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Children with: William Turner
Ida I, b. ABT 1873
Oliver L, b. ABT 1877
Henry (or Harry) L, b. ABT 1879
Inez, b. ABT 1882

 

Mary Francis Weekly

Oct 1855 - Born in Oregon


24 October 1871 (or 1870?) - Married William Turner (parents: James Samuel Turner 1825-1901, and Rachel Hannah Noah 1830-1880) 
 
Marriage ceremony took place at the Eighteen Mile House (stage station), in Ten Mile, Oregon.

1880 Census, Ten-Mile, Douglas, Oregon; Roll: T9_1081; Family History Film: 1255081; Page: 518.1000; Enumeration District: 43; Image: 0173.

William R. Turner 31  Born in Iowa Occupation: Farmer
Mary F. Turner 24  Born in Oregon
Ida I. Turner 7  Born in Oregon
Oliver L. Turner 3  Born in Oregon
Henry L. Turner 1  Born in Oregon

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1890 - Census records for Oregon were destroyed.

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Obituary of Mary's mother, Irene Weekly, states that Mary lived in Portland in Jan 1899.  William Turner died 5th of September 1890.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name:   Mollie Turner
[Mallie Turner]
Home in 1900:   Portland Ward 5, Multnomah, Oregon
Age:    44
Birth Date:     Oct 1855
Birthplace:     Oregon
Race:   White
Gender: Female
Relationship to Head of House:  Head
Father's Birthplace:    Iowa
Mother's Birthplace:    Kansas
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation:

Household Members:Dau Ida Turner 27; Oliver L Turner 23;
Harry L Tuner 21; Inez Turner 18


1910 United States Federal Census
Name:   Mary F Turner
Age in 1910:    54
Estimated birth year:   abt 1856
Birthplace:     Oregon
Relation to Head of House:      Head
Father's Birth Place:   Kentucky
Mother's Birth Place:   Tennessee
Home in 1910:   Portland Ward 7, Multnomah, Oregon
Marital Status: Widowed
Race:   White
Gender: Female
Neighbors:

Household Members: Son Henry L Turner aged 30


1920 United States Federal Census
Name:   Mary F Turner
Home in 1920:   Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
Age:    63
[43]
Estimated birth year:   abt 1857
[abt 1877]
Birthplace:     Oregon
Relation to Head of House:      Self (Head)
[Head]
Father's Birth Place:   Kentucky
Mother's Birth Place:   Tennessee
Marital Status: Widowed
[Widow]
Race:   White
Sex:    Female
Home owned:     Own
Able to read:   Yes
Able to Write:  Yes
Neighbors:

Household Members:Son Harry Turner aged 40


Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Portland,
Multnomah, Oregon; Roll  T625_1500; Page: 3B; Enumeration
District: 79; Image: 843.

1930 United States Federal Census
Name:   Mary F Turner
Home in 1930:   Portland, Multnomah, Oregon


Age:    74

Estimated birth year:   abt 1856
Birthplace:     Oregon
Relation to Head of House:      Head
Race:   White
Household Members:Residing alone


Mary was residing in Portland, OR in 1930, according to her brother Edmund's obituary.  She died in Portland, OR on 30 Oct 1933.

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The following text comes from "Historic Douglas County, Oregon 1982," published by Douglas County Historical Society, page 293:

William Turner

William Turner was born in Iowa in 1848 and came west in 1853 by wagon train with his parents, James S. and Rachel H. Turner.  William, as a young man, helped to build and operate a sawmill and coal mine in the Lookingglass Valley with his father and brothers.  He worked as a stockman and cowboy, helping to trail cattle from the Umpqua Valley to the Harney Basin and on to markets in the East.  

William married Mary Francis Weekly in 1871 in Douglas County.  Mary was the daughter of William E Weekly, an early settler in Douglas County.  To this union three children were born in Douglas County: Inez, Ida, and Roy.  
 
William was killed by a horse shortly after moving to Portland, Oreg. Mary Francis and her two daughters died in Portland in the 1920's.  Roy traveled over most of Oregon trading horses and for a time ran a stable and sales yard on Powell Blvd. in Southeast Portland.  Kenneth C. Thompson

(Kenneth C Thompson wrote many items in the book.)
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My comments:
I am unsure of the identity of Roy mentioned in this book.  I have not included Roy in the list of children that is on the left.  However, he may very well be one of the children I have already listed, who went by the name of Roy.

You will notice there were two boys in the family while the history book only mentions one.  It also says that Mary died in the 1920s, however she died in 1933.