Mary Turner

23 November 1826–1860 (Age 33)
Davis Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Turner was born on 23 November 1826, in Davis Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States, her father, Felix S Turner, was 31 and her mother, Ann Turner, was 14. She married George Washington Langley on 15 June 1842, in Jefferson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Cedar, Utah, United States in 1860. She died in 1860, in United States, at the age of 34.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Durfee
Mary Turner
Marriage: 5 May 1853
Samantha Cementha Durfee
Sarah D. Durfee
Parley Durfee
Melvin Durfee

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  • Marriage
    5 May 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 3
    Historical Information 1829: Fountain, Indiana, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 10
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Biography of William Shin Wordsworth (Wadsworth) by Helen Ashcraft Great-granddaughter-in-law

    William Shin Wordsworth was born 5 March 1810 in Woodstown, Salem, New Jersey. He was the son of Sylvester Henry Wordsworth, born 1770 in England and Katherine Morgan, born 20 July 1773, in Upper Fall …

    Sources (8)

    • Mary Durphy in household of Abm Durphy, "United States Census, 1860"
    • 1826 LDS Membership Birth of Mary Turner
    • 1842 Iowa Marriage of Mary Turner & George W Langley

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