Saturday, September 25, 2010

The newest edition of the Theodore Turley Family Organization’s Newsletter is now available. You may open or download the pdf file directly: Oct 2010 TTFO Newsletter.pdf (898.76 KB).  Newsletters will be sent out by mail before the end of September to family members with paid memberships. 

The submission deadline for the next edition of the newsletter is January 10, 2011.  You are welcome to send in any family news, stories, research efforts, or photos you would like to share.


"Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.”

Highlights from the October Theodore Turley Family Newsletter:

1.   Recap and Summaries of the recent July 5th Reunion in Salt Lake City.
2. Next  leadership meeting is Friday Oct. 1st at 10 a.m. in Salt Lake City (see page 2 for more details).
3.  Sandy Turley won the 2010 Newsletter Logo competition.  Designs submitted by Leah Waldvogel and Nancy Turley also received high votes.
4.  Spotlight on Theresa Turley Wagner, daughter of Edward Franklin Turley, granddaughter of Isaac & Clara Ann Tolton Turley.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 10:14:20 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
Saturday, September 18, 2010

ISAAC TURLEY HISTORY by Marc Haws (presented at the July 5th 2010 Reunion)

This is a story about a man and his wife, and their son, and their house.  It is also about his country and his religion.  More specifically, it’s the story about Isaac Turley, son of Theodore Turley and Francis Amelia Kimberley.  It’s about the house he built for his second wife, Clara Ann Tolton in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and his life spent seeking religious freedom as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and colonizing in both the United States or Mexico.  Much of what I will tell you about is information that was related by his youngest surviving son: Isaac Turley Jr., my grandfather.

IsaacTurley.pdf (399.36 KB)
Saturday, September 18, 2010 6:45:04 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
David Turley shared this information at the July 5th Turley Family Reunion.  Since there was so much interest, we are sharing the instructions here for anyone to try.


First, find you Ancestral File number (AFN).  See the attached instructions.
FindingYourAFN.pdf (327.49 KB)

Second, use your AFN to connect to notable groups of individuals, like U.S. Presidents, Royalty, LDS Church Leaders, and more.
Saturday, September 18, 2010 5:54:58 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
Friday, September 3, 2010
The Theodore Turley Family Organization meets in Salt Lake twice a year to review business and plan future efforts and events.  The next meeting will be Friday October 1st, starting at 10 a.m. at the Ensign Stake Center church building (located at 135 A Street, Salt Lake City, UT in the high council room on the lower floor, west side of building).  Anyone is welcome to attend.

Friday, September 3, 2010 1:44:23 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
Saturday, July 17, 2010
The Theodore Turley Family Reunion on July 5th was a great success.  388 individuals signed in, traveling from Washington, Mexico, Texas, California and beyond.  The full details from each of the speakers will be published in the next Turley Family Newsletter, and posted online here within 1-2 months.

Richard Turley, Jr. was the keynote speaker and shared surviving evidence and documents from Theodore Turley's life. 

The food for the dinner was catered by Surefire Pizza (, owned by Melissa Whitehead, a descendant of Theodore Turley. 

We appreciated everyone's contributions and attendance. Thanks to everyone who helped prepare and execute the plans and program.  We are lucky to have so many talented individuals in our family.  And we look forward to the next time we can all get together.

Thanks, Hilary Borrowman

Saturday, July 17, 2010 10:18:29 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Theodore Turley Family Reunion
Monday July 5th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: University First Stake Center Building, 470 Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112.

What can you expect?
  • A Turley Family Fair: games, quilt display, wall of Turley Descendants, connections to royalty, online Turley resources.  Share old photographs (bring, we'll scan them, & give originals back).
  • An afternoon meeting: Richard E. Turley, Jr. (Assistant Church Historian) as our keynote speaker. A report on the Turley Red Book update. Separate children's activities.
  • Dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Bring a finger-food dessert to share.
  • An evening meeting: Newsletter goals, history of Isaac Turley, Turleys in Mexico, discussion of documentation and sources, and a plan for family history research and temple work.

What can you do to get ready?
  • Let us know you are coming and send in your RSVP form (with $10 registration fee per family to cover dinner)
  • Pre-orders are closed - a few remaining T-shirts will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Order you Turley Family Reunion T-shirts for $6.00 each (optional).
  • Let us know if you would be willing and available to do any of the following:
    • Run the adult mixer (already prepared but needs someone to keep it going)
    • Come up with an activity for the children's meeting (for hired sitters to use)
    • Be responsible for teen games from 2:00 to 3:45 (like kickball, card games, etc)
    • Organize quilt display
    • Help with clean-up at the end
  • Tell every Turley you know about this reunion!
  • Bring your old pictures, your favorite homemade quilt, your dessert, a lawn chair, and FAMILY!
See you soon!

Theodore Turley Family Reunion Schedule.pdf (17.72 KB)
Thursday, June 24, 2010 2:14:25 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
The latest Theodore Turley Family newsletter is now available online. Please click here to open the June Newsletter.  (You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to view the pdf file.)  

Highlights from this edition of the newsletter include:
  • Family Reunion July 5, 2010, page 2 & 15  (RSVPs & optional T-shirt orders needed beforehand)
  • Red Book Update, page 3
  • New Officers selected at the semi-annual leadership meeting, page 4
  • Spotlight on Henry Eyring Turley, page 9
  • Searching for copies of past newsletters, page 14
Next Submission Deadline: Please submit items for inclusion in the next newsletter by August 10th.

To receive this newsletter in the mail, we ask that you donate $10 a year to pay for the cost of printing and postage.  If you would like to receive this newsletter by email, we are happy to provide that service at no cost.

Thursday, June 24, 2010 2:09:01 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Has your membership expired?

Membership renewals can be paid by check, made payable to "Theodore Turley Family Organization", and mailed c/o Hilary Borrowman, 1161 66th Street, Oakland, CA 94608. 
If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at 510-923-1413 (evenings) or by email at

Membership dues can also be paid securely online, using Paypal to  Paypal balance transfers are preferred, but credit card/debit cards can also be used.

Thank you for your continued support of the Turley Family Organization! 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:18:53 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
Monday, March 29, 2010
The Theodore Turley Family Organization meets in Salt Lake twice a year to review business and plan future efforts and events.  The next meeting will be Friday April 2nd, starting at 10 a.m. at the Ensign Stake Center church building (located at 135 A Street, Salt Lake City, UT on the lower floor, west side of building).  Anyone is welcome to attend.  One of the main topics will be the July 5th Reunion.

Monday, March 29, 2010 5:27:25 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
Saturday, March 27, 2010

If you are planning on attending the large family reunion this summer in Salt Lake, please use this RSVP form to send in your information.  Also please include how many people will be in your group.

2010-2 Newsletter - Reunion RSVP.pdf (51.27 KB)
Saturday, March 27, 2010 9:58:05 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

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