When Laura Matilda Guernsey was born on 13 September 1817, in Poultney, Rutland, Vermont, United States, her father, Chauncey C Guernsey, was 43 and her mother, Lucy E Hoyt, was 37. She married William Harrison Turner on 15 October 1841. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 30 December 1866, in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, United States.
English (southern): habitational name from the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. The name of the island is from the Old Norse ey ‘island’, with an uncertain first element, perhaps the male personal name Grani in the genitive case with original -ar, or from a genitive case form of grǫn ‘pine’. This surname is now rare in Britain.