1935 and married Loren Conrad Bryner, Jr. on Aug. 12, 1960 in the Salt Lake Temple. He was born July 2, 1935 in Ames, Iowa. Children of Patricia Turley and Loren Conrad Bryner, Jr.: Lee Conrad Bryner, born May 13, 1961 in Provo, Utah. Loren Eyring Bryner, born May 23, 1964 in Provo. Joan Bryner, born May 19, 1967 in Provo. Kent Turley Bryner, born May 1, 1970 in Provo. Karen Bryner, born Jan. 9, 1972 in Provo. Ann Patricia Bryner, born March 16,, 1974 in Provo. * * * Martha Louise Turley Myers Martha married Douglas Smith Myers Oct. 6, 1960 in the Salt Lake Temple. Joseph Fielding Smith, Doug's grandfather, performed the ceremony. He is the son of Louis Garrett and Emily Smith Myers and was born April 3, 1937. Children of Martha and Pouglas Myers: Douglas Turley Myers, born Nov. 28, 1964 in Glendale, California. Mark Robinson Myers, born March 13,1967 in Glendale. Sheryl Ann Myers, born Aug. 17,1968 in Glendale. Daylin Smith Myers, born May 19, 1971 in Glendale. Louise Ann Myers, born July 7, 1974 in Glendale. The Douglas Myers Family Front Row left to right: . Sheryl Ann, Louise Ann, Daylin Smith, Back Row, left to right: Douglas Smith Myers, Martha Louise, Douglas Turley, and Mark Robinson. * * * 308 Theresa Turley Wagner Theresa was the sixth child of EDWARD FRANLKIN and IDA ELIZABETH EYRING TURLEY. She married Edgar LeRoy Wagner in the Arizona Temple on Nov. 5, 1929. Edgar was born Dec. 7, 1903 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, son of Albert C. and Clara Matilda Walser Wagner. Theresa Turley Wagner died Dec. 13, 1946 in Colonia Dublan, Mexico and was buried there. In Sept., 1947 Edgar married Gladys Kotter in the Salt Lake Temple. Children of Theresa Turley and Edgar_ LeRoy Wagner: Norma Carolyn Wagner Lunt, born Oct. 23, 1930 in Colonia Dublan, Mexico. She married Alma LaRue Lunt April 28, 1950. Alma was born June 3., 1927 to Clarence L. and LaVetta Cluff Lunt. Their children: Ronald LaRue Lunt, born Dec. 13, 1951 in Salt Lake City. Christine Lunt Jones, born March 13, 1953 in Salt Lake City; married Tony LaRue Jones June 4, 1975. Vickie Lynn Lunt, born Jan. 25, 1956 in Salt Lake City. Sherrie Marie Lunt, born March 13, 1960 in S. L. C. Tricia Lunt, born July 26, 1969 in Salt Lake City. Edward Franklin Wagner, born Nov. 2, 1932 (stillborn) in Colonia Dublan, Mexico. Clara Beth Wagner, born Sept. 7, 1934 in Colonia Dublan; married James Ross Parker Aug. 26, 1955. James was born Febr. 5, 1931 to James Herbert and Mabel Mattison Parker. Their children: Carie Lee Parker, born June 26, 1956 in Salt Lake City. Mark Ross Parker, born Dec. 12, 1958 in Murray, Utah. Jill RaNae Parker, born June 11,, 1962 in Murray. Edgar LeRoy Wagner, Jr., born May 26, 1937 in Colonia Dublan; married Shirley Temple Thomas July 15, 1960. Shirley was born June 3, 1935 to William W. and LaRue Ann Rose Thomas in Malad, Idaho. Their children: Karen Ann, born April 18, 1961 in Salt Lake City. Steven LeRoy, born April 17, 1962 in Salt Lake City. ' Gary Lee, born Dec. 23, 1963 in Provo, Utah. Paul Thomas, born Sept. 25, 1966 in Salt Lake City. Kelly Ryan, born Jan. 17, 1972 in Salt Lake City. Brian Trent, born Oct. 26, 1973 in Salt Lake City. Howard Arnold Wagner, born March 19, 1940 in Chihuahua City, Mexico; married Mary Diane Lee Aug. 28, 1964. Mary was born July 10, 1943 in Provo, Utah to Victor and Ruby Lee. Their children, all born in Salt Lake City: Gregory Arnold, born Aug. 30, 1965. Richard Lee, born Nov. 11, 1967. Rebecca Linn, born Nov. 20, 1969. Edward Christian, born Nov. 12, 1971. Elizabeth, born Nov. 23, 1974. daughter Wagner, born Dec. 13, 1946 (stillborn), Colonia Dublan, Mexico. * * * 309 Harold Emerson Turley I was born in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, Nov. 22, 1911, the son of EDWARD FRANKLIN and IDA ELIZABETH EYRING TURLEY. It was at a time when Mexico was in turmoil. There were several rebel forces trying to overthrow the Mexican government, one of which was Pancho Villa and his forces. The situation in the Mormon Colonies became so critical that the Stake Pres­ident, after being in communication with Church headquarters in Salt Lake City, advised people to leave Mexico and return to the United States. In July of 1912, most of the members of the Juarez Stake went out on the Noroeste train to Ciudad Juarez. We went out in box cars and had to leave practically all of our possessions. We lived in El Paso, Texas for about two years. During that time conditions in the Colonies im­proved to a point that quite a number of the families that had left in July, 1912 returned to their homes in Mexico. My parents found things in a very sad condition. People had gone into our home and ransacked it and had taken most of the valuables out of it. During the first four years of my life, according to my mother, I had very poor health. I had stomach problems and my mother had to be very careful of what I ate. I remem­ber one time I had gone into the cellar and gotten several apples and had gone around to the back of the cellar, which was on the south side in the warm sun, and sat there on the ground eating the apples. My mother had missed me for some time and started looking for me and when she found me eating these apples, she punished me because she felt that the apples would make me sick. On the contrary, the apples seemed to straighten out my problems with my stomach and my health began to improve. I can recall many times, when I was young, eating a dozen apples before breakfast and then going in and eating a hearty breakfast. When I was five years old I broke my leg the day before the only doctor who was down in the Colonies, Dr. Gay, was to leave because this was at the time which they called the "Second Exodus" when a lot of the people in the Colonies left the second time to go to the United States. Dr. Gay set my leg and put a cast on it. After about 15 days I began to have very severe pain and when the nurse. Sister Mecham, examined my leg, she felt that she needed to cut the cast so that she could see what the problem was and when she did, she found my leg around the knee inflamed and it looked like the bone was going to pierce the skin. It was a sharp bone. My father got Bishop Walser to come and help him administer to me, and after being administered to, this bone went back into place. Sister Mecham put another cast on my leg and, in due time, took it off and to this day I have never had any problem with my leg. This was a case of faith and the power of the Priesthood. In the spring of 1917, at the time of the second major revolution that transpired in the northern part of Chihuahua when Pancho Villa was still trying to,gain control of Mexico, word came into town that General Carranza and his men were 310 just a few miles out of Colonia Juarez. We had gotten word a number of days before that we could expect these rebels to come through this part of Chihuahua. My father had always had a year s supply of chopped wood and he had taken prac­tically all of our valuables out of the house: dishes, bed­ding, anything that these men might want to pick up and take with them. He had put these valuables in trunks and boxes and had piled a large stack of chopped wood on top of the boxes and trunks. About 300 men camped in the lane by our barn. After these men had scouted around and found that we had a lot of hay in our barn and a lot of wood for their campfires, they decided that this was a good place to camp while they scouted through the town to see what valuables they could find to help them on their journey. The night before they left, I remember so vividly we were sitting around the table eating supper; a knock came on the back door and you could tell that it had been made by the butt of a gun. My father went to the door and two Carranzistas walked in, guns in hand. They had two ammunition belts crisscrossed over their shoulders and across their chests, and they did not remove their big hats in the house. They demanded bedding and food. My father took them through the house and they ransacked and checked closely to see what they could find. The reason for their leaving was they had used up all of the hay out of the barn. Also, they had gotten word that General Pershing was coming with his men. My father mentioned after they had gone that he was afraid that they would use enough wood out of the woodpile before the hay ran out to uncover just one of the boxes. If they did this, they they would find all of the boxes with our valuables. But the hay ran out first and they went on their way. As a young boy, I will never forget that experience of these men coming into the house and the fear that I had that they would murder us all. In the fall of 1927 the Arizona Temple was dedicated and I remember that, at fifteen years of age, I drove my par­ents and Brother and Sister Edward McClellan to Mesa for the dedication. It was the first time I had come out to the Uni­ted States since I was two years old. At the middle of my senior year, several of the young people from El Paso came to Colonia Juarea to finish high school. Among them was Ireta Pierce. Little did I know at this time that she was going" to be my wife and eternal com­panion seven years hence. This graduating class from the Juarez Stake Academy of 25 graduates was the largest graduating class up to that time. During the summer after graduating from high school in 1930, Brother Ivins Bentley came to Colonia Juarez to tell us about the advantages of going to Gila Junior College, a Church school. He told me that if I would go out to Gila, that he ' was certain that he could get me work that would at least pay my tuition and books, I went to Gila and did janitorial work to pay for my tuition and books and most of my living expenses. I remember milking a cow for Sister Williams for milk. Anthon Turley and I were batching together that year. 311 I enjoyed very much going to school at Gila. I participated in all the sports. I started out by going out for football. I had never played football before and I had never seen a football game and the first game of the season was with Arizona State Teachers College at Tempe, Arizona, and it was the first night football game held in Arizona. I started that game in the backfield. This incident of my playing in the first football game I had ever seen was put in "Believe It or Not" by Ripley and it was mentioned, also, that it was the first night football game in Arizona. In one of the spring student body assemblies the end of my second year, I was presented the All Around Athlete" watch for the year. My parents were present for this presentation. They were on their way back from Mesa where they had spent the winter doing temple work. The University of Arizona offered me a basketball scholar- ship if I would attend the University. I accepted and par­ ticipated in basketball, football, and baseball. I majored in Physical Education and minored in Business. I graduated at mid-year and because of this, I did not get a school to coach in. I went to work for Commercial Credit Company in Phoenix after graduating. I worked with them a little over a year and then went to El Paso, Texas. My brother, Vernon, encouraged me to come. I am confident that the Lord had a hand in my coming to El Paso because this is where Ireta and I got together. I came to El Paso the first part of May, 1937 and because I had not had a chance to spend any time with my parents over a number of years, I went to Colonia Juarez and spent about three weeks there with them and then returned to El Paso. Shortly after I returned, Ireta returned from school where she had graduated from BYU that spring. She had contracted to teach school in Lovell, Wyoming, but had a summer job in El Paso as secretary to the County Attorney. We started going with each other June 30 and did not date anyone else after our first date together. We were engaged to be married by the end of August. We were married in the Arizona Temple November 26, 1937. Neither one of us was able to get off work, so we planned on going over during the Thanksgiving holidays, which was a long weekend. We were married the day after Thanksgiving and returned to El Paso in time to go to work Monday morning. This was the extent of our honeymoon. I served in the YMMIA superintendency and played basket­ball for Standard Oil and for the LDS Church in two different leagues. We seldom stayed home in the evenings. I worked for Standard Oil Company for thirteen months and then went to work for my father-in-law in the lumber business. I went down to the sawmill in September, 1938. Ireta 'was still working for the County Attorney and did not go down to the sawmill with me at first. This job was quite a challenge for me since I did not know a thing about the production of lumber and I did not recall of ever being around a sawmill before then. I spent a lot of time reviewing the operations of the sawmill and the planing mill and then went into the woods to 312 gain a knowledge and understanding of logging operations. I had problems with the Syndicate (labor union) which were gradually worked out. In January, 1939, Ireta joined me at the sawmill. "Poor little city girl." She had to learn to cook on a wood stove, make bread from a start, get along without a refrigerator or inside bathroom. After a while we had a few of those comforts: inside plumbing, a piano, and a gas (butane) refrigerator. We had learned to appreciate such taken-for-granted luxuries. After spending several years with my family at the saw­mill in the mountains of Mexico, I moved my family back to El Paso to take care of my wife's parents' home, President and Mrs. Arwell L. Pierce. He was called to preside over the Mexican Mission with headquarters in Mexico City. I was ordained to the office of Seventy and set apart as one of the seven presidents of the 320th Quorum of Seventies. I filled two stake missions in El Paso, one of those with my wife as my companion. This work was most rewarding. When the El Paso Ward was divided, I was called to be the first counselor to the bishop and was a counselor for five years. In 1955 President Spencer W. Kimball ordained me a bishop. Being a bishop was a grand, rewarding experience. I didn't realize that there was so much difference between a counselor and being bishop. All the responsibility is placed on your shoulders when you are made a bishop. During the time that I was a counselor in the bishopric, I had a serious accident, I was traveling alone from the saw­mill to Cd. Juarez and had to cross three lake bottoms in my Jeep. It had been raining and even though I was alone in the Jeep, I was warned and it sounded like someone sitting at my side who said, "Slow down." I thought it unusual, but I slowed down a bit; then the same voice told me the second time and I slowed down more, but apparently not enough because things happened so fast that when I awakened I found myself with the Jeep upside down on top of me, my shoulders pinned to the ground in the mud. My right leg was holding the Jeep up with the help of my suitcase. I managed to get out and walked about a mile toward a ranch house. A pickup truck with three men in it came by and helped me turn the Jeep up onto its wheels. I drove the Jeep into Cd. Juarez. My leg had to be put into a cast from ankle to hip because of the great amount of pain from pulled ligaments. My leg hurt so bad that I didn't realize the damage that I received in my back. The biggest or most important lesson that I learned in this experience was, when the Spirit of the Holy Ghost gives you a warning, you had better take it. One other im­portant thing to me was my telling my Father in Heaven if He would see me out of this predicament and save my life, I would be willing to do any and all things that He wanted me to do. I feel there was a purpose in saving my life at that time, for I have continued in His service for many years and am willing now to do anything that He desires me to do. I am so very grateful for a wonderful wife and mother of my children. The Lord has blessed us with seven wonderful spirits. I am sure the two (Maureen and Kurt) who have been taken back were taken for a noble purpose and that they were 313 both needed there. We are grateful for having them as long as we did. All of our children are active in the Church and those who are married are raising their children up to have a true testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have witnessed many faith-promoting experiences in my life, as a bishop, stake president, and as a mission presi­dent. The mission was a wonderful experience for both my wife and me. We worked so close together with our mission­aries in the West Mexican Mission. They worked hard, for they witnessed fruitful results in the great number of our Heavenly Father's children accepting baptism and confirmation in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Complete new fields of labor were opened up by putting missionaries in towns that had never had LDS missionaries before. I served as president of the El Paso Stake for nine years, from 1965 to 1974. When I was released as stake president, Elder Bruce R. McConkie ordained me a Patriarch. Children of Harold Emerson and Ireta May Pierce Turley: Harold Emerson Turley, Jr., born May 31, 1969 in El Paso. Brentnall Pierce Turley, born Oct. 20, 1941 in El Paso. Luana May Turley, born May 5, 1944 in El Paso. Ireta Maureen, born Sept. 1, 1947 in El Paso; died July 13, 1952. Kurt Eyring Turley, born Sept. 22, 1953 in El Paso. Douglas Lee, born Sept. 24, 1954 in El Paso. Lanae Elizabeth, born Dec. 12, 1958 in El Paso. The Harold Emerson Turley Family Seated, left to right: Lanae, Ireta, Luana; Standing, left to right: Kurt, Brentnall, Harold, Harold,Jr., and Douglas. * * * 314 Harold Emerson Turley, Jr. Harold married Elaine Lenora Eckersley in the Arizona Temple on May 29, 1962. They were married by their grand­father, Arwell Lee Pierce. Elaine was born March 27, 1941. Harold served a mission for the Church in Australia. He graduated with honors from Brigham Young Univ. in 1963 and Elaine completed two and a half years at BYU. They went on to- Indiana University where Kathryn was born and Elaine worked to put Harold through school. He received his M.B.A. in August, 1964. They went to California where Harold worked for United California Bank and Kalei was born. They went to Salt Lake City in 1967 where Harold went to work for Walker Bank and Trey and Susan were born. Harold became Director of Personnel for five years and is now Vice President in the lending side of the bank. He has been President of the Bonneville Exchange Club and Utah Personnel Association, and he teaches for TYU and the American Institute of Banking. He will complete his graduate degree in banking at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University in June, 1973. Elaine will complete her B.S. degree in Elementary Education at BYU in April, 1974. Harold and Elaine have been active in Church activities, too. Eleaine has been ward MIA president and counselor and taught in Relief Society, Primary, Sunday School and MIA. Harold has been a counselor to three bishops, and ward and stake MIA superintendent. The Church job he enjoys most is his present job of Priest Quorum Advisor and volleyball coach. Children of Harold Emerson Turley, Jr. and Elaine Turley: Kathryn Lanae Turley, born Feb. 1, 1964. Kalei Elaine Turley, born May 16, 1965. Harold Emerson Turley, III (Trey), born April 24, 1968. Susan Kay Turley, born May 5, 1971. Derek Jay Turley, born Sept. 29, 1976. Harold Emerson Turley, Jr. Family Left to right: Kathryn Lanae, Harold, Jr. Susan Kay, Harold, III (Trey), Elaine Eckers­ley, Kalei Elaine. Brentnall Pierce Turley Brentnall Pierce Turley married Carol Lee McConnell, daughter of William 0. and Beverly Foote McConnell of Bell- flower, California, in the Los Angeles Temple on Dec. 18, 1965. Brent attended Houston and Zack White Elementary Schools and El Paso High School in El Paso, Texas. In 1961 he re­ceived his mission call and served in the Central British Mission under President James A. Cullimore until 1963. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from BYU in Political Science, having been Vice President of the student body during his senior year. In the fall of 1965 he commenced law school at the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall). In 1968, Brent received the Juris Doctor Degree from Boalt Hall and for the next year following graduation he acted as Assistant Dean of Students at the Univ. of Cal., Berkeley, during the university's most trying time of student unrest, resulting from the explosive mix of provocative is­sues and priorities (i.e. the morality of U.S. involvement in Vietnam and the clash of ideals and reality.) Since 1969 Brent has been a practicing attorney in the Los Angeles area. While in the Oakland-Berkeley area, Brent served in the University Ward bishopric and was stake superintendent of the Oakland-Berkeley Stake YMMIA. While in Los Angeles, Brent has served in .the Westwood Second Ward bishopric, Los Angeles Stake, and Carol has served in the YWMIA as teacher and activ­ity counselor. Children of Brent and Carol Turley: . Brentnall Pierce Turley, Jr., born May 15, 1968 at Berkeley, Calif. William Todd Turley, born Jan. 25, 1970 in Los Angeles. Maureen Carol Turley, born Sept. 22, 1973, Los Angeles. Michelle Renee Turley, born Nov. 20, 1975 in Los Angeles. Luana May Turley Rogers Luana married Victor Daniel Rogers on April 1, 1966 in the Arizona Temple. Dan . was born April 30, 1941, son of Henry Lynn and Wilma Lucinda Merrill Rogers and had completed a full-time mission to the Northern States Mission. They both graduated from BYU with B.S. degrees in 1966 and had served in the MIA: Dan as stake superinten­dent and Luana as ward president. Their first child was born in Ogden, Utah where Dan was teaching seminary at Ogden High. In 1967 they moved to Ellensburg, Washington to work on a Masters Degree and teach Institute. This venture was and still is a chal­lenging one. While in Ellensburg, three girls were born and many hours given by Dan as branch president of the College Branch and currently as High Councilman for the Yakima Stake. His Insti­tute work has branched into being a member of the Division Administrative Council, Regional Young Area Young Adult advisor , and chairman of the area Young Adult Convention held in Spokane the fall of 1972. Luana has served as a stake Relief Society Board member for the spiritual living department and currently as Relief Society president of the College Branch. The most fascinating element of this marriage was that Dan and Luana found out a few weeks before they were married that they were third cousins and had the same second great ' grandparents, Edward Tolton and Mary Ann Tomlinson. Children of Luana and Dan Rogers: Victor Daniel, Jr., born Dec. 22, 1966 in Ogden, Utah. Candi Maureen, born March 16, 1968 in Ellensburg,Wash. Kristin Marie, born Jan, 7, 1971 in Ellensburg, Wash, born June 6, 1972 in Ellensburg. Janelle Lueana, born june 6, 1972 in Ellensburg. Robert Tolton, born Sept. 21, 1975 in Pullman, Wash. * * * Clara Ellen Turley Radovich Olsen I, Clara Ellen Turley was born Nov. 22, 1901 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, the daughter of EDWARD FRANKLIN TURLEY and ANNIE SARIAH MARTINEAU WALSER, previously married to Henry Samuel Walser who was killed in a sawmill accident Oct. 12, 1897). My parents were married Jan. 6, 1901 in Colonia Juarez by Apostle George Teasdale. I was baptized Nov. 27, 1909 by my father in the river that coursed through the middle of Colonia Juarez by the swinging bridge. November was a cold month but the waters felt warm to me. On July 24, 1912, a Sunday morning, the sun was shining, but a heart break stillness enveloped the valley--no Church bells rang that morning--the Mormons were leaving, having been given 48 hours to clear out. Mother and seven children left with her worldly goods, all she was al­ lowed to take: two trunks and a roll of bedding. The people went by wagons or buggies to Pearson where they were put on a train to El Paso, Texas. We were in El Paso a short time. Then mother went on to Thatcher, Ariz. After three months she decided it would be a good idea to go back to Logan, Utah-- her birthplace and a half-brother Charles was living there; also Lyman in Salt Lake City and sisters Elizabeth Nebeker and Virginia Sudbury. My sister Phyllis would not go to Utah, as she was married to William J. Preston and stayed in Arizona. Phyllis and Frederick were children of Mother's first marriage to HENRY SAMUEL WALSER My brother Frederick was the bread winner, and when World War I came along he enlisted in the Marines. While stationed at Quantico, Virginia twice his units were sent overseas and he was left behind. He said, "There must be a reason." Three months after he arrived home from the war he was killed in an accident at the Logan Depot. When I graduated from the 8th grade I was asked to go to Salt Lake and stay with Grandma and Grandpa Martineau. Their health was not good. I was there about 18 months. In November, 1918 Mother married Alvin J. Hawkes and I stood as a witness. I was 17 years old. Grandmother Martineau died Dec. 5, 1918 and in Jan. I believe o£ 1919 Grandfather went to live with Uncle Lyman and I went there to help care for Grandfather. Later, Grandfather went to live with Aunt Virginia Murphy so I was asked to come and help care for him there. He died June 24, 1921. Grandfather (James H. Martineau) was a Patriarch and while I was there--16 months--I was a scribe for nearly 1000 blessings. July 6, 1921 I was married to Daniel Radovich. We were blessed with three children: Dan, Dale, and Donna. Dan died May 12, 1936. His temple work was done and I was sealed to him May 24, 1940 in the Salt Lake Temple. Dan and Dale both served in World War II. Donna got her M.D. at Columbia University in New York and while working on her Doctorate she married John W. Christensen, Chief Research Engineer for C.B.S. 318 On Sept. 4, 1954 I married Frank W. Olsen. Frank died from a heart attack Sept. 29, 1972.I am still living in Tooele, Utah. My oldest son, Daniel C. lives in Ogden, Utah. He works for Ogden City Roads and Highways Div. His son Daniel lives in Santa Clara, Calif, and works for Automotive Laboratory Div. of Spectre Physics-Science-Lazer Computer's etc. His daughter Bethany lives in Portland, Oregon. Her husband, Paul C. Rawlins, works for the telephone Company. They have two little girls, Megan and Jessica. My son Dale lives in Midvale, Utah. He has retired from Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah. His wife Helen has re­tired from Hercules-Bacchus Works at Bacchus, Utah. Their son Dale is a C.P.A. at Utah State Capitol. He works for the State Auditor of Utah. His wife Sheri has her Master Degree in Education. My daughter Donna May is married to John W. Christensen and lives in New Canaan, Conn. Her husband John is Senior Vice President of C.B.S. Laboratory Inc. Donna is active in the Church and is a Board Member of various clubs. She also teaches in an art studio in New York City. Their son John is at Harvard specializing in architecture and perhaps a side line of sculpture. Their son Craig W. is at M.I.T. He will have an academic degree in Electrical-Engineering. In one more year he will have his masters and bachelors degree. He works during the summer months for R.C.A. Their daughter Carlyn II. graduated from Harvard. She will be married soon in the Washington D.C. Temple to Jay Szalanski. They will go to Seattle, Washington to live. There she will be studying in medical field and public health. Jay is in school in Seattle getting his Masters and Ph. D. in psychology and business administration. Children of Clara Ellen Turley and Daniel Radovich: Daniel Clair Radovich, born May 16, 1922; married Eliza­beth Daniels April 12, 1950. Their children: Bethany Radovich, born March 7, 1951; married Paul Craig Rawlins Oct. 23, 1970. They have two girls: Megan Ann Rawlins, born June 22, 1972; and Jessica Whitney Rawlins, born Dec. 15, 1974. Daniel Radovich, born March 7, 1954. Dale Edward Radovich, born Jan. 2, 1924; married Helen Yengich Oct. 9, 1946. Their children: Dale Matthew Radovich, born Aug. 26, 1949; married Sheri Lynn Spurs on Dec. 18, 1970. Helen Mary Radovich, born April 17, 1951; died the same day. Donna May Radovich, born Sept. 16, 1925; married John 319 W. Christensen on Feb. 2, 1951. Their children: Carlyn Martineau Christensen, born Sept. 27, 1952; married Jay Joseph Jude Szalanski Sept. 10, 1976. John Chipman Christensen, born Nov. 11, 1954 Craig Whittaker Christensen, born Nov. 11, 1954. Clara Ellen Turley and Daniel Radovich Family Front: Daniel Radovich, Donna, Clara Turley Radovich. Back, left to right: Daniel Clair, Dale Edward. Walter Boyd Turley Walter Boyd Turley. son of EDWARD FRANKLIN and ANNIE SARIAH MARTINEAU WALSER TURLEY was