Dorothy Pearl Abbey




Lawrence Jay Turney was born May 12, 1909, in Forestburg, Hastings, Coulee, Alberta, Canada, and died December 28, 1977, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, at age 68. He is the son of James Robert Turney of Harrison, Boone Co., AR, and Edith May York of Nelson Co., Dakota Territory (ND). He was a mechanic, and was a Staff Sergeant in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Dorothy Pearl Abbey was born February 23, 1913, in Flagstone, British Columbia, Canada, and died from Alzheimer's disease October 23, 2004, at Pioneer Lodge, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada, at age 87. Her ashes spread over Oliver Alva Abbey's gravesite, Roosville Cemetery, Roosville, British Columbia, Canada. She is the daughter of Oliver Alva Abbey of Lot 26, Con. 2, Hope Twp., Northumberland and Durham Co., Canada West, and Anne Elizabeth "Annie" Smale of London, England.

Lawrence Jay Turney (age 21), a bachelor, and Dorothy Pearl "Dot" Abbey (age 17) a maiden, were married September 15, 1930, in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada.

Lawrence Jay Turney and Dorothy Pearl (Abbey) Turney had three children:

  1. Mona Pearl Turney: Born December 28, 1930, in Flagstone, British Columbia, Canada. Lived in Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada. Married (1) September 15, 1949, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, to Bruce Malcom: Born February 9, 1926, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada; Died August 21, 1996, in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada (age 70). Divorced 1974. Married (2) March 6, 1982, in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada, to D'Arcy Hector Maurice Ball: Born October 15, 1932, in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada; Died May 4, 2016, in Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada (age 73).
  2. Edith Joy Turney: Born July 4, 1933, in Grasmere, British Columbia, Canada; Died December 30, 2004, in Kindred Hospital, Ontario, CA, CA (age 71). Married March 21, 1954, in California, to William Russell "Bill" Lukrafka: Born July 10, 1925, in Decatur, Macon Co., IL; Died August 25, 2005, in Corona Regional Hospital, Corona, Anaheim, Orange Co., CA (age 80). Four children.
  3. Alfred Lawrence "Larry" Turney: Born August 27, 1939, in Flagstone, British Columbia, Canada; Died May 10, 2013, in Comox, British Columbia, Canada (age 74). Married (1) November 19, 1960, at United Church, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, to Unknown Unknown. Divorced 1965, in British Columbia, Canada. Married (2) Unknown, to Unknown: Born Unknown. Two children and one adopted child.



TIMELINE

Ontario was known as: Upper Canada from December 26, 1791, to February 10, 1841; Canada West from February 10, 1841, to July 1, 1867; and Ontario after July 1, 1867.


   

Oliver Alva Abbey's homestead, Flagstone, BC, Canada. The framed acrylic was painted by Dorothy Pearl (Abbey) Turney sometime in the 1980s. The color picture was taken by Alfred Lawrence "Larry" Turney. Pictures courtesy of Kerry and Jim Young.


Irene Beatrice (Abbey) Letcher wrote her autobiography, which contains much information about her parents, siblings, acquaintances, and life experiences growing up in British Columbia, Canada, in the early 1900s.


To see the autobiography above as a PDF document, click on the image.


   

The ashes of Dorothy Pearl (Abbey) Turney are spread over the gravesite of her father, Oliver Alva Abbey, in Roosville Cemetery, Roosville, East Kootenay Regional District, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks to Kerry and Jim Young for making these images available.


Roosville is an unincorporated community and United States Port of Entry on the Canada–United States border in Lincoln County, Montana, United States, at the terminus of US Highway 93. The locality on the Canadian side of the border is also named Roosville and is the southern terminus of British Columbia provincial highway 93.

Lawrence Turney married Dorothy when she was 17, and they lived in Fernie, BC, and then moved to Cranbrook. Lawrence served as a Sergeant in WWII.

Edith Joy Turney came to Gardena, CA, in August 9, 1952, for permanent residency with her aunt, Lillian Eliza "Lily" (Abbey) Loveland. 

Dorothy Pearl "Dot" Abbey was the second youngest and she cared for her father Oliver Alva Abbey when he developed colon cancer and subsequently passed away.  Yes, we spread my Gran's (Dorothy Pearl) ashes at her Dad's (Oliver Alva) gravesite.  

