Theodore Turley’s 23 Children and 88 Grandchildren

Theodore Turley died on this day in 1871 of cancer in the throat and mouth.  He left a wonderful posterity, numbering today in the thousands.  But he also suffered great family loss.

1871-8-12 Theodore Turley death in Memorial

Theodore Turley Family Memorial

Theodore Turley was the father of 23 children (3 were adopted).  He had 88 grandchildren.  At the time of Theodore’s death, 12 August 1871, eleven of his children, and fifteen of his grandchildren had already died.  He was “a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief” (Isaiah 53:3).  Thirty of his children and grandchildren died at age 5 or younger.  Seven more died in their youth (6-23 years at death).

Adding to his family loss, Theodore’s first wife and fourth wife died in 1847, and his third wife left him. Then in March 1850, Theodore lost his second wife.

His last living grandchild, Viola Olive McIntosh died at age 90 in 1978.  She lived in Riverside, California.

theodore-turley-portrait

Here are all of Theodore’s children and grandchildren.  Their ages at the time of death are shown in red.

Children and Grandchildren of Theodore 70 and Frances Amelia Kimberley 47:

1. Theodore Turley (1822-1837) 15

2. Frances Amelia “Franny” Turley (1824-1846) 22

3. Mary Ann Turley (1827-1904) 77 and John James Cook

Henry Theodore Cook (1853-1941) 86
John Edward Cook (1855-1855) 0
Mary Effie Cook (1867-1942) 84
Isabel Priscilla Cook (1860-1860) 0
Caroline Owena Cook (1862-1945) 82
Sarah Ann Cook (1863-1933) 70
Charlotte Thankful Cook (1867-1867) 0
Jonathan Cook (1868-1868) 0
Marinda Maria Cook (1869-1946) 76

4. Priscilla Rebecca Turley (1829-1904) 75 and Amasa Mason Lyman

Theodore Kimberley Lyman (1853-1925) 72
Ira Depo Lyman (1855-1917) 62
Isaac Newton Lyman (1857-1858) 0
Albert Augustus Lyman (1859-1860) 1
Stephen Alonzo Lyman (1865-1930) 64
Frances Priscilla Lyman (1868-1892) 23

5. Frederick Turley (1832-1875) 42 and Amelia Louisa Council

Amelia Sophia “Milly” Turley (1857-1945) 88
Jonathan Frederick “John” Turley (1859-1920) 60
Janetta Rosette Turley (1862-1925) 62
Priscilla Rosilla Turley (1862-1937) 75
Margaret Elizabeth Turley (1866-1868) 2

6. Obia Turley (1834-1834) 0

7. Sarah Elizabeth Turley (1835-1914) 78 and Stephen Harmon Franklin

Charlotte Elizabeth Franklin (1856-1922) 66
Frances Catherine Franklin (1860-1888) 28
Mary Ann Franklin (1861-1921) 59
Stephen Harmon Franklin (1863-1937) 73
Thomas Theodore Franklin (1866-1916) 50
George Omner Franklin (1873-1929) 56

8. Isaac Turley (1837-1908) 71 and Sarah Greenwood

Isaac Marion Turley (1861-1876) 14
Theodore Wilford Turley (1863-1930) 67
William Henry Turley (1865-1896) 30
Herman Turley (1868-1869) 1
Alma Reuben Turley (1869-1938) 68
Joseph Hartley Turley (1872-1941) 69
Frederick Turley (1874-1875) 0
Hyrum Turley (1876-1946) 70
George Albert Turley (1878-1908) 29
Charles Dennis Turley (1881-1942) 60
Sarah Ann Turley (1883-1883) 0
John Andrew Turley (1885-1951) 66

Isaac Turley and Clara Ann Tolton

Edward Franklin Turley (1869-1940) 71
Esther Turley McClellan (1871-1963) 92
Frances Turley Romney (1873-1973) 80
Ernest Turley (1875-1957) 82
Ida May Turley (1877-1877) 0
Mary Ann Turley (1878-1880) 2
Clara Ellen Turley Walser (1881-1933) 52
Moroni Turley (1883-1885) 2
Rachel Turley (1885-1889) 4
Isaac Turley Jr. (1888-1977) 89
Walter Turley (1891-1891) 0
Anna Priscilla Turley Van Wagoner (1892-1935) 42