born Oct. 22, 1903 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. In July 1912 along with his mother two sisters and five brothers, he moved to Logan, Utah where he finished his schooling, graduating from high school. In­stead of going on to college he decided to help his new step­father and work on the farm. He was married to Edna Pickett of Providence, Utah Nov. 18, 1925. They stayed on in Beaver Dam, Utah until 1928 and moved to Blue Creek, Utah where he and another young farmer, Tom Roberts, were taken in as partners by his stepfather, ARVIN J. HAWKES . Walter became disappointed in the arrangement and so took his share of the crop and bought a small farm near Downey, Idaho. While plowing on some rocky ground he was thrown and was se­verely injured. After recuperating in the hospital in Pocatello, Idaho he found that he couldn't handle all the heavy work and so sold the little farm and bought and leased some land in Pocatello Valley, part in Idaho and part in Utah. He used hired help on the farm and was prospering with good crops and his family. The four boys were getting to the age where they could help on the farm. Their first child, Marian, was born Nov. 30, 1926. She died July 10, 1928. Walter began losing weight and went into the Tremonton Hospital where he died July 4, 1935 with cancer of the liver. It is thought that the accident while plowing could have caused the cancer. He lived a good clean life and was active in church work wherever he lived and was a good example for his family, friends, hired help and all with whom he associated. At his funeral there were five speakers--coming from different wards where he had previously lived and participated. This picture, though not labeled, was included with the Walter Boyd Turley material and some could be his sons. 321 On Febr. 25, 1936 Edna Pickett Turley married again to Aubrey Franklin Turley,"Walter's brother. She died June 9, 1957 in Salt Lake City. Children of Walter Boyd and Edna Pickett Turley: Marian, born Nov. 30, 1926; died July 10, 1928. . Harlan Boyd, born May 11, 1929. Grant Ellsmere, born May 25, 1931. Lowell Reese, born March 19, 1933. Alan Edward, born Febr. 23, 1935; died March 15, 1956. Harlan Boyd Turley Harlan married Afton Obray on January 20, 1954. Their children: Marian, born Jan. 10, 1955; married Ralph D. Broderick Nov. 15, 1974. Debra Lynne, born June 27, 1956. Gary Boyd, born June 14, 1959. Merilee, born Dec. 6, 1960. Grant Ellsmere Turley Grant was married first to Dorothy Lois Clay and then second to Ella LaJune Cook on Febr. 23, 1956. Children of Grant and Ella Turley: Roger Walter, born Nov. 8, 1956; married Karen DeMorris Rhodes on Febr. 23, 1974. Mark Clifford, born Febr. 20, 1958. Susan Ella, born July 16, 1959. Brian Grant, born Nov. 8, 1960. Christina Lynn, born Feb. 19, 1962. * * * Lowell Reese Turley Lowell married Carol Larsen on Jan. 5, 1955. Their children: Catherine Sue, born Oct. 24, 1955. Patricia Ann, born Feb. 25, 1957. Carol Lee, born Aug. 9, 1958. Jon Reese, born Jan. 19, 1960. James Matthew, born May 18, 1961. David Andrew, born April 7, 1964. * * * 322 ; Front: Max Walter Turley, Aubrey Franklin Turley, Edna Pickett Turley, Judith Rae Turley. Back: Allen Edward Turley, Grant Ellsmere Turley, Harlan Boyd Turley, Lowell Reese Turley. Aubrey Franklin Turley was born to EDWARD F. and ANNIE S. TURLEY on May 25, 1906. We were driven out of Mexico during the revolution of 1912 but I still have many fond memories of my six years in Mexico. As kids we could speak their language and we played and en­joyed the family association. We left by train for El Paso, Texas where we stayed in a lumber yard and sheds for a while. My mother received transportation by train to Thatcher, Ariz. where Mother, Fred and Phyllis worked at anything they could, picking fruit to other farm work. We left Arizona for Logan, Utah in Nov. of 1912, arriving in Logan where mother was born. She had two brothers, Charles and Nephi Martineau and they helped to get us settled in Joe Cowley’s rock house in the Third Ward. We were about the poor­est people in Utah when we arrived in Logan with only the clothes on our backs. Clara and Walter; began school but I didn't go until the following year.My School days in Logan were good and I was 323 always able to have a job of some kind to help out. I went to Arizona Oct. 1, 1919 and stayed with my sister Phyllis who had married William J. Preston in 1912. She made a good life raising a fine large family. I worked for Bill one year and then I leased some land from him and began raising cot­ton, hay and lettuce. After four years I leased the Hockin . . Anderson farm. I stayed on the Anderson farm until 1925. On Jan. 15, 1925 I was married to Sarah E. Angle of Thatcher. We had two children, a daughter Marjorie born May 21, 1926 and a son Marvin Boyd born Nov. 17, 1927. Our marriage broke up in 1928. Marjorie and Marvin and families live in Alliquippa, Pennsylvania. Marjorie married Nick Cavaulas and they have a daughter and a son. Marvin also married and they have six children. In 1928 Walter and I purchased 960 acres in Hawkins Basin, Idaho. During the depression I kept working to keep Walt and Edna and family going while making the crops. In 1932 we were broke after three crops of wheat under 30? a bushel. We moved from Idaho to the Whitney Farm in Blue Creek which we leased for 10 years. In 1934 we purchased a farm in Pocatello Valley, Idaho, a few miles to the north. Walter came down awful sick in 1934, late in the fall. The following July he passed away and left Edna with four boys. She went to Providence, Utah and stayed at her father's home for a year and then on Febr. 6, 1936 Edna and I were married. I raised Walt's boys like my own. There was never any dif­ference in the love for them and the love for Max and Judy who came later. Max W. was born Jan. 7, 1937 and Judith Rae was born April 19, 1940. Edna was a wonderful mother to all her children and a good wife and homemaker. She was brought up with a strong belief in the LDS Church and served well in the Primary presidency and Relief Society work in the dif­ferent wards. We had a good life together with our family until she passed away June 9, 1957. She had lots of friends wherever she lived and I know all of her children loved her and will always cherish her memory. My good wife Irene and I were married Man. 6, 1961 and we have our home here in Tremonton when we are not at the farm, where we both love to be. We have leased our farms but we kept our homes so that when we wish we can go out there to live. Irene has been a good wife to me which I am very thankful for. She keeps a lovely clean home which we are proud of. Anyone is always welcome to come in and visit us. Irene is truly a fine cook and everything she does she does very well; her home and surroundings always show it. She has one son and four daughters, which she is very proud of. I also have a lot of love for them and for the way that they have accepted me and the love they extend to me. Irene and I are both past our seventies, so we try to enjoy our Church and all it does for us. We have traveled a lot in the U.S., Canada, and Pacific Isles and we want to do a lot more if we can be blessed with good health such as we have had. We are thankful everyday of our lives for the health and strength that we enjoy. 324 We ask the Lord's blessings on all the Turley families and we are grateful for all the wonderful things that have occurred in our lives. Children of Aubrey and Sarah Turley: Marjorie Turley Cavaulas Marvin Boyd Turley Children of Aubrey and Edna Pickett Turley: Max Walter Turley Judith Rae Turley Cragun * * * Max Walter Turley On Jan. 7, 1967, I, Max Walter Turley, was born in Garland, Utah. My parents had been married a year before after the death of my Uncle Walter—whom I was named after and who was also Mom's first husband. Dad must have thought the ancient law of Moses was still in effect and was taking care of his deceased brother's wife and family. I was reared in Garland, having lived in two houses there. It was not until after I had married and left home that our family home was sold and Dad moved to Tremonton just three miles to the south. During the summers, however. Dad moved his family to the farm in Pocatello Valley. I was taught and progressed through the Church Priesthood quorums while living in Garland, having been ordained a Dea­con in Jan. of 1949. My elementary and high school years were spent in Garland also. In the spring of 1955 I gradua­ted from Bear River High and enrolled in Utah State Agricul­tural College in the fall. After two years I dropped out to spend the next two years in Australia in missionary service. Upon completion of that service I returned to Utah State and received my B.S. in Agronomy in 1962, I then preceded to work towards my M.S. in Agronomy and Plant Breeding until 1964: I had met Tanya Burningham from Nyssa, Oregon in Oct. of 1963 we were married on April 7, 1964. During my stay at Utah State I served in the USU Student llth Ward for three years as counselor to the bishop. After we were mar­ried we left immediately for Fort Bliss, Texas and one year later for Fort Rucker, Alabama for two years in the military service. Upon discharge, I started work for Utah-Idaho Sugar Company in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was then trans­ferred to Washington state, back to Salt Lake and then to Idaho Falls, Idaho in the spring of 1974. At the present time we have seven children: Brandon Todd, age 12; Darren Scott, 10; Tiffany, 8; Shannon, 6; Taralyn, 4; Adam Brent, 2; and Cameron, 1 year. We now reside at 888 Dennis Circle, Idaho Falls, Idaho. 325 Judith Rae Turley Cragun I, Judy Turley Cragun was born in Tremonton, Utah on April 19, 1940 and raised in the small northern Utah town of Garland—first in a small white frame home, then to a large brick home on Main Street in about 1945. Daddy was a farmer in Pocatello Valley, Idaho, about 35 miles north­west of Garland. Summers were spent on the farm but we al­ways moved back into town when school started in the fall. Life on the farm was a great experience for me. I was a tom­boy and dearly loved the outdoors and working with my dad and brothers. I suppose my mother was at times disappointed when her only daughter showed no feminine interests. There was much fun along with much hard work—riding on cow's backs, rotten egg fights, horseback riding, learning to drive at age 9, etc. But the many hours of hard work are still in my mind—clearing a new piece of hill land of rocks day after day, come custom baling we did for others on steep ground, early morning to late night hours, many years of hauling wheat to the granaries. My dad always told me I was as good to him as any hired hand could be. Church has always been a part of my life. My father was not always active but was a good man and always wanted the best for his children. Mother was a strong, active member. We always attended meetings together and did what was expected of us. Primary was always extra special too and still is. One of the things I remember most is my mother teaching me "to always accept a job in the church as the Lord knows what 326 is best for us." And she lived this herself: I remember many callings in which she felt so inadequate but I know we could all see the growth in her. I graduated from Seminary and also Institute. I went to Utah State in 1958 and am grateful for my college experiences as it was the first time I really got out into a mixed religion environment. I completed three years of schooling on my way to become an elementary school teacher. While at Utah State in my junior year, a blind date was set up by my roommate and while getting ready to go that night I told my roommates that I felt like I was going to meet that night the man I would some day marry. That bit of inspiration came true eleven months later on Oct. 25, 1961. I became the bride of Gerald Carber Cragun from Ogden, Utah in the Logan Temple. He had graduated from Utah State that June in mathematics and was employed with Civil Service in California. He was a returned missionary and a fine young man--just what I had pictured in my mind as my future husband. We immediately moved to Oxnard, Cal. to begin our mar­ried life. Kevin was born there a year later, followed by Bruce 14 months afterward. We also bought our first home at this time in Camarillo, Cal. and it was a time of great hap­piness for us. In 1963 Gerry joined IBM and we soon found out what IBM stands for: I've Been Moved. First to El Paso, Texas; then to San Bernardino on a temporary assignment; then to El Paso again; Santa Maria, Cal.; and to Las Cruces, New Mexico. We stayed there almost three years, then to Upland, Cal.; Denver, Colo.; and to Manassas, Virginia in 1974. Alan was born in Upland with a condition known as apraxia--inabil-ity to coordinate his muscles in tongue and lips. So he still The Judy and Gerry Craguns Front: Alan, Judy, Matthew, Gerry, David, Cindy. Back: Lori, Bruce, Kevin 327 has a speech problem and is going to a special school because of it. David joined us in Denver and Matthew was born in Manassas. The joy we felt in early marriage was shallow in comparison to the joy we have with seven sweet spirits to bless our home. Moving has been a great experience for us in many ways and we have enjoyed it. It has had its dis­advantages, of course. Church activity is still the center of our life. Gerry has been MIA counselor. Elders Quorum president, executive secretary. Adult Aaronic secretary, teacher development di­rector, Bishop's counselor, and Bishop of Manassas Ward. I have worked in ward and stake MIA in executive positions, Primary president and counselor, Relief Society teacher, Primary teacher, Relief Society nursery leader, and Primary Inservice Leader. My two boys have both held positions of leadership in the Deacons Quorum and Scout troops. They, and also Lori and Cindy, are piano players. Bruce has played the bass for 3 years also. Now he is going into harmonica and guitar. It is exciting to see them grow and develop. Both Kevin and Bruce should be Eagle Scouts by the end of 1977 Yes, I am a Cragun now, but I will always be proud of my Turley name. In fact, all five of our sons have Turley for a middle name. * * * Lawrence Edward Turley Lawrence was the fourth child of EDWARD FRANKLIN and ANNIE SARIAH MARTINEAU TURLEY. He remembers the day in July when his mother with her children joined the other Saints in the exodus to El Paso, Texas. From there his family moved to Logan, Utah. Lawrence was farmed out to a family on a farm at nine years of age where he learned farm chores and went to school where four grades were taught in one room. There he worked for his board, room, and clothes. Lawrence's mother re­married and life became more complex with a step-father whose religion was hard work, long hours and many tasks. Still Lawrence grew to love farming and the challenge in making the earth produce the necessities of life. The animal life on the farm fascinated him as he watched the animals grow and mature, all except the milk cows. Milking he grew to dislike. He left home at 16 to work on a dry farm in western Utah. He attended Brigham Young College one winter, worked in mines in Ariz., and met his future wife in Glenbar, Ariz. while working for and with his older brother. Lawrence and Florence McBride were married in the Salt Lake Temple April 23, 1930. They lived in Logan, Utah for 14 years where he worked as a carpenter, policeman, mail clerk and carrier. Gun-smithing and sporting goods business took him to Brigham City, Utah for 9 years where he built custom rifles for sportsman the country over and gained a national rating as a gun-smith. 328 To make a better living for his family he learned the machinist trade. To relieve a severe rheumatic condition they moved to Mesa, Arizona where he established Turley Industries Mfg. Corp. Church activities for Lawrence have been varied: Scout Master, Elders Quorum instructor, High Pries* Group Leader and instructor, Sunday School teacher, High Priest Quorum presidency, ward teacher, assistant ward clerk, Genealogical Coun., chairman, and advisor. When Lawrence started his serious genealogical activity in 1958, Florence started with him. Since then they have worked together in most phases of genealogical work. Of course the crowning achievement was the call to the Branch Library in Mesa where they worked together for 5 years. The weekly genealogical work shops held in their home for 15 years was Florence's joy, where she helped hundreds of people start Books of Remembrance. A rewarding service began in Dec., 1958 when Lawrence was voted President of the Turley Family Organization serving two years. The same year he instigated the Family Newsletter, and continued its publication through approximately 14 years. Under the direction of Viola Turley Haws he helped spear­head the requests for material for this Turley Book. Children of Lawrence and Florence McBride Turley: Elsie Louise Turley Hess, born March 19, 1931 in Logan, Utah. Lawrence Edward Turley Family: Front, left to right—Anna Jean, Florence, Lawrence, Elsie Louise. Back—David, Joyce, Evelyn, Marie, Mark. 329 Anna Jean Turley MacDonald, born Aug. 26, 1932 in Logan. David Lawrence Turley, born May 27, 1935 in Logan. Mark Edward Turley, born Aug. 3, 1937 in Logan. Marie McBride Turley Dugger, born Oct. 5, 1944 in Brigham City, Utah. Evelyn Turley Hanks, born Aug. 1, 1948 in Brigham City. Joyce Turley Richardson, born Dec. 25, 1949 in Brigham City. * * * Elsie Louise Turley Hess Activity has been Elsie's watchword since birth. Her elementary and junior high school years were spent in Logan. Her family moved to Brigham City and in 1948 she graduated from seminary and was ward and stake Gold and Green Ball Queen. In her senior year at Box Elder High School she re­ceived the award for Outstanding Girl Athlete. She has worked in all the auxiliaries of the Church as teacher and executive. Her two great loves are genealogy and cub scouting with 18 and 9 years activity, respectively. After graduating from high school she married Wendell Hess Aug. 5, 1949 in the Logan Temple. He eventually became an athletic coach but is now Director of Educational Services at Thiokol Chemical Corporation, Clearfield Job Corps Center. Their home has been in Kaysville, Utah since about 1965. Wendell Hess Family Front, left to right: Ryan and Clyde James Williams, Kathryn and daughter Wendy, Wendell, Elsie Louise, Robert William. Back: James, Bradlee, Shauna and Don Collett, Louenda and Charles Downs, Krismas and Lawrence Eugene. 330 Children of Elsie Louise and Wendell Hess: Kathryn, born Nov. 9, 1950 in Tacoma, Wash.; married Clyde James Williams Aug. 20, 1971. Louenda, born Febr. 18, 1953 in Brigham City, Utah; married Charles Vance Downs Sept. 13, 1974. Lawrence Eugene, born April 18, 1954 in Brigham City, Utah; married Krismas Hblliday June 27, 1975. Shauna, born July 10, 1955 in Tremonton, Utah; married Don Nolan Collect July 11, 1975. Bradlee Wendell, born May 27, 1958 in Tremonton. James Randall, born Sept. 29, 1959 in Tremonton. Robert William, born Oct. 10, 1961 in Tremonton. * * * Anna Jean Turley MacDonald Anna Jean Turley attended Box Elder High School and was sent to Girls State and received a scholarship to Weber College, Determined to further her education, she worked as a telephone operator in Brigham City and eventually as an IBM operator in Salt Lake City to finance tuition to Brigham Young Univ. She entered in 1951 and graduated with honors in 1956. Working a year in Phoenix, Ariz. after graduation, she went to Munich, Germany as an employee of the Special Serv­ices Branch of the U.S. Army and was married in Bad Aibling, Germany on Jan. 9, 1959 to Stacy Gulick Carkhuff III. Stacy was serving with the Intelligence Corps but was released soon after marriage, returning to his hometown of Akron, Ohio. They had three children. Divorce resulted Aug. 4, 1967 and a second marriage came Aug. 10, 1968 in Akron to Terrenes Cameron MacDonald, an ordained Episcopal priest. Left to right: Cameron Fuller, Anna Jean, Terrence Cameron, Kelly, Christine, and John William. 331 The family moved from Akron to Chappaqua in southern New York in Dec. of 1970. A son, Cameron Fuller, was born here April 9, 1971. Terrence is President and Chief Executive Officer of National Patterns and Systems Corporation (plan­ners, financiers, and developers of real estate). Their children: Christine, born Nov. 4, 1960 in Akron, Ohio. Kelly, born Sept. 28, 1961 in Akron. John William, born Nov. 23, 1964 in Akron. Cameron Fuller, April 9, 1971 in Chappaqua, New York. * * * David Lawrence Turley David graduated from Box Elder High School with his interests mostly in music and shop. Shortly after graduation his family moved to Mesa, Ariz. where he worked until time to go to the Nort Western States Mission. Shortly after re­turning he married Alice Marie Clarkson from Mesa on Dec. 20, 1957 in the Arizona Temple. Immediately entering ASU, he studied electrical and mechanical engineering for 2 1/2 years. David's most enjoyable job was in Seattle, Wash, with the Boeing Airplane Div., working with the design team on the con­trol panel of the Boeing 747. While there, he gained a great desire to learn to fly, obtaining his pilot's license. He then chose to enter the field of law. Entering BYU he received a B.A. and C.P.A. and subsequently graduated from the school of law in 1976 with a specialty in corporate law. Children of David Lawrence and Alice Marie Turley: Deborah Lynn, born Sept. 12', 1959 in Mesa, Ariz. Tamara Jo, born Dec. 1, 1962 in Carmichael, Calif. David Lawrence II, born March 12, 1964 in Mesa, Ariz. Jennifer Ann, born Sept. 6, 1966 in Mesa, Ariz. Steven Eric, born Jul6 24, 1968 in Mesa. Kristen Marie, born Nov. 15, 1970 in Mesa. * * * 332 Mark Edward Turley Mark started school in Logan but when he was seven -his family moved to Brigham City, Utah on a 13 acre hill-aide fruit farm. He shared his father's love for the out-of-. doors, becoming an avid hunter, fish­erman and mountain climber, going into scouting with much enthusiasm. For health reasons his fath­er moved his fam­ily to Mesa, Ariz. in 1953. Mark nev­er cared for the desert and return­ed to the mountains to find employment at every opportunity. He spent two summers working on Mt. Hood in Oregon. Graduating from Mesa High School, he attended ASU in 1956. Mark completed a mis­sion in the Great Lakes during 1957-59. He enlisted in the U.S.A.F. in 1960 and married Carol Lee Hanberg from Fair-field, Montana on March 31, 1956. They had four children. Mark completed his B.S. degree in secondary education at Utah State Univ. in 1965 and was employed by the LDS Dept. of Seminaries in Kayesville, Utah in 1965 and in Tempe, Ariz. in 1966. His Masters Degree in Counseling was completed at Washington State Univ. in 1967. He was employed as a counselor by Clark Jr. College in Vancouver, Wash 1968-73. In 1973, Mark accepted an administrative position with Big Bend Community College in Europe, living in Germany for two years. There he served as branch president in Kreuznach, then High Priest Group Leader in Hensbach Branch. Children of Mark Edward and Carol Lee Hanberg Turley: Paul Edward, born Jan. 4, 1962 in Logan, Utah. Curtis Roy, born Jan. 12, 1966; died Dec. 3, 1970. Michael Troy, born Jan. 24, 1967 in Mesa, Ariz. Kerry Jo, born July 30, 1972 in Portland, Oregon. * * * Marie McBride Turley Dugger Marie was given her mother's maiden name as a second name. She was the only child in the family with blond hair, so she was a bit of a novelty, being the first of the second 333 family, so to speak, since her brother Mark was 7 years older. When she was 9 years old the family moved to Mesa where she spent her school years, graduating from Mesa High School. She attended ASU a year, then Mesa Community College, working to pay for her tuition. Later, after marriage, she attended BYU for a time with her husband. On July 17, 1974 she married James Herschel Dugger, Jr. in the Arizona Temple. James was an architect and construc­tion contractor. Their home was in Mesa until they eventually built a home in Chandler, Ariz., where the Dugger Construction Co. operated in conjunction with Accent Arts, a floor cover­ing and interior decorating service. The business eventually closed and James accepted employment with the Church, going to England to build chapels. He is now building supervisor for the British Isles, living in Lichfield, Staffordshire, where Marie is teaching in Sunday School, Primary and Relief Society. Children of Marie and James Herschel Dugger, Jr.; James Herschel III, born Oct. 4, 1965 in Mesa, Ariz. Michele Marie, born May 14, 1967 in Mesa, Ariz, Denise Holly, born March 24, 1970 in Mesa, Ariz. Kyle Edward, born April 4, 1972 in Provo, Utah. Stacie Lyne, born April 27, 1973 in Mesa, Ariz. Evelyn Turley Hanks Evelyn was four years old when her family moved to Mesa, Ariz. She attended school in Mesa until she began college at Weber State in Ogden, Utah where she was affil­iated with Lamda Delta Sigma Sorority as Vice President. 