Hyrum Smith Turley
1846-1847

Born: 5 December 1846 in Winter Quarters (now Omaha), Douglas County, Nebraska1
Died: 29 April 1847 in Winter Quarters (now Omaha), Douglas County, Nebraska2
Buried: Winter Quarters Cemetery in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska3
FamilySearch ID: KFGZ-TYB
FindaGrave Memorial ID:  35005586

Hyrum Smith Turley was the son of Theodore Turley and Sarah Ellen Clift.

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Life Sketch

Hyrum Smith Turley and his twin brother, Joseph Smith Turley, were the sons of Theodore Turley and Sarah Ellen Clift. They were born 5 December 1846 at Winter Quarters (now Omaha), Douglas County, Nebraska.4

Joseph Smith Turley and Hyrum Smith Turley in the Family Memorial for Sarah Ellen Clift

Hyrum’s twin brother, Joseph Smith Turley, only lived three months. Hyrum last a month and a half longer, passing away on 29 April 1847 from croup. He was buried in the same grave as his deceased brother at the Winter Quarters Cemetery.5

Hyrum S. Turley in the Winter Quarters sexton record (1847)

Note: Hyrum’s name on the Winter Quarters memorial is misstated as “Hyrum O. Turley.” This was likely a misreading of the middle initial in the sexton record.

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1846
December 5: Hyrum Smith Turley and his twin brother, Joseph Smith Turley, were born at Winter Quarters (now Omaha), Douglas County, Nebraska.6

1847
April 29: Four-month-old Hyrum Smith Turley died of “crupe” (croup) at Winter Quarters. He was buried in grave number 95 with his deceased twin brother at the Winter Quarters Cemetery.7

Important Places

Winter Quarters, Nebraska: Hyrum Smith Turley and his twin brother, Joseph, were born at Winter Quarters in December 1846. They both died as infants and were buried together in grave number 95 at the Winter Quarters Cemetery.

  1. Family Memorial-Sarah Ellen Clift; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, image 29 of 51, Hyrum S Turley, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=28, accessed March 2021.
  2. Family Memorial-Sarah Ellen Clift; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, image 29 of 51, Hyrum S Turley, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=28, accessed March 2021.
  3. Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, image 29 of 51, Hyrum S Turley, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=28, accessed March 2021; FindaGrave.com, memorial page for Hyrum Smith Turley (5 Dec 1846–29 Apr 1847), memorial no. 35005586, citing Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA.
  4. Family Memorial-Sarah Ellen Clift; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, image 29 of 51, Hyrum S Turley, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=28, accessed March 2021.
  5. Family Memorial-Sarah Ellen Clift; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, image 29 of 51, Hyrum S Turley, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=28, accessed March 2021; FindaGrave.com, memorial page for Hyrum Smith Turley (5 Dec 1846–29 Apr 1847), memorial no. 35005586, citing Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA.
  6. Family Memorial-Sarah Ellen Clift; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, image 29 of 51, Hyrum S Turley, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=28, accessed March 2021.
  7. Family Memorial-Sarah Ellen Clift; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, image 29 of 51, Hyrum S Turley, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=28, accessed March 2021; FindaGrave.com, memorial page for Hyrum Smith Turley (5 Dec 1846–29 Apr 1847), memorial no. 35005586, citing Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA.