Frances Kimberley Christening Record 9 October 1800, St. Martin’s, Birmingham

kimberley-frances-baptism-9-oct-1800-st-martinsFrances, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Kimberley was born 22 June 1800 in Birmingham, England.  She was christened on 9 October 1800 at St. Martin’s Cathedral.  Here is the record of that event.  Frances is my 3rd Great-grandmother.

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“Theodore Turley is a true man.” –Heber C. Kimball, 7 October 1859

A report of a conference held October 7, 1859 in Salt Lake City, states that Theodore Turley “bore testimony to the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; referred to the words of Daniel relative to the stone being cut out of the mountain without hands and spoke of the influences by which he had been surrounded; told of his experiences in California, while preaching the gospel there.” President Heber C. Kimball spoke in high commendation of Brother Turley.  Said he, “I have been much gratified to hear the remarks of Brother Turley . . .  I naturally love him, for he is a true man. He is as true as gold that has a little dross in it, there is a good deal of the true metal in him.”

Journal History of the Church:1859-10-7 Journal History TT speaks in SLC1859-10-7 JH p. 332, HCK abt TT

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Remembering Grandpa Rudolf Laemmlen who died 25 years ago today on 7 October 1992 in Reedley, CA

My grandfather Rudolf Laemmlen was born 13 July 1899 in Grossgartach, Germany.  He died on this day 25 years ago.  You can read more about his life here:

Here is a historical look at his passports, as we remember him today:

Laemmlen, Rudolf 1925 Passport photo.1

Rudolf Laemmlen 1925 Passport

Laemmlen, Rudolf 1925 Passport photo

Rudolf Laemmlen 1925 Passport

Laemmlen, Rudolf 1928 Passport photo

Rudolf Laemmlen 1928 Passport

Laemmlen, Rudolf 1952 Passport photo

Franklin, Elsa, Wilford and Rudolf Laemmlen Passport 1952

Laemmlen, Rudolf 1975 Passport photo

Elsa and Rudolf Laemmlen Passport 1970

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Charles Herman Turley b. 4 October 1899, Snowflake, AZ

Turley, Charles Herman

The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 181-183, pub. 1978
Charles Herman Turley, born October 4, 1899 at Snowflake, Arizona, was the sixth child of Alma Ruben Turley and Delilah Jane Willis Turley. When he was a babe in arms his parents moved to Woodruff, Ariz., a little farming community about 28 miles north of Snowflake. His childhood was spent in Woodruff doing all the things little boys do as they grow up: swimming, playing war with clay bullets, etc. After graduating from the eighth grade, he went to Snowflake to high school. He stayed with his grandfather and grandmother, William Wewley Willis and Gabrilla Stratton Willis. He still remembers how good his grandmother’s stew tasted. Charles always loved sports. He was, a good runner, good basketball player and enjoyed all the other sports.

Turley, Charles, Tillman, Wallace boysCharles, Tillman and Wallace Turley, Snowflake, AZ

It was while he was going to school in Snowflake that he met Elizabeth Ann Hunt. Charles was called on a mission to the Southern States in October, 1919. While there he baptized 37 people. He labored in Georgia and was president of the Georgia Conference.
Charles and Elizabeth. Ann Hunt were married October 12, 1921 in the Salt Lake Temple on his way home from his mission.

In 1926 President Grant called for 1000 short term missionaries. They had two children then, but Charles and Ann obeyed the call. He labored in the Southern States again. In Florida he was also president of the Florida Conference.

Turley, Charles Herman young family

Charles has always been very active in the Church. He has served in nearly every office or calling except being a bishop. He was a bishop’s counselor to Floyd Turley. He has served as Stake High Priest leader for 15 years, was stake MIA president, Sunday School superintendent, teacher in Sunday School, MIA ward president twice, and stake missionary three times.Turley, Charles Herman family The Charles and Elizabeth Turley Family

He was Arizona Highway Foreman for thirty years. During this time he developed arthritis in his hip. He had hip surgery in July, 1967, but it wasn’t very successful. After a tractor accident, Charles’ knee was shattered and he had to have knee surgery, But that wasn’t successful either. He has had knee surgery in June, 1975 and hip surgery in July, 1975. He is doing very well. “I know the Lord has blessed me through all my life, even though I have suffered a lot.”

Elizabeth Ann Hunt Turley has filled two stake missions with Her husband. She has been a counselor in the Relief Society, the Primary and the Sunday School organizations. She has served as president of YWMIA two different times, was PTA president, and a school board member nine years when getting their present schoolhouse. She has been a Relief Society visiting teacher for 54 years.

Charles and Ann celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary October 9, 1971. They have six children and 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. All of their children were married in the temple and sealed to their companions. They have three grandchildren married and they have been married in the temple. All of their children and grandchildren are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Ann was born in Pine, Arizona on March 10, 1900, the last of eleven children born to Alma Moroni Hunt and Rosetta Schmutz. Her mother joined the church in Switzerland. They came to America when she was 16 years old. All of her family came except her oldest brother, Christian, who did not join the Church.