334 She later enrolled at BYU. A request for a church mission came af­ter intense interest and activity in religion classes. When Evelyn received a call to the Central British Mission her father was over­joyed with the prospects of her laboring in the area where his great grandfather Theodore Turley was born. She did have the exciting experience of walking the same streets that Theodore did. Evelyn was made District Lead­er in Northampton and met Howard Stanley Hanks from Rupert, Idaho. They were married June 14, 1972 in the Salt Lake Temple. Stanley enlisted in the Air Force to study medicine and returned to BYU to receive his B.A. degree. He has been accepted at Washington State Univ.'s school of medicine. Ffront, left to right: Jonathan David, Howard Matthey. Middle: Evelyn Turley Hanks, Benjamin Samuel. Standing: Howard Stanley Hanks. Howard Matthew, born Dec. 22, 1973 in Clearfield, Utah. Benjamin Samuel, born March 26, 1975 in Burley, Idaho. Jonathan David, born Sept. 6, 1976 in Provo, Utah. * * * Joyce Turley Richardson Joyce was the 7th and last child of Lawrence and Florence Turley. She was born during a blizzard when Dad rushed Mother to town to prevent her being snowed in. The rest of the family became snowed in trying to finish the Christmas preparations Mother didn't get finished. Later that night Dad trudged through the snow on foot in true Santa Claus style loaded down with gifts. Joyce received her education in Mesa, Ariz., even­tually attending Mesa Community College. As a member of a private folk dance group for several years, the International MIA Dancers, she traveled to Mexico and the North Western states On Jan. 24, 1970 she married Paul Brent Richardson in the Arizona Temple. He had recently returned from a mission in 335 England and had been her dancing partner. They built a home in Mesa and lived there until 1975 when they moved to a farm in Rupert, Idaho. Children of Joyce and Paul Richardson: April Ann, born April 13, 1971 in Mesa, Ariz. Shera May, born May 2, 1972 in Mesa. Jacob Paul, born June 20, 1973 in Mesa. Austin Anthon, born June 29, 1976 in Burley, Idaho. * * * Louis Osborne Turley I was born in born in Colonia Juarez, Mexico April 26, 1911. Following the exodus of 1912 from Colonia Juarez, my mother, ANNIE SARIAH, traveled with her children back to her birthplace: Logan, Utah. While attending Logan High School I commenced the broader aspects of research and editorial effort on a seven volume church history which includes forty particular areas of personal and family history concerning general authorities, officers, and other important and prom­inent individuals within the church. Following graduation from Logan High School matriculation was had at University of Chicago on an International Honors Scholarship. My ed­ucation was completed for a B.A. degree at Utah State Univ. and a M.S. degree from the same school in 1937. During the ensuing years I engaged in the following pursuits: assistant coach and instructor of psychology at Logan High School; Director of Education at Utah State In­dustrial School; 59 months service in World War II with 336 the final rank of Major; State Agricultural Inspector in San Diego County, California; instructor and assistant professor of Church History and Doctrine at BYU; earned M.A. degree from BYU; organizer of Institutes of Religion for the Church; Dir­ector of Institute at Idaho State Teachers College and Prin­cipal at Declo, Albion and Idaho FAlls Seminaries; assistant superintendent and high school principal at Clark County, Idaho; principal at Jefferson High School in Terryton, Idaho; instructor at Idaho Falls High School; Executive Secretary at Bonneville County Farm Bureau; special educational instructor of pre-med students in field of psychology at Richland, Wash.; substitute instructor in high schools, community colleges, and at ASU; completed work for third Masters degree in Education Administration at ASU; ten years of service in Idaho Falls Temple; eleven years of service in the Arizona Temple; cur­rently serving in the Manti, Utah Temple. I was married first on June 8, 1935 to Emma Hawkjns, a niece of Elder Albert E. Bowen. Our children":Karen Mrs. Jack McMillan), Sandra (Mrs. Ted Evans), Lynn, Susan Ann (Mrs. Dan Worrell), and Mary Jean (Mrs. Kent Thalman); with ten grandchildren. I was married to my present wife, Madeline Staples Cortsen on May 30, 1969. She had a daughter, Eleaine (Mrs. John R. T. Burke) and two grandchildren. Daughters of louis Osborne Turley: Front: Lynn, Mary Jane, Karen. Back: Sandra, Susan Ann, * * * 337 Ester Turley McClellan ESTHER TURLEY, born Jan. 9, 1871 at Beaver, Utah, was the first daughter and second child of ISAAC TURLEY and CLARA ANN TOLTON TURLEY the second wife"! ESTHER'S grand­parents, the Turleys, Toltons, and the Tomlinsons, all lived in Beaver where ISAAC had been prosperous. ESTHER remembered very little of her life in Beaver, except how in the winter the wind whistled around the corners of Grandfather Tolton's two-story red brick home and made weird sounds. Due to much persecution because of polygamy, many fam­ilies were "called" on colonization missions, and ESTHER'S father was called with the Daniel W. Jones Company to help settle on the Salt River in Arizona which was a Territory in 1877, and the area was desert wilderness—barren wasteland. ISAAC TURLEY's first wife, "AUNT SARAH" and her family of 5 boys were in the first company to the Salt River March 6, 1877, but due to her health and the extreme heat, their mis­sion was changed to the Little Colorado River at St. Joseph (Allen's Camp) near Sunset or Brigham City, where they joined the United Order. ESTHER'S father sold his possessions in Beaver and left Utah with his second family in November 1877 with 3 new wag­ons loaded with flour and provisions, one new buggy, 150 head of cattle, 75 band of horses, and their children: EDWARD F., ESTHER, FRANCES, EARNEST, and IDA MAE. ESTHER'S mother drove one team and her father had two teams of horses on his large wagon, with a trailwagon attached. ED helped drive the stock while riding his pony, and the rest rode with their mother--ESTHER holding the sick baby. They went from Beaver to Panguitch, up the Sevier River, over the mountains to Long Valley, and across the Buckskin Mountains. On Dec. 9, while going down the last five-mile steep hill or grade on the east side, CLARA's 5 1/2 month old baby died as ESTHER held her. They made camp as soon as they could and CLARA and SARAH GALE stayed up all night, with coyotes howling around their camp, making burial clothes while some of the men went 10 miles for 338 water. After burying the completely frozen-through body of little IDA MAE before sunrise, they drove on to House Rock Springs, In telling her story, ESTHER remembered water trickling through the rocks at House Rock Springs where they filled their barrels and saw where many people had written their names on the walls of reddish color. Then on to ferry across the Colorado River at Lee's Ferry--a hair-raising experience; then on to Navajo Springs, then Bitter Springs on Christmas Day, and ate New Year's Dinner (1878) around the Big Table at Sunset Camp where Lot Smith and his people were living the United Order. They reached St. Joseph (now Joseph City) on ESTHER'S 7th birthday and settled 5 miles below St. Joseph where she started school and attended for three years. ESTHER said, "I can remember taking my little bucket to the Commissary to get our milk." They had lots of innocent fun—gathering short boards to make play houses, etc.; "mine leaned against our home." On May 7, 1881, ESTHER'S father withdrew from the United Order and moved 45 miles away to Snowflake for 5 years. Here ESTHER attended school, went to Mutual, joined the Ward Choir at age 12, and worked and played. Again for protection in living religious principles, it was necessary to move, so in the spring of 1885, ESTHER'S father took AUNT SARAH and her family to Old Mexico. ISAAC TURLEY. Ernest L. Taylor and Peter N. Skousen were the orig­inal settlers of Colonia Juarez. I. TURLEY was assigned to head the group and Camp Turley, on the outskirts of the town of Casas Grandes, was founded in March 1885 and abandoned Dec. 7, 1885. The first birth in New Juarez was James Skousen on Jan. 27, 1886. Then on May 3, 1886, ESTHER'S father met her mother and her family at Fort Apache (a 2-3 days' drive from Snowflake in that day). They lost some of their furni­ture crossing the Black River and Chief Geronimo and his Apache Indians gave them a few scares, but they enjoyed a day or two at Pima and Central, Arizona. They arrived at String Town (now Quatemoc, Mexico) on May 27, 1886 on the Piedras Verdes (Green Rocks) River. Thirty families camped on Governor Luis Terrazas' Ranch during the summer while the Church completed negotiations for purchase of land. The birthday of Benito Juarez was celebrated March 21, 1886, but rumor proved true that the colonists had settled on San Diego property instead of on the del Campo purchase—two miles to the north between the narrow hills through which the Piedras Verdes River trickled. By Jan. 1887 families began moving to the new townsite, and then came the earthquake which caused the Saints to exclaim "God moves in a mysterious way" when they discovered that nature's gigantic spasms had opened new fissures and springs of water all along the river's course and there was plenty of water for the Mormons and natives, too, and all were better off. The new townsite was dedicated Jan. 1, 1887 and named Juarez after the famous Mexican patriot and general. About Oct. 15, 1886 someone at a big "Young Folks Party" held at the tent home of Uncle Sextus E. Johnson in String Town (Stink Town) saw to it that Dave (David A.) McClellan 339 and ESTHER TURLEY became acquainted. It was love-at-first-sight for him and she was strongly attracted to him, even for her tender age. Time passed and feelings deepened until they became betrothed for some time when he was prepared to take care of her. Circumstances worked out that they would have company traveling to a temple if they married by spring, so they settled on March 13, 1888 and had their Wedding Dance on the 14th, and left Juarez that night for Manti Temple by team and wagon, and were sealed July 5, 1888.. They left Utah for home on Oct. 5th and arrived at Colonia Juarez Dec. 5, 1888 in a wagon that had no springs on the seat or in the wagon, so the riding was rough—no paved roads. Their first child was born Jan. 30, 1889, almost on the spot where her parents were married. DAVE had bought a lot in Feb. 1887 and had planted trees, grapes, etc.; but they had little else to start married life. It wasn't long before an adobe dwelling was on the way, but the wagon box served as their bedroom and their stove and table were under a shed until facilities grew. Things of this earth came hard for this couple, but the jewels of eternity were showered upon them by the dozen. In April 1904, DAVE left for the South Western States Mission with child number 9 small and seven children at home; both privations and blessings were great during the next 25 months. ESTHER and her family worked hard selling grape juice and making cheese for Mexican soldiers to raise money to keep their missionary. When he returned, he resumed work on a story-and-a-half red-brick home. Lean-toos had been added to the adobe room as the family grew until when the eleventh child came along, she was born in the unfinished house with one room closed in for better comfort of mother and babe in the November cold. Due to economic conditions and political unrest in the Mexican government in Juarez, DAVE and ESTHER decided to join some Saints in the state of Sonora; so in Feb. 1919, they moved to San Jose. As the baby wasn't doing well, ESTHER and the smaller children moved to Colonia Morrelos in the fall to be nearer a doctor and the older children could go to school. Life was terribly hard for ESTHER in San Jose and Morelos with DAVE working at Pearson to furnish money to fill their needs. Probably due to overwork and stresses, ESTHER was • troubled with indigestion and the doctor had her eat un­leavened crackers. By a special process, ESTHER made her own, which was a real accomplishment and they were very good, which took care of her problem. Another baby girl (#12) was delivered May 31, 1912, and on Aug. 21st was the great exodus from Mexico. At San Jose and Morelos they farmed mostly wheat, had peanuts and a good garden. ESTHER baked bread (and/or biscuits) for the Mexican soldiers--100 pesos in three weeks' time. Pioneering in Mexico was just a continua­tion of the hardships they had endured in Arizona. DAVID and ESTHER with 8 children crossed "the line" or "border" at Agua Prieta into Douglas, Ariz. where they re­mained in "Tent City" (tents furnished by Uncle Sam) for two months. Child number eleven was never very strong and became. 340 so ill the Bishop advised that she get to the LDS Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. ESTHER took Ivis to care for Fulvia, the baby, while she took care of Hazel.The anxieties and the trip, beginning Nov. 1, to Salt Lake City, and the following month were almost more than ESTHER could bear, but the Lord came to her rescue in many ways: friends, money, etc. ESTHER, Ivis and the baby returned to the family in Tucson Dec. 20th, in time for a very Merry Christmas—a decorated mesquite tree, with picked cotton for snow, and family love and warmth. After DAVE and others had cleared a large tract of desert land, the owner wouldn't keep the agreement, so ESTHER'S family went back to Douglas in Febr. 1913, hoping to be able to return to their home in Mexico. ESTHER'S eldest son, David, had moved to Tempe, and wrote for his folks to join him in the Salt River Valley. They left Douglas on Aug. 23, 1913 for Tempe, stayed a few days there, moved to Mesa for 2 weeks, and on Oct. 4 moved to Chandler where dairy work and farming, and life in general, was hard in those early days. In Oct. 1913, the older girls got jobs and worked. In 1914, ESTHER became a counselor in the ward Primary and taught a Sunday School class of boys. In Dec. 1914, DAVE's health became so poor he was unable to work. Living in a tent with a big family in desert country was extremely hard, especially at dust-storms seasons. Early in 1915, ESTHER learned of a 12 x 18 foot frame building for sale, but the family had no money. In the spring, ESTHER and her children chopped mesquite trees down and into fire-wood and sold it to purchase the building which served them well as long as they remained in Chandler. Among hair-raising experiences while there were run-away horses on buggies, kerosene lamps that exploded, rattlesnakes, gila monsters, coyotes, lizards, etc. In 1916, when genealogical work started in earnest in Chandler, ESTHER was a genealogical visiting teacher for a long time. On Dec. 31, 1916, she became second counselor to the Relief Society President (Adelaide Peterson) while still serving as a Primary Counselor. Before long she was doing free nursing in homes as part of her Relief Society assign­ments. On Jan. 21, ESTHER became the Chandler Ward's third Relief Society President. About Nov. 1918, the frame chapel was set afire and burned to the ground, and the Relief Soc­iety topped maize by hand, picked cotton, made and sold quilts, and did all sorts of work to raise funds for the new chapel and the Relief Society Organization. ESTHER was released as Relief Society president on Feb. 20, 1921. ESTHER was an extremely frugal woman and did all she could to help her husband provide for the big family. While in Mexico she made and sold bread, cheese, boys' suits, men's work clothing (jumpers and overalls); did dressmaking, nursing, and dried and canned fruit for sale. On the "Walker Ranch" in Chandler in the '20's, she made and sold butter, raised and sold blackberries, and shipped hundreds of turkeys to the markets in Los Angeles. When they first moved here, DAVE raised ribbon or sorghum sugar-cane, and made sorghum and molasses that was "out of this world" on hot bread, cold bread, or just licking the spoon. He also raised maize for 341 the stock, chickens, ducks and turkeys, and at times it was hard to keep the turkeys out of the grain patch. After ten years on the farm, they had bad luck again, and in March 1928, they moved to Mesa where they built a small home for the rest of their days. DAVE was custodian for Second Ward for years, and ESTHER helped him. In Mesa, off the farm, they now had time for the finer things of life and things they wanted to do. They both spent a great deal of time and effort in genealogical and temple work. It was here that DAVE made his hobby of pioneer miniatures. ESTHER, even though having exceptionally large hands for a woman, made exquisite items in crocheting, knitting, tatting, needlepoint, embroidering, quilts, etc. She had taken paint­ing lessons in Mexico from Maggie Bentley, and in the summer of 1947 she took ceramics while in Salt Lake City and made beautiful items. She was well known as a good cook, especi­ally making bread, cakes, pies, butter, canning fruit, meat, pickles, garden produce, etc. ESTHER had great faith in the Priesthood's healing power. While in Mexico in her early married life, she was instantly healed of Scarlet Fever and numberless are the times that she and members of her family were blessed and protected by Priest­hood powers. She was extremely well-versed in the Scriptures, and enjoyed choir work in Mexico, Chandler, and Mesa Second Ward. She was always faithful about seeing that her children got to Sunday School, Primary and their church meetings. In 1916 ESTHER had a dream that caused her to realize her respon­sibility to her dead ancestors, and from then on she was zeal­ous in the work—performing over a thousand ordinances for women and sponsoring the men's work for the couples. ESTHER was a typical pioneer woman in many ways, espec­ially in means of travel. She went by team and wagon from: Beaver, Utah to Arizona; Arizona to Old Mexico; Juarez to Manti Temple and back to Juarez; Juarez to Morelos and San Jose; and Morelos to Douglas. Then from Douglas to Salt Lake City and back to Tucson she rode the train. Then Tucson to Douglas and to Salt River Valley by team and wagon. She also traveled to Salt Lake City and back by airplane, and enjoyed radio and television, and for a while had a Ford car that she drove. She lived to be 92 1/2 years old, with poor health the last twenty years, and passed away on July 10, 1963 in Mesa, Ariz. Children of ESTHER TURLEY and DAVID ALVIN McCLELLAN: Clara Estella McClellan Bradshaw, born Jan. 30, 1889. David Alyin McClellan, Jr., born Nov. 27, 1890. Esther Almeda McClellan, born Nov. 4, 1892; died July 31> 1893 Vessa McClellan Peel, born Oct. 13, 1894. Lucille McClellan Haymore, born July 3, 1897. Ivin McClellan, born May 25, 1899; died Aug. 12, 1899. Mary Ivis McClellan Fish, born May 25, 1899 (twin). Hortense McClellan Fuller, born Sept. 22, 1900. William Ray McClellan. born Oct. 15, 1902. 342 Beth McClellan Moon, born July 1, 1907. Hazel McClellan Mortensen, born Nov. 7, 1909. Fulvia McClellan Sargent? born May 31, 1912. Esther Turley and David McClellan Family - Seated: David and Esther. Back, left to right: David, Beth, Hazel, Bill, Hortense, Ivis, Estella, Vessa. (picture taken in 1945) Left to right: William R. McClellan, Hortense M. Fuller, Hazel M. Brinkerhoff (now Mortensen), Vessa M, Peel, Beth M. Moon, Ivis M. Fish, David A, McClellan. Missing is Estella M. Bradshaw. Picture taken in 1966. Clara Estella McClellan Bradshaw Clara Estella was born Jan. 30, 1889 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, the first child of DAVID ALVIN and ESTHER TURLEY Mc-CLELLAN. Stella had a typical grammar school education and a small town early childhood and was a student at Juarez Academy for two years. She married Samuel Silas Bradshaw Oct. 9, 1906 and was sealed in Salt Lake Temple Oct. 10, 1907. Elzina Ruth was born June 29, 1907 at Fort Apache, Ariz. where the Bradshaw family was operating the laundry for the Army Post. After 15 months the family returned to Colonia Juarez so they could have a farm and where Leonard was born Dec. 14, 1908. The next move was to San Jose, Mexico, where Horace Isaac was born Oct. 26, 1910 and died of pneumonia Dec. 12. Ira McDay was born June 16, 1912 in Colonia Morelos. The Revolution forced the Saints to leave Mexico and the fam­ily went to Douglas Ariz. and lived in 'Tent City.' Clara was born in Douglas Nov. 6, 1913 and the family moved to Tucson and to different ranches. There was some serious illness and other trials and the family then moved to Virgin, Utah. Tony Bernard was born there Febr. 1, 1916 and in October, Sam was sustained Bishop of the Virgin Ward. Silas arrived June 29, 1917 but his and other illnesses forced a move to Huntington Beach, Calif. The family arrived in Mesa, Ariz. in 1918 and lived in various places in Phoenix, Chandler and Mesa. Little Silas was taken Jan. 26, 1918. Cecile was born Jan. 13, 1920 at the ranch on Baseline Road where the Japanese now grow the beautiful flowers. This ranch was taken from the family by fraud and the family then moved to the McClellan ranch in Chandler where Niles was born in a tent house July 31, 1921. A fruitless trip and wasted effort to St. Johns took three , . months and upon our return to Mesa Sam began work helping to build the Arizona Temple. He helped in almost every phase of the temple construction, from foundation until the last stone column was placed. Orley joined the family Oct. 6, 1923 and Rodney March 15, 1925 in Mesa. Selling cookware occupied several years of Sam's life and a short trip to Og-den, Utah ended when the crash of 1929 brought disaster to the family finances. Edward Neldon was born Aug. 24, 1928 and Anita Joy Aug. 26, 1931. The family moved to 239 East First Street, Mesa, and lived there 36 years until the prop­erty was sold to Berge Ford. Stella was a hard-working pioneer mother of the church-­raising Her family without any of the modern conveniences which are commonplace today. She lost her hearing a few years after her marriage and when the family was able she finally obtained a used hearing-aid. Sam worked hard to provide for the family. A bad back and paralysis in his later years kept him more or less disabled. He passed away July 12, 1968 in his 84th year. Stella gradually wore down from a heart and lung condition and joined her departed family members on May 21, 1976 in Mesa, Ariz. Her living descen­dants numbered 9 children (of 13), 65 grandchildren and 137 great-grandchildren. All of the grandchildren and great­grandchildren that were born alive are still living. 344 Children of Stella McClellan and Sam Bradshaw: Elzina Ruth Bradshaw Ellsworth Samuel Leonard Bradshaw Horace Isaac Bradshaw Ira McDay Bradshaw Clara Bradshaw Larson Tony Bernard Bradshaw Silas »Bradshaw Cecile Ivis Bradshaw Ashby "Niles F. Bradshaw Orley Jay Bradshaw Rodney Owens Bradshaw Edward Neldon Bradshaw Anita Joy Bradshaw Reheis Stella and Sam Bradshaw and Family Left to right, Back: Middle: Front: Orley, Tony. Rodney, Niles. Clara, Cecile, Eddie, Ira. Ruth, Anita, Estella, Sam, Leonard, * * * Elzlna Ruth Bradshaw Ellsworth Ruth was the first child born to Estella McClellan and Samuel Bradshaw. also the first , white child born at Fort Apache, Arizona. She was delivered by the Army doctor, Dr. H.M. Smith, at 4:00 a.m. June 29, 1907. Her parents were running a laundry at the Fort at that time. When the Fort closed in 1908 the family moved to the Mormon Col­onies in Chihuahua, Mexico. In 1912, because of the Mexican Revolution they returned to the United States. The family was very poor and moved often to wherever they could find work. Ruth had two years of high school in Chandler and Mesa, then went to work to help the family which then numbered eight. She and her brother Leonard bought a piano and made their home into a gathering place for young people. In her nineteenth year she met Lloyd H. Ellsworth. They were married in the Arizona Temple on Febr. 8, 1928. The depression years came soon after their marriage. During this time Lloyd managed farms for the bank and made ends meet by raising calves. Lloyd supported his family by farming, also sheep and cattle raising in the Mesa area. Ruth and Lloyd had four sons and two daughters: Lloyd Reed, Harry Lynn, Day Burr, Samuel Glenn, Rebecca, and Clara Ann. The four sons completed missions and all six children were married in the temple. Ruth spoke so often of the power of prayer in her life. She was always active in her church work. At 13 she was in charge of the cradle roll in Sunday School, and at 16 was secretary of the Primary. She sang in duets and in church and choir groups. For a number of years she was Sunday School secretary and spent many years in the Primary presidency. Her most enjoyable position was working in the Arizona Temple as Baptismal Secretary. Much of her work was done so quietly that even her family never knew or realized the service she was rendering. Ruth was a loyal wife and supported her husband in all of his decisions. She was a wonderful mother, not only loved by her sons but also by her daughters-in-law. She remained a faithful daughter all of her life. Her brothers and sis­ters all turned to her for counsel. Ruth was completely un­selfish with her time and talents in and for the serving of others. She deprived herself of many temporal things in life through giving to her children and family. She was loved by everyone who ever knew her and she loved people as they loved her. * * * Samuel Leonard Bradshaw Samuel Leonard, the second child of Samuel Silas and Clara Estella McClellan Bradshaw, was born Dec. 14, 1908 at Colonia Juarez, Mexico.In 1910 the family moved to San Jose and later to Morelos, both in the state of Sonora, Mexico. In Aug. 1912, due to a political revolution, the settlers escaped by crossing "the Line" or "Border" at Agua Prieta into the U.S. for safety and Leonard's first home in the States was in Tent City at Douglas, Ariz. After leaving Douglas and in trying to get established, the family did a lot of travel­ing and retracing steps before settling in Virgin City, Utah in 1915 for about two years, then to California for a short time before coming to Salt River Valley in 1917 where they lived in Chandler, Phoenix and then Mesa. Leonard has choice memories of happenings in Mexico in 1911, and others periodically along the years. One was that he was ordained a Deacon on Dec. 21, 1919 (one month after he became 11 years of age) by Bishop J.R. Price, and served as President of the Deacons and Teachers Quorums. In May 1929 he was called on a Mexican Mission to serve under Pres. Ray L. Pratt in Texas. Soon after his release he was ordained a Seventy and was called to the Council of the 90th Quorum of Seventies in the Maricopa Stake and completed two stake missions. In May 1934 he married and moved to Cal. where he served on the Council of Seventies in the Long Beach Stake. After completing two stake missions, in June 1940 he was called to be Long Beach Stake Mission President for two years, after which he was called into the Wilmington Ward Bishopric for about two years. In 1960 he served as branch president of the Hopi Indian Branch at Polacca, Ariz. under Pres. Baird. Later he served as branch clerk in Vic­tory Acres for a short time. At one time he was secretary to the High Priests Quorum in Maricopa Stake and High Priest class instructor over many years. As a boy, Leonard helped in farm work, raising rabbits, cotton, chickens, and did the regular chores. On May 16, 1934 he and Billie Carter from Idaho were sealed in the Ariz. Temple and from this union there were four children: Samuel Leonard Jr., Jeneane LaRue, Teddy Sue and Charles Ira. On June 23, 1950 Leonard and Ellen I. Haymore Johnson were sealed in the Arizona Temple and from this union there were: Robert Lynn, Franklin Gene, James Loren and Bret Alan; and Ellen's two children by her previous marriage were adopted and sealed to them: Walter Dean and Leslie Willis. * * * 347 Clara Bradshaw Larson I, Clara Bradshaw Larson, was the fifth child and sec­ond daughter of Samuel Silas and Clara Estella McClellan Bradshaw. I was born in Douglas, Arizona on November 6, 1913. I attended many different schools, starting in Phoenix, in Chandler for the second grade; then back to Phoenix and in fourth grade our family moved to Mesa. I graduated from eighth grade at Franklin School and except for 6 weeks at Ogeden High in 1929, I finished in Mesa and graduated from Mesa Union High School in 1931. I was baptized on my eighth birthday in the Chandler Ward Building. I met Elliott Larson in my senior year at high school and we were married on Sept. 25, 1934 in the Ariz. Temple. We have eight children: Lorraine, married to Robert L. Fuller; Karen married to Darrell B. Hawkina; Susan married to David M. Hawkins; Wayne E. married to Linda Gayle Rob­inson; Merrilee married to James E. Richardson; Neil K. married to Gayle Butler; Randy S. married to Mercella Martinez; and Lisa Elaine married to Sidney E. Herzog. There are 26 grandchildren, Lorraine, Karen, Susan, Wayne, Merrilee and Neil have had temple marriages. Wayne filled a mission in Sweden and Neil in Germany. Wayne and Neil graduated from BYU and Mer­rilee graduated from ASU. Lorraine and Merrilee attended BYU. Susan attended Phoenix College. All our eight children graduated from Creighton Elementary School. Our three boys were Eagle Scouts and our oldest son Wayne spent two years in the armed forces in Washington. I have been a Sunday School teacher and Jr. Sunday School Coordinator, a Primary teacher, MIA teacher, and Stake Leader. Also a Relief Society president and counselor and class leader. My husband and I were set apart Temple workers for 13 years from 1941 to 1954. We have lived in Phoenix all our married life, except for a few weeks in California and a few in Mesa. And we have lived in the same house for thirty-eight years. * * * Tony Bernard Bradshaw Tony Bernard Bradshaw, sixth child of Clara Estella. McClellan and Samuel Silas Bradshaw, was born Febr. 1, 1916 in Virgin, Utah He graduated from Mesa High in 1933; married Wilma Davis, daughter of Wilbert L. and Mabel Clara Rogers Davis on June 25, 1937. Tony was Elders and Seventies Quorum president, active in Scouts, MIA, High Priests, a stake ' . missionary (5 years). He began a postal career with Rwy. Mail Service in 1936, retiring as supervisor in 1971. He worked part-time in construction and gardening and in 1944-45 helped develop the 40-acre Westwood Park Subdivision in west Mesa. Wilma was active in Gleaners, MIA, Primary and Relief Society. They have eight children: Sandra Kay, born April 23, 1938 in Albuquerque, New 348 Mexico; married Edwin J. MacDonald on Dec. 23, 1960. Sandra was a BYU graduate and taught school ten years. Ed filled a mission to Australia. He attended BYU and U. of Texas and is a dentist and orthodontist. They have seven children: Sottilyn, Alan, Keith, Kristen, Jennifer, Robert and Jean Marie. Tony Michael, born Dec. 31, 1939 in South Gate, Cal.; filled a mission to Eastern Canada; an ASU graduate; married Linda Rae Jensen May 1, 1969. Mike is in the bishopric, active in scouting, MIA, and an insurance agent. Linda is a BYU graduate and active in sports and recreation, MIA and Relief Society. They have four children: Sheridyn, Will David, Melissa, and Jeremy. Gary Wayne, born Feb. 24, 1944 in Phoenix, Ariz.; mar­ried Joan Brown Nov. 15, 1968. Gary is an Air Force veteran; an insurance agent; is active in sports, MIA, is ward financial clerk and a part-time farmer in Fallon, Nevada. Joan is owner-operator of a beauty shop in Fallon, active in Primary and in Relief Society. Their children are Shawna, Tavi, Nicole, Shayla and Tanner Dan. Darryl DeVar, born Aug. 4, 1946 in Mesa, Ariz.; married Margaret Ellen Beaubien Sept. 3, 1974. Darryl filled a mission to Southern States, is active in Elders Quorum MIA, and sports. Margaret is an LDS convert and is active in sports and MIA. Delwyn Orley, born Oct. 6, 1948; married Dana Jane Barlow July 31, 1970. He filled a mission to Alaska-Canada, teaches Sunday School and Elders Quorum. Dana attended BYU and is active in sports and Relief Society and Primary, Their children: Derec, Alisa, and Zachary. Annell, born Feb. 13, 1950 in Mesa; married Dennis Alvin Barlow Sept. 4, 1970. She graduated from LDS Business College and is choir and music director and an executive secretary for Gulf Oil Company. Dennis is a BYU and San Diego U. Law graduate and is an attorney in Bakersfield, Cal. He filled a mission in Hong Kong and Canada, and taught seminary and Sunday School. Children: McKay and Amber. Debra Ruth, born April 29, 1952 at Mesa, Ariz.; married Mark Hutchins Dec. 18, 1976. She is a BYU graduate, active in sports and MIA, and filled a mission to Ar­gentina. Mark is an ASU student, filled a mission in Indiana and Kentucky, and is active in sports. Mark Davis, born Sept. 6, 1954 in Mesa, Ariz.; filled a mission to the Eastern States; is active in drama, music, dance bands, missionary training, and is attending Mesa Community College. * * * 349 Cecile Bradshaw Ashby Slater Cecile Bradshaw, the eighth child of Clara Estella and Samuel Bradshaw, was born in Phoenix, Ariz. on Jan. 13, 1920. She "'began kindergarten in Mesa, Ariz. and continued through the Mesa Public Schools, graduating in May 1938. Cecile worked odd jobs and later at the Mesa Telephone Office. She was transferred to California and worked until she married Ralph Hughbert Ashby, son of Jeanna Amanda Johnson and Nath­aniel Ashby, on April 5, 1942. They were sealed in the Mesa Temple May 11, 1942. Six beautiful children were born to Cecile and Ralph: five sons and one daughter. Ralph made the Air Force a career and much of the family's life was traveling, even to foreign countries. Cecile and Ralph have held many positions in the Church. Ralph retired from military duty in 1968 and returned to Mesa. They were divorced in 1973. Children of Cecile and Ralph Ashby: Ronald Ralph, born June 12, 1943 in Long Beach, Cal.; went on a mission to Argentina in 1963; married Carolyn Roller in 1966 in the Idaho Falls Temple. They had three children and were divorce in 1972. (Children: Robert, Janathan, and Debra; and Tara by another husband.) Ronald married Susan Svobada in 1973. Douglas M., born May 25, 1946 in Mesa; went on a mission to Alaska-Canada in 1965; married Sherry Marie Ellsworth in the Mesa Temple in 1966. They have three children: Richard Alan, Jennifer and Lindsey Dawn. Gregory N., born Oct. 17, 1950 in Victorville, Cal. He went on a mission to England in 1970. Nicholas J., born Nov. 5, 1951 in Mesa; went on a mission to Bolivia in 1971; married Martha Whatcott Aug. 6, 1976 in the Manti Temple. Janna, born Feb. 7, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nevada; married to David W. Dwiggins; they have one daughter, Cynthia Ann. Frederick J., born Jan. 3, 1956 in Las Vegas; he returned in Feb. 1977 from a mission in Uruguay-Paraguay. Cecile married James Richard Slater on Oct. 18, 1974. He is the son of Edith Marie Hicks and James Harold Slater. * * * Orley Jay Bradshaw I was born Oct. 6, 1923 in Mesa, Arizona at home (105 S. Pomeroy St.).