Mary Emma Turnbow

20 February 1882–25 April 1903 (Age 21)
Palouse, Whitman, Washington Territory, United States

The Life of Mary Emma

When Mary Emma Turnbow was born on 20 February 1882, in Palouse, Whitman, Washington Territory, United States, her father, Benjamin Riley Turnbow, was 53 and her mother, Martha Ann Jenkins, was 42. She married George Francis Evans on 27 November 1901, in Whitman, Washington, United States. She died on 25 April 1903, in Palouse, Whitman, Washington, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Eden Valley Cemetery, Eden, Whitman, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Francis Evans
Mary Emma Turnbow
Marriage: 27 November 1901

Spouse and Children

27 November 1901
Whitman, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Coal Mining Town Roslyn Founded

Age 4

Three years after coal deposits were found in the town of Roslyn, it became a booming coal mining town. As word of this got out immigrant workers from Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Lithuania, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales moved here to work in the mines  that had opened. Many of the people in this town today are descendants of those immigrants.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 7

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Dürnbach, from a habitational name from any of several places so named or from places in Austria and Bavaria named Dürrenbach (meaning ‘dry stream’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Turnbow in household of Ben R Turnbow, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Turnbow, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Mary E Turnbow, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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