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24. A. E. E. [Elizabeth] "Lizzy" HAYS10,13,68 was born in January 1867 in Arkansas.7,17,68,69,70 She died on 6 May 1917 at the age of 50 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.40,71 She was buried at Sarah's Grove Cemetery in Crawford County, Arkansas.

Elizabeth Hays and Marrion (sic) Turner were married by J. T. Matlock, JP. He gave his age as 22, Elizabeth as 19.

1900 Census gives her birth as Jan 1865, but her age as 33 [she was 35]. Marriage record says she was 19 in January of 1887, or born 1868. In the 1870 census with her parents she was listed as A. E. E. Hays, age 3, a male child - which was certainly an error.

Grave marker of parents [new marker - placed many years after the fact] lists an "Ann" as well as Elizabeth or "Lizzy". No other name that would fit these initials. In 1880 there is an Elizabeth of this age on the census. Ann would have been Ann Eliza, her older sister, born 1851.

In 1910, Lizzie states she has had 5 children; all are living.
Freda Hays Barnett believes Marion and Elizabeth are buried close to Elias in Sarah Grove Cemetery. They are listed in "History in Headstones" and the graves are there.

In "History in Headstones" Elizabeth E. Turner, wife of Francis M. Turner, born 1878, died 1917. I have a photo of the stone and the stone plainly says 1876. [Either way, this date of birth is surely an error, because she was with her parents in the 1870 census.]

Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press Argus 1917; Fran Alverson Warren, p.39
11 May 1917
DIED OF PELLAGRA AT LITTLE ROCK
Mrs. Elizabeth Turner, wife of Marion Turner, county jailer, died in Little Rock monday night and the remains will arrive in Van Buren early Wednesday morning. Arrangements have not been completed for the funeral.
Mrs. Turner was a victim of pellagra and was sent to a Little Rock hospital for treatment, but the ravages of the disease had reached a point where medical treatment was to no avail.
Note: Pellagra is a vitamin difficiency caused by the chronic lack of niacin in the diet. It was epidemic in the Southern U.S. in the early 1920's. Much of the corn grown at that time was not being treated with lime which had made the niacin nutritionally available. The Native Americans had used lime, but the importance of doing so was not understood. Twice as many women as men were affected.


A. E. E. [Elizabeth] "Lizzy" HAYS and Francis Marion TURNER were married on 23 January 1887 in Crawford County, Arkansas.10,58,70 Francis Marion TURNER26,68, son of William TURNER and Permelia [TURNER], was born in February 1865 in Arkansas.69,71 He died in 1928 at the age of 63 in Crawford County, Arkansas.71 He was buried at Sarah's Grove Cemetery in Crawford County, Arkansas.

Headstones has birth as 1864; 1900 Census has Feb 1865.


Found in the 1910 Crawford Co Census as F. J. Turner, age 46.
1920 Crawford Co, Jasper Twp, p. 2B, Household 34. Henry J. Basham, age 22, head of household. Willie, his wife, age 21 is no doubt Francis' daughter. Roy J., a son, age 3 months. F. Marion Turner, Father-in-law age 56, b. AR; his parents born TN. Theodore F. age 13, brother-in-law.

A. E. E. [Elizabeth] "Lizzy" HAYS and Francis Marion TURNER had the following children:

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i.

Troy L. TURNER.

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ii.

Lula M. TURNER61 was born in November 1894 in Arkansas.69

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iii.

John J. TURNER was born in April 1896 in Arkansas.68,69

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iv.

Willa M. TURNER26 was born in July 1898 in Arkansas.68,69

Willa married Henry J. Basham as evidenced by the 1920 census. They lived at the north end of Wire Road.

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v.

Theodore F. TURNER was born in 1906 in Arkansas.26,68