By Adrienne Williams, TTFO Secretary Admin note: Clarifications and notes added by the secretary after the meeting are indicated by italics. Edits were also made by webmaster Mary Ann Clements for this blog post. Attending (20): Mary Ann Clements, Natalie
Did Theodore Turley Make Dies for Gold Coins in Utah?
By Mary Ann Clements Summary: It’s likely that Theodore Turley did help with making replacement dies for minting gold coins in Utah in the summer of 1850. This included a revised design for the $5 gold coin. Many of us
Theodore Turley Descendants Involved in Netflix True-Crime Documentary, “Murder Among the Mormons”
By Mary Ann Clements A new true-crime documentary premiered on Netflix earlier this week about the 1985 Salt Lake City bombings by forger Mark Hofmann. The BBC-Netflix documentary, “Murder Among the Mormons,” was co-directed by Jared L. Hess, a 4th-great
Celebrating the U.S. Census with Theodore Turley’s Census Records
By Mary Ann Clements Right now you can participate in an event that’s only happened 24 times in the history of the United States of America. Every ten years since 1790, the federal government has conducted a count of all
Do We Have Theodore’s Death Date Wrong?
By Mary Ann Clements Over the years, Theodore Turley’s descendants have disagreed about various details of his life, but one item has rarely been disputed, his death date of 12 August 1871. Now, historical evidence has come to light that
Crossing the Plains with the Silas Richards Company
One hundred and seventy years ago, Theodore Turley was in a wagon train en route to Salt Lake City. On the morning of July 24, 1849, Theodore woke up with other members of the Silas Richards Company in their encampment
“In the Valley of the Great Salt Lake”
On July 24th, both the state of Utah and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide celebrate Pioneer Day, a commemoration of the arrival of Latter-day Saint pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Theodore