- I was named after Orley S. Stapley and was the tenth of 13 children. I was baptized Oct. 31, 1931 in the Arizona Temple by Wendel B. Price. I graduated from Primary in 1935. The teacher I remember was Clara Emmett. 350 Some early experiences in my life were going to the "dredge" during the summer, and going to the Rendezvous pool and sliding on the moss during the winter. We also used to play in the old silo where the Bishops Regional Storehouse now is. I attended school in Mesa: Irving, Franklin and Mesa High, graduating in 1942. I went to California and worked in the shipyards in San Pedro, I met Peggy Tanner and was drafted into the Navy in Feb., 1943. Spent time in San Diego, Long Beach and 1 1/2 years in the South Pacific and Philippines, Formosa, Shanghai and Hong Kong, China, while serving on a minesweeper. I returned from the war, married Peggy on March 20, 1946 and lived in Calif, for 1 1/2 years before moving to Mesa. I worked for the City of Mesa, Char-Rod Mercantile Co., and was called back to active duty in the Navy in May 1950 for 18 months. I was at Oakland, Calif; Bremerton, Wash.; and Norfolk, Va. while serving on the Heavy Cruiser USS Quincy. After my discharge from the Navy in Sept., 1952, I worked for the Mesa Schools as Bookstore Manager at Mesa Jr. High, Mesa High and Westwood High until 1963. I have also worked at Harmans Kentucky Fried Chicken, Sentinel Safety Supply in Phoenix, Salt River Project, bookstore manager at Glendora High School, Calif., and at Mesa High from 1969-71. I have been a computer oper­ator at ASU since 1971. We have four daughters: Vicki, married to Kayle McNeil with 3 sons and 1 daughter; Lee Ann, married to Mike Billings with 1 daughter and 1 son; Janet, married to David Ashley last May; and Shelley, a senior at Westwood High. My hobbies are sports and (used to be) flying. I've been to Salt Lake with winning teams in basketball, softball and volleyball. I had a private pilot's license and flew for about two years. My Church positions have been YMMIA superintendent, first counselor in YMMIA, assistant ward clerk, ward Executive Secretary, and am presently ward athletic director. * * * Rodney Owens Bradshaw Rodney is the son of Samuel Silas and Clara McClellan Bradshaw and was born March 15", 1925 in Mesa, Arizona. He is the eleventh of thirteen children. In scouting he achieved his Eagle Scout and Silver Palm awards. He was student body president at Mesa Union High School in 1942-43. In the country's service he was a pilot in the Army Air Corps and flew B-25's from bases in Corsica and Italy. He flew 34 combat missions by the time World War II ended. He served as a missionary in Argentina for 2 1/2 years during 1948-50. He received his B.A. degree from Arizona State College in 1957 and his M.A. degree in 1962 from Arizona State University. He has since taken over 50 hours above his Masters. He taught school for nine years, was Jr. High School assistant principal for four years, and principal for two years. Finding teaching more desirable than administration, he went back to teaching and now teaches Industrial Arts at Powell Jr. High. 351 He has been active in the church all his life and has held many positions. For the last nine years he has been assistant stake clerk in the Mesa East Stake. He has also been a ward clerk, one of the Seven Presidents of Seventies, and filled a stake mission. Rodney married Ruth Skouson March 23, 1951 and they just celebrated their 25th anniversary. Ruth is the daughter of Peter James Skouson and Alpha Matron Spainhoward. Rodney and Ruth have eight children: Aaron Rodney (married Donna Mae Barnett), Jay Kimberley, Jonathan Blair, Gayle (married David Chandler Thomas), Richard McDay, Russell Alan, Philip George, and Ruthann. Aaron and Donna have Rodney and Ruths only grandchild to this point. * * * Anita Joy Bradshaw Reheis I was born Aug. 26, 1931 in Mesa at our home on 111 North Mesa Drive. I was the thirteenth and last child of Clara Estella and Samuel Bradshaw. I was baptized in the Arizona Temple on Sept. 2, 1939 by my father. At the age of 5 I started to kindergarten in the Lincoln School in Mesa. I went to all the Mesa schools and graduated from eighth grade in May 1945. And I went through Mesa Union High School, raduating as the ninth and last child from the Bradshaw family. My first graduation before this was from Primary in 1943. I also graduated from Seminary on May 26, 1948. On Oct. 11, 1951 I married Paul Clebern Reheis in the Arizona Temple. We have six children: Daniel Paul, Benjamin Ray, Larry Alan, Cari, Tami, and Judi. Dan filled a mission in Georgia-South Carolina. Ben is married to Connie Jane 352 Malherbe and they have one daughter, Trisha. Larry is married to Faye Lynn Rush and they also have one daughter, Lisa. Church positions I have had: secretary to the bishop; ward historian; Primary secretary; visiting teacher; Primary counselor; Primary president; Relief Society work director, and Relief Society counselor. * * * David Alvin McClellan, Jr. Second child and eldest son of DAVID ALVIN and ESTHER TURLEY McCLELLAN, David was born in Colonia Juarez, Mexico on Nov. 27, 1890. There was nothing unusual about my child­hood life that I know of. My parents were poor and acquainted with the hardships of pioneer life. They were both third-generation members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and staunch members of the Church, always active. They were the parents of nine girls and three boys. When only a small boy the one game or pastime I rem­ember was spool-horse ranching with my Uncle ISAAC TURLEY. Of course he was the big rancher and had large herds of cat­tle and horses. (Grandma made more quilts, emptying more spools than my mother did.) A little later, the swimming-hole was a lot more attractive than that patch of weeds that didn't know when to quit growing. During my twelfth year my father was supervisor of the Deacons and I was constantly after him to let me attend Deacons meeting. But I knew what his answer would be until he fooled me one time and said I could go that one time. Later, I was counselor in the Deacons Quorum and then in the Teachers Quorum. I well remember the children's dances that we had under Apostle Teasdale's super­vision, and at least one Primary play: ""The Gathering of All Nations." I started school a few months before six. I was "skipped" a time or two, then finishing one semester in the tenth grade and my schooldays just after turning eight­een. After finishing the ninth grade I was out of school two years doing team-work of all kinds, including rock for foundations, sand and clay for mortar, lumber from the saw­mills in the mountains, brick from the brickyard after I had worked to help make brick. I also tended mason while Father did the foundation and bricklaying. Then came the carpenter work. That is where I began my life's work of fifty-five years As I write this (Dec. 1976) I think of those two years as very important ones of my life: I learned to work and that hard work was no disgrace even though many people shun it-­steer away from it. My physical development was very good. At eighteen I weighed one hundred seventy four pounds which has been my constant weight throughout my life. In March 1909 I went with Father to get started on a fifty-acre farm that he had bought in Sonora, about ten miles north of Colonia Morelos. The family stayed in Colonia Juar­ez for about a year before going to Sonora. They lived in 353 Morelos so the children could be in school. I lived part of the time with Bradshaws and part of the time alone until I was married in March 1911 to Hortense Langford. Farming was not too much of a success due to the uncertainty of condi­tions for which the Mexican Revolution was responsible. Du­ring July and August of 1912 the four thousand or so LDS members of the eight Colonies were forced to leave Mexico for their personal safety. Those three and a half years were very beneficial to me because of the many opportunities offered by living in a small church community. After leaving Mexico I took my family to Salt Lake City where we were sealed in the temple on Oct. 2, 1912. In December 1912 we went back to Tucson; Then six months later to Tempe, then Mesa, Chandler, and in late 1921 we moved to Los Angeles where we lived for twenty-five years. It was then my wife and I separated and I went to Farmington, New Mexico where I lived for twenty-seven years. I worked as a carpenter during my entire time in Los Angeles and Farmington. My wife Zelma died in Febr. 1971 so I sold all my possessions in Mew Mexico and moved to Mesa where I now reside, arriving here on July 11, 1972. Children of David A. and Hortense McClellan: Leona, born Dec.l, 1911. David Ross, born May 29, 1913. Glena, born Jan. 6, 1915. Marvin, born Nov. 23, 1916. Grant, born Jan. 12, 1919. Rayola, born Nov. 29, 1919. Rosa Mae, born Nov. 3, 1922. Lois, born June 6, 1925. Robert Stanley, born April 23, 1928. Donald Lee, born Dec. 17, 1930. * * * David Ross McClellan David, son of David Alvin McClellan, Jr. and Hortense Langford, married Margaret Stewart on Jan. 21, 1937"! They have five children: Norene, born Jan. 15, 1938. Delna Margaret, born Febr. 7, 1940. Sheldon Ross, born Aug. 8, 1942 (twin). Sharlene, born Aug. 9, 1942 (twin). Norman LeRoy, born Dec. 19, 1947. * * * Vessa McClellan Feel Vessa was born to DAVID and ESTHER TURLEY McCLELLAN Oct. 13, 1894 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. The education she re­ceived was all received in the Colonies—grades 1 through 5 in Juarez. Due to a serious back injury she did not go to school for four years. To catch up she finished 6-8th grades 354 in one year after the family moved to Colonia Morelos. Due to a Revolution in the country and soldiers close by, with a family of mostly girls, the family left Mexico in 1912, entering the United States at Douglas, Ariz., where they were housed in tents furnished by the government until they could get on their feet. She being the oldest at home at that time, Vessa worked where she could to help out. The younger ones helped where they could. It was when the family finally moved to Chandler that she met Rulon S. Peel- They were later married Dec. 26, 1916 in Los Angeles, Calif. On Jan. 10, 1917 they were married for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. To this union, seven children were born, two of which lived to maturity. She was active in church work from her early days and was a person who was very aware of the needs of her fellowmen. She held many responsible positions in the Church plus finding time to assist in the welfare of six motherless children ages 2 to 16. She was the only mother the young ones ever knew. She was a great lover of beautiful things: flowers, crafts, quilts, and poetry. She was also involved in genealogy work, helping especially the young. The last four years of her life she was lost and lone­some as she and Rulon had been married 52 years, 1 week when he passed away Jan. 2, 1969. She passed on into eternal life Dec. 25, 1972 and is buried beside her mate in Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Phoenix, Arizona. (Written by Erma L. Cowgill, the last remaining child) Rulon S. Peel and Maurice A. Peel From Left: Vessa M. Peel, Erma L. Cowgill, Hortense M. Fuller; November 1970. Children of Vessa McClellan and Rulon Samuel Peel: Clarence Earl, born Nov. 4, 1918; died Sept. 5, 1923. Erma Lucille, born Oct. 5, 1920. Carol (twin), born Nov. 27, 1922; died April 18, 1924. Carl (twin), born Nov. 27, 1922; died Nov. 27, 1922. Maurice Alvin; born Nov. 24, 1924; died May 5, 1950. Ester (twin), born July 8, 1931; died July 8, 1931. Edward (twin), born July 8, 1931; died July 8, 1931. * * * Erma Lucille Peel Cowgill My schooling began in Chandler for one year, one year in Mesa and the reamining years in Phoenix, graduating from Phoenix Union High School in 1938. I went to Phoenix Jr. College for the year following. In 1939-40 I attended Gregg Shorthand School taking a general business course. On July 24, 1942 I married David Cowgill, a native of California who was stationed at Williams Air Force Base in Chandler, Ariz. After he completed his service enlistment we moved to Portland, Oregon and he started working for the U.S. Post Office. We were divorced in June 1953. On getting clearance from the First Presidency of the Church, I served an 18 month mission in Central States (1954-55). On Oct. 16, 1957 we were remarried in Salt Lake City and came back to Portland to live. On March 5, 1959 we were blessed with a fine, healthy son: William Rulon, who will soon be 18. On April 1, 1970 we suddenly lost David through a cerebral hem­orrhage. Since that time we have been actively engaged in the service of our Father in Heaven. I started out at the age of 17 as Primary Secretary when Aunt Ivis was president. At the present time I am ward librarian and Bill is first coun­selor in his Priests Quorum. I have been very busy orienting librarians and helping to keep the hub of the ward (the library) moving and improving. Bill, Erma's son, began his schooling in Vancouver, Washington. In junior and senior high he be­came interested in Audio-Visual equipment and was a member of the National Honor Society. He grad­uated in 1977 after attending ear­ly morning seminary for four years and playing baseball and football. He was sworn into the U.S. Air Force Ready Reserves on Dec. 30, 1976 preparatory to basic train­ing in San Antonio, Texas in Sept. 1977. He has been a lead­er in his Aaronic Priesthood Quorums. Bill has a very fine 6'2" frame and a good solid weight. William Rulon Cowgill Maurice Alvin Peel Maurice was born to Rulon and Vessa Peel Nov. 24, 1924 in Chandler, Ariz. He was a premature "baby so it was a prob­lem to keep him quiet for the first few years of his life. His schooling began in Phoenix where he continued until he graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1943. He was a very good student and was very well liked throughout his life. After he graduated from high school he spent perhaps six weeks in Phoenix Jr. College before joining the Navy V-12 program. He was sent to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas for schooling. Again, he was transferred to Corpus Christi, Texas for additional training, finally winding up in Baltimore, Maryland for dental school. After only a few months he was discharged from the Navy and enrolled in the University of California Dental School in San Francisco, California. It was while going to school here that he met Lois Yvonne Kisner, who was studying to be a dental hygienist. They were married May 5, 1951 in Westwood, Calif. Not being able to have children of their own, they adopted James McClellan Peel born May 25, 1954 in Berkeley, Gal. They later adopted Carol Lynn Peel, born April 25, 1958 in San Francisco, Cal. After graduating from dental college and being an assis­tant for another dentist, Maurice started his own office in San Jose, California. After their marriage, Lois became the dental hygienist. They were divorced in June of 1969. On Oct. 17, 1969 he married Kathryn L. Hammond in Montebello, Calif, She had worked in the office for ten years as recept­ionist. On Dec. 25, 1970 Maurice passed from this life due to a heart failure. He was buried in Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara, California on Dec. 29, 1970. * * * Lucille McClellan Haymore Lucille McClellan was born July 3, 1897 to DAVID and ESTHER McCLELLAN.She married John Lester Haymore on Jan. 17, 1917. Lucille died the day after having their second child on Jan. 26, 1919. John died March 18, 1926. Their children: Norma Ann, born Oct. 7, 1917 in Mesa; and a baby boy, born Jan. 25, 1919 in Gilbert and who died the same day, Norma Ann married Wahlen Scott Hoge on Nov. 22, 1941. * * * Mary Ivis McClellan Fish Mary was born May 25, 1899. She married Charles Franklin Fish on oct. 23, 1920. They have six children: Charles Lester Fish, born Aug. 17, 1921 in Chandler, Ariz.; married Ida June Janson on Febr, 25, 1944. 357 Valerie Fish Knettle, born March 5, 1923 in Los Angeles; married Ralph Darlin Lough (divorced) and then Lemyert Dix Knettle on Nov. 15, 1947. La Ree Fish Lewis, born Jan. 3, 1926 in Chandler; married (1) Carl Edwin Bristow (divorced), (2) Joseph David Somers (missing in action), and (3) Kenneth Lewis on Nov. 4, 1949. Norma Jean Fish Uptain, born April 10, 1929 in Phoenix; married Richard Uptain June 14, 1946. Jay Elmer Fish, born June 12, 1930 in Phoenix; married (1) Sally Ann Hammett (divorced), and (2) Alberta Lorraine Bovee. Melvin Eugene Fish, born Feb. 18, 1934 in Phoenix; married Carolyn Arlene Painter on Jan. 27, 1962. * * * Hortense McClellan Fuller I am grateful for my heritage which has been the mainstay in helping me set my goals. I am doubly grateful that my beloved great-grandparents were able to recognize the truth and had the courage to accept it and live its sacred principles which caused much persecution and suffering but proved their dedication and steadfastness to the Gospel of our Lord and Savior. I was born, the eighth child and sixth daughter of a family of three sons and nine daughters, to DAVID ALVIN and ESTHER TURLEY McCLELLAN on Sept. 22, 1900 at Colonia Juarez, Mexico. When I was nine and a half years old, we moved to the state of Sonora and lived in San Jose and/or Morelos until 1912 when wisdom said, "Move out!" "Uncle Sam" gave us a welcome of "Tent City" at Douglas, Arizona. Here at "Camp Harry J. Jones" is where the American Ninth Calvary of all colored men was stationed--the first blacks I had ever seen. Mexicans we were used to, but not "Black Men." Each Sunday the Army Band gave a free concert in the park or grove of trees just east of where we were camped and I learned to enjoy band music. My father was in the Juarez Band and as a child I watched the town holiday parades with the band wagon and its team of white horses. My father had an offer of work clearing land at Jaynes R.R. Station (Southern Pacific main line) ten miles north of Tucson for the Megenheimer Development Co. He and my brother William left Douglas by team and wagon for Tucson in Oct. 1912, and the work lasted through to early February. Hazel, our 3-year old sister, was very ill and the doctor and Bishop sent Mother, with her nursing baby Fulvia and an older sister Ivis to babysit her while mother took care of Hazel, to Salt Lake City where she could have proper care"! This left just my sister Beth and I with our eldest and married sister, Estella Bradshaw, to go by train with their family to Tucson-- 358 my first train ride. One year after entering the United States, we arrived in the Salt River Valley and did various things for a living like raising cotton, dairying, etc. I had worked in two homes in Douglas and for a friend of my mother's in Chandler in the summer. With living and working conditions as they were, schooling for me was scant and er­ratic, but I did graduate from the eighth grade and had al­most one year of high school, as I married young. As to Church positions, I was asked to teach the 8-year olds-in Sunday School when I was 13 years of age. I also was MIA secretary, a Relief Society visiting teacher at 19 years, ward Relief Society secretary, head visiting teacher, and did genealogy visiting and youth genealogy instructor two different times. In April 1917 I was married to Horace Ralph Fuller of Chandler by our Bishop. Then in June we journeyed to Salt Lake City for our temple sealing on June 7. To this union was born nine children: five sons and four daughters. We lost our eldest son, Horace Alvin at 9 months, but our re­maining children are all married and living scattered about the United States. We have forty grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren and 12 married grandchildren. During our family-raising years, we were faced with various economic climates and some were pretty rugged. All of the children did well in school, graduating from high school; and all four sons graduated from college and did graduate work. Following the death of my husband on Febr. 4, 1957, I had some extremely rewarding experiences in the working world, beginning at the bakery in the El Rancho Market in Mesa, Later on I worked at the Mesa General Hospital for nearly ten years and enjoyed my work. I resigned my job just before my 68th birthday to help Gerald and Robert in putting a "work book", Adamic Lineage, together, as the pro­ject needed another pair of hands. Since then I have been very busy helping my children and family and friends. Children of Hortense McClellan and Horace Ralph Fuller: Horace Alvin Fuller, born Sept. 2, 1918; died June 9, 1919, Gerald Ralph Fuller, born Sept. 8, 1919; married Glenda Richardson June 6, 1941. Ivis Fuller Farr, born March 27, 1921; married Lorin Farr Sept. 14, 1940. Esther Fuller Dial, born Febr. 8, 1923; married Linden Dial May 24, 1949. Madge Fuller Shelley, born Dec. 25, 1924; married Melvyn Shelley May 27, 1948; died in 1977. Milton Eugene Fuller, born Aug. 27, 1926; married Evelyn Louise Palmer Dec. 29, 1952. Robert F. Fuller, born May 31, 1929; married Glenell Randall Febr.. 4, 1955. Patricia Helen Fuller Frost, born Dec. 2, 1932; married Harrison Kerry Frost April 17, 1952. Clifford Lacey Fuller, born July 6, 1938; married Carolyn Josephine Blakely on April 2, 1959. * * * 359 Ivis Fuller Farr From the Myles Farr Christmas Letter, 1976: Number one daughter, Adele, and her Richard Dorsey and the three little ones: Sean, 6; Kirsten, almost 5; and Ryan David, 1 1/2 live in Salt Lake City. Number two daughter, Patricia, and her C.O. Nicks and his two daughters: Robyn, 13; and Deanna, 7 live in Flagstaff, Number three daughter, Mary Bess, added Thomas Roy Christensen and his daughter, Caryann, 5, to her Kimberly Sue, 8; Jana Louise, 2 going on 3; and Amie Michelle, 18 months. Mary Bess and Tom were married October 7, this year. Tom is in Officer's Training for Utah National Guard they'll be at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, for the next three months, Their home address is Annabella, Utah. Tom's folks are Thomas Randall and June Leavitt Christensen, Venice, Utah. David is enjoying his final months of a Canada Winnipeg Mission for our Church and is traveling as Zone Leader. His base is Fort Frances, Ontario, across the river from Inter­national Falls, Minnesota. Our Jonathan surprised us by marrying his little blonde Miss Fredonia, Randi Kaye Campbell, on Oct. 16, 1976. Her parents are Fldyd G. and Judith Ray Campbell of Fredonia. Jon and Randi live here in town and Jon works as 'Super" at the Old West Company, a recently opened family type enter­tainment center, the fun place to go for food and music in Kanab. Myles and I work in the Church as Finance Clerk and Finance Secretary. Myles is still wood shop teacher at Fredonia High School. I'm do-it-yourselfer and letter writer. When we have a big project and I need help, Myles comes to my rescue. I gave up my 5 year old bookkeeping job last spring and have worked one day since for a movie company as a "massacred Mormon in Brigham. Our lives are busy and we enjoy our family members when we see them. Madge Fuller Shelley Madge graduated from high school at Mesa and worked at Williams Air Force Base in Arizona for three years. She filled a mission in the Eastern States during 1946-47. She married Melvyn Thomas Shelley, son of Thomas Heber Shelley and Eva Tanner Shelley on May 27, 1948 in Mesa, Ariz. To them have been born four children: Monte Fuller Shelley, Jan. 7, 1950 in Holbrook; Thomas H. Shelley, Aug. 22, 1951 in Holbrook; Marja Shelley, Dec. 2, 1953 in Snowflake; Norman Keith Shelley, Febr. 21, 1956 in Snowflake. Madge passed away from cancer in 1977. Her husband, Thomas, graduated from Snowflake High 360 School. He attended col­lege at Flagstaff and Colgate University and received his law degree from the Univ. of Ariz. in Jan., 1948. He filled a mission to the Spanish American Mission from 1941-1944. During 1944-45 he served in the U.S. Navy. Following grad­uation from school, he established a law practice in Holbrook, Arizona, where he served as Deputy County Attorney for over six years. He has a private practice now. He has been very active in church work. Family of Madge and Thomas Shelley. * * * William Ray McClellan, I, William Ray McClellan, was born on Oct. 15, 1902 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, the son of DAVID ALVIN and ESTHER TURLEY McCLELLAN. At the age of seven we moved to Colonia Morelos, Sonora where we lived for about a year then we moved onto our farm in San Jose, about ten miles north of Morelos. It was on this farm that I learned to really work and how to work hauling wheat, going into the hills after cows and working in the garden and other chores. A revolu­tion was going on in Mexico at that time and when conditions became too risky for comfort in August of 1912 we loaded our belongings into two wagons and left for Douglas, Arizona where we were safe from the rebels, and started a new life. After a few months we moved to Tucson where we cleared and plowed forty acres of land hoping to have a new home but a crooked real estate dealer caused us to leave and we moved back to Douglas, where we remained for a few months. In August of 1913 we moved to Mesa where we made our permanent home, with the exception of fifteen years spent in Chandler where we farmed until we lost out again and moved back to Mesa. I married Lydia Jane Hancock on Dec. 23, 1924; and on 361 Dec. 18, 1925, our daughter Betty Jane was born in Mesa'. On July 16, 1928 our son, William Ray Jr. was born and passed away the same day caused by the medication my wife was given. On May 14, 1930, our son Roy Alvin was born in Mesa. On Jan. 11, 1935 our son Donald was born in Mesa and passed away the next day. I was ordained a Deacon six months before I was 12 years old; then a Teacher at 14; and a Priest at 18. I was ordained an Elder by 0. S. Stapley in 1927; a Seventy by Oscar A. Kirkham; and a High Priest by Cleon C. Bullock in 1951. I held the offices of secretary of the Elders Quorum, counselor to the president of the Elders Quorum, president of the Elders Quorum, assistant Sunday School superintendent, Sunday School secretary. High Priests representative for genealogy, ward clerk, stake board in Scouting, and assistant to High Priests Group Leader. I