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Edna L Turner Benner
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1876
Butler County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1945
Curry County
New Mexico, USA

Edna's burial location near Clovis, Curry, NM needs to be confirmed; could she be near her father? Edna Turner Benner (1876/1945), a daughter of Harriet Cilley and A.C. Turner, died in Clovis, Curry, New Mexico ["New Mexico, Deaths, 1889-1945," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 02 Dec 2012), Edna Turner Benner, 19 Jan 1945]. This surname for Edna also seems to be etched on at least one blurry,old picture notation [from my Maine trip?]. Her age was about 68 yrs old, but recheck this. Author JP Cilley tells us Edna's date of birth, 7 Mar 1876 [p38, The Cilley Genealogy, a slim green book,c1878].

Findagrave shows two Turner siblings buried at this cemetery with dates that match the 1966 compilation by Elizabeth James Adams Tehan, and an unknown Mrs. Benner. This Edna Turner Benner, should be that Mrs. Benner who ideally is buried near Clayton Hedges Turner and Mary Cilley Turner.

An incredible source, Mrs Tehan (a cousin) of Altadena, Calif. wrote that Edna Turner was married first to Henry G. Frost, on 5 Nov 1897; Mr. Frost was b. 22 Mar 1874 (yes she writes March, whereas the Spring Grove Cemetery burial card, Cincinnati which seems to be the same Mr. Frost, says May there.) They divorced about Sept 1915, after which she married fifteen yrs later, 29 Jul 1930, to R.D. Benner; Mr. Benner b. 29 Jul 1877. Mrs Tehan's 1 pg typed mss is dated 1966. No Frost or Benner issue are named by Mrs. Tehan. In several places we read of Edna being a singer at events [i.e. Mrs H.G. Frost (or Mrs Hal Frost) in newspaper articles from Venice, Ross Twp, Butler, OH], and being a music teacher for many years.
Family links: 
  Alphonse C Turner (1848 - 1930)
  Harriet Cilley Turner (1844 - 1902)
  Henry G Frost (____ - 1951)
  Riley D Benner (1877 - 1944)
  Benjamin Franklin Bedinger (1864 - 1902)**
  Henrietta Clay Bedinger Joyce (1866 - 1960)**
  Harriet Bedinger Adams (1868 - 1929)**
  Edna L Turner Benner (1876 - 1945)
  Leigh Cilley Turner (1879 - 1971)*
  Clayton Hedges Turner (1881 - 1917)*
  Elizabeth Sater Turner (1883 - 1963)*
  Mary Cilley Turner (1886 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
North Cemetery
Curry County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Benner/Turner?
Created by: DBardes
Record added: Dec 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101656617
Edna L <i>Turner</i> Benner
Added by: DBardes
Edna L <i>Turner</i> Benner
Added by: DBardes
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