NameDavis E. Turner
Birth17 Mar 1864, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death13 Sep 1950, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Marriage14 Oct 1886, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth18 Dec 1869, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death25 Sep 1940, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth1897, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Davis E. Turner
His death certificate records David E. Turner, age 86 years 5 months 27 days, born 17 March 1864 in Rowan Co., Ky, died 13 Sep 1950 in Morehead, Rowan Co., Ky, residence same, widowed, father John Turner, mother’s maiden name Margaret Cornette, informant Mrs. Sadie Howerton, cause of death cardio-renal disease, “this man had been bedfast for a long time”, burial in Clearfield, Ky.
Notes for Louisa Crosthwaite
Her death certicate records Lou Bradley, age 70 years 9 months 8 days, born 18 Dec 1869 in Kentucky, widowed, died 25 Sep 1940 in Morehead, Rowan Co., Ky, father Isaac Crosthwaite, mother’s maiden name Mary Donohew, both born in Ky, cause of death paralysis, informant Anna Click, Morehead, Ky, burial in Bradley Cemetery.
Her gravestone, as surveyed by the Rowan Co Historical Society, lists her name as Louise Bradley and has the dates 18 Dec 1868 to 25 Sep 1946, although the year of death may be a mistranscription in the survey.
Notes for Davis E. & Louisa (Family)
Rowan Co., Ky marriage book 1, p. 96, records the marriage on 14 Oct 1886 of Davis E. Turner and Lue Crosthwaite, consent from Mrs. Ann Crosthwaite, bond surety by S. B. Goodan, at Morehead by L. R. Lame, witnesses Hiram Pigman, Hiram Bradley, and Eli Bradley.
There were two Lou Crosthwait(e)’s in Rowan Co., first cousins, one born in March 1859, daughter of Aaron Crosthwait and Frances Piersall, and the other born in Dec 1869, daughter of Owen Crosthwaite and Mary Donahue. Neither Frances nor Mary was ever entered into any census as “Ann” with her husband, nor with her parents as a child. But Mary Donahue Crosthwait appears in the 1910 census as a mother-in-law Anna Crosthwaite and her daughter Lou who was married at that time to Alex Bradley. Further evidence that it was the younger Lou Crosthwait who married Davis Turner is that the older one would have been 27 in Oct 1886, not requiring parental consent, and both of her parents were still living in 1900. Consent from a mother nearly always means that the father was deceased.
This marriage apparently ended in divorce, because in 1899 Lou Crosthwaite remarried to Alex Bradley, using her maiden name, and in 1905 Davis Turner remarried to Nan Gullet . Since Davis and Lou married after 1880 and separated before 1900, they do not appear in any census togother.
I cannot find anyone in this family in the 1900 census, either separately or together.