Friday, December 16, 2011

Francis Charles "Charley" Turpin - Tenth Child

Charley and Cora’s family with Mary Ellen Turpin Estlack

Charley Turpin was the first child in Robert Newton Turpin's second family.  He was born 6 July 1874 in Iowa.  He came with his parents to Nebraska at a very young age. 

Charley's first wife was Cora Mae Miller, the only child of Margaret Ann Vert and Tom A. Miller, and granddaughter of Thomas and Rebecca Vert. The Miller family lived just above the Turpins on the Niobrara River.  Charley and Cora were married about 1895.  Their children were: Anna Eudora, Robert, Earl Elvin, Laura Edna, and Susie Adella.

Charley and Cora living next door to Mary Ellen Turpin in Kirkwood Precinct in 1900 Census

Charley’s second wife was Sarah Rozelle “Zelia” Johnson.  They had one child, William “Tiny” Turpin.

Charley and Sarah living in Newport Precinct in 1910 Census

Charley and Sarah living in Newport Village in 1920 Census
In the 1900 and 1910 censuses Charley is shown farming.  The 1920 lists his occupation as a farmer and blacksmith.

1918 Registration for World War I Draft
Charley died 2 Dec 1923 in Stuart, Holt County, Nebraska and is buried in the Willowdale Cemetery in Rock County, Nebraska.  Zelia remarried later to a Mr. Braun.

I know there are living descendents from both of Charley's families but I've only been in touch with one. 

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