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Womer Cemetery ~ Lena Myrtle Turner ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Turner, Lena Myrtle
MAIDEN NAME: Dyer AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 14 Nov 1885 DIED: 18 Dec 1967 BURIED: 20 Dec 1967 ~ Womer Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Salem, Marion Co, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon

1900 OR CENSUS - Lena Dyer, age 14, b. Nov 1885 in Oregon, is enumerated with John, age 52, occupation logger, b. Sep 1847 in Canada (Fr), and his wife of 22 years, Olize, age 43, b. Nov 1856 in Maine, along with Johnnie, age 20, b. Jan 1880 in Maine, Joe, age 18, b. Mar 1882 in Maine, Arthur, age 11, b. Sep 1888 in Oregon, Jennie, age 8, b. Sep 1888 in Oregon, and Levy, age 5, b. Nov 1894 in Oregon. 

MARRIAGE – B.F. Turner & Lenora M. Dyer md 14 Nov 1901, Polk co, Ore

1910 OR CENSUS – Lena M. Turner (23y, b Oregon, married 8y, mother of 3 children) enumerated with husband Benjamin (37y, b Oregon), 3 children Darrell F. (7y, b Oregon), Vera V. (5y, b Oregon) and Olive L. (3y, b Oregon) and her brother James Dyer (19y, b Oregon)

1920 OR CENSUS – Lena Turner (34y, b Oregon) enumerated with husband Frank (47y, b Oregon, occupation postmaster) and 5 children, all born in Oregon, Darrell (17y), Vera (15y), Olive (12y), Greatha (4y5m) and Lena (1y11m); also with family were 3 lodgers

1930 OR CENSUS – Lena Turner (43y, b Oregon, married at age 16y) enumerated with husband Frank B. (57y, b Oregon, married at age 30y, occupation postmaster), 3 children, all born in Oregon, Greatha (14y), Lena L. (12y) and Jean M. (5y) and her father John Dyer (86y, b Canada, immigrated 1896, naturalized, widowed)

1940 OR CENSUS – Lena Turner (54y, b Oregon) enumerated with husband B.F. (66y, b Oregon, occupation postmaster) and daughter Jean Marie (15y, b Oregon); family was living in same house in 1935


OSBH DC (1967 Polk co) #18547 Lena Myrtle Turner, female, housewife, widowed; b 14 Nov 1885, Salem, Ore; father John Dyer; mother Olive Ronco; d 18 Dec 1967, Dallas rest home, of Rt 2, Box 155A, Monmouth, age 82y; bur Womer; informant Vera Ziebeck, daughter


Lena Myrtle Turner, 82, Monmouth died Monday, Dec 18 at a local nursing home. She was born in Salem Nov 14, 1885, the daughter of John and Olive Ronco Dyer. In 1901 she married Benjamin F. Turner in Dallas. He died in 1944. They had lived in the Pedee area most of their life except for a period in Maupin. Funeral services were held in the Bollman Funeral Home, Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Burial was in the Womer cemetery at Pedee. Surviving are her son, Darrel Turner of Gladstone; daughters, Vera Ziebeck of Monmouth, Jeanne Wall of Maupin, Greatha Cooper of Reno, and Lena Tulles of Anchorage; a brother, Arthur Dyer of Monmouth; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.

Itemizer Observer, Thursday, December 21, 1967, 3:1


Lena M.
1886 - 1967
(shares marker with B. Frank)


Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (1967 Polk co) #18547 
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, ED 176, sheet 4B)

Polk Co, Oregon, Marriage Records, Vol 6

1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, ED 244, sheet 5B)

1920 OR CENSUS (Wasco Co, Maupin, ED 213, sheet 1B)

1930 OR CENSUS (Wasco Co, Maupin, ED 16, sheet 2B)

1940 OR CENSUS (Wasco Co, Maupin, ED 33-12, sheet 3A)

IO, 21 Dec 1967, 3:1


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