Obia Turley, b. 5 July 1834, d. 29 July 1834, Churchville, Ontario, Canada

2013-6-17 Churchville (55)Obia Turley, daughter of Theodore and Frances Turley was born on this day in Churchville, Peel County, Ontario, Canada in 1834.  She only lived 3 1/2 weeks.  She was most likely buried here in the Churchville Cemetery, near the family home.

This cemetery is one of the most beautiful pioneer cemeteries I’ve ever visited.  I felt peace and love and heartache there and I wandered and studied the headstones.

Theodore Turley Jr, her older brother is probably  also buried here.  He was born 4 September 1822 in Birmingham, England, came with the family to Churchville, and then died here at age 15 in 1837.

In a letter Theodore wrote to his dear friend, Isaac Russell in 1837 from Churchville, “Theodore has fallen asleep in Christ, Dear Brother, I have been tried by the powers of darkness on this account as well as others. . .”    This letter was printed in the Deseret News, Church News 11 Sept 1937, p. 5, “Isaac Russell letters to the Church.”

Here is a look at the cemetery today.  These photos were taken in June 2013 when Rick Turley and I visited there.  I hope you feel the peace and beauty we felt.2013-6-17 Churchville (30)2013-6-17 Churchville (28)2013-6-17 Churchville (29)2013-6-17 Churchville (35)2013-6-17 Churchville (74)2013-6-17 Churchville (10)2013-6-17 Churchville (35)2013-6-17 Churchville (53)2013-6-17 Churchville (36)2013-6-17 Churchville (54)2013-6-17 Churchville (57)2013-6-17 Churchville (4)Here is Theodore’s Family Memorial, listing the births and some of the deaths of his family members:Family Memorial 7983 #1

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