Emma Turner


Name: Emma Turner

Date of Birth: 1 September 1858

Birth Location: York, Western Australia

Maiden Name: Dilley

Also Known As:

Age at Burial: 77 years

Date of Death: 14 July 1936

Death Location: Capel, Western Australia

Date of Burial: 15 July 1936

Denomination: Anglican section B

Row/Grave: Row 8 Grave #106

Grave Transcription:

In Loving Memory of



DIED 2 ND JUNE 1912.




DIED 14 TH JULY 1936



 Father: William Dilley.  Born 3 March 1822, Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England.  Died 11 September 1891, Capel, Western Australia

Mother: Ellen Boyte.  Born 14 February 1830, Sturminster Marshal, Dorset, England.  Died 1 October1895, Western Australia

Grandparents (father):

James Dilley.  Born 6 March 1791, Bedfordshire, England.  Died 1838, Bedfordshire, England.

Sophia Saunderson.  Born 1796, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England.  Died 1864, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England. They were married in 1817.

Grandparents (mother):

George Boyte.  Born 1805, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England.  Died 1851, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England.

Maria Gilbert.  Born 3 November 1804, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England.  Died 11 June 1840, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England.  They were married in 1827.


Elena Louisa Dilley.  Born 1851, Fremantle, Western Australia.  Died 4 November 1928, Capel, Western Australia.  Married Thomas Williams, they had twelve children: Henry Williams, Stephen Williams, Thomas Williams, Walter Williams, Emma Williams, Eleanor Dilley Williams, Alice Eliza Williams, Olive Grace Williams, Frederick David Williams, George Clarence Williams, Evaline Bertha Williams, Herbert Allen Thomas Williams

Eliza Dilley.  Born 14 February 1854, York, Western Australia.  Died 30 October 1922, Busselton, Western Australia.  First marriage to Edward House in 1869, they had three children: Charles Pearse House, Anne Ellen House, Jane Elizabeth House.  Second Marriage to Thomas William Richards in 1879, they had four children: Thomas William Richards, Eliza Jane Richards, Alma Hester Richards, Olive Lucille Richards.

Frederick William Dilley.  Born 23 March 1856, York, Western Australia.  Died 14 September 1859, York, Western Australia.

Ellen Elizabeth Dilley.  Born 28 February 1861, Fremantle, Western Australia.  Died 2 August 1934, Capel, Western Australia.  Married Robert Hannaby, they had twelve children:  Fanny Louisa Hannaby, Ellen Hannaby, Frances Elinor Hannaby, Caroline Agnes Hannaby, Florence Grace Hannaby, William Gilbert Hannaby, Ernest Henry Hannaby, Lily Hannaby, Ivy Isabel Hannaby, Elsie Doris Hannaby, Herbert Leonard Hannaby, Arthur Rupert Hannaby.

Louisa Dilley.  Born 1863, Capel River, Western Australia.  Died 9 October 1912, East Perth, Western Australia.  Married Francis Frederick Styants, they had eight children: Frederick William Styants, Ellen Louisa Styants, Evaline Eliza Styants, John Edward Styants, Fanny Alethea Styants, Herbert Henry Styants, Stillborn Styants, Isabella May Styants.

Charlotte Dilley.  Born 1866, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 19 February 1938, Perth, Western Australia.  Married Alfred George Jackson, they had four children:  Francis Edward Jackson, William George Stanley Jackson, Florence Irene Jackson, Enid Helen Jackson.

George Edmund Dilley.  Born 22 June 1868, Capel Western Australia.  Died 24 February 1944, Capel, Western Australia.  Married Elizabeth Ann Calder, they had seven children:  Muriel Jane Dilley, Mervyn Langdon Dilley, Dorothy Pearl Dilley, Wilfred Frank Dilley, Alvelia May Dilley, Mervyn Staniforth Dilley, Leslie William Dilley.

Francis James Dilley.  Born 1870, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 17 June 1924, Capel, Western Australia.

