Monday, December 26, 2011

Julia Turpin Jurges

Julia Turpin Jurges
Julia was another of the Iowa-born children in Robert Newton Turpin’s second family.  She was born 11 October 1875 in Grand Junction, Greene County, Iowa per her own handwritten notes.  Her obituary claims that the town of Jefferson is where Julia was born. 
Julia married a young German immigrant, Charles Jurges, on 15 March 1899 according to Rock County, Nebraska marriage records.  Charles was born 15 March 1876 in Hamburg, Germany, the son of Frederick H. Jurges and Johanna Wilhelmina Louisa Ilsemann according to German emigration records and his marriage record. Charles immigrated in 1892. He would have been about 17 years old. 
Charles was naturalized in 1901 in Idaho according to the 1930 census.  This would indicate that he and Julia left Nebraska shortly after they married. The 1900 census places them in Boise where Charles is an ice deliverer.  The 1910 census shows they moved to Washington state.  Charles is working in the farming industry.  The 1920 census shows them in Washington state and this is where they remained.  In 1920, Charles worked at a lumber mill.

1900 Census Boise, Idaho

1910 Census Lowell Village, Washington

1920 Census Everett, Washington

Their children were Frederick James and Alice Myrtle.  James was married to Beulah Morehouse and was divorced.  Alice married Frank Dafoe.  Both continued to live in Washington state. 
Charles died 21 March, 1947.  Julia died 19 April 1960 in Everett, Washington.  Julia was interred at the Evergreen Cemetery.  I'm not sure if Charles was interred there also. 

Julia did her part to continue the Turpin family tradition of moving westward. 

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