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Aurora Etna Turner Hammond
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1875
Ripley
Tippah County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 1960
Sweetwater
Nolan County
Texas, USA

Aurora Etna Turner was born to Francis Marion Turner and Eliza Wallis Turner.

She married Robert Allen Elam on January 21, 1892. To this union were born four children:
- Homer Price Elam (1893-1981)
- Eddie Lee Elam (1896-1900)
- Willie Walter (Bill) Elam (1898-1985)
- Francis Lafayette (Tick) Elam (1900-1967).

After Mr. Elam's death, she married John H. Hammond August 2, 1903 in Groesbeck, Limestone, TX. Mr. Hammond had 4 children from a previous marriage: John, Odie, Lula Belle and Lora.

John and Aurora were parents together to Mattie Mae Hammond Healer. Shortly after their daughter's birth, John and Aurora separated.

"Grandma Hammonds", as she was known to her grandkids and great-grandkids, was a sweet, sweet lady. I remember her dipping snuff and wearing her hair in a bun at the back. She would use her hair combs to comb through and hold her hair in place. She always wore a long shirt-waist dress with an apron.

The Hammond name is actually spelled without an "s". Some instances show it spelled Hammond while others show Hammonds. After their separation, stories from the Hammond side of the family indicate that Johnny was killed when bales of hay fell onto him from a trailer and that he is buried in Washington County, Texas. Another story (from the Healer side) indicate that he was killed by a train. No gravesite has been located as of this writing, so which story is true (if either) is unknown.

JHD - 9/2013
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 Parents:
  Francis Marion Turner (1857 - 1940)
  Eliza Wallis Turner (1843 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Robert Allen Elam (1872 - 1902)
 
 Children:
  Homer Price Elam (1893 - 1981)*
  Eddie Lee Elam (1896 - 1900)*
  Willie Walter Elam (1898 - 1985)*
  Francis Lafayette Elam (1901 - 1967)*
  Mattie Mae Hammond Healer (1904 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Roby Cemetery
Roby
Fisher County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Janie Healer Davis
Record added: Aug 11, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7754529
Aurora Etna <i>Turner</i> Hammond
Added by: Janie Healer Davis
 
Aurora Etna <i>Turner</i> Hammond
Added by: Janie Healer Davis
 
Aurora Etna <i>Turner</i> Hammond
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