Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Toliver J. Turley, father Vall Turley, 9 North 50 West

In 1880 Sedgwick County, Kansas, Jerome Turley is 30, born in Illinois, Bathsheba 28 Missouri, Lola 8 Illinois, Vivalley (daughter) Kansas, son Elva M. 2, and Iva M. four months.
Elva M. Marshall was divorced in 1930 Wichita, and registered for WWII in Wichita, sister Mrs. Iola Newby of Wichita as reference.

In 1900 Kingman County, Kansas, Vall is farming, born April 1876 in Kansas, married one year to Anna May 1876 Illinois. Toliver was born May 1899 in Kansas. Vall's brothe Marshall born January 1878 in Kansas is with them, and so is Anna's brother Henry Diefenbach Feb 1881 Kansas.
In 1905 Butler County, Kansas, V. Turley is 29, A.D. 29. T. J. is 6, T. 4 H. 2 and O.F. Diefenbaugh 25.

Anna Dorothea Turley 1876-1907 is buried in Wichita, # 36452912.

In 1910 Sedgwick County, Kansas, Vivally is a dairy farmer, 24, Linnie R. 23 - her first marriage, a year ago.
Tolliver is 10, Tillie 8, and Hazel V. 6. They have a hired man Charlie Cowper and Vivalley's brother Roy, 27.

Vivalley registered for WWI in Iliff, Logan County, born April 4, 1876, farming for Joe Cunningham of Iliff, nearest relative Linnie Turley of Iliff.

In 1920 Logan County, Val is 43, Lennie 32, with Tolliver 20. They have two lodgers, George A. Cowan 24 born in Kansas and James Miller 34 Iowa.

Toliver claimed a quarter in 10 and 11, 9N 50W in 1924, and another quarter in 11, 9N 50W in 1932.

Vall claimed a quarter in 6, 9N 50W in 1924.

Toliver J. Turley married Lois Peterson on December 24, 1928, recorded in Logan County.
In 1930 Logan County, Vall is farming, 52, Lennie 42. Tollie is 28, married to Lois 26 born in Nebraska.

In 1940, Val is an inmate at the Pueblo, Colorado hospital, 63.

Vivalley A. Turley 1876-1955 is buried in Wichita # 35482067.
"Wichita Eagle, Saturday, March 5, 1955

Graveside Rites Held For Native Wichitan

Graveside services for Vivalley Turley, 78, who died in Denver, Colo., Thursday, were conducted at Maple Grove cemetery here Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. D. K. McColl, pastor of Hillside Christian Church, officiated.
Mr. Turley was born April 4, 1876, in Wichita. He was a retired farmer and belonged to the Christian Church.
Survivors include his widow, Linnie, of the Denver home address: two daughters, Mrs. L. C. Vance, Ft. Morgan, Colo.. and Mrs. Jess Andrews, Wichita; a son, Tollie Turley, Ft. Morgan, six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In 1956 Denver, Vall (Linnie) is listed at 2945 Downing, apartment 3.

In 1965 Denver, Linnie (wid Vall) is retired, living in a basement at 1691 S. Ogden.

Linnie R. (Nagel) Turley 1886-1968 is buried in Wichita # 33270862.


In 1920 Logan County, Willard precinct, Lois Peterson was 16, born in Nebraska, with parents C. Clay Peterson 47 born in Illinois, and Katie F. 48, New York. Robert is 15, latham W. 13, Ellsworth D. 12, and Ourill M. 11 - these born in Iowa.
The Peterson family had been in Burlington, Iowa in 1910, Clay a postal clerk.

In 1940 Logan County, Toliver "Durley" is 40, Lois 36, Anna 9, Marie 6, Henry 2, and Sylvia three months

Sylvia Orrill Turley 1939-1941 is buried in Sterling # 58096467.

Tolliver J. Turley's estate was probated in Morgan County Colorado in 1957.

He's buried in Sterling 1899-1957 # 58153257, with Lois 1903-1974 # 58153262.