worked in various capacities in Scouting for 38 years and taught Red Cross First Aid classes for several years and was Chairman of the First Aid Committee in Mesa for 22 years. My wife Jane has been active all through our married life as a Primary teacher, Primary stake board member, Relief Soc­iety stake board member, Relief Society presidency in the ward, MIA teacher, Sunday School teacher, visiting teacher and was a First Aid Instructor for the Red Cross in the early part of World War II with many of our Mesa people. She always sup­ported me both in Church work and civic work. She worked as a cosmetic saleswoman and was a Practical Nurse at S.S. Hosp­ital during World War II. Prior to World War II, I worked as a petroleum salesman for twelve years then worked as a fire­man for the city of Mesa for over twenty years and upon re­tiring resumed my old love of carpentering and cabinet work where I am still active at seventy-four years of age. Children of William Ray and Jane McClellan: Betty Jane McClellan Peterson William Ray McClellan, Jr. Roy Alvin McClellan Donald McClellan * * * Betty Jane McClellan Peterson Our daughter Betty married Charles Reed Peterson on Aug. 19, 1947 and to this union were born Nikki Lee, Dec. 19, 1948; Lorin Dean, Feb. 23, 1951; and Gayle, Oct. 9, 1953. Nikki has had health problems and hopes to finish at BYU this spring. She has had a battle. Lorin is in dental college in St. Louis, half way through his work there. He and his wife, Wendy, have a son, Eric, born Dec. 31, 1974. Gayle is in her second year of teaching at Fort Thomas, Ariz. Betty is a receptionist and does the scheduling for a group of doctors as well as keeping busy in her ward Relief 362 Society. She has held many positions in the Church. Reed is the head football coach at Mesa High School and works with youth in the ward. He has also been a high councilman in the Mesa South Stake. * * * Roy Alvin McClellan Our son Roy filled a 30-month mission in Brazil where he learned the Portuguese language. Upon returning from his mission he made languages his major in college so he became quite a linguist, with Portuguese, Spanish, some German, French, Japanese, and Thai—as he served in the Air Force in Japan and Thailand. All of the offices he held in the Church were held while on duty with the Air Force; and he has had many wonderful experiences while in foreign lands and travel­ing around the world. His first assignment in the Air Force was personal navigator to the General who was in charge of all material bases the world over and on one of his inspec­tion trips he was in twenty-two foreign countries. Roy holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force and is stationed at SAC Headquarters in Omaha. Roy married Lenora Lea Enloe on March 5, 1954 and graduated from ASU in 1956 with a degree in Languages and then went in the Air Force. He has been Elders Quorum president, counselor and president in a branch presidency, bishop, stake MIA president, Scoutmaster, secretary of Aaronic Priesthood group, Chairman of Ward Finance Committee, High Councilman, counselor in two bishoprics, and is on the High Council again. His wife has sustained him at all times in his work and has been busy herself all through their married life in many organizations wherever they have been: in Texas, California, Utah, Japan, Colorado, Arkansas, Thailand, Louis­iana, and Nebraska. Children of Roy and Lenora Enloe McClellan: Richard Grant, born March 17, 1955 in Mesa. Denise, born Nov. 5, 1956. Sharon, born Nov. 18, 1957. Donald Ray, born May 18, 1960. Michael Roy, born Dec. 16, 1961. David Scott, born Sept. 5, 1966. Pamela Jane, Dec. 23, 1967, our anniversary present. * * * From William Ray McClellan: I thank the Lord from the bottom of my heart that my family has been so faithful and busy in His service and pray that they continue to do so. At present I am a veil worker in the Mesa Temple and try to do several endowments each month. I know of no work that I enjoy more. I am again working as assistant to another High Priests group leader. * * * 363 Beth McClellan Moon Beth was born July 1, 1907 to DAVID and ESTHER McCLELLAN. She married Charles Irwin Moon on Dec. 27, 1927 in Mesa, Arizona. They have four" children: Lucille Moon Steele, born Oct. 5, 1928 in Mesa; married Robert 0. Steele, April 19, 1948. Clarence Irwin Moon, born Dec. 23, 1929 in Mesa; married Ann Taylor on April 22, 1953. David Thomas Moon, born Feb. 10, 1936 in Mesa; married Helen Engebretson. Karen Beth Moon, born July 30, 1943 in Santa Monica, Cal. * * * Hazel McClellan Mortensen Hazel, the eleventh of twelve children of DAVID and ESTHER TURLEY McCLELLAN, was born Sunday, Nov. 7, 1909 at Colonia Juarez, Mexico. In Feb. 1910, the family moved to San Jose and later to Morelos, both in the state of Sonora.. Then on Aug. 21, 1912, due to a political revolution, the family left Mexico. After arriving in the United States, Hazel was treated a month for typhoid fever. Her father and brother Bill had gone by team and wagon for Tucson to find work and try to get the family situated when the Bishop came with a $20.00 bill and advised her mother to get Hazel to the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City as fast as possible if she wanted her to live. Hazel spent eleven months in the Children's Hospital and, although the right leg was shorter than the left due to no hip joint, she returned to the family in good health in answer to much fasting and praying and the blessings of the Priesthood, and with gratitude for unnumbered kindnesses from friends and loved ones. Hazel was reared on farms in Chandler, Arizona where she graduated from high school. She started teaching Sunday School when fourteen years of age and attended Seminary during the high school noon hour. The family moved to Mesa in 1928 and Hazel got a job working in the Phoenix Laundry. Then she was cashier for J.C. Penney Co. in Mesa for about a year. Later she worked in a dress factory in Hollywood, California for about three years before quitting to get married. Like many others, their family had bad luck in the depression and Hazel worked and sent money home to help her parents get a Home built at 42 1/2 E. Second Ave., in Mesa. Years later she owned and operated a mimeograph business for twenty years during the time she raised her children, supported her son on his mission, and took care of herself after the four children were raised and married. On March 14, 1933 she was married and sealed in the Ariz. Temple to George Merrill Roy, and from this union four children were born:George Merrill Jr., Theodore Victor, Hazel Florene, and Lena Claudette--all four of whom were 364 married in the Arizona Temple, The sealing was cancelled Jan. 12, 1944, and on Dec. 29, 1960 Hazel was sealed to Joseph Brinkerhoff. Then years after he passed away, Hazel married Joseph Mortensen Febr. 1, 1974 in the Ariz. Temple. Besides teaching Sunday School and genealogical classes, serving on the Sunday School and Genealogical Stake Boards for many years, working with the Lamanites at Papago, Ft. McDowell, Spanish American Ward and Victory Acres Branch, Hazel raised money for Stake projects by getting out three Stake Directories—selling ads, setting up "copy", etc., with the last Directory having ad sales up to $5,500.00 be­ fore she stopped selling, and was having a "ball"! She principled five week-long genealogical schools in Arizona and El Paso, Texas—doing all the planning and assisting in the teaching, etc. To-date she has done the Mesa Tenth Ward Sunday School Bulletin for over twelve years. She was also Special Interests Representative for Tenth Ward for several years, which she enjoyed very much because she knew the need for it.; At this writing, Hazel is the grandmother of 24, great-grandmother of 2, has a grandson on a mission in New York state besides having had a son fill a mission in the Southern States. The last three years have been extremely busy and rewarding for Hazel with remodeling and fixing her home with Joe, quite a bit of trave1ing--two trips to Hawaii (four islands), and just plain everyday Happy Living! Hazel's children: George Merrill Roy, born Dec. 7, 1933; is married to Elaine Watts. Theodore Victor Roy, born Dec. 5, 1935; married to Ana-marie Johnson. Hazel Florene Roy Preston, born Feb. 21, 1937; married to Robert Lee Preston. Leria Claudette Roy Jones, born March 11, 1938; married to William Bruce Jones. * * * Fulvia McClellan Sargent Fulyia. was born May 31, 1912. She married George Ray Sargent on April 3, 1930. Fulvia died Febr. 26, 1937 and George married Thelma Beasley Pritchard Aug. 2, 1937. Children of Fulvia and George Sargent: Joyce Ray Sargent Duthie, born Jan. 21, 1931; married Gilbert Andrew Duthie April 27, 1951. Jerry Jay Sargent, born Dec. 26, 1932; married Patricia Green Aug. 18, 1953. Larry Don Sargent, born April 19, 1934; married Carolyn Ruth Watts Sept. 18, 1958. * * *. 365 Claudette Roy Jones I am Claudette Roy Jones, youngest child of George Merrill Roy, Sr. and Hazel McClellan Roy Mortensen. I was born in Mesa, Arizona on March 11,1938.I went through all my years of schooling in the Mesa Public Schools. I did well in my school years and enjoyed many friends and many activities as I was growing up. I had a great love for dogs and horses and once threatened to leave home if I couldn't keep a little crippled puppy we found one rainy evening on our doorstep. I enjoyed singing in A Cappella and was also in the National Honor Society and several other clubs at high school and am so grateful for all my friends who were a good influence in my life. I received my endowments in the Arizona Temple on Nov.22, 1955 and married Charles Matthews Stradling the next day. From this union was born three sons: David Charles, Jan., 18 1957; Michael Alan, June 16, 1959; and Larry Owen, Aug. 11, 1961. This marriage did not work out and I obtained a civil divorce April 19, 1963 and on July 11, 1966 received a temple cancel­lation. On Aug. 22, 1964 I married William Bruce Jones, son of Harry Payne and Florence Cardon Jones. Our fourth son, William Scott was born July 6, 1965. On Sept. 17, 1966 Bruce and I were sealed in the Arizona Temple and had our Billy sealed to us also. On Aug. 10, 1966 we had our first three boys adopted by Bruce so they now carry the Jones name. On May 6, 1967 our only daughter, Kathleen, was born. Our last son, James Harry, was born on Sept. 9, 1969. My children have been the joy of my life and I enjoy watching them grow and develop. They are all fine healthy children and are doing well in school and church activities. Some are musically inclined, others artistic, but all very special to Bruce and me. My oldest son, David, is now serving in the New York, Rochester Mission. My church activities include being called to be a Sunday School teacher when I was fourteen years old. I have been teaching in the different auxiliaries since then and have been called to the following: Primary Stake Board, Sunday School Stake Board, Mia Maid teacher, Activity Counselor in MIA, and member of the Service and Activity Committee in 9th Ward in Mesa where we now live. I really enjoy working with the youth of the church. They are such choice special young people! My husband is the Elders Quorum President in our ward and I try to keep up with him and support him all I can. My hobbies are many. I do dressmaking and enjoy doing many forms of artwork: drawing, painting, crewell embroidery, and decoupage. I also enjoy planting my flower gardens and the outdoors, playing softball and volleyball, and bowling. Our family enjoys camping trips up in the White Mountains and going on special trips. This past summer we drove to our nation's capitol, driving through. 26 different states and also having the privilege of going to Nauvoo and seeing the land where my great great grandfather Theodore Turley's home used to be. How proud I am to be his descendant and I hope I can always be worthy to be numbered among his clan. * * * 365a Frances Turley Romney FRANCES TURLEY ROMNEY, daughter of ISAAC and CLARA ANN TOLTON TURLEY, was born April 21, 1873 in Beaver, Utah. When she was five years old, her parents were called by President John Taylor to join the United Order in St. Joseph, Arizona. On their journey, after passing the Colorado, CLARA continued to drive the team for one of their three wagons while her eldest daughter, ESTHER, held her dying baby. After the latters death and burial by the wayside, ISAAC, with his family and possessions, struggled down the Buckskin Mountains. In camp one evening, while running to feed, a stallion kicked FRANCES in the head, severing her ear and causing her to almost bleed to death. Her resourceful mother, using pine gum, stopped the bleeding and stuck the ear into place so well that later there was no scar visible. Arriving in St. Joseph, ISAAC, considered a wealthy man, turned over his possessions to the United Or­der, including hundreds of cat­tle and horses. Then, as a mem­ber, he labored 12-14 hours daily while CLARA worked in the dairy. FRAN­CES later re­called a dispute she and another girl living in the Order had over a cat.In the pulling match Miles A. and Frances Turley Romney 366 which ensued, FRANCES won the cat, but, losing her balance, she tumbled over backwards into a tub of water. Some of the members of the United Order were less industrious than the Turleys so, after three years, the Order being dissolved, ISAAC took his families and relocated in Snowflake, Arizona. Here they planted orchards and sent the children to school. At age 13, FRANCES was a grown young lady with blonde curly hair and a sunny disposition. She quite charmed her first beau, but alas, he was destined to move to Mesa, Ariz. while she, at the same time with the Turleys, departed for Mexico in May, 1886. With the other Mormon colonists, they settled, after leaving Camp Turley, in Old Town on the Piedras Verde River in Chihuahua, Mexico. Here the family built a stockade, but the girls preferred sleeping in the wagon box. In this rude setting, FRANCES completed her schooling, finishing all the grades then offered. Self-education, however, she considered most important and continued the pro­cess throughout her life. One day while she was in the stock­ade kneading bread, an earthquake occurred. Running out in the open, she noticed the hills ablaze with fire and later found the upheaval had released springs of water badly needed for their crops. Leaving Old Town, since it was not the site originally purchased, the people moved north to the present site of Colonia Juarez. Here, not far from the Piedras Verde River, ISAAC built his houses and blacksmith shop and planted his orchards and gardens. A tall man, 6 ft. 4 in. in height, he often spoke endearingly of his daughter "FRANTY". He was an excellent provider for his family, and friends enjoyed calling in to sample the good food and hospitality. Enter­tainment was provided for the young people, and FRANCES, after working all day, found relaxation during the evenings in square dancing and acting in "dialogues." She was too shy to keep company with the boys, the exceptions being Dave McClellan and Gaskell and Miles A. Romney. When the latter proposed to her, using some of the words which a hero in one of his father's plays had spoken in proposing to the heroine, she accepted. They were married Sept. 15, 1889. How strange is fate I That early beau, traveling all the way from Mesa, Arizona, now appeared in Colonia Juarez to visit FRANCES, but finding her married, sadly returned home. FRANCES went dutifully to live with MILES' parents on a mountain ranch near Pacheco, where she helped them make cheese and learned from her mother-in-law how to make suits for her husband. While living there, her first child, Pearl. was born Sept. 9, 1890. All of her other children, except the last, were born after the young couple moved back to Col­onia Juarez. During the early 1890's, MILES filled a mission in Eng­land while FRANCES supported the 'family and sent him what she could spare, earning her money in a cannery. However, during this absence, MILES acquired a fondness for the "English", for after his return his attentions turned to the daughters of 367 Elizabeth Burrell-Coonwalzer; the lady and her daughters were emigrants from England. One by one, he married all three of the daughters: Lily, Elizabeth, and Emily in polygamy, al­though the Church was discouraging such practices. FRANCES tried to be friendly with Lily, and together they took oil painting lessons. Some of these oil paintings FRANCES hung, after completion, in her living room. She served the Church by being president of the YLMIA. However, as her family grew in size, FRANCES decided to move to a farm north of town where, with the help of her children and with emergency contributions from her father, she man­aged somehow. Eight and a half years intervened before her next child was born on Oct. 10, 1907, and on March 18, 1911 another daughter. Because of lawlessness incurred by the Mexican Revolu­tion, MILES' families, together with the other colonists, left Mexico for El Paso, Texas on July 28, 1912. There, during the exodus, FRANCES youngest son was born April 21, 1913. After living temporarily in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, and during the fourth exodus, MILES decided to again take his families to Mexico. But FRANCES preceded the other wives, facing the dangers of Mexican outlaws for the sake of having, once more, a home of her own. Hard times, ruined homes, and illness from malaria depleted, the family energy in their struggle against poverty. While working to aid the fam­ily, the eldest son, Miles, was killed by accident in Miami, Arizona and his father brought his body to the colonies for burial. After the acute problems of food, clothes, and shelter were solved, FRANCES began to accumulate some books and sub­scribe to good magazines. Becoming adept at fashioning her own patterns and using available materials, she sewed clothes for her family in the latest styles. Sewing, a task relegated to the evening hours, she undertook only after the daily tasks were finished. After the older children left to attend college in Utah, she moved to a home across the street from the Academy, There, on a 3/4 acre lot surrounding her home, she raised a variety of garden vegetables and fruit, including figs and grapes. She had a constant surplus which she gave away to friends, neighbors, and others in the family. What an exuberant spir­it she was! Like a skylark, she rose above her many troubles, deprivations, and frustrations which beset her throughout most of her married life, and her clear, lovely voice was raised in song early in the morning as she went about her chores. Occasionally, after a morning sojourn, she would awaken her three youngest children, saying merrily, "Come You are missing the best part of the day Besides her flower garden of roses, sweetpeas, and delphinium, she filled her windows with everblooming houseplants, raised and cared for domestic animals, and provided nourishing lunches for out-of-town relatives attending the Academy. After her three youngest children left home to attend 368 college, FRANCES stayed on in Juarez a number of years after MILES death November 28, 1939. Since his father had died leaving no will, Gordon, acting as executor, divided the property among the three wives, Lily being deceased. Later, FRANCES sold her home and bought a small one near Gordon and Beth in El Paso, Texas. Now she had time, not only to attend Church, but to visit and, with Beth's guidance, to have her hair done and to occasionally buy a pretty hat. During an interview on the radio one day, she stated that her happiest moment was when her first baby was laid in her arms; and the most embarrassing one was when she had company for dinner one day, but forgot to put soda in her biscuits. Over the years, Florence had provided her mother with tickets for many trips to Shreveport, Louisiana, where she was lavishly entertained, sending her home with clothes of the latest fashion. FRANCES also enjoyed herself thoroughly on a trip to New York City to visit Pearl and Hel­en, returning with the latter by car to El Paso in June, 1938. In 1951-52, after a trip to Marguerite's in Phoenix, Arizona, and another to Edna's in Santa Rosa, Calif., she had a delightful visit in Old Mexico. However, when Gordon and Beth were leaving to head the mission in Guate­mala, she collapsed with a stroke. After a temporary recovery, FRANCES lived with Keith and Ruth, the latter caring' "for her during her last illness. She died in their home in Las Cruces, New Mexico June 19, 1953 and was buried in El Paso, Texas June 25, 1953. Although Pearl could not attend because of poor health, the rest of her" "children were present at the funeral. Considering her children her greatest treasures, FRANCES encouraged them in their education and insisted on their maintaining high principles of honor. She was most heroic in her absence of fear and her fortitude to face dangers and heartaches, disliking, above all, lies and deceit. To those who had less than she, her kindness overflowed as she gave, with both hands, her life and goods. Her children tried to follow her precepts and they took on responsibilities, and she found joy in their accomplishments. Children of FRANCES TURLEY and MILES ARCHIBALD ROMNEY: Pearl Romney Chipman, born Sept. 9, 1890. Miles Romney, born June 16, 1892. Edna Romney Noall, born Jan. 28, 1896. Florence Romney Lieber, born Oct. 3, 1897 Gordon M. Romney, born May 14, 1899, Helen Mar Romney Biddulph, born Oct. 10, 1907. Marguerite Romney Pyper, born March 18,1911. Keith Romney Born April 21,1913, Children of Miles Miles Archibald Romney and Frances Turley Romney: Back, left to right: Pearl, Miles. Seated: Edna, Florence. Front: Gordon (?). Pearl Romney Chipman Johnson I was born at Cliff Ranch, Chihuahua, Mexico on Sept. 9, 1890. I was the first child of MILES A. and FRANCES ROMNEY. Shortly after their marriage they had gone to live with his parents at Cliff Ranch. There my mother loved to wander in the woods and mountains among the wild flowers and streams. "The happiest moment of my life was when my first baby was laid in my arms," was what my mother said years later when interviewed on a radio program. There were other grandchildren in Arizona, but I was the first grandchild in Mexico. So, of course, the many aunts and uncles made over me. I loved my Grandmother Romney and used to spend hours just talking to her even when just a little girl. We lived in Juarez and Grandpa and Grandma Romney lived at their farm near Old Casas Grandes. I would go to visit her every time I had a chance. One day, in particular, some Mexicans came to trade at her little "Tienda" where she sold clothing mostly. She wasn't around at the moment, so I went in and opened the door for them. When she came in, I was up on the counter "trying to wait on them. When they were gone she said to me, "You are a naughty little girl. Those Mexicans could have taken everything in this store." I was broken-hearted to think that she was unhappy with me. So I decided that I would walk home, 18 miles away. 371 I got my sunbonnet and started out without saying a word to her. When they missed me, they found my little tracks in the road and caught up with me, two miles away. Another time that stands out: My mother had just cooked a big dinner. The best dishes were sitting on the sideboard. She had to leave and suggested that I do the dishes while she was gone. I think I was only six or seven. Anyway, somehow about one-third of the dishes fell to the floor and broke. I knew that nice dishes like that were not to be had in Mexico. So I stacked them up as best I could and then asked Miles and Edna to come with me upstairs and pray that Heavenly Father would put them back together again. When we came back, the dishes were still broken. I was very disap­pointed and felt that the Lord had let me down. I did not pray for a long time after that. After graduating from high school, I taught school at Moreles for two years to get enough money to go to Provo to school. Many of the boys I taught were larger than I, but I did not have any trouble with discipline. At Brigham Young University I was on the Debating Team and won a gold Y embedded with pearls that I have treasured all my life. I do not believe they give them out now. My best friend was Fern Chipman. Her father owned a large mercantile store in American Fork, Utah. I spent many happy hours at her home. Her only brother, Stephen Howe was away on a mission. When he returned we fell in love and were married June 26, 1913. Frances Maxine (their daughter) was born May 20, 1914 in American Fork, Utah. She was a darling little blonde, just as precocious, fearless and unafraid as I had been at her age. We were the best of friends all of our lives. I taught school in the Philippines, traveled in Europe, and finally went to New York to work in the Child Welfare Department. Here in New York I have seen all the best plays and operas. About 1970 I toured the United States with some friends. In Utah, at their home, they had an Open House for me. There again I met many friends and relatives that I had not seen in years: Eyrings, Chipmans, Romneys, etc. Uncle Junius threw his arms around me and said, "My Pearl of Great Price." Pearl married Gerald Johnson on Sept. 24, 1949. in New York, New York. He was born on Sept. 27, 1894 in Philadelphia, Penn. to Leonard and Margaret Crawford Johnson. Pearl Romney Chipman Johnson, Edna Romney Noall Frances Maxine Chipman Stubbs Maxine Chipman, daughter of Pearl Romney and Howe Chip­man, was born May 20, 1914 in American Fork, Utah.She married Guyton P. Stubbs, II. They had two children: George Romney and Guyton T. Guyton is teaching architecture at the University of Colorado graduate college. Romney is restoring southern mansions. At the present time he is placing stained glass windows in churches. * * * Miles was the oldest son of MILES A. and FRANCES TUR-LEY ROMNEY, and as a result, as a young boy assumed responsibility for work in the fields and seeing that the cows got home by dark. Many a time he and Pearl had to go out at night to find some stray cows. As little children they went with their mother to the local cannery, there to put the labels on the jelly and jam that their mother made. The money from this was sent to their father who was fulfilling a mis­sion in England. Miles had dark curly hair and a happy-go-lucky personality. As a result, he had many friends. He loved to sing and he loved to dance. He and Florence went to many dances together. At the time of the Exodus he went out with the rest of the family. He obtained a job in Miami, Arizona painting the outside of a building. His mother wanted him to come home with them to Mexico when they went back. But his father said that he should stay and earn some money. After the family had gone back to Mexico his mother had a premonition one morning. She went over to Aunt Emily's and said that she felt that some­thing was wrong with Miles. That was about nine o'clock. By noon they received a telegram that Miles had slipped on the frosty building and fallen to his death. It was sad to have a young man taken in the prime of his life. His mother was grief-stricken. He died December 7, 1915. Later, ISAAC TURLEY had his work done for him in the St. George Temple. He said that Miles came to him at three different times and said, "Have you done my work for me?" * * * Edna Romney Noall, I was born in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, the third child of FRANCES TURLEY and MILES A. ROMNEY. When I was four I had spinal menigitis and sometime later, pneumonia. So I did not start school at the age of six. Being ill so long made me a little shy. I remember Florence, two years younger, taking me by the hand and leading me to school. However, it did not take long to catch up. It was said that I was the smartest student ever to go through the Juarez Stake Academy. At the time of the Exodus in 1912 we went out to El Paso. There I worked for a while. I wanted to go on a mis­sion but my father said that he couldn't afford to send me. Florence and I went to school at Gila in Thatcher. There I won 550.00 in an oratorical contest. Of course the money came in handy. I was asked on a Friday if I would enter the contest. I worked on it over the weekend and gave it on Mon­day. The subject was on Forestry. I remember the next Sun­day at church President Kimball telling a visiting authority, "This is the girl who won the essay contest against my son. During World War II served as Secretary in the Demoli- zation Unit with the Navy. My title was Yomenette. I served two years. Then I went back to school at the University of Utah. They gave me some credit for serving in the Navy. I graduated from the University of Utah in Speech Arts. I was a member of the