9. Charlotte Turley (1840-1899) 59 and Jacob Bushman

Priscilla Elizabeth Bushman (1858-1859) 1
Charlotte Amanda Bushman Sabey (1860-1928) 67
Theodore Martin Bushman (1863-1937) 73
Frances Ann Bushman (1866-1874) 7
Sarah Erminnie Bushman Fowles (1869-1947) 78
Mary Emma Bushman (1871-1872) 0
Grace Honor Bushman Lundquist (1873-1912) 38
Jacob Isaac Bushman 1876-1939) 63
Ida Roxana Bushman Anderson (1879-1970) 90
Ella Isadora Bushman Barker (1884-1956) 72

10. Jonathan Turley (1842-1846) 3

Children of Theodore Turley and Mary Clift 34

1. Jason Turley (1842-1843) 1

2. Theodoreus Turley (1843-1848)  5

3. Ephraim Turley (1845-1845) 0

4. Frances Kimberley Turley (1850-1914) 64 and Benjamin Franklin Parsons

Frances Isabel Parsons (1865-1926) 60
Benjamin Franklin Parsons Jr. (1868-1947) 78
Netty Parsons (1871-1871) 0
Theodore Augustus Parsons (1875-1943) 67
Maude M. Parsons (1875-1944) 69

Frances Kimberley Turley and Thomas William McIntosh

Sarah Estella McIntosh (1880-1968) 88
Lee Jackson McIntosh (1882-1941) 58
Clarence Colton McIntosh (1886-1946) 60
Viola Olive McIntosh (1887-1978) 90

Children of Theodore Turley and Sarah Ellen Clift 29

1. Congrove Clift Selwyn (1839-1932) 92 adopted

2. George Augustus Clift Selwyn (1841-1894) 53 adopted

3. Princette Turley (1845-1846) 1

4. Joseph Smith Turley (1846-1847) 0

5. Hyrum Smith Turley (1846-1847) 1

Children of Theodore Turley and Eliza Georgiana Clift 69 

1. Henrietta Turley (1845-1846) 0

2. Emma Georgiana Turley (1847-1902) 55 and Peter Napoleon Littig

Laura Ruberta Littig (1870-1926) 55
John A. Littig (1872-1936) 64
Louis Arthur Littig (1874-1956) 81
Eugene Napoleon Littig (1876-1881) 4
Henry Clifton Littig (1886-1958) 72

Children of Theodore Turley and Ruth Jane Giles 68

1. Joseph Orson Turley (1845-1916) 71 adopted and Elizabeth Lightner

Elsie Elizabeth Turley (1866-1948) 81
Mary Jane Turley (1869-1944) 75
George Orson Turley (1872-1872) 0
Ruthella Turley (1875-1934) 58
Bertha Caroline Turley (1877-1936) 59
Ernst Warren Turley (1880-1882) 1
Lester Joseph Turley (1883-1956) 72
Louise E. Turley (1885-1964) 78

2. Jacob Omner Turley (1852-1924) and Louisa Ann Woodhouse

Omner Jay Turley (1877-1942) 65
Louis Alvin Turley (1879-1953) 74
Walter Guy Turley (1881-1966) 85
Joseph Ingersoll Turley (1887-1973) 86
Theodore Hope Turley (1890-1915) 24
Creswick Turley (1896-1906) 9

3. Alvin Hope Turley (1855-1872) 16

Turley Sisters Sarah Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Priscilla

Theodore Turley daughters: Sarah Elizabeth, Mary Ann and Priscilla

You can find stories and photos about many of these family members here on Ann’s Stories blog.  Stories are often scheduled for publication on a family member’s birthday, and are written and waiting for publication up to a year in advance, so check back!

If you have any family stories, photos or information about any of these family members, please send them to me, Ann Lewis, at annlewis@byu.net.  I would love to honor and remember them here in these story collections.  Thank you very much!

Ann Laemmlen Lewis < Grace Helen Smuin < Ruby Grace Lundquist < Grace Honor Bushman < Charlotte Turley < Theodore and Frances Turley

 

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About annlaemmlenlewis

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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2 Responses to Theodore Turley’s 23 Children and 88 Grandchildren

  1. Luanne @ TFK says:

    Pic of his daughters is wonderful.

  2. Janet Packham says:

    It is very interesting to see the family’s life spans presented this way. It looks like my great grandmother, Esther Turley McClellan, ties with Congrove Clift Turley for living the longest!

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