Elizabeth Lightner

Female3 April 1849–26 January 1927

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Lightner was born on 3 April 1849, in Hudson, St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Adam Lightner Jr., was 38 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Rollins, was 30. She married Joseph Orson Turley on 13 December 1865, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Marine on Saint Croix, Washington, Minnesota, United States in 1860 and Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 26 January 1927, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Orson Turley
Elizabeth Lightner
Marriage: 13 December 1865
Elsie Elizabeth Turley
Mary Jane Turley
George Orson Turley
Ruthella Turley
Bertha Caroline Turley
Ernest Warren Turley
Lester Joseph Turley
Louise Turley

Sources (33)

  • Elizabeth Lightner in entry for Lester Joseph Turley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Elizabeth Lightner in household of Adam Lightner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Lightneer in entry for Lester Joseph Turley and Nelle A Pendergast, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1865Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1850 · California Is Admitted to Union

    Age 1

    California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.

    1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated

    Age 1

    Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 21

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Leitner or Lichtner .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Joseph Orson Turley b. 12 July 1845, Nauvoo

    Joseph Orson Turley was the son of Ruth Jane Giles. He was born in Nauvoo 12 July 1845. He was later adopted by Theodore Turley. On 13 December 1865 Joseph married Elizabeth Lightner in Beaver, Uta …

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