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Catherine Fea and William Grant Turnbull

Catherine Fea married Grant Turnbull (b. 22nd May 1837) on 29th September 1859 at St Genevieve, Missouri. Like her mother, she also had eleven children. These included

  • Catherine Marian Turnbull           b. 12th November 1862 d. 3rd June 1921
  • James J Turnbull                            b. 3rd March 1865 d. 8th September 1941
  • Annie G Turnbull                             b. 22nd May 1867 d. 11th November 1950
  • William F Turnbull                           b. 19th November 1869
  • Lizzie B. Turnbull                             b. 20th November 1872 d.17th September 1874
  • Lutitia M Turnbull                             b. 22nd May 1875 d. 12 November 1949
  • Robert Alexander Turnbull            b. 22nd January 1878 d. 12 September 1959
  • Julius L Turnbull                               b. 12th July 1881
  • Chilton B Turnbull                            b. 24th June 1894 d. 29th February 1960
  • Jessie Grant Turnbull                      b. 27th September 1887 d. 29th May 1960

Back row: Thomas Wallace Fea*, Jessie Grant Turnbull and Joseph Simpson Fea*
Front row: James William Fea* and Chilton B Turnbull
* Cousins of the Turnbull brothers and sons of Joseph Simpson Fea

William Grant Turnbull died on 20th March 1896 and is buried at Metcalf Cemetery, Washington County, MO

Catherine died at the age of 80 on 6th June 1919 at Newport, Washington. The following obituary appeared in the Newport Miner.

At her home in this city (Newport, Washington) Monday evening occurred the death of Mrs. Catherine Turnbull. She had been in poor health for several years. Catherine Fea was a native of Scotland. She came to this country with her parents when eleven years old and on Sept. 29th, 1859, was married to William (Grant) Turnbull at St. Louis, Missouri. To them eleven children were born, of whom one died in infancy and ten survive her. Of the children, Wm. F. has made his home with his mother, Grant also resides in Newport and Mrs. Jas. Stewart at Usk. The others are Chilton B. and Jewel of Fairfield, Montant; Mrs. Thompson of Marshfield, Oregon: Mrs. Merritt of Granite City, Ill; and three sons, Jas. J., Robt. A and Thomas W. of Potosi, (Washington county) Missouri. A sister, Mrs. J. C. Scott resides in Newport Mr. Turnbull died 25 years ago.

Mrs. Turnbull reached the age of 80 years. Since 1901 she resided in Newport, and was known and beloved by many of our people as "Aunt Kate." She was a good mother, one of those home-loving women whose every thought is of devotion and sacrifice for her own.

Funeral services were held at Congregational Church Thursday morning, conducted by Rev. Jas. N. Pendleton. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery beside her mother (Ann Liddle Fea) who died ten years ago.

The Newport Miner, June 1919:

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