Category Archives: Family History

Information about those who came before me.

Theodore Wilford Turley b. 1863 “The race is not to the weak or the strong, but to he that endureth to the end.”

From the Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 100-105. Theodore Wilford Turley Theodore Wilford Turley, son of Isaac and Sarah Greenwood Turley was born in Minersville, Beaver County, Utah, August 17, 1863. His ancestors were of English and Canadian birth. His … Continue reading

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Anna Priscilla Turley Van Wagoner b. 14 August 1892, d. 23 March 1935

   The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 463-465 Anna Priscilla Turley was born Aug. 14, 1892 in Colonia Juarez to Clara Ann Tolton and Isaac Turley. Her father was a polygamist, having two wives. Anna was the youngest of twenty-four … Continue reading

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Remembering Sarah Ann Turley b. 1883, d. 1883, Snowflake, Arizona

Sarah Ann Turley was the only daughter of Isaac Turley and Sarah Greenwood Turley.  Isaac and Sarah had 11 sons.  Sadly, Sarah Ann was born and died in 1883 in Snowflake. There is no headstone still standing in the Snowflake … Continue reading

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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. Theodore Turley was the father of 23 children … Continue reading

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Martha Ann Smuin b. 8 August 1847, d. 13 November 1913

Taken from Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, compiled by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Vol. III, p. 1940, 1999. Martha Ann Smuin McFarlane was born in England.  She was the second child of thirteen children.  Only four grew to maturity.  … Continue reading

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Frederick Andrew Turley b. 4 August 1895, Snowflake, AZ

The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 128-129 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 … Continue reading

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Radley, Abingdon, England, Home of my Ancestors

Here are some photos of Radley and the Parish Church in Radley by Abingdon in England, where my Smuin ancestors are from. Many of my ancestors were christened, married, and buried in the churchyard here. Mormon Missionaries came to Radley in the 1840s. … Continue reading

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