Professional Dramatic Fraternity. I obtained a job teaching school in Ogden. I was nominated secretary to the faculty. One day I was reading the minutes in a faculty meeting. Afterwards Elmer Noall, who also taught in the same school, came up and asked me for a date. This led to other dates and on the 18th of June, 1924 we were married in the Salt Lake Temple. Twins were born to us on March 12, 1926: Audrey Edna and Elmer Ray. Imagine our surprise when there were two babies instead of one, especially when Elmer was enrolled in the Medical School at the University of Utah. He had to take time from his studies to help with the babies. He also attended the University of Chicago, where he got his degree as General Practitioner. We made our home in Santa Rosa, California, and Elmer became well known in that area as a doctor. Many times he was called out at night to attend to some sick person or to deliver a baby, or to calm some woman who would later deliver a baby. We moved into a beautiful Georgian-type home about 1940 and have lived there ever since. As a girl in El Paso, Bishop Arwell A. Pierce described me as a very beautiful girl with gorgeous auburn red hair, a creamy skin and a Grecian type nose. I have read avidly all my life and should have been a reporter or a writer. I. guess success comes to those who are not faint hearted. As of this writing, 1976, I am 79 and my husband is 83. * * * 374 Audrey Noall Peterson Audrey Noall, (twin) daughter of Dr. Elmer T. Noall and Edna Romney Noall, was born March 12, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated at the University of Calif., Berkeley in English in 1946, with honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She did graduate studies at Columbia University and Radcliffe College in Publishing Procedures and received an M.A. in Education from Stanford University in 1961. Audrey married Henry Wolcott Peterson August 5, 1962. Writer, editor, teacher, university administrator in educational radio and television. Public relations work for Boeing Airplane Co. and Ford Motor Co. Travel editor of Scholastic Teacher Magazine and The Bride's Magazine, New York. Present position (1975) : Program Coordinator, Cal. Instructional Television Consortium—the television arm of the California State University and Colleges (nineteen cam­puses in the state). Work includes television station pro­gramming, coordination (for college credit) of courses with all the campuses, and publicity and promotion. * * * Ray E. Noall Ray (twin), was also born March 12, 1926. He is an accomplished cellist and member of the Sonoma County Symphony, Ray was high school valedictorian, attended Santa Rosa Junior College, College of the Pacific in Stockton, Cal., and graduated from the University of Missouri. He did graduate work in medicine at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. He served in the U.S. Navy 1943-48. Ray did graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley and died in 1973 after long illness. Florence Romney Lieber Florence was born in Colonia Juarez, Mexico on Oct.3,1897. She grew up in Mexico and attended the Juarez Stake Academy. Florence had a happy personality that made her many 375 friends. She was always generous in thought and deed. She was a beautiful girl; people turned to look at her a second time. At the time of the Exodus, Edna and Florence left the colonies and went to El Paso and then on to Gila College to school. Later they went to Salt Lake and enrolled at the University of Utah, Florence went with a family to Cuba to tutor their daughter in Spanish. Upon her return she mar­ried a boy friend she had met in El Paso, Isadore Lieber. They "made their home in Shreveport, Louisiana Her husband became a wealthy man and both Isadore and Florence were in­fluential and prominent in civic affairs. He was a third degree Mason. Florence was always generous in donating to the Latter-Day Saints Church. They had many friends in Shreve­port where they resided all their married life. Florence studied painting and enrolled in the nearby college"! She became a painter and a poet in her own right. Florence and Isadore had two children: Jacqueline and Miles Harrison. As little children Florence would bring them home to Mexico to visit their grandparents. Florence loved to come home to visit and she had her mother come down to Shreve­port many times to visit. She "mothered" her younger broth­ers and sisters and saw that they did not lack for the things they needed. She also helped them in their desire to go to college later. At one time she and her husband and children visited Gordon in Douglas. Their car was parked near Gordon's place of business. It was stolen and all the suitcases were thrown out into the nearby desert. The car was later recovered in Bisbee. That was the last time that Isadore traveled by car to the wild and woolly west. They took the train after that. Florence loved life, people and books. In her later life when she became ill she read a great deal. As she said, "I have practically read the whole library." * * * Jacqueline Lieber Weber Jacqueline was the daughter of Florence Romney and Isadore Lieber. She was born in Shreveport, "Louisiana July 29,1923. She grew up there and went to Centenary College there. She married Michael Weber and they had two children. Jacqueline died January 31, 1976. Children of Jacqueline and Mike Weber: Michael Romney Weber, born Oct. 10, 1948. He married Toni Kusmer and they now reside in the East where he is in the car business and she is teaching school. Lisa Weber, born May 14, 1956. Lisa is attending college in Shreveport. * * * 376 Gordon, the fifth of eight children, was born to MILES and FRANCES ROMNEY on May 14, 1899 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. At the age of thirteen, he was one of the youngest boys who rode horseback at the time of the Exodus to Hachita, New Mexico. Between the years 1912 to 1917, his family became one of the many families who moved to the United States, only to re­turn again and again to the Colonies. Here he received his early education, scholastically as well as religiously. During one of the periods as a refugee, he graduated from Lone Star Grade School in Saf-ford, Arizona as valedictorian,. Upon returning to Mexico he attended the Juarez Stake Aca­demy from which he graduated as an honor student. He was president of his class. De­siring to further his education, he entered Utah State. There he became a member of the Stu­dents Honor Corp. which carried him to the brink of war in 1918. After the Armistice was signed, he enrolled at the University of Utah. In May of 1919 he joined a group of Marines who were to be assigned to France for a limited time. At Quantico, Virginia, his military career was terminated after his group acted as guard of honor to President Wilson. Pursuing his education, he returned to Utah State. There he was offered an opportunity to attend West Point, but declined in preference to serving a mission for the Church. Gordon filled an honorable mission in France and Switzer­land,"serving three years. The latter part of his mission he was acting mission president in the absence of his presi­dent. During his time in the mission field, he labored under the guidance of both Elder David 0. McKay and Elder James E. Talmage. Returning to the United States, he came to the El Paso Ward and became president of the YMMIA. He was always active in promoting basketball with the youth of the Church. His work with Boy Scouts began in California as a young man and continued in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. His interest in Scouting continued the major part of his adult life. For many years he sat on the Yucca Council for Advancement Awards. On July 28, 1927 Gordon married Elizabeth Wilson, born Oct. 29, 1908 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico to John W. and Char­ lotte Elizabeth Butler Wilson. They made their first home in Douglas, Arizona. Again he served as president of the YMMIA. Another move took the family to Silver City, New Mexico. The family had now added three little daughters to their home. Here Gordon organized the nucleus of the first branch of Silver City. 1934 brought another move to El Paso. Here he became superintendent of Sunday School. In 1938 he was ordained a High Priest by Elder Spencer W. Kimball and appointed a member of the Mt. Graham High Council. In 1942 a son was born to the family. In 1952, the First Presidency called Gordon and Beth to preside over the first mission in Central America. While living in Guatemala City he built the first chapel and a beautiful mission home. Their son, Gordy, then ten years old, accompanied them on this assignment. The three daughters had married. After returning to El Paso he served as Stake Mission President and as High Councilman to the El Paso Stake. He acted as auditor of stake books and headed the committee of Aaronic Priesthood. Once again, in 1968, Gordon and Beth were called to preside over the Mexico Mission in beautiful Mexico City. This was another tremendous experience with the dynamic youth of the Church, with the added thrill of seeing the missionaries bring 5,000 new members into the waters of baptism. A year after returning home Gordon was ordained Stake Patriarch by Elder Boyd Packer. Life is more relaxed and there are twenty-six grandchildren to gladden the heart. Although financially very successful, Gordon is, and has always been, the champion of the poor and needy--not only financially, but spiritually. His great love for his fellowmen has not been limited to members of the Church. He is a forceful, living example that what he has, be it material or spiritual, is to be shared with those in need, for the Great God gave him all he has. Children of Gordon M. and Beth Romney: Charlotte Beth (Cherie) Romney Mullen Frances Yvonne Romney Brown Janet Ruth Romney Crockett Call Gordon Wilson Romney * * * Charlotte Beth Romney Mullen Charlotte Beth (Cherie) was born Aug. 5, 1928 in El Paso, Texas. She grew up in El Paso, then went to college at the University of Utah. She and John Harold Mullen, Jr. were married on May 11, 1946. They have eight children. Two boys have filled missions and two more children are now on missions. Harold is President of El Paso Stake and practices 378 dentistry. Cherie is first counselor in the Stake Primary and is also ward organist. She has worked in Scouting and is the first woman to receive the Silver Fawn Award in the El Paso area. * * * Frances Yvonne Romney Brown Frances was born Jan. 27, 1930 in El Paso, Texas. She grew up in El Paso and went to college in Utah. She was very talented in music. Bonnie has studied voice at the Univer. of Arizona in Tucson, where she now resides. She married James Gordon Brown Febr. 16, 1950. They have six children. * * * Janet Ruth Romney Crockett Call Janet was born Nov. 10, 1931 in Silver City, New Mexico. She grew up in El Paso, winning outstanding honors in high school. She married Robert Crockett. They had four children, and were living in Salt Lake City at the time of his death. Janet married Roger Call. He had two children of his own and they now have two; so, in all, they have eight children. They now live in Seattle, Washington, where he is Bishop of the Federal Way Ward in Washington. * * * Gordon Wilson Romney Gordon was born April 13, 1942 in El Paso, Texas. He grew up in El Paso and won many honors in high school in the field of Physics and Chemistry. He went to Princeton where he obtained a Masters degree. He did further studies at the University of Utah. He filled a mission in Peru. He received his doctorate at the University of Utah. He married Victoria Wilkinson July 28, 1965. They have five children. He has been Bishop of Princeton Ward in New Jersey. He was a Vice President in First National City Bank of New York but has just moved to El Paso, Texas and is president of a bank. * * * Helen Mar Romney Biddulph I was born Oct. 10, 1907 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, the sixth of eight children of FRANCES TURLEY and MILES A. ROMNEY. Both parents came at an early age to Mexico from Arizona. My father was a builder, farmer, and fruit grower. My earliest recollections are of a farm life and two faithful dogs who guarded my excursions, even when older sisters took me swimming, During the Mexican Revolution of 1912, our family left the Colonies four times, finally returning to Colonia Juarez in 1917. 379 Helen Romney Biddulph Although books were scarce, I learned early to love learning, to take part in sports and to play the piano. Since father was drama director, I fol­lowed his direction and took part in many plays, later directing also. While a junior attending the Aca­demy, I won a Heber J. Grant Oratorical Contest, and upon graduation was awarded the only scholarship to Brigham Young University for the year 1925. After teaching third and fourth grades a year in Colonia Juarez, I attended BYU, entering inter-colleg­iate debating and winning a Talrnadge Essay Contest (103 entrants). After two years, I left to teach 5th and 6th grades in Colonia Dublan. After returning to BYU I was elected Vice President of my senior class and won awards in debating and drama. After graduation, and while I was staying with Aunt Anna in Pleasant Grove, Utah, one day Ru1on Biddulph appeared at the door. He had taught in Mexico when I was there. Now he had finished a German mission and had secured a job as a member of the technical staff at the Bell Telephone Labora­tories in New York City. We corresponded during the following year when I taught speech and English in Mount Pleasant High School; June 29, 1931 we were married in the Salt Lake Temple. We resided in the Jackson Heights and Flushing areas of Long Island in New York City until 1941 when we moved to Mad­ison, New Jersey; and then, a year later, to Chatham, New Jer­sey. Our children, Bruce and Romney had been born in Long Island in 1935 and 1929, and Cheryl was born in Chatham in 1948, the same year I received my M.A. in English at Columbia University, New York. During twenty years of residence in Chatham, I was busy in drama: for 17 years I was drama director for the Church, either ward or stake; for local and state N. J. Women's Clubs I produced plays as Program Chairman or as State District Drama Director; for the New Jersey Community Theater I was directing and serving as member of the board, culminating in my becoming president. The latter organization included over a hundred Little Theaters, the largest number for any state 380 in the United States. Also, in 1953, entering an original play which I directed, I won first place in a New Jersey ' Woman's Club State One-Act-Play Contest. In 1962 we moved to Fair Haven, New Jersey because of a change in the location of Rulon's work. In addition to the activities listed above, I had been teaching English and drama in the high schools in Chatham for the last ten years. The relaxation of life near the ocean and drier weather brought me relief from asthma. In 1966 we again moved because of the change in location of Rulon's work, living in Glen Ellyn, near Chicago. Our sons, Bruce and Romney had graduated at Cornell and M.I.T., and later, Cheryl received her B.S.in zoology at the BYU in 1971. During our stay here, I did research for the Church League of America. After two and a half years in Chicago, Rulon retired in November, 1968 and we moved to Phoenix, Ariz. Here we have pursued a variety of hobbies: botany, rock-hunting, oil painting, ceramics, decoupage, for me; for Rulon: radio and gardening. Since joining the Arizona Breakfast Club, I have been active in Pro-American politics, appearing on TV and speaking at various clubs in favor of a stronger National Defense, and against Women's Lib or E.R.A. I have been a board member of Katchina Republican Women, the Women's Club of Phoenix, and Vice President of both the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and Arizona Breakfast Club. For the Arizona Republican Party, I have served as a Registrar, Captain of my precinct, and a member of the State Committee. The Church positions which have been most enjoyable are: pianist, chor­ister and tea­cher in Sunday School, Cultu­ral Refinement teacher for Relief Society, leader of Tea­cher Training for the Short Hills Ward, drama direc­tor, on1sev­eral stake boards for YLMIA as well as Primary, The Rulon and Helen Biddulph Family and president Front, left to right: Brian Patton, Edward of L.I.M.-I.A. Biddulph, Romney Biddulph, Jr. Middle: Rulon, in New York. Helen, Bruce. Back: Romney, Betty Jane, Cheryl, Bruce was born Nov. 4, 1935 in Flushing, New York, the first son of Rulon and Helen Biddulph. Moving "with his family to Madison, New Jersey, where he attended both elementary and high school, he fin­ished in 1953. He was very interested during his high school days in scouting; also, he had a very good collection of stamps. But he had a very fine feeling and an unusual talent for playing the violin, becoming a mem­ber of the New Jersey All-State Orchestra. Entering Cornell University, he earned his B.S. in mechanical engin­eering in 1958. The same summer, he left with his parents and Cheryl on a trip to Mexico; when his father became ill, he drove us over the rugged mountains of that area. Returning to Texas, Bruce left for his first job with Carnation in California, and later came East to work for Western Electric. He returned to school and after securing his M.S. at the University of Utah in Cermaics Engineering, he derived a variety of experience by working at Corning Glass and Texas Instruments. He is now a Consulting Engineer in Ceramics for G.E. in Cleveland, Ohio. At the present time he is building a home in the Cleveland suburbs. For the Church, Bruce has served in the ward presidency of the YMMIA and as a teacher. In addition, he has served on a two-year Stake Mission in Cleveland, Ohio, and is cur­rently secretary of the Cleveland Stake Seventies Quorum. * * * Romney Brent Biddulph Born in New York City Sept. 26, 1939, I spent most of my formative years in Chatham, New Jersey. During high school my interests were scouting, soccer, singing in such groups as the "Buttondowns," and playing the clarinet in the New Jersey All-State Band. After graduating from Pingry School, Eliza­beth, New Jersey in 1957, I took my B.S. at M.I.T. in Boston in 1961. While at M.I.T. I was active on the Rowing Crew, Soccer Crew, and was a member of the Student Government Coun­cil, acting as Chairman of the Student Faculty Committee. Then, after holding a graduate teaching assistantship for two years, I graduated with an M.S. in 1963 from the Sloan School of Indurstrial Management, M.I.T.; and thereafter went to work for Ford as a member of their Central Financial Staff in 382 Children of Brent and Barbara Biddulph: Geoffrey and Jennie. Dearborn, Michigan. I married Barbara Lynn Call in the Logan Temple in 1962. Our children, Geoffrey David and Jennifer Ann were born Sept. 16, 1963 and March 6, 1965. Both in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Prior to my transfer to Ford-Willys in Brazil, I was divorced from my first wife in 1968. In Bridgeville, Delaware on Sept. 6, 1969, I married Betty Jeanne Culver, and we were sealed in the Mesa, Arizona Temple Sept. 9, 1969. Our children are: Romney Brent, Jr., born June 29, 1970 in Summit, New Jersey; Edward Culver, born May 14, 1972 in Norristown, Penn.; and Miles, born Dec. 22, 1974. After serving in managerial positions with I.N.A. and Philco, I am now Manager of Financial Analysis with Sperry Rand in Bluebell, Penn. Our home, on a hill overlooking Val­ley Forge, is located in the town of Paoli, a suburb of Philadelphia. For several years I have acted as Chairman of the Citizens Civic Committee for Community Betterment for Paoli and neighboring towns. Church positions which have been most interesting to me are scouting, superintendency of the Sunday School, and president of the Elders Quorum of the Valley Forge Ward. * * * . Cheryl Biddulph Patton Born in Summit, New Jersey on June 27, 1948, I spent my first fourteen years in Chat­ham, New Jersey. These years were devoted not only to education, but to childhood play, dan­cing, and music les­sons, especially piano. In 1962 our family moved to Fair Haven, New Jersey. Here I spent my high school years--studying, sing­ing, and beginning socializing and dating. As sports, I enjoyed skating, swimming, boating, as we lived only 1 1/2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. From left: Brian, Wayne, Cheryl, and Alison Lynn Patton. In the autumn of 1966 I attended the BYU as part of their Honors Placement Program, living in Helaman Halls where I made new friends and met my future husband, William Wayne Patton. I graduated with a B.S. in zoology in 1971, three years after my marriage and 1 1/2 years after giving birth to our son Brian William on Jan. 27, 1970. We are living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Wayne is working as a soil scientist for the U.S. Forest Ser­vice in the Cibola National Forest. Our second child, a girl, was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Jan. 21, 1975. Her name is Alison Lynn. My church activities have been mostly devoted to the musical field: orgainist for the MIA, Sunday School, and Relief Society. I have also been a visiting teacher and a Primary teacher. * * * Marguerite Romney Pyper I was born in Colonia Juarez, Mexico on March 18, 1911. My parents were FRANCES TURLEY and MILES ARCHIBALD ROMNEY. I spent my childhood just as any other child would in a small town, en­joying the countryside, walking to school each day and returning for a hot lunch at noon. We lived just across the street from the high school, so we enjoyed the advantages of its library. My mother also subscribed to several magazines, so reading was a fav­orite pastime of mine. On grad­uating from Juarez Stake Academy, I was awarded the honor of being valedictorian. My sister, Edna, was teaching at the Academy that year and she helped me with my address, "Build Thee More Stately Mansions, 0 My Soul." Marguerite and William Pyper After working in Douglas, Ariz. for Singer Sewing Machine Company for a year, I was able to attend BYU. I graduated in 1934 with a degree in Interpretive Speech. I then moved to El Paso and worked for my brother, Gordon, at his car agency. In the summer of 1935 I attended summer school at Columbia. There I met my future husband, William Rawlelgh Pyper. I taught shorthand and typing at El Paso High School during 1935-36. We were married on June 25, 1936 in El Paso, Texas and later in the Salt Lake Temple on July 3, 1936. Then we moved to Arizona. My first child was born in Tucson. All the rest were born in Phoenix, Arizona, where we have resided most of our married life. My husband has been first counselor in the bishopric, on the High Council of West Phoenix Stake, has been in charge of Home Teaching and at present is Teacher Development Lead­er of the ward, as well as being active in the missionary program. I was Stake Primary president, P.T.A. President 1959-60, president YWMIA, worked as drama director and speech director for 15 years in Phoenix Stake and North Phoenix Stake. Our road shows and speech programs won first and second place many times. I have taught Cultural Refinement in Relief Society, Primary, Sunday School, and Mutual. When I received my patriarchal blessing it said I would help the young women of the Church. Now I know what it meant. I have spent a great deal of time in the YWMIA and also in the Relief Society. I find that the greater service you give in the Church the more it benefits you. We know many people throughout Arizona and the Western 385 States. My husband has been in politics for many years. He was State Senator for Arizona in 1952-54. He has sold life insurance and general insurance since 1936. He worked with his brother, LeRoy Pyper, for several years and then had a company of his own. I have worked as a school teacher, re­tiring in 1976 after teaching 17 years. We have had a won­derful life together, doing many things and traveling over most of the United States. We have five wonderful children, all married in the Temple. And we now have 16 grandchildren, Children of Marguerite Romney and William Pyper: John Romney Pyper Walter Raleigh Pyper Carl Gordon Pyper Frances Elizabeth Pyper Williams Pamela Marguerite Pyper Nixon The William Pyper family. Front, left to right:Carl, Marguerite, Pamela, William R., Frances. Back: John, Walter John Romney Pyper John was born in Tucson, Arizona May 21, 1937. On June 6, 1960 he married Kathleen Derrick in the Mesa Temple. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1938 to Elwood Glade and Pearl Emma Kimball Derrick. At the time of their marriage, John had completed a mission to Uruguay and Paraguay. Kath­leen had graduated from BYU and had taught a year of elemen­tary school. John graduated from BYU in 1961, while Kathleen taught another year of school. John was assigned to teach Seminary in Garland, Utah where their first born, Marguerite, was born in Tremonton in 1962. The family moved East to the University of Illinois so John could pursue a doctorate in Educational Psychology. Twins, 386 David Kimball and Daniel Romney, were born in Chicago, Illi­nois in 1963. Deborah Elizabeth was born in Salem Oregon in 1965. John was engaged in educational research in Oregon for two years. The next two years were spent in Indiana where John was an Assistant Professor at Purdue University. Employment opportunities allowed the family to return to Utah where Rebecca Vilate was born in Ogden, Utah in 1970. During the two Utah years, John did educational research for the Federal Government, established the Weber County Sheltered Workshop and assisted the School of Education at Weber State College in the development of an innovative teacher education program. In 1971 the family moved to Houston, Texas where John was an assistant professor at the University of Houston. In 1973 he joined the ad­ministrative staff of the Hou­ston Independent School District in Educational Research. Church ac­tivities have played a major role in the lives of John and Kathleen. Together they were Ward Young Marrieds leaders for five years in three wards. John has served as YMMIA president, secretary and stake counselor; in the Sunday School as teacher, stake counselor and stake Sunday School president; Priesthood teacher; Adult Aaronic General Secretary; counselor in two ward bishoprics; High Priest Group Leader; high coun­cilman; and as a home teacher. Kathleen has been Spiritual Living Leader in Relief Society; homemaking and education counselor in Relief Society; In-service Leader, teacher, chor­ister, and counselor in Primary; teacher in YWMIA; Junior Sunday School Co-coordinator and visiting teacher. * * * Walter Raleigh Pyper Walter was born Aug. 1, 1938 in Phoenix, Arizona. He married Louise Simonson June 8, 1961 in the Mesa Temple. They met at a dance in Phoenix before he went on his mission to Mexico, and were married upon his return. They lived in Tempe, Arizona while he was getting his Masters Degree in Math at ASU. He was an Associate Professor at ASU and he also sup­plemented his income by playing in the Phoenix Symphony Or­chestra. 