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Ersal David Turnidge
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1902
Willamina
Yamhill County
Oregon, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1977
South Gate
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Ersal was born in a log cabin on his father's homestead in Willamina, Oregon. He left home at age 17 to join the Navy, but was kicked out when they discovered he was underage when he joined. The newspaper he worked for in Oregon was the "Oregon Journal". He enjoyed playing the violin. About 1921 he married Lena Anrig and they had one child, daughter La Von Ilien. About 1943 they moved from Oregon to South Gate, California. He started a real estate business with his brothers Chester and Norman in South Gate. The Turnidges were always greedy about money. When brother Chester died, his 18 year old son Warren was supposed to inherit everything, but Ersal and Norman, along with their father William, saw to it that he got nothing. William wrote Warren a check for $1 and told him that was all he would get. Ersal and Norman were both well off financially, but they tried to get Warren to sign the papers to pay for the funeral expenses. Fortunately, Warren's mother, Marie, had the foresight to warn him they might try some trick like that and she told him not to sign anything. He was just out of high school and had no money and his uncles were wealthy men. Because of this treachery on the part of his grandfather and uncles, Warren never spoke to or of the Turnidges for the rest of his life. Warren was my father and Marie, my grandmother, told me of this incident. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Ace Turnidge (1875 - 1955)
  Alfretta Genevia Irwin Turnidge (1872 - 1960)
 
 Spouse:
  Lena M. Anrig Turnidge (1901 - 1992)*
 
 Siblings:
  Bonita Velma Turnidge Stephens (1896 - 1966)*
  Mona Agnes Turnidge Benson (1898 - 1979)*
  Chester Vincent Turnidge (1900 - 1954)*
  Ersal David Turnidge (1902 - 1977)
  Delpha Leola Turnidge Benedict (1904 - 2000)*
  Wilma Pearl Turnidge Williams (1907 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Arbor Lawn Section 8 Lot 1657 Grave 3
 
Created by: Michelle Shreve
Record added: Dec 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45089155
Ersal David Turnidge
Added by: Michelle Shreve
 
Ersal David Turnidge
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Ersal David Turnidge
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