Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Elizabeth Jane Turner, Edwin's second wife.

Above: Elizabeth Jane Turner, second wife of Edwin Oakley.

On August 13, 1874, at the Cathedral, Manchester, 39 year old widower Edwin Thomas Oakley, Gentleman, residing at 58 Cranworth Street, Ardwick, was married to 25 year old spinster Elizabeth Jane Turner of Bold Street, Moss Side, the daughter of John Turner, agent. Witnesses to the event all belonged to the bride's family- John Turner, Annie Maria Turner and Fanny Twemlow Turner.
Elizabeth's father John Turner was a commission agent from Staffordshire. He and his wife Elizabeth had three daughters, of whom Elizabeth was the eldest and the first to marry.
Her sisters Ann Maria and Fanny Twemlow also married- Fanny in 1880 to commercial traveller Richard Outhwaite from Yorkshire, and Anne to Frederick Mandley Pettitt in 1877.

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