387 The Walter R. Pyper Family Children of Walter and Louise Pyper: They moved to the East where Walter pursued his studies for a Doctorate. He finally received it from the U. of Cal. at Riverside. They lived at Redlands for a few years where he was president of the Elders Quorum and Louise was first counselor in the Relief Society and also music director for the Primary. They now reside in Harbor City, California where Walter works for Anaheim Electronics. He is president of the Sev­enties in his ward and is active as a missionary. He has since been called to the High Council of Torrance Stake. Richard Keith,13. Shannon Louise, 10. Leigh, 4. Anne, 2. James Walter, 1. Edward Arthur, born July 29, 1976. * * * Carl Gordon Pyper Carl was born Dec. 13, 1943 at Phoenix, Ariz. and married Gloria Malmstrom on Sept. 18, 1969 in the Salt Lake Temple. They met in Washington, D.C. in the sum­mer of 1969. Gloria had re­ceived a Masters degree at the Univ. of Utah in correc­tive speech. Carl had re­ceived a degree at ASU in business and then enlisted in the Officers Program in the Marines. He had spent two six-month tours of the Mediterranean after his com­pletion of the Marine Pro­gram. After their marriage, they lived in North Carolina for two years. Carl was Carl, Gloria, and William Raleigh Pyper II. president of the Elders Quorum and Gloria was teacher of the Mia Maids. Their first child, William Rawleigh II was born March 1, 1972 in Virginia. Carl and Gloria are now living in Whittier, California. He is employed by the Parke Davis Com­pany and is completing a Masters degree at Pepperdine Univ. in Business Administration. * * * Frances Elizabeth Pyper Williams Frances was born March 30, 1948 in Phoenix, Ariz. She married Michael Jay Williams of Seattle, Wash., on June 21, 1969 in the Mesa Temple. They now re­side in Medford, Oregon. They are active members of the Medford Sec­ond Ward. Mike is a C.P.A. and works as an accountant for a local wood products firm. Fran is a busy homemaker. They have four chil­dren: Todd Pyper, born 1970. Cameron Mich­ael, 1973. Brady Eugene, born 1975. a daughter, born 1976. Pamela Marguerite Pyper Nixon Pamela was born Sept. 1, 1953 in Phoenix, Arizona. She married Robert Brunt Nixon, Jr. on April 26, 1974 in the Salt Lake Temple. They met while attending Brigham Young University Since their marriage they have lived in Salt Lake City and they are presently living in Provo, Utah where Robert is attending BYU. He is majoring in sociology and plans to grad­uate in April, 1976. He then plans to go on for a Masters degree in Organizational Behavior. Pamela received her Assoc­iate Degree in Secretarial Technology in April, 1975 from BYU. While she attended school, she worked part-time as personal secretary to Stephen Covey. Robert is from Salt Lake City and served a mission in 389 the Colorado-New Mexico Mission from 1970-1972. Their first child, Jessica Marguerite Nixon, was born on June 5, 1975, * * * William R. and Marguerite Pyper and their children and grandchildren. * * * Keith Romney I was born April 21, 1913 in El Paso, Texas, the fol­lowing spring after my parents, MILES A. ROMNEY and FRANCES TURLEY ROMNEY, came out of Mexico during the Revolution. Soon after this, the family moved to the Safford, Arizona area; and, on a later expulsion, to Virden, New Mexico. In 1917, at age four, I returned with the family to Colonia Juarez in a covered wagon. After a ten-day trip through sand, mesquite, chaparral, and sun, this colony seemed like the Garden of Eden. I attended school in Colonia Juarez in the red brick Church-Schoolhouse with the bell tower, and later, the Aca­demy, graduating in 1931. After briefly attending New Mexico State Teacher's College at Silver City, I transferred to B.Y.U. in Provo, Utah for 1933-34. Resuming my education, I registered at New Mexico State University at Las Cruces and 390 attended from 1970-73, grad­uating with honors, with a B.A. in Dec., 1972 and com­pleting my M.A. in 1974. I married Ruth Miranda Call in Brigham City, Utah on Dec. 26, 1934. We were sealed in the Arizona Temple February 17, 1935. For 31 years I was an auto­mobile dealer. Ruth, Since returning to New Mexico State University, I have taught Spanish for two years. My hobbies have been hunting, fishing, and travel. I have been active in Boy Scouts, receiving the Silver Beaver award. I was branch president, organizing it from the beginning, in Las Cruces, New Mexico 1941-1950; and a member of the El Paso Stake Presidency from 1952-1962; then bishop of the Las Cruces Ward 1962-65; mission president of the West Spanish American Mission in Los, Angeles, California 1965-67; then president of the Southeast Mexican Mission, Vera Cruz, Mexico 1967-69. I was called to be stake Patriarch in August, 1974. I have been a member of the Las Cruces Lions Club from 1940 to 1965; member of Honorary Spanish Society at New Mexico State Univ.; and received Master M Men award in 1972. Ruth Miranda Call Romney was born Dec. 23, 1913 in Brigham City, Utah", daughter of Justin David and Lula Elizabeth Bryan Call. Children of Keith and Ruth Romney: Carolyn Romney Bennett, born Nov. 25, 1936 in El Paso, Tex, Keith Romney, Jr., born June 15, 1940 in Las Cruces, N.M. Bryan Romney, born March 8, 1948 in Las Cruces, N.M. * * * Carolyn Romney Bennett Carolyn Romney married Dr. John Armond Bennett in the Arizona Temple Aug. 17, 1957. He is a specialist in Ob­stetrics and Gynecology. They live in Albuquerque, New Mexico and have four children: Anne, Sarah Lynn, John Romney, and Richard Romney. Carolyn's education: High honors in high school, out­standing student. Attended Univ. of Utah and Columbia Univ. with a degree in physics and a minor in math. Church activ­ities: teacher in different auxiliaries; president of A.P. Y.W.; Stake Relief Society Board member; now teaches Seminary. * * * Keith Romney, Jr. Keith married Julie Breinholt in the Salt Lake Temple on June 30, 1966. They live in Salt Lake City and he is Vice President of Capital Industries Inc. Keith's education: Eagle Scout; attended school and graduated from BYU with degree in Business Administration; attended Heidelburg University in Germany and George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C. Church activities: Duty to God Award; completed mission in East Berlin, Germany; Sunday School teacher; counselor in Elders Quorum presidency; Priesthood teacher. Keith and Julie have four children: Christopher Keith, Amy Lynne, Jennifer, Marc David. * * * Bryan Miles Romney Bryan married Lorelei Crompton in the Salt Lake Temple on Jan. 8, 1973. He is working for Kruger, Lake, Pogue and Hutchinson, Inc. (architects) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bryan's education: attended BYU, Univ. of New Mexico with degrees, Bachelors and Masters, in architecture. Bryan's Church activities: Duty to God Award; completed mission to South Andes Mission in Brazil; Stake Coordinator for Young Adult Program; Executive Secretary at University Branch. Bryan and Lorelei have one child, Ashley Romney. * * * 392 Keith and Ruth Romney and Family 1973 Front Row: Richard Bennett, Amy Romney, Jennifer Romney, Christopher Romney. Second Row: John R. Bennett, Keith and Ruth Romney, Keith Romney, Jr., and Sara Bennett. Third Row: Anne Bennett, Carolyn and John Bennett, Julie Romney, Bryan and Lorelei Romney. * * Carolyn Romney and John Bennett and Family. (see page 392) ERNEST TURLEY, son of ISAAC TURLEY and CLARA ANN TOLTON was born April 16, 1875 in Beaver City, Utah The following is from his Personal Record: ERNEST TURLEY attended grade school in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, where he moved with his parents and brothers and sis­ters at the early age of eleven years. He helped to drive his father's cattle from Snowflake, Arizona to Juarez, Mexico, arriving May 28, 1886. The trip was a hazardous one as the Indians were on the warpath. Geronimo, The Apache leader, was killing whites before and behind them as they trav­eled. One evening in particular, they saw their fires and the In­dians running from one fire to another. Because of this great danger they called a council and de­cided to drive on into the night. The council con­sisted of grandfather ISAAC'S family only. They were making this journey to escape from persecution, When they finally camped because the teams were ex­hausted, they had gone 12 miles beyond all watering holes. ERNEST and a hired man went back the 12 miles to the watering holes and they were gone so long the family thought they had been massacred, but they returned just at daybreak unharmed. When he was nineteen he went to Diaz, Mexico and met CENTENNA WILSON. This was a momentous occasion: the town of Diaz was putting on the "Stake Fair". CENTENNA was chosen the prettiest girl at the Fair. ERNEST was a slick to end all slicks; tall and handsome as they come. With the necessary means in his pocket to show the queen of the ball a perfect time and he wooed his girl and won her. They were married on Thanksgiving Day two months later. Chil­dren came to them as God had instructed or designed, and one year later their first son was born. They named him Ernest Carlyle and he was so handsome to see, never was a mother more joyous. It was not an easy birth and Dad feared for her life, but they had a good nurse and she pulled CEN­TENNA through.. Then the rest of the children came in due time. They lived in Mexico for fifty years and then when their children were all married they sold the old home with beauti­ful Delicious apple orchards and the cattle and came to Mesa, Arizona where they could be near the temple. Building a good home where the children and grandchildren could come to enjoy the love and affection and guidance from their parents. ERNEST has been a good patriarch of his family and spent his last days being bedfast for two years. Mother was beside him trying to get him up and have him beside her longer, but when God calls no one can stay his hand. Father died three months after giving me his life's story on June 27, 1957. Mother lived for 14 years after father's death and blessed her family with her love and kindness. She was 95 years when she passed quietly away on June 25, 1971. From the Personal Record of CENTENNA WILSON TURLEY (also submitted by Berneice Turley Quackenbush): I was faithful in missionary work for four years and the means of bringing in two families of our Lamanite people and these families are faithful to this day. I was a Relief Society President for 6 years from 1922 to 1928. I was the instrument in God's hands of helping at least 100 children go to the Juarez Stake Academy and our own family numbering six at this time are the kind that any parent might be proud of. They are my joy and my blessing! My husband,who is now bedfast and has been for two years, I have cared for and loved him and hoped to bring him back to a useful life is now fading away. May our vision last through till eternity. (June 25, 1971) ISAAC TURLEY JR. wrote the following about his brother ERNEST: ERNEST was very dependable in his youth. Laboring closely with his father, he was the mainstay for the family. ERNEST was very efficient in farming and fruit-growing, and cheese-making. He was a very good, honest and industrious 396 man. He enjoyed singing in the ward choir for many years. He was always endeavoring to serve others who needed his help. He was a very efficient carpenter. He built rock dams for the Colony, on the river above town for irrigation purposes. He was well versed in the Gospel. He left his family and went to West Virginia on a mission. His older sons, and his brother ISAAC, cared for his fruit trees and alfalfa fields. In July 1912, he was compelled to leave his mission and return to El Paso, to join with his family when they and the other colonists were driven out of Mexico be­cause of the Revolution. About a year later, they returned to Mexico to reclaim their property, where he continued to work the soil. He later disposed of his property in Mexico, and moved to Mesa, Arizona where he could go to "the Temple and enjoy living in this productive land. As ERNEST became older, he had a great deal of poor circulation in his lower limbs, from his knees to his feet, which were in a terribly swollen con­dition much of the time. He was in a great deal of pain, even up in his body. He passed away in Mesa on July 17, 1957. After ERNEST married and left the family home, he re­turned there often to visit his mother and his brother ISAAC and family. ERNEST always brought sunshine and cheer, and was eager to help wherever needed. He often said that we do not have time for hatred or trouble. He was all through his life a very loyal and true brother and son. Children of ERNEST and CENTENNA WILSON TURLEY: Ernest Carlyle Turley, born Nov. 5, 1896. Clarence Verr Turley, born Feb. 28, 1899; died Dec. 13,1900. Gladys Turley, born Dec. 6, 1902. Helen Turley, born Feb. 22, 1905; died Aug. 2, 1906. Annie Bernice Turley Quackenbush, born Dec. 19, 1907. Anthon Homer Turley, born April 28, 1910. James Franklin Turley, born Sept. 21, 1912. Tenna Agusta Turley Huffaker, born Feb. 23, 1914. Eugene Tolton Turley, born Feb. 27, 1916. Wa1ter Wi1son Turley, born Aug. 7, 1918, Daniel Clair Turley. born Jan. 17, 1931 (adopted). 397 Ernest Carlyle Turley Ernest Carlyle worked hard and graduated from the school of life early, at the age of 49. Carl was the eldest son of a family of 10. His boyhood in Mexico was full of work, play and numerous interesting exper­iences among the Mexican people. The family learned to speak Spanish and especially enjoyed singing Mexican songs and play­ing the guitar. This talent carried over and was used by the family on special occasions when­ever they got together. A deep feeling of love and sympathy de­veloped for their Lamanite broth­ers and sisters and many people were assisted in their temporal, spiritual, and social desires by the members of this family. Carl found the Lord had blessed him with a good head and he liked to use it. He studied agriculture at the Utah Agricul­tural College at Logan and was a graduate from that school in 1928. He later studied medicine at Berkeley and taught Smith Highs courses in high school in Roosevelt, Utah. He loved to walk with his children talking about the trees, birds, and other forms of life. He loved to study. His success in school, church, and work must be a tribute to his desire to study and learn new ideas. Carl took religion seriously. He was a High Priest in the Church and studied the scriptures constantly. He rarely sat down without one of the standard works nearby. He was married in the Logan Temple Nov. 19, 1922 to Bertha Fernanda Thomson, born Oct. 31, 1898 to Andrew and Mary Louise Eyring Thomson. He paid tithing, observed the Word of Wisdom, and supported the leaders in spirit and with financial assistance. In the early years of this young family Carl was often required to be away from them. His adventurous spirit took him to Alaska, Mexico, Shiprock, New Mexico, and other far­away places. He learned the building trades and followed the various projects all over North America. While working on a dam near Parker, Arizona, he fell and injured himself. Nobody knows that this fall started the progressive disease which finally ended his mortal life, but it is considered a possibility. Great courage and determination is evident as we look at the final years of Carl Turley's life. He had progressive muscular dystrophy and knew he had few years left; however, he wanted to complete a home for his family first and he struggled with great effort to accomplish this goal. Many desires and wants were cut short by this untimely death on Sept. 4, 1946, but the eternal requirements of a great life were complete. The family, operating on the re­ligious foundation of their father and mother, are all fol­lowing in their footsteps and hoping to meet them in the royal courts on high. (Written by Menlo Greer, Jan. 1975) Children of Carl and Bertha Turley: Tenna Louise Turley Heap, born Jan. 5, 1928 in Roosevelt, Utah. Barbara Fernanda Turley Greer, born Nov. 18, 1929 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. Ernest Carlyle Turley, Jr., born Sept. 1, 1932 in Ephraim, Utah. Tenna Louise Turley Abney Heap I spent my early childhood with my family in the western part of the United States and in Mexico. Eventually we chose Mesa for our permanent home site. After completing my formal education in Mesa, I met and married Wilbur Kenneth Abney on August 14, 1944, an Air Force pilot from Texas, stationed near Mesa at Williams Air Force Base. There was much traveling and training' in the United States before returning to Mesa, where our first son, Kenneth Carlyle, was born. From Mesa we trav­eled widely and spent 2 1/2 years in Germany, where Jimmy, our second son, was born. After coming home we were stationed in Roswell, New Mexico where Barbara and Glenn were born. In 399 October of 1957 my husband was killed in a tragic crash on Grey Mountain, near the Grand Canyon. After this tragedy we moved back to Arizona to be near the family. We settled in Scottsdale, near my sister. While in Scottsdale I met and married Dr. Elmer Heap, who had a family of five children. This made a total of nine, several of whom were the same age, and in the same grade at school. In addition, two other members, Elmer, Jr. and Miriam, soon joined us, bringing our grand total up to eleven. We have since been blessed with sons and daughters-in-law, plus ten lovely grandchildren. It has been an in­teresting and compatible family - unit. The Abney children have been leaders and examples in sports, church, and outdoor life; while the Heap children have shown the way in academics church, and self-control, with a great deal of overlapping among them. Tenna and Elmer Heap Family Back Row: Kathy Heap, Glenn Abney, James Abney, Tenna Heap, Elmer Heap, James Heap, Elmer Heap, Jr. Front Row: Terri Heap, Janis Heap, K.C. Abney, Barbara Abney, Marilyn Heap, Miriam Heap. Barbara Fernanda Turley Greer In summarizing my life I think I'd use the word relation­ship a great deal. I've had unique relationships with all my family. The closest and most precious relationship I've enjoyed was with my mother. We looked at the world from 400 the same viewpoint. I actually patterned my life after her. I learned to keep house, shop, vote, go to church, mow the grass, drive a car and do many, many other things like she did or at least like she wanted me to. My father holds a special place in my life. He was kind when we were sick and at times played jokes like the pig tails he put in our socks one Christmas. He was a great builder and wanted us to have a nice home. He was sick a great deal of the time and finally depended on us completely as his life ebbed away with muscular dystrophy, Tenna, my older sister, was not just older but mature beyond her years, pretty and very popular. Naturally, she became an idol to me and I'm afraid I was the pesky kid sister at times. Since our mother's death, we've turned to each other for the love that she showered on us both, and at pres­ent my relationship with Tenna is very tender and fulfilling. From the typical little brother who naturally "bugs" older sisters, Carl has changed into a brother who is looked up to and admired. He's traveled widely, had vast experiences in the United States Air Force as an observer in combat on the B-52, plus served as a bishop in the Church. He has a knack for investing money, plays the stock market to good advantage and represents the financial brains of the family. My marriage has been an experience of contrasts. Never have two people of more opposite poles attracted each other. Menlo Greer, my husband, is a liberal thinker--I'm conserva­tive. He's a spendthrift I'm a financial worrier. He's a strict disciplinarian and I'm opposed to conflict in any form. In fact, about the only thing that we've harmonized during the years might be religious views. You might think this would make for an extremely rocky existence but actually Barbara and Menlo Greer Family 401 we've had a great twenty-six years together and we seem to enjoy each other more as the years pass. The secret seems to be to allow each to be the master of his own ship. In summary, my life has centered around my family, my twenty-one years of successful teaching in the public schools, and my never-ending housework, yard work and Church activity. I've never felt that expensive things made happiness. Give me the simple life. All of our children are active in the Church and leaders in their own right. Our children: Mellonie, the eldest has been the serious, studious, musical child. Terri Ann, the second daughter was the hyperactive, tom-- boy, athletic type. Leonard Dare, the first boy has been a great athlete and out-doorsman. Benjamin Arthur, with a 6'6" frame loves basketball and is a great golfer. * * * Ernest Carlyle Turley, Jr. My early years were spent in Mexico on the Turley Family Farm. We moved to Shiprock, New Mexico where my father worked for the Indian Service and mother taught school. We moved to Mesa in 1936 and this became our permanent home. Our life was centered around the Church, family, and good friends. We were taught by example. I was an inquisitive boy and enjoyed the outdoors, scorpion hunting, swimming in ditches, and raising chickens. I attended elementary school and graduated from Mesa High School in 1950. I attended Arizona State University. During my senior year I married Virginia Sue Smith in the Arizona Temple June 12, 1953. We lived in Tempe and Mesa our first year. After graduation I entered the Air Force as a Lieutenant. We lived in Houston, Texas where I attended flight training. Our daughter, Melinda, was born while we were stationed there. We went to California for more schooling and Tucson, Ariz. was my first flying assignment in the B-47 program. Our son Ernest Carl was born in Mesa, Arizona. Clinton Sherman AFB in Burns Flat, Oklahoma was our next assignment and proved to be the developing ground for a per­sonal testimony of the Gospel. The nearest Church was 22 miles away in Clinton, Oklahoma in an old bank building on skid row. Seven and a half years of growth and development occurred as I served as branch clerk, financial clerk, building chairman, and branch president. Working and loving our Lamanite brothers and sisters brings back precious memories. Our son Allen Jay was born there. I was reassigned to California for a year and given the opportunity of serving on the Fair Oaks Stake High Council, While there, another bundle from Heaven came in the form of a new daughter, Virginia. 402 In 1968 I was restationed at SAC Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. This was an interesting assignment. I was also given the opportunity to be chairman of the building and fund raising committee. The new addition to the Ward proved to be a new Stake Center. Back to California and the oppor­tunity to serve on the Fair Oaks Stake High Council again. At this time Uncle Sam felt I was needed back in a B-52 to fight in Southeast Asia for 18 months. During the long flights and during the fighting, I felt the protecting hand of my Heavenly Father a closeness seldom experienced. Upon my return to California I was called as bishop of the Rancho Cordova First Ward. I have been bishop for three years. Upon retirement from the United States Air Force in Sept., 1975 I was Lt. Col., assigned as Chief of the Operations Plans Division 320th Bomb Wing (SAC). It is exciting looking back and more exciting looking forward to the future. * * * Gladys Turley We all feel Gladys was a very special spirit with such a sweet, loving personality. She was so thoughtful and help­ful to her mother, father, and brothers and sister. She had a beautiful voice and sang many solos, which will never be forgotten. Her death was a shock to us all and left a great sorrow in our home. Carl, the oldest brother, was very close to Gladys. An example of that love was demonstrated the day she died. Carl rode to Pearson, nine miles away, on horse­back to get the necessary medicine for her. I will never forget the loving look in her eyes when he returned, for she was just passing away. It was January 27, 1918. * * * Anna Bernice Turley Quackenbush I, Anna Bernice Turley, was born Dec. 19, 1906 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico to goodly parents, SARAH CENTENNA WILSON and ERNEST TURLEY. When I was six years of age, we left our nice, two-story brick home in Mexico for the United States to find protection form the marauding armies of Mexico. At this time my father was serving as a missionary in the Southern States Mission and could offer no help to his pregnant wife and family. We stayed for a few days in El Paso and then journeyed to Mesa, Arizona where Mother had relatives and friends. In a few weeks Father was released from his mission and joined his wife and family in Arizona. In a few months my brother, James Franklin, was born. From Mesa we went to Miami, Ariz. where Father had a job bossing some Mexicans in the mine, but the work only lasted a year, so Father and Mother decided that they must go back to Mexico to raise their family as the home and property was worth quite a bit and in the States we owned nothing. 403 Bernice Turley Quack- enbush I want to tell you an incident about myself as a little girl in grade school. I remember feeling very close to my Heavenly Father and having the strong desire to talk to him. This particular time I was on the way home from school and in the second grade. I just sat down in the sand and bowed my head and talked with my Beloved Father in Heaven. I remember having the feeling that it had not been a very long time since I had been with Him. I felt very warm and secure in His love. When I grew older, life took on more responsibilities. I would wait under the bridge on my way home from school for my little brother, Anthon, as the Rubio family's children took delight in throwing rocks at him. He was so little and sensitive and not one to fight back, so his big sister pro­tected him for a long time, it seems in my memory. Years passed and I found myself president of my eighth grade class and a pretty swift runner. I was president of my freshman class in high school again and was still progressing in my running, jumping, and athletics. I was also doing much sing­ing in all the organizations. In my senior year I was again president of my class and chosen for the main part in the "Southern Belle" operetta. I graduated with honors, which pleased me most of all, as up to this time in my life I had shown little promise scholastically. After working a year to accumulate my tuition and board, I went to Utah State where my beloved brother, Carlyle, had received his B.A. degree. Many of Carl's friends were good to me at college. Incidentally, again I won all the sports at our spring meet and beat one of my very dearest friends who had held the titles for a year; she was in the end of her second year of college. I made good grades and hoped to go back for the second year, but health wise I was not too good, so could not work and did not earn money to return. 