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Mary Bennion (Turpin)

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Birkenshaw, Yorkshire, England
Death: January 4, 1914 (72)
Forest Dale, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Turpin and Elizabeth James Turpin
Wife of John Bennion
Mother of Heber Bennion, Sr.; Alfred Bennion; William Bennion; Marcus L. Bennion; Edwin Turpin Bennion and 3 others
Sister of William Lorenzo Turpin; Daniel John Tidswell Turpin; Joseph Elliot Norfolk Turpin; Richard Tidswell Turpin; Hannah Tidswell Turpin and 4 others

Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About Mary Bennion

Paul B. Cannon (b. 1901) wrote that he remembered Grandma Bennion saying that she did not want to be taken to the cemetery in an automobile. This was a time when they started using automobiles instead of horses for the funeral procession.

He also wrote that: "Grandma Bennion lived with us for a short time after mother and father married until she died, about 1913. She brought Effie Cooper with her and they both were as family members. Effie’s mother died at the time or shortly after Effie was born. Her mother was grandma’s sister. Grandma Bennion had an upstairs bedroom with a fireplace. Her room was next to the bathroom. A fire was kept going in her room during most of the winters. She was a very quiet and peaceful person as was mother. This is reflected in her picture. Grandma Bennion helped with the care of the younger children. I understand both Grandma Bennion and Effie took care of Milton as I came along only 14 months after he was born. Grandma Bennion liked having her hair brushed at night before she went to bed. I remember doing it sometimes."

Daughter of William Turpin and Elizabeth Tidswell

Married John Bennion, 19 Apr 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - John Angus Bennion, Edwin Turpin Bennion, William Bennion, Milton Bennion, Marcus Bennion, Zina Bennion, Heber Bennion, Alfred Bennion

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Mary Bennion's Timeline

January 25, 1841
Birkenshaw, Yorkshire, England
Age 7
November 28, 1858
Age 17
United States
December 20, 1860
Age 19
Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
March 2, 1861
Age 20
April 9, 1863
Age 22
Taylorsville, Salt Lake Co, Utah,
June 10, 1865
Age 24
Rush Valley, Tooele Co, Utah,
April 8, 1868
Age 27
Taylorsville, Salt Lake Co, Utah,
June 7, 1870
Age 29
Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States