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Bessie B. (McCullough) Turner

Bessie B. (McCullough) Turner

Posted: 8 Apr 2012 8:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McCullough, Turner
Looking for any information on Bessie B. McCullough Turner. Bessie and her husband, Eugene S. Turner lived in Dalkena, WA and moved to Kellogg, Idaho in 1929. They show up in the 1930 Census and then Eugene moved to Hope, Idaho in the late 1930's to early 1940's however Bessie isn't mentioned. When Eugene died in 1947 he was listed as a widower.
Bessie married Eugene on Dec of 1915, in Spokane, WA.
Any information on Bessie would be appreciated.

Re: Bessie B. (McCullough) Turner

Posted: 11 May 2012 5:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Turner

I checked the Western States Marriage Index but she wasn't listed there.

I found a Bessie Turner who died 2/12/1952 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., ID per death cert #542.
Source: Brigham Young University,

She's buried in Twin Falls Cemetery, Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co., ID; Section 83 Lot: 13 Grave: 1. Her birth date isn't listed.

One way to find out if this Bessie was yours, is to find her obituary (if one was published). You can contact The Morning News, or 208-785-1100.

Also the 1940 Census has been released to the public but the indexing isn't complete yet for Idaho. To check on when the indexing will be complete, go to
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Re: Bessie B. (McCullough) Turner

Posted: 17 May 2012 7:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
An image of the marriage certificate is found on the WA Digital Archives:
It shows Eugene Turner, age 34, born in Illinois, son of Lucian and Mary (Lutz); Bessie McCullough, age 19(1896?), born in "Wash?" they married on 2 Dec 1915. The handwriting on the image is VERY poor, it "appears" her father, John?, was born in Oregon, her mother Sarah?, born in "O"(Oregon? Ohio?). Witness was a Bertha McCullough
--Your tree (below) shows a 1910 census of Whitman county where she is identified as the daughter of Charles and Anna, and was born in Oregon. This person would have been 21/22 at the time of marriage. The 1920 Census does show her birth in Oregon, but shows her as 23 that enumeration date of 2 January. The 1930 shows birth in Oregon and age of 32 on enumeration of April 2. It also shows she was 18 at the time of marriage.

Several family tree identifies a Eugene Turner, born about 1878, died 10 Nov 1948 in Sandpoint, Bonner County, ID, son of Lucien McShan Turner and Mary Elizabeth Lutz.
This one is your tree:
It helps to link your tree to your post, then you won't have to explain a lot of information.

This Bessie Turner, born 1897, died 12 Feb 1952, buried 18 Feb 1952:
I wouldn't waste time looking for her obit, contact the cemetery. Twin Falls Cemetery Association, 2551 Kimberly Rd, Twin Falls, ID, 208-733-6370
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