Theodore Turley Jr., b. 4 September 1822, d. 1837 in Churchville, Ontario, Canada

2013-6-17 Churchville (55)

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.

Obia Turley, daughter of Theodore and Frances Turley was born on 5 July 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.

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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I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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