Lawrence (seems his names is spelled Lawrence or Laurence at different times) Turney's side his Dad came up from the States and that is quite the story.  We have connected with some of the American family he left behind.  He apparently went fishing one day and never came home....they thought he had drown in the creek....but alas he took a young girl to Canada, married her and told everyone he was Irish.....with the tale he spun he could well have been.

Lawrence Jay Turney was born May 12, 1909, in Forestburg, Hastings, Coulee, Alberta, Canada.

Dorothy Pearl "Dot" Abbey was born February 23, 1913, in Flagstone, British Columbia, Canada.

William Russell "Bill" Lukrafka was born July 10, 1925, in Decatur, Macon Co., IL.

Lawrence Jay Turney (age 21), a bachelor, and Dorothy Pearl Abbey (age 17), a maiden, were married September 15, 1930, in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada.

Mona Pearl Turney was born December 28, 1930, in Flagstone, British Columbia, Canada.

Edith Joy Turney  was born July 4, 1933, in Grasmere, British Columbia, Canada.


Dorothy Pearl (Abbey) Turney, Lawrence Jay Turney, and Mona Pearl Turney, about 1935, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks to Kerry and Jim Young for making this image available.


Alfred Lawrence "Larry" Turney was born August 27, 1939, in Flagstone, British Columbia, Canada.


Bruce Malcom in his Navy uniform, about 1945. Thanks to Kerry and Jim Young for making this image available.


Dorothy Pearl (Abbey) Turney and her daughter, Mona Pearl Turney, 1946. Thanks to Kerry and Jim Young for making this image available.


Lawrence Jay Turney in his sergeant's uniform, London, 1949. Thanks to Kerry and Jim Young for making this image available.


 

 

 

 

 

Mona Pearl Turney and Edith Joy Turney, 1948. Thanks to Kerry and Jim Young for making this image available.


Edith Joy Turney, Alfred Lawrence "Larry" Turney, and Mona Pearl Turney, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, about 1948. Thanks to Kerry and Jim Young for making this image available.


Bruce Malcom and Mona Pearl Turney were married September 15, 1949, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada.


       

Mona Pearl (Turney) Malcom, on her wedding day, September 15, 1949, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. The picture on the far right is animated through My Heritage. Thanks to Kerry and Jim Young for making this information available.


William Russell "Bill" Lukrafka and Edith Joy Turney were married March 21, 1954, in California.


Dorothy Pearl (Abbey) Turney at about age 75. Thanks to Kerry and Jim Young for making this image available.


Dorothy Pearl "Dot" (Abbey) Turney died from Alzheimer's disease October 23, 2004, at Pioneer Lodge, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada, at age 87. Her ashes spread over Oliver Alva Abbey's gravesite, Roosville Cemetery, Roosville, British Columbia, Canada.


The Morning Star, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, Friday, October 29, 2004

TURNEY

DOROTHY TURNEY passed away peacefully on October 23, 2004, at Pioneer Lodge in Salmon Arm. Dot, as she was known to her friends, was born February 23, 1913 in Flagstone, BC. She lived in the East Kootenay area for most of her life. She married Lawrence Turney in 1930 and they had 3 children. She will be sadly missed by two daughters: Mona (D'Arcy) Ball and Joy (Bill) Lukrafka, and a son, Larry, as well as 12 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Our lives are richer because of her presence. Gran was an avid gardener, enjoyed fishing, hunting and the great outdoors. A service will be held at the Zion United Church in Armstrong on October 29, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements made through Fischer's Funeral Services in Salmon Arm.


Edith Joy (Turney) Lukrafka died December 30, 2004, in Kindred Hospital, Ontario, CA, CA, at age 71.


The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA, Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Lukrafka Edith Joy, 71

LUKRAFKA, EDITH "JOY" Passed away peacefully on December 30, 2004 at Kindred Hospital in Ontario, CA. Joy was born on July 4, 1933 in Canada. When she was a young lady she moved to California where she met her husband, William R. Lukrafka. They were married in 1954 and had 4 children, William L. Lukrafka of North Glenn, CO., Kirk James Lukrafka of Buena Vista, CO., Kally-Jo Petterson of Corona, CA. and Luke Jay Lukrafka of Vero Beach, FL. Joy will be sadly missed by her 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mona Ball of Canada and a brother, Larry Turney of Canada. Service will be held at Thomas Miller Mortuary, Corona, CA. January 7, 2004 at 1 p.m. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of: THOMAS MILLER MORTUARY (951) 737-3244


William Russell "Bill" Lukrafka died August 25, 2005, in Corona Regional Hospital, Corona, Orange Co., CA, at age 80.


