Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Martin & Elizabeth Bushman Children

Elizabeth Degen Bushman, my 3rd Great-grandmother died on this day, 21 May, in 1878 in Lehi, Utah at age 75.  She left a wonderful posterity.  Of her 10 children, 3 died as young children and 2 died crossing the plains … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith: “Friendship is like Brother Turley in his blacksmith shop”

The Prophet Joseph Smith tells us that love begets love in this way: “It is a time-honored adage that love begets love. Let us pour forth love—show forth our kindness unto all mankind, and the Lord will reward us with … Continue reading

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Eleven Year Old Turley Boy Breaks Neck

Creswick Roy was a grandson of Theodore Turley.  He was the son of Jacob Omner Turley and Louisa Ann Woodhouse.  Ray was born 12 July 1896 in Boise, Idaho and died there, 15 May 1906. From Santa Fe New Mexican, Saturday, … Continue reading

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Martin Bushman and Elizabeth Degen Family Bibles

On the 10 of May in 1840, Martin and Elizabeth Bushman were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Below are photographs of their Bibles.  As you can see, they were well-used, and well-loved.  No doubt what … Continue reading

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Ann John Lewis d. 10 May 1850, Cardiff, Wales

In 1834 Ann John married John A. Lewis in Cardiff, Wales.  John and Ann are the 2nd Great-grandparents of my husband, John Lewis.  This stone is a memorial to her and 3 of her children who died in Cardiff.  This … Continue reading

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John Taylor’s Conversion in Toronto, Upper Canada 1836

Theodore Turley and his family  emigrated to Toronto, Upper Canada  around 1825/26 where Theodore was a Methodist preacher.  In 1837 Parley P. Pratt visited Theodore and taught him the restored gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  … Continue reading

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Rachel Smuin Dittmore b. 6 May 1844, d. 8 May 1908

Information on her crossing the ocean and her landing came from the Millennial Star. Remainder of the history was written by Eliza Dittmore Call, a daughter, the grandmother of Lucille Call Stringham. Rachel Smuin left London the 4th of June … Continue reading

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