Emma Turner

5 January 1845–28 June 1926 (Age 81)
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Turner was born on 5 January 1845, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Turner, was 37 and her mother, Hannah Waller, was 39. She married Stephen Webb Alley on 3 September 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years and South Australia, Australia in 1926. In 1861, at the age of 16, her occupation is listed as milliner in Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 28 June 1926, in Salt Lake City, 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

Stephen Webb Alley
Emma Turner
Marriage: 3 September 1868
Stephen Wells Alley
Ellen May Alley
Katherine Louisa Alley
George Alley
Daughter - Stillborn Alley
Edna Emma Alley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 September 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 3
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 22
    End of transportation to Western Australia.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English t(o)urnour, turner ‘turner’ (Old French to(u)rn(e)our), mainly denoting someone who fashioned small objects of wood, metal, or bone on a lathe, but also a variety of other occupations, including turnspit and translator or interpreter. This surname may have become confused with Toner . In North America, it is also very common among African Americans.English: occasionally perhaps a nickname from Middle English turn-hare, a compound of Middle English tournen ‘to turn, direct, steer’ + hare ‘hare’, a name for someone in charge of the greyhounds in hare coursing or an exaggerated compliment for someone who could run fast. See also Turnbull .English: perhaps also from Middle English t(o)urn(e)our ‘jouster, one who takes part in a tournament’ (Old French tornoieor, tournoieur).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Emma Turner Alley Letters (Part 1) Dated 9 July 1868 to 1 July 1872

    Emma Turner Alley and Selina Turner Cromar are sisters. Emma immigrated to Utah and married Stephen Webb Alley in Salt Lake City on 3 Oct 1868. Selina married William Tweedie Cromar (my great grandfa …

    Sources (33)

    • Emma Turner Alley in household of Stephen W Alley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Emma Turner in entry for Peter Davenport Maughan and Edna Emma Alley, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Emma Turner in entry for Edna Emma Alley Maughan, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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