March 4, 1974 "Mrs. Lois P. Turley, 1105 Prospect, Fort Morgan, died Saturday, March 2, at Weld County General Hospital. She was 71. Born Jan. 18, 1903, at Omaha, Neb., she came to Colorado from Iowa with her parents in 1915 and lived at Willard. She attended school in Willard and Sterling and college at Greeley and Gunnison. She taught school in Logan County for 10 years, and moved to Fort Morgan in 1941. Her husband, Tollie, died June 8, 1957. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Marie Speaker of Briggsdale, and Mrs. Anna Kathryn Heginbottom of Greeley; a son, Henry J. Turley of Fort Morgan; and four grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister and three brothers, including Robert R. Peterson of Fort Collins. Funeral services will he at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of the Joliffe Mortuary at Fort Morgan. Concluding services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery at Sterling."

Buckingham (Weld County) items of March 20, 1974 "Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Mitzel and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Speaker, and Paul Speaker, Mr. and Mr. Rheinhold Horst, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Weitzel, Mrs. Chris Allmer, Chuck Durlin, Mrs. Dye, and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Baumgartner attended the funeral of Mrs. Speaker's mother, Mrs. Turley in Fort Morgan Wednesday. "

1972 Greeley, Colorado "Thanksgiving guests of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Speaker and sons and Paul Speaker were Mrs. Speaker's mother, Mrs. Lois Turley, and brother Mr. and Mrs. Henry Turley and family, all of Fort Morgan."

1974 Greeley, Colorado " Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peterson of Fort Collins and Mrs. Lois Turley of Fort Morgan were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Speaker and family and Paul Speaker. Mrs. Turley has been staying with her daughter and family, the Irvin Speakers, since her stay in the hospital."

December 1974 Greeley "Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Speaker and boys drove to Cheyenne Thanksgiving and had dinner with Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Vance, aunt and uncle of Mrs. Speaker."

December 26, 1958 Greeley "Henry J. Turley and Phyllis T. Taylor both of Fort Morgan."

August 1958 Greeley "Miss Marie Rose Turley, daughter of Mrs. T. J. Turley of Fort Morgan, became the bride of Irvin Leroy Speaker, son of John Speaker of Briggsdale, Friday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of the bride. The Rev. Garnie Atkisson officiated at the double ring ceremony, witnessed by members of the immediate families. Arrangements of roses provided the floral setting for the service. The bride was attired in an afternoon frock of pink nylon and wore white accessories. Her bouquet was of roses. Miss Kathryn Turley, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. She was dressed in blue nylon, with white accessories. The best man was Paul Speaker, brother of the groom. The Speakers are spending their honeymoon at Yellowstone National Park. They will be gone 10 days. The bride is a 1951 graduate of Fort Morgan High school. For the past seven years she has been employed by the Farmers Stale Bank of Fort Morgan. At present, she heads the bookkeeping department. The groom was graduated from Buckingham high with the class of 1946. He has been engaged in ranching and farming since school days."

Irvin Leroy Speaker, 86, longtime area resident, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush.Irvin was born May 21, 1927 to John and Katherine (Kler) Speaker in Haxton. His parents were both born in Norka, Russia. He married Marie R. Turley on August 15, 1958 in Fort Morgan.He attended school at Sunnydale, a country school in the area, and Buckingham High School graduating in 1946.Irvin farmed and raised cattle in the Buckingham-Briggsdale area from 1946 until 2008.
In 2008, after a fire destroyed his house, he and Marie moved to Fort Morgan. He also worked for over twenty years as campaign help at the Great Western Sugar Company in Fort Morgan.He was a member of the Weldon Valley Presbyterian Church in Goodrich.
In his earlier years, Irvin served on an ASCS Committee in Weld County, was a member of the Fort Morgan Elks Lodge, and a member of the Greeley Moose Lodge. He loved to polka dance.Survivors include his wife, Marie of Fort Morgan; two sons, Michael L. Speaker of Briggsdale and Mark J. Speaker of Berthoud; two grandchildren, and two nephews.Irvin was preceded in death by his brother, Paul J. Speaker, his sister, Marion L. Hays, one nephew, and his parents.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Fort Morgan. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. in Memory Gardens.
Marie's and Irvin's stone in Fort Morgan has him 1927-2013 and Marie's date of death blank # 69367044.


In 1920 Wichita, Kansas, H. V. Turley is 17, doing housework, T. B. 19 no occupation. They're with the james E. 24 and Myrtle K. 18 Allen couple.

Hazel married Jesse Andrews, and was in Wichita in 1930. She's buried in Wichita 1902-1990.

Tillie B. Vance 1900-1979 is buried in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with Lewis Clark Vance 1906-1979.


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