Children of Charles and Ann Turley:
Alma Turley Heaton, born Sept. 3, 1922 in Woodruff
Charles Merle Turley, born April 7, 1925 in Woodruff
Herman Hunt Turley, born Oct. 3, 1927 in Woodruff
Elaine Turley Rogers, born May 11, 1930 in Woodruff
Frank LaVerle Turley, born Dec. 15, 1934 in Woodruff
Verdell Turley Button, born March 9, 1937 in Woodruff

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Ester Franks b. 4 October 1764, d. 25 April 1844, Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Ester Franks Bushman is my 4th Great-grandmother.  She was born and died in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Here is the little we know about her.

Bushman Family History by Newbern I. Butt, p. 7: Abraham’s wife, Ester Franks, is said to have Welsh blood in her lineage. She was born October 4, 1764 and died April 25, 1844. She was a very large woman. The accompanying reproduction of a “tintype” photograph of Abraham and Esther in later life is the only one known.

bushman-ester-frank-death-record-1844 Martin Bushman Bible

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John Zimmerman, Father of Margaret Laura, wife of Elias Albert Bushman

Zimmerman, John b. 1820

Zimmerman Family of Lehi, Utah, p. 27
by William Z. Terry, Ogden, Utah, 1956
Copy in possession of Ann Lewis

John Zimmerman, son of George Gottlob Zimmerman and Juliana Hoke, was born October 3, 1820 in Washington County, Maryland; died November 17, 1908 at Lehi, Utah. During his youth he received a fair education, principally from his father, a professional teacher. As his father’s family moved west into Illinois, John went along, although he did not join the LDS church until March 2, 1856 in Lehi.

He married Harriet Laura Lamb in Garden Grove, Iowa and came to Utah in 1852 with the Lamb family, leaving Garden Grove June 1, in James C. Snow’s Company, arriving in Salt Lake City during the last week in September. In Cache Cave at the head of Echo Canyon, Utah, many early trappers, explorers, and immigrants scratched their names in the soft sandstone. Among these inscriptions we find “J. Zimmerman–1852.”

John Zimmerman settled at Lehi where he became a very successful farmer and stock-holder in several business enterprises. He was active in the civic organizations, one of the first policemen in Lehi, supervisor of roads, major in the Nauvoo Legion, adjutant of infantry in the Utah militia, adjutant of cavalry, and other positions. He brought the first threshing machine to Lehi. He was deeply religious, with a practical turn of mind.

Although not a member of the Church, he paid his tithing strictly from the day he entered the valley. A year or so before his death, he told me this story. While he was still not a member of the church and was paying his tithing some of his neighbors asked why. His reply was, “It is this way. I go to the bishop and pay my tithing. Then when the children get sick, the wife sends for the elders and the children get well. I find it cheaper to pay tithing than to pay doctor bills.” His donation to the Immigration Fund was a wagon and six oxen each year to be used in bringing needy families across the plains.

When the people from Salt Lake City and the northern part of the territory moved South ahead of the incoming Johnson’s Army, John Zimmerman divided his entire farm into half acre lots and invited the people to pitch their tents and plant gardens for themselves. They offer was accepted and presently his entire farm was converted into a tent city. His wife expressed some anxiety as to what they would live on, to which he replied, “We have not starved to death yet.” When the army came in they did exactly as they had agreed (a new experience for the Mormons). They marched through Salt Lake City without molesting a thing and pitched camp some forty miles south in Cedar City, not far from Lehi. The people from the north moved back home. John Zimmerman found that every one who had camped on his farm had planted potatoes. He raised the crop and sold it to the solders at a good figure.


Family Histories of William Hawkes, Jr. and Anna Rebecca Rogers, BYU Press 1999, p. 108, Journal Entry of Elizabeth Zimmerman Lamb tells of his death and funeral.

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Rachel Turley b. 2 October 1885, d. 7 October 1889 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico at age 4

Colonia Juarez today

From the History of Clara Ann Tolton Turley written by her son, Isaac Turley Jr., and assisted by his daughter, Viola Turley Haws.

Clara Ann endured those times of uncertainty with faith and courage. She was a wonderful mother, and was very loyal to her family. She had twelve children, seven girls and five boys; namely, Edward, Esther, Frances, Ernest, Ida May, Mary Ann, Clara Ellen (“Nellie”), Moroni, Rachel, Isaac, Walter and Anna Priscilla. Besides Ida May, who died on Buckskin Mountain, they buried four other children at very early ages: Mary Ann, one year old, passed away in Joseph City, Arizona, in 1880; Moroni, at two years of age, died in Snowflake in 1885; Rachael died at age four in Colonia Juarez on October 7, 1889; and Walter died at five months of age in Colonia Juarez, in 1891. Clara Ann and Isaac raised seven children to maturity. Sarah, Isaac’s first wife, [also] had twelve children. Some of them, also, died at early ages. The children in those two families, who grew to maturity and have families of their own, raised good, strong families. Many prominent Church leaders, such as Mission Presidents, Stake Presidents, Bishops, Relief Society Presidents, and missionaries, have come from the posterity of Isaac Turley and his two wives, Clara Ann and Sarah.

Rachel was the daughter of Isaac Turley and Clara Ann Tolton Turley.  She was born 2 October 1885 in Snowflake, Arizona.  She died 7 October 1889 in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico today.

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