Ruth Jane Giles Turley
1812-1880

Born: 29 June 1812 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
Died: 28 December 1880 in Utah
Buried: Mountain View Cemetery in Beaver, Beaver, Utah
FamilySearch ID: KWV9-C8R
FindaGrave Memorial ID: 51058

Ruth was the daughter of Samuel Giles and Elizabeth Reith.

It is thought that Ruth was a plural wife in Nauvoo, Illinois, resulting in the birth of her son, Joseph Orson on 12 July 1845. We do not know the identity of Joseph Orson’s biological father.

Ruth married Theodore Turley on 18 June 1850 at the Deseret Mint in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Their children were:

  1. Joseph Orson Turley (1845-1916) m. Elizabeth Lightner.
  2. Jacob Omner Turley (1852-1924) m. Louisa Annie Woodhouse.
  3. Alvin Hope Turley (1855-1872)

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