404 When I came back from Mexico to work again, I met Claude Fulton Quackenbush. We were married July 1, 1929, after knowing each other for three months. He was goodness and kindness itself and such a loving father and husband. From this eternal marriage of Claude's and mine two wonderful sons were born: Stan and Howard, the most blessed treasures of our lives. Since Claude's death, I have been working as an ordinance worker in the Arizona Temple and enjoy it. My happiest mo­ments now are when I am with my children and grandchildren. The Lord has blessed me with seven grandsons and five grand­daughters who bring joy to my heart and I am most grateful for them. Children of Bernice and Claude Quackenbush: Stanley Fulton Quackenbush, born Oct. 2, 1933 in Berkeley, California. Louis Howard Quackenbush, born Nov. 28, 1939 in Bellingham, Washington. * * * Stanley Fulton Quackenbush I was born in the depths of the depression. My parents moved to Bellingham, Washington when I was a year and a half old. There my father helped my grandfather run his business. We lived there for eight years. With the start of the war effort, we moved to Seattle where my father worked for Boeing. I attended the 4th through the 8th grades there. As I recall, I was president of every class and captain of the baseball team. I loved baseball and my first job was parking cars at Sick Seattle Stadium. Between the 8th and 9th grades I moved with my parents to Richland, Washington. In high school I was a 3-year letterman in track, presi­dent of the senior class, and 5th in my class scholastically out of 225. I was a Priest by then and received a spiritual testi­mony when I had the opportunity to baptize a neighbor boy, Upon gradua-. tion, I attended the University of Washington in Seattle. After four years I Stanley Fulton Quackenbush Family 405 graduated with a B.I. in mechanical engineering and entered the Air Force as a Second Lieutenant. I became a pilot, fly­ing F-86D fighter planes in Texas and England. By then I was an Elder and while in the service, my testimony grew greatly and I had a desire to fill a mission after my separa­tion. Within six months after the service, I was called to ' the Central American Mission where I served for 2 1/2 years, primarily in administrative positions. Upon my return, I attended BYU's new MBA program but interrupted my work there for a two-year period of law study at Stanford University where I met my wife, Virginia Marie Lutz. We returned to complete the MBA in 1965, then worked for two years for the Bank of America and two more for BYU as Assistant Secretary of the Alumni Association, and finally pursued a Ph.D. in Finance at the University of Illinois in 1969. That work completed two years later, we accepted a position with Washington State University. I have been working in faculty and administrative positions there since. Children of Stanley and Virginia Quackenbush: Catherine Marie, Deborah Ann, Cordell Fulton, Cynthia Marie, Daniel Fulton, Charlotte Ann, Christine Marie. * * * Louis Howard Quackenbush I was raised in the cities of Richland and Seattle, Washington. I went to high school at Franklin High in Seat­tle, where I was active in student government, football and track. I went to the University of Washington for one year, joining the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and majoring in engin­eering. I entered military service for six months active duty in 1959, after which I served 2 1/2 years as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Andes Mission (Peru and Chile). When that mission was divided I passed from Chile to Peru, where I finished my labors in 1962. I served under Pres. Sharp as district president, traveling Elder, and second counselor in the mission presidency. Upon my return I entered BYU where I majored in Spanish. I married Barbara Ann Beard June 4, 1963 in the Logan Temple. I graduated with a B.A. degree in Spanish in 1965 and com­pleted a Masters degree in Spanish and Portuguese in 1967. Our first child was born June 30, 1967 and was named Louis Howard Quackenbush, II. We moved to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois to continue my education that same year. Brett Michael, our second son, was born October 3, 1969, and I received my Ph.D. degree in Latin American Literature with a specialization in drama and poetry in 1970. In Sept. of that same year we moved back to Provo, Utah where I began teaching at BYU in the Spanish department. In the spring of that year we directed a semester abroad to Spain and toured Europe with the students. In 1971 we built a home in the Oak Hills district of Provo 406 where we are now living, Our third son, Todd Alex­ander was born March 18, 1972. Besides my won­derful family, I love my church and my profession. I am actively engaged in research in my area. I will be reading two pa­pers at regional and national conventions in my discipline this year (1973) and I have pub­lished several articles on subjects in Latin American literature and drama. I also have a passion for the out­doors—hunting, fishing, camping: all of which keep my life active and busy. The Louis Howard Quackenbush Family Anthon Homer Turley Anthon was born April 28, 1910 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico to ERNEST and SARAH CENTENNA WILSON TURLEY. He grew up there and finished school at the Academy. He left Mexico and at­tended two years at Gila Jr. College in Thatcher, Arizona and two years at the Univ. of Arizona in Tucson. There he met Rhoda Riggs. She was the daughter of Brannick Benjamin Riggs and Martha Smith, and was born Febr. 22, 1911 in Colonia Juarez. They were married Dec. 24, 1933 and sealed in the Mesa Temple in 1935. Anthon worked five years for Anaconda Copper Co. at Cananea, Mexico. They held Sunday School and Church in their home and he was branch president; then he served two years as a demolition instructor with the U.S. Army in World War II. After the war he moved his family to Turlock, California and bought a dairy ranch where they raised their family. While ' living in Cal., Anthon was in the Bishopric for 15 years and then bishop of the Turlock Ward for five years. During that time they built a lovely new chapel. In 1956 he accepted the position of Personnel Manager for Southern Peru Copper Co. and he and his wife went to Peru where he helped open up a brand-new open pit copper mine at the top of the Andes Mountains, elevation 11,000 feet. While in Peru, his son Anthon, Jr., or Toney, filled an LDS mission to the Samoan Islands and came home and received his Masters degree from BYU. 407 Anthon returned to California in 1967 because of ill health caused form living at such a high altitude and on Sept. 24, 1972 he passed away in Modesto, California. Children of Anthon and Rhoda Turley:; Patricia Ann Turley Skousen, born Oct. 3, 1934. . Anthony Homer Turley, Jr., born Oct. 14, 1936. Mary Catherine Turley Clark, born April 2, 1938. Anthon Homer Turley Family Sitting: Mary Catherine (Katey), Anthon, Rhoda. Standing: Anthon Homer, Jr. (Toney), Patricia Ann (Pat)--1950 Patricia Ann Turley Skousen Patricia Ann grew up in Mexico, Arizona, and California. She attended high school in Cal. where she was active in music and in the different organizations at school and Church. She received her degree from BYU where she met Owen Kay Skousen, a professor, and married him. Owen is now a professor at California Polytechnic College, Pomona, California. He is in the Upland Stake High Council and Patricia is Stake Relief Society Home Leader. They live in Upland, Calif. Their children: John, Karen, Rachel, Cheryl, Erik, Annette, Rebecca, Steven, and Paul. 408 Anthon Homer Turley, Jr. Anthon lived in Mexico, Arizona and California while growing up. He received his Duty to God award in Turlock, Calif. After two years at BYU he served a 2 1/2 year mission to American Samoa. He met his wife, Treva Wright, in San Anton­io, Texas while serving in the Air Force after his mission. They were married Dec. 18, 1959. He received his B.S. degree at BYU and went on to Logan, Utah to get his Masters degree in agriculture economics. They live in Paradise, California on a small farm. He is a professor at Butte College and is in the Chico Stake High Council. His wife, Treva, was a convert to the Church when she was 16 and since then has been very active in various Church callings, as well as helping her husband through college and raising five children. Presently she is Stake Primary Scout­ing Director. She is very talented in both music and the arts They are known throughout the Stake for their lovely Samoan songs they sing together. Children of Anthon, Jr. and Treva Turley: Mark Anthon, born June 10, 1961 in Provo, Utah. Shawn William, born June 7, 1963 in Porterville, Cal. Brannick Russell, born July 4, 1967 in Chico, Cal. Kimberly Ann, born Dec. 20, 1969 in Chico, Cal. Nichol Annett, born Jan. 27, 1976 in Paradise, Cal. * * * Mary Catherine Turley "Clark Mary Catherine could speak Spanish before English because of living in Mexico until she was five years old. She attended school in Arizona and California and while in high school was very active in Church and school activities. When her parents moved to Peru, South America, she spent her summers with them and attended BYU in the winter. She received her degree and taught school two years before marrying Andrew Jay Clark, a returned missionary. Mary Catherine is Spiritual Living teacher in Relief So­ciety and Jay is first counselor in the Fremont Third Ward Bishopric where they live. Their children: Rhoda Lorene (Lori), Mary Catherine, Andrew Jay Clark, Jr. * * * James_ Franklin Turley Frank Turley. son of ERNEST TURLEY, was born Sept. 21, 1912 in Mesa, Arizona. He graduated from high school at Juarez Stake Academy in Colonia Juarez, Mexico; received his B.A. and M.A. from what is now Northern Arizona University. Frank married Mary Florence Roberts on Aug. 4, 1940. They 409 were sealed In the Arizona Temple on Oct. 11, 1946. Frank was a counselor in the Eleventh Ward Bishopric, served three stake missions, and was a high councilman in Mesa Stake. He died Nov. 25, 1968 and is buried in the Mesa Cemetery. Children of Frank and Mary Turley: Ernest James Turley Tenna Ann Turley Allen Connie Marie Turley Mitton Miriam Florence Turley Skidmore Frances Bernice Turley Weber * * * Ernest James Turley E. James Tur­ley, born May 17, 1941 in Tucson, Ariz., graduated from Mesa High School in 1959. He graduated from ASU in June 1965 with a B.S. in Construc­tion Engineering. James married Ruth L. Ethington in the Ariz. Tem­ple July 6, 1961. He has been a ward clerk, financial clerk, and assis­tant ward clerk. They are currently living in Casa Grande, Arizona. They have five children: Ann, Denise, Jay and Shauna. * * * Tenna Ann Turley Allen Tenna was born March 10, 1943 in Tucson, Ariz. She graduated from Mesa High School in 1961 and married William A. Allen on March 15, 1962 in the Arizona Temple. Bill served as a counselor in the bishopric in Imperial, Calif, and was bishop of Oxnard 2nd Ward, Oxnard, Calif. They have four children: Mary Lou, Shalynn, Wade and Steven. They are currently living in Escondido, California.. Tenna Turley and Bill Allen and Family. Connie Marie Turley Mitton Connie was born Oct. 22, 1945 in Tucson and graduated from Mesa High School in 1963. She attended Brigham Young University. On March 31, 1961 she married William H. Mitton. Bill is a graduate of BYU and a football coach at Trever Brown High School in Phoenix. They have three children: Tait, Canielle, and Chad; and are currently living in Peoria, Arizona. The Connie and Bill Mitton Family. * * * Miriam Florence Turley Skidmore Miriam was born June 13, 1950 in Benson, Ariz. She graduated from Mesa High in 1967, attended Mesa Community College and BYU. She married Randall D. Skidmore on Dec. 21, 1970. They were sealed in the Arizona Temple on August 15, 1972. They have two children: Greg and Lance; and are currently living in Kirkland, Washington. Family of Miriam and Randall Skidmore. Frances Bernice Turley Weber Frances was born Dec. 27, 1953 in Mesa, Arizona. She graduated from Mesa High School, attended Mesa Community College and BYU, and graduated from a med­ical school in Orem, Utah. She married Anthony J. Weber on May 11, 1973 in the Arizona Temple. They have one child: Jeremy Scott; and are currently living in Provo, Utah. Frances, Anthony and Jeremy Scott Weber. Tenna Augusta Turley Huffaker I am the seventh child of ER­NEST and CENTENNA WILSON TURLEY, and was born Feb. 23, 1914 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. On March 4, 1922 my father broke the ice in the river below our home to bap­tize me and I have been grateful as long as I can remember for being a Mormon and having the great heritage that is ours. Our Savior said "Let the little chil­dren come unto me and forbid them not." That has been my life and my prayers, that I would be a goodly mother. Our kind Father in Heaven had promised me in my patriarchal blessing that I would have many dreams of the night. I have been healed by a Heavenly messenger who said, "Augusta, everything will be alright." Our Beloved Heavenly Father awoke me twice in the middle of the night to write our son in Argentina so that he might be more effective in bringing many souls into the Church, and many, many more wonderful experiences. I pray that our children's children will be brought up in the ways of the Lord and that we may each endure to the end in righteousness. In 1968 I was chosen Mother of the Ward. My husband and children were very joyous on this occasions. Children of Tenna Augusta and Lloyd_E. Huffaker: Mel Forest Huffaker, born Aug. 25, 1935'. Ruth Augusta Huffaker Bennion, born Aug. 19, 1938. Richard Curtis Huffaker, born Dec. 12, 1941. Wilson Ray Huffaker, born Sept. 28, 1943. * * * Mel Forest Huffaker I was born in Mesa, Arizona on August 25, 1935. My wife is Grace McGrady Huffaker and was born in Ajo, Arizona on Dec. 2, 1939. We have been blessed with five beautiful children: Kim Suzanne, born in Flagstaff on Nov. 26, 1958; Lauri Lynne, born in Flagstaff on Oct. 11, 1959; Sherrie Lee born in Tucson on Sept. 8, I960; Mel Shannon, born in Ajo, Ariz. on Aug. 29, 1962; and Del Forrest, born in Tucson on Dec. 31, 1963. 413 Ruth Augusta Huffaker Bennion Ruth was born in Mesa, Arizona and married Stanley Robison Bennion in the Ariz. Temple on May 27, 1960. Stan was born Nov. 10, 1937 and completed a mission in South­ern California from Jan. 1958-60. Children of Ruth and Stan Bennion: Stanley John, born May 5, 1961. Douglas Lloyd, June 9, 1962, Wendi Ruth, Nov. 9, 1963. David Lynn, June 6, 1968. Darrin Clay, Sept. 18, 1970. Stephanie Dianne, Nov. 21, 1973. Felizia Ruth and Stan Bennion Richard Curtis Huffaker Richard served a mission in the West Central States 1961-63. He married Judy Kimball, who was born May 13, 1944 at Ft. Myers, Florida. Richard is a doctor and they 414 live in Tulsa, Oklahoma with their two children: Christy Huffaker, born Dec, 23, 1971 at Kirksville, Missouri; and Michelle Huffaker, born July 12. 1973 * Tulsa*. Oklahoma. Dr. and Mrs.Richard Huffaker Christy and Michelle Huffaker Wilson Ray Huffaker Wilson was born in Mesa, Arizona on Sept. 28, 1943 and baptized Dec. 1, 1951. On August 8, 1962 he was endowed in the Arizona Temple and was sealed to Maria Ruth Merrill on Dec. 16, 1966, She was born Oct. 18, 1945 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Walter William and Wilda Arrilla Parley Merrill. They have three children, and a fourth is expected in Nov., 1974. Children: Mark Merrill Huffaker, born Aug. 6, 1968 in Mesa; Maria Michelle Huffaker, born March 6, 1970 in Mesa; Carolyn Ruth Huffaker, born Jan. 29, 1972 in Lima, Ohio. Wilson filled an honorable mission to North Argentina from 1962-1965; graduated from BYU in 1968; and completed a year of law at Ohio Northern University School of Law in 1972. Maria has filled various callings in the Primary, MIA, and Sunday School auxiliaries; graduated from ASU in 1970; and is a lovely and devoted wife and mother. Children of Ray and Maria Huffaker. Eugene Tolton Turley Eugene was born Febr. 27, 1916 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico to ERNEST and SARAH CENTENNA WILSON TURLEY. He recieved his secondary education there. In 1934 he went to school at Logan, Utah , and then finished his B.A. in business and Spanish at NAU in 1938. He taught at McNary High School until 1940--when he became a vice consul in the U.S. Foreign Service, serving in La Paz, B.C. Mexico, and in Torreon, Mex­ico. In 1943 he joined the U.S. Navy, where he served in communications, attaining the rank of Lieut. (s.g.). He was in the Mediterranean Theater at Gibraltar, Naples. After the war Gene worked in Los Angeles with the Vet­eran' s Administration, and in 1948 purchased and developed the Manana Woods Subdivision in Santa Cruz, California. Here he received an M.A. in Hispanic Affairs from Stanford Univ. In 1952 he went to Lima, Peru for Grant Advertising of Chicago, Returning to Arizona in 1955, he and his family settled at Phoenix, Arizona where Gene was in real estate and the owner of a key shop. Since that time he has been engaged in educa­tion in the secondary schools in Northern California, and is at present teaching at Middleton, Calif, Gene is a very talented and versatile person. He has a beautiful bass voice and loves to sing with his guitar; he is an accomplished artist and actor, an excellent teacher and good at anything with his hands. Gene is an Elder in the LDS Church, and served as branch president at Santa Cruz, as well as in Lima. He married Inez Udall of St. Johns, Arizona on June 1, 1940. They have seven children. Inez and Gene were divorced in 1964. She now lives at Tempe and teaches history at Mesa Community College. 416 Children of Eugene and Inez Turley: Louise Turley Neale, born Oct. 10, 1943 at Tucson, Ariz.; B.A. at ASU; four years elementary school teaching; married to Ian Neale of Swansea, Wales on Sept. 18, 1970. Their children: Harry Stuart, born Aug. 15, 1971; Polly, born Oct. 23, 1973. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple by Richard L. Evans and are living now at Mesa, Ariz. where Ian is attending law school at ASU. Ian served a mission in Finland. Kent Eugene Turley, born May 21, 1946 in Long Beach, Calif. Kent served a mission in Peru from 1966-68 where he was counselor in the mission presidency for the last months of his mission. He married Nancy Freestone in the Mesa Temple Dec. 21, 1968. He received his B.A.from ASU in 1969; graduated from ASU Law School in 1972 and is now practicing law in Phoenix, where he resides at 922 W. Palm Lane. He is stake superintendent of the Sunday School in East Phoenix Stake. They have one child, Sarah Turley, born Aug. 27, 1973. Margaret Lee Turley, born Aug. 24, 1949 in Santa Cruz, Cal. Margaret attended Glendale Community College and BYU. She is now living in Tempe and working for the City of Tempe as a secretary. Gail Turley, born Sept. 29, 1950 (a twin) in Santa Cruz. She graduated from BYU in 1973 with a B.A. in Humanities. She now lives in Tempe and teaches at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix. Mark Ernest Turley (Gail's twin) served a mission in Cen­tral America from 1970-72. He graduated from ASU in 1974 and is now attending ASU Law School. He married Lynne Slater of Buffalo, New York (a Jewish convert to the Church) on July 27, 1973. Helen Turley was born Dec. 4, 1953 in Lima, Peru. She is now attending Mesa Community College and lives at home. Christopher Wilson Turley, Helen's twin, will receive his A.A. from Mesa Community College in 1974. Walter Wilson Turley Wilson was born Aug. 7, 1918 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, son of ERNEST and SARAH CENTENNA WILSON TURLEY. He was bap­tized Oct. 23, 1926 by his father and graduated from Juarez Stake Academy in 1937. I am now a High Priest and chairman of the Carlsbad Stake Genealogical Committee, second counselor in the High Priests Quorum at Fallbrook Ward, and teacher for the same quorum, 417 I graduated from the University of Southern California in 1950 with a B.S. I served a two-year mission in Mexico starting in 1939 which I enjoyed very much. I served in the Armed Services during World War II from 1942-45. I was Purchasing Agent for a Naval base overseas and controlled the inventory at Camp Endicott, Rhode Island, I married Lillian M. Hughes June 22, 1946. Our first child was Anna Marie born May 28, 1947 at Los Angeles, Calif: She has a degree in Education and is a full-time artist, painting murals on city buildings for the city of Summerville, Mass. Her art has been on television nationwide and big corporations are seeking her services in art. Our' second child, Walter Wilson Turley, was born April 29, 1948 at Los Ang­eles , Calif. He has just graduated from college with a degree in Social Science. Our third child, Lynda Marie Turley, was born Sept. 12, 1952 at Yucaipa, Calif. She is working in social services for the city of Boston, Mass, and is working for a degree, going to college at night. My second wife, Beatrice Stone, and I were married Sept. 29, 1953. Our children: Gordon Wilson Turley, born June 1, 1960 at Salem, Oregon, Frances Amelia Turley, born Nov. 22, 1961 at Mc Minville, Oregon. Robert Eugene Turley, born Dec. 15, 1964 at Fallbrook, California. 418 Gordon Wilson Turley My name is Gordon Turley, I was born June 1, 1960 in Salem, Oregon. In 1962 our family moved to Fallbrook, Calif. where we have lived for 12 years. I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ever since I was eight years old. I am now 14 years old and hold the office of a teacher in the Aaronic Priesthood. I have one sister and one brother. I enjoy participating in athletic com­petition and play on a baseball team each spring. My hobbies are raising parakeets, pigeons, and finches. I also like to train bonsai trees. * * * Frances Amelia Turley I was born Nov. 22, 1961. I like to sew, do crafts and play basketball and baseball. I live in Fallbrook, California. I am now 12 years old and I'm in the 8th grade and plan to be an archaeologist. * * * Robert Eugene Turley My name is Robert E. Turley. I like to play baseball and football and basketball. I was born in Fallbrook, Cal. December 15, 1964. I live in Fallbrook, Cal. I have three dogs and one cat. I have a plant-that its leaves look like a watermelon. I have a tree 5 years old that is only 6 inches tall. We have a pool in our front yard and fish inside of it. I am now nine when I wrote this. I played on the All-Star team in Fallbrook this year. I am in the 4th grade. * * * 419 Daniel Clair Turley Daniel Clair Turley and Family Daniel was born on Jan. 17, 1931, the son of Tenna Augusta Turley Huffaker. He lived in Mesa most of his life with his grandparents ERNEST and CENTENNA TURLEY and was adopted by them. He at­tended schools in Mesa and officially had his name changed to Daniel Clair Turley. While attending Mesa High he broke both the school and state record in pole-vaulting. He had a scholarship in track to -attend ASC and did for several years, but decided to become an electrician. In July 1958 he passed his tests and worked for sev­eral Phoenix shops. He married Marie Louise Jones Oct. 12, 1956 and they had four children: Kathleen Louise, born July 4, 1958. She died of leukemia Aug. 15,1960. Other children: Daniel Gene, born July 12, 1959; Clara Ellen Turley Walser CLARA ELLEN (NELLE) TURLEY, daughter of ISAAC and CLARA ANN TOLTQN TURLEY, was born July 13, 1881 in Snowflake, Ariz. She was the seventh of twelve children born to ISAAC and CLARA. When four years of age, she with her father's family moved to, and made their home in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, a Mormon colony then being established by a group of families of that faith. In her early childhood she went through many of the hardships and priva­tions incident to early pioneer life and gained an accum­ulation of experi­ences that assisted her in solving prob­lems in later life. NELLE attended school under suc­cessive teachers, viz. John M. MeFar1in, Annie C, Romney, Dennis E. Harris and wife. She attended this school until the Colonies in Mex­ico were organized into the Juarez Stake, and the Juarez Academy was estab­lished in 1895. NELLE was a member of the first graduating class four years later. At the age of 14 she became a member of the Juarez Ward Choir, which was also the Stake Choir, under the direc­tion of John J. Walser. She also was a member of the Colonia Juarez Dramatic Association under the direction of Miles Romney, At the age of sixteen she was sustained as secretary of Colonia Juarez Sunday School, which position she held until she left to go to Salt Lake City, Utah for medical treatment in 1904. Her treatment proved successful. She was married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 29,1904 to GEORGE JASPER WALSER, son of John Jacob Walser and Annie Elizabeth Louisa Schaerrer Walser. Four of their eleven children were born in Colonia Juarez. In Sept. 1909 GEORGE found it necessary to go to Miami, Arizona to seek employment to help pay for the home they had purchased in Mexico. Early in 1910, NELLE and the four children joined GEROGE in Miami. The reunion was soon saddened by the death of their son Gordon on April 19, 1910. He was buried the following day in the cemetery in Globe, Arizona, seven miles from Miami, In May, 1910 a fire broke out in a house near theirs and was not brought under control until it had destroyed nineteen other houses including their own. They lost practically everything but their clothing and bedding. Until they could procure a place to live, GEORGE's sister Matilda and her husband, Albert C. Wagner, provided a place for the family to stay. Within a few days a two-room tent-house was built and made ready to move into. This served nicely until Autumn. Enough money had been saved during this time to finish pay­ment on the home in Mexico. By this time the Madera Revolu­tion had broken out, and as their home in Colonia Juarez was unoccupied, the decision was made to have the family return to Mexico to look after things and take care of any situation that might arise. In early spring of 1911, GEORGE returned to Mexico to be with his family. It soon became apparent it would be unsafe to remain in Mexico with the families until the Revolution should be term­inated, for the country was being overrun by irresponsible roving bands of rebels. On July 17, 1912 Nellie Eva was born. Due mostly to the exciting times caused by the political situ­ation, NELLE didn't get along well after the birth of this child. It was decided that all the Colonists would leave July 29 for the United States, to remain there until the country quieted down, so NELLE was taken aboard the train on a cot. They arrived in El Paso, Texas in the morning of July 30 and were taken to a large enclosure which had previously been used as a horse corral and a lumber yard. As that was no fit place for a sick wife and new infant, a large house was obtained temporarily where the family as well as GEORGErs parents and three other families were housed. In a short time, all began to recuperate from the strain and make plans for the future. Within a month they returned to Miami where employment and housing had been procured. On Nov. 8, 1913 Robert Eugene was born and six months later on May 26, 1914, he died following an illness of chicken pox, complicated by boils. He was buried the follow­ing day in the Final Cemetery, Miamia, Arizona. Paul Leroy 422 was born March 10, 1915, the fifth son and seventh child. On Dec. 18, 1916 Joseph Jasper was born. On April 3, 1919 Karl Loraine was born. When about eighteen months of age he became suddenly ill with colitis and died on Sept. 10, 1920 and was buried the next day in the Final Cemetery. January 13, 1921 Aubrey Charles was born and Anthon Harold, the last child, was born Aug. 26, 1922. NELLE was quite active in Church, civic, and social organ­izations. She was instrumental in establishing the Parent-Teacher Organization in Miami, becoming its president in the high school. She later was an organizer of P.T.A. in Greenlee, Gila, and Graham counties. She was in the presidency of the Relief Society; teacher in the Genealogical Society; President of the Woman's Club and Literary Society; Director of the Girl Reserves of the YWCA; etc. In 1933 she began to show signs of failing health. She failed to improve under the care of the doctors in Miami so went to Mare Island, California on Sept. 3, 1933 to be with her daughter, Ruth, who was a nurse in the U.S. Navy stationed at the hospital there. Upon examination by the doctors, surgery was deemed necessary for removal of a toxic goiter. She was hospitalized in hopes of improving her physical con­dition prior to the operation. On Sept. 28 surgery was per­formed and she died later that day, after a sudden change in condition. She was taken home to Miami for the funeral and burial Oct, 3, ,1933. All of her family were present when she arrived home. There were represented at the funeral fifteen different religious, civic, fraternal, political, and social organizations who attended in bodies or groups. It was the largest funeral ever held in Miami up to that time. She was laid to rest in the family plot beside two of her sons who preceded her in death. She was a beloved wife and mother and was greatly missed. Her husband, GEROGE JASPER WALSER, married MARGARET LAYTON, a school teacher, on June 1, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple. She was born Aug. 7, 1882 in Kaysville, Utah to Christopher and Jane Elizabeth Bodily Layton. MARGARET died May 21, 1956 in Salt Lake City and was buried in Kays­ville, Utah. GEORGE died June 25, 1965 in Salt Lake City and was also buried in Kaysville. Children of CLARA ELLEN (NELLE) TURLEY and GEORGE JASPER WALSER: George Dion. Walser, born 1905. Ruth Walser Breillatt, born 1906. Maurice Edward Walser, born 1908. Gordon Kimberley Walser, 1910-1910. Nellie Eva Walser Newman, born 1912. Robert Eugene Walser,1913-1914. Paul Leroy Walser,"born 1915. Joseph Jasper Walser, born 1916. Karl Lorraine Walser. 1919-1921. Aubrey Charles Walser, born 1921. Anthon Harold Walser. born 1922. ———————————————— 423 George Dion Walsey George Dion Walser, son of GEORGE JASPER and CLARA ELLEN (NELLE) TURLEY WALSER, was born May 8, 1905 in a two room lumber "Box House" in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. Those present at his birth were his grand­mother CLARA ANN TURLEY, his father, and the midwife. He was a large baby, weighing ten pounds at birth. He was christened June 8, 1905 by Stake President Anthony W. Ivins. He was a healthy child and grew rapidly. In the spring of 1910 he with his mother and sister Ruth and brother Maurice Edward moved to Miami, Arizona to join their father who had preceded them to work for the Miami Copper Company. In Jan. 1911 they returned to their home in Mexico. His father remained in Miami to work until the latter part of March, when the Mexican Revolution became so threatening he decided to return home to be with his family during such troublesome times. George was baptized in Miami May 8, 1913 and confirmed the same day, both by his father. The family had returned to Miami in July 1912. He entered the Miami Public Schools at the age of seven and attended for eight years, but was not interested and often was truant. His father then asked a dairyman to give him work at the dairy for a year regardless of the wage he paid and to give him plenty of work so by the next year he probably would be glad to go back to school. However, the result was that George never could be induced to return to school. He worked different places in various occupations, including the Miami Copper Company, the Inspiration Consolidated Copper Company, the wheat fields of Kansas, and scattered cities and towns in California, George married Maud Wilson of Miami Feb. 25, 1927 in Deming, New Mexico. A few years later on August 7, 1937 they were divorced. He later went to Washington and secured a job as a steam fitter in a shipyard in Seattle. He married Catherine Ingo, daughter of Pasquale Ingo and Margarede Farmlo, on Dec. 21, 1950 in Seattle, Washington. She was born Nov. 25, 1911 in Seattle and died there Dec. 14, 1966. He next ma