We have some great content on the Theodore Turley Family Organization website, but there is so much more to add! Below is our website changelog, a running list of additions and updates to the website.

2022

July

  • Jul. 9: Updated blog post “Setting the Record Straight: Frances Kimberley vs. Frances Amelia Kimberley” to reflect that Theodore’s Autobiography did NOT say “Frances Amelia.” He refers to his wife as “Francis Turley.” This was likely a transcription error on the part of a later descendant. Previously, Theodore’s autobiographical sketch was the only contemporary record (meaning, record created in Frances Kimberley’s lifetime) I could find that incorrectly gave Frances a middle name. It seemed strange that Theodore got his wife’s name wrong. Turns out he didn’t.
  • Jul. 8: (1) Published blog post “Minutes from March 26th TTFO Meeting.” Updated Events page and Semi-Annual Meetings pages. (2) Updated Theodore Turley Autobiography with images of the original handwritten document and corrected the existing transcript. *Apparently the original sketch gives a birth year of 1801, not 1800.* This means a lot of citations on the website regarding the confusion over Theodore Turley’s birth year will need to be updated. Ugh. The typed transcript from the Family History Library that I previously used to post his autobiography incorrectly transcribed the birth year as 1800. (3) Added source for 1 January 1856 marriage date to Frederick Turley’s page.
  • Jul. 3: Added updates to “What Can I Do?” page regarding marriage dates of Sarah Elizabeth Turley in 1853 and Frederick Turley in 1856. Also mention of death of Theodoreus Turley in 1848.

March

2021

November

October

  • Oct. 31: Corrected birth years of several children for Mary Ann Turley and John Cook. Added footnotes on the kids I couldn’t verify through historical records. Corrected names of spouses for some of the adult kids. Also updated the Grandchildren page with the newer info for Mary Ann’s kids.
  • Oct. 30: Added newspaper accounts of John Cook’s 1883 death to Mary Ann Turley‘s page. Information from those articles helped us figure out John Cook’s likely connection to the Cook family of Mottville Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan, who moved there from the Mohawk Valley in New York.
  • Oct. 26-29: Published St. Martin in the Bull Ring, Birmingham page. Published Nauvoo Temple page. Added respective links to Places page.
    Oct. 24-25: Added info to Timeline about the August 1840 baptism of Theodore Turley’s little sister, Charlotte Turley, from the John Needham journal. Published St. Paul’s Church, Birmingham page and updated several elements on the Places page. Added a couple sibling marriages to the St. Peter’s Church, Harborne page.
  • Oct. 23: Added The Black Country (West Midlands) and The Potteries (Staffordshire) to the Places page. These are the places where Theodore Turley spent the bulk of his time proselyting on his mission to England. Also added quick sentence about Theodore’s visit to Kirtland in 1839 en route to his mission on that page.
  • Oct. 19: Added signature to Frances Kimberley page. Updated Cedar City place page with photo of historical markers from Visit Cedar City website. Also added some timeline facts to the Cedar City page. Add Birmingham and London churches to the Places page. Published St. Peter’s Church, Harborne page and added link on Places page.
  • Oct. 16: Added info for our next TTFO meeting (March 26, 2022 @ 10am) on the Events and Semi-Annual Meetings pages. Removed info about any planned speaker at the next birthday commemoration/TTFO temple and family history day event since we don’t know if that will occur (it’s already been postponed a couple times due to Covid). Per the discussion at our recent meeting on October 9th, I’ve replaced the TTFO Logo with the correct founding date (“Est. 1959”) on the Home and About Us pages.
  • Oct. 14: Added link to Richard E. Turley, Sr.’s obituary to the In Memoriam page. Added blurb about William Turley’s military service on Theodore Turley’s Parents and Siblings page. Also corrected William Turley’s death date on the same page. The record of monumental inscriptions at St. Paul’s Church in Birmingham indicates that William died on April 6, 1841. Previously I had his death date as April 7th based on the newspaper notice of his death (published Monday, April 12th) saying that he died the Wednesday before. In weighing the newspaper versus headstone, I’ve gone with the information on the headstone.
  • Oct. 10: Published blog post “Former TTFO President Richard E. Turley, Sr., Passes Away.”
  • Oct. 9: Added family member Kathryn Romans (1927-2021) to the In Memoriam page.
  • Oct. 3: Added family member Walter Rawleigh Pyper (1938-2021) to the In Memoriam page.
  • Oct. 2: Added link to scanned PDF of the August 1996 TTFO newsletter to the Newsletter Archive page. WE NOW HAVE A COMPLETE DIGITAL ARCHIVE OF ALL KNOWN TTFO NEWSLETTERS!!

September

  • Sep. 27: Added fifty-one family members to the In Memoriam page.
  • Sep. 26: Added seventeen family members to the In Memoriam page.
  • Sep. 22: Added twenty-nine family members to the In Memoriam page.

July

June

April

  • Apr. 21-22: Added 25 family members to the In Memoriam page.

March

February

  • Feb. 22: Added detailed timeline with citations to Eliza Georgianna Clift‘s page.
  • Feb. 15: Updated Eliza Georgianna Clift page with citations, added/corrected information about her four marriages, and added her 1882 obituary.

2020

November

October

September

June

April

March

January

2019

All 2019 updates were listed by topic in the January 2020 blog post, “TTFO Website: 2019 in Review,” but they are listed here in chronological order.

December

October

September

July

May

April