The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA, Wednesday, August 31, 2005

2005 F20: Corona/Norco

LUKRAFKA, WILLIAM "BILL" Passed away peacefully on August 25, 2005 at Corona Regional Hospital in Corona, CA. Bill was born on July 10, 1925 in Decatur, Illinois. When he was a young man he met a young lady, Edith "Joy" Turney, who became his wife on March 21, 1954, together they had 4 children, William L. Lukrafka of North Glenn, CO., Kirk J. Lukrafka of Buena Vista, CO., Kally-Jo Petterson of Corona, CA. and Luke J. Lukrafka of Vero Beach, FL. Our Dad will be sadly missed by his 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Service will be held at Thomas Miller Mortuary, Corona, CA. on September 2, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of: THOMAS MILLER MORTUARY (951) 737-3244


 

Oliver Alva Abbey was born December 12, 1869, in Lot 26, Con. 2, Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West.

The 1871 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, shows Alrien Abby (age 42) is a Farmer living in Hope Twp. Living with him are his wife Elizabeth Abby (age 43), and children: Ellen Abby (age 18), Henry Abby (age 16), John R. Abby (age 14), Levi Abby (age 13); Eliza Abby (age 10); Martha Abby (age 9); Mary Abby (age 7); Hattie Ann Abby (age 3) and Oliver Abby (age 1). All family members were born in Upper Canada.

Anne Elizabeth "Annie" Smale was born November 1872 in London, England.

Annie emigrated to Canada in 1873.

The 1891 Census taken on June 1, 1891, shows Oliver Abbey (age 21) born in Ontario to Ontario-born parents is an unmarried Farmer and is living in Moose Jaw, Assiniboia Dist., North West Territories, Canada. Living with him is an unmarried Lodger, Charles C. Lyon (age 21) born in Scotland to Scottish-born parents, a Farmer.

Extracts from the 1891 Federal Census of Assiniboia West, Microfilm #T6426-T6427, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Alfred Thomas Abbey 1891 Saskatchewan Moose Jaw & Regina District
Evelyn Mary Abbey 1891 Saskatchewan Moose Jaw & Regina District
Frank Abbey 1891 Saskatchewan Moose Jaw & Regina District
Harley Abbey 1891 Saskatchewan Moose Jaw & Regina District
Helen Elizabeth Abbey 1891 Saskatchewan Moose Jaw & Regina District
Hester Abbey 1891 Saskatchewan Moose Jaw & Regina District
Lester K. Abbey 1891 Saskatchewan Moose Jaw & Regina District
Lewis Abbey 1891 Saskatchewan Moose Jaw & Regina District
Oiver Abbey 1891 Saskatchewan Moose Jaw & Regina District
Phoebe Jane Abbey 1891 Saskatchewan Moose Jaw & Regina District
Vera E. Abbey 1891 Saskatchewan Moose Jaw & Regina District

Oliver Alva Abbey and Anne Elizabeth "Annie" Smale were married about 1890 in Unknown.

The 1911 Canadian Census taken June 23, 1911, shows Oliver Abby (age 41) born December 1869 in Ontario, Canada, is a Farmer living in Flagstone, Fernie District, Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada. Living with him is his wife, Annie Abby (age 38) born November 1872 in England and having emigrated in 1873. Also living there are his ten unmarried children: Wilbert Abby (age 19) born December 1891 in Saskatchewan, Canada, a Railroad Laborer; Henry Abby (age 16) born July 1894 in Saskatchewan, Canada, a Farmers Son Farmer; Tillie Abby (age 15) born December 1896 in Saskatchewan, Canada; Vern Abby (age 13) born December 1898 in Saskatchewan, Canada; Archie Abby (age 10) born December 1900 in Saskatchewan, Canada; George Abby (age 9) born February 1902 in Saskatchewan, Canada; Irene Abby (age 8) born January 1903 in British Columbia, Canada; Clarence Abby (age 6) born February 1905 in British Columbia, Canada; Mary Abby (age 4) born March 1907 in British Columbia, Canada; and Stanley Abby (age 1) born February 1910 in British Columbia, Canada.

Anne Elizabeth (Smale) Abbey died August 29, 1929, in Flagstone, Fernie District, Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada, at age 56.

Oliver Alva Abbey died September 21, 1947, in Fernie District, British Columbia, Canada, at age 77.