Sarah Leonore Woodruff

22 January 1896–28 February 1977 (Age 81)
Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Sarah Leonore

When Sarah Leonore Woodruff was born on 22 January 1896, in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Ensign Woodruff, was 30 and her mother, Isabel Jeanette Shields, was 28. She married Joseph Claude Turnbow on 30 June 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Election Precinct 2, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930. She died on 28 February 1977, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Claude Turnbow
1894–1956
Sarah Leonore Woodruff
1896–1977
Marriage: 30 June 1915
Ruth Carolyn Turnbow
1916–1997
Wallace Claude Turnbow
1918–1968
Duane Robert Turnbow
1921–2010

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 June 1915
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1911 · The Murray Library

Age 15

The Murray Library was founded on January 6, 1911. The Murray Library was one of twenty-three libraries in Utah built with money donated by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of land where woodruff grew, Old English wudurofe (a compound of wudu ‘wood’ with a second element of unknown origin). The leaves of the plant have a sweet smell and the surname may also have been a nickname for one who used it as a perfume, or perhaps an ironical nickname for a malodorous person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Lenore Woodruff Turnbow or Turbow in household of Jos C Turnbow or Turbow, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Sarah L Woodruff Turnbow in household of Joseph Claudis Turnbow, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Sarah L. Woodruff in household of Joseph Claude Turnbow, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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