Frances (Fanny) Dilley.  Born 23 August 1875, Bunbury, Western Australia.  Died 24 May 1915, Donnybrook, Western Australia.  Married James Thomas Higgins, they had five children:  Hilda May Higgins, Agnes Mary Higgins, Frances Lilian Higgins, Charles William Higgins, Clarence William Higgins

Spouse: James Turner.  Born 14 December 1842, Baldock, Hertfordshire, England.  Died 2 June 1912, Capel, Western Australia


FIRST: Unknown Female Turner born/died 8 December 1875 buried Lockville, Western Australia.

SECOND: Eliza Mary Ann Turner. Born 17 May 1877, WA Timber Mill, Vasse, WA. Died 28 April 1962, Capel, Western Australia. (BDM – Birth – Mary Ann, BDM – Marriage – Eliza, BDM – Death – Eliza Mary Ann)

Married Julian Harrison in 1895, they had four daughters together – Emma Lily Harrison, Isabel May Harrison, Beatrice Harrison, Edna Harrison

THIRD: William James Turner. Born 10 June 1879, WA Timber Mill, Vasse, WA. Died 29 August 1971, Bunbury, Western Australia.

Married Lillian Rose (Pat) Waddingham in 1922, they had three children together – Stanley George Turner, Bernard Turner, Maxine Joy Turner.

FOURTH: Ellen Christina Turner. Born 5 August 1881, WA Timber Mill, Lockville, WA. Died 7 February 1885, Capel, Western Australia.

FIFTH: George Edward Turner. Born 31 July 1883, Goodwood Sawmill, Lockville, Western Australia. Died 31 January 1885, Capel, Western Australia.

SIXTH: Frederick Henry Turner. Born 10 November 1885, Goodwood Sawmill, Lockville, Western Australia. Died 1947, Capel, Western Australia.

Married Fanny Shortland in 1911, they had 10 children together – James Henry Turner, Fanny Henrietta Turner, Arthur Algernon, Charles Frederick Turner, Clarence William Turner, Marjorie Turner, Edwin Keith Turner, Raymond George Turner, Mavis Irene Turner, Brian Turner.

SEVENTH: Martha Isobel Turner. Born 4 February 1889, Capel, Western Australia. Died 22 March 1968, Perth, Western Australia. (Middle name Isobel on Headstone) (Middle name Isabella on BDM)

Married Mark Henry Hodder in 1908.  Mark Hodder was killed in action 24 September 1918 during WW1 in France.  Second Marriage to George Clarence Williams in 1920 and they a daughter Daphne Florence Williams.

EIGHTH: Bertha Louisa Turner. Born 19 November 1890, Wonnerup, Western Australia. Died 20 December 1974, Collie, Western Australia

Married Henry Emil Wendt in 1908, they had six children together – William Wendt, Lydia Dorothy Wendt, Alec Raymond Wendt, Mavis Jean Wendt, Norman, Harold Wendt, Donald Clarence Wendt.

NINTH: Catherine Hilda Turner. Born 12 April 1893, Wonnerup, Western Australia. Died 5 November 1973, Tuart Hill, Western Australia.

Married William Francis Washer in 1912, they had seven children together – James Francis Washer, William Henry Washer, Christina Jean Washer, Gladys Irene Washer, Phyllis Joy Washer, Lorna Washer, Raymond Washer.

TENTH: Charles Clarence Turner. Born 28 December 1895, Wonnerup, Western Australia. Died 12 June 1977, Buried Capel Cemetery, Western Australia.

ELEVENTH: Norman Stanley Turner. Born 11 November 1897, Busselton, Western Australia. Died 19 November 1979, Capel, Western Australia.

Married Violet Kemp in 1926, they had three children together – Douglas Turner, Patricia Turner, Maureen Turner.

TWELVE: Vera May Turner. Born 1900 Busselton, Western Australia. Died 24 September 1974, Capel, Western Australia.

Married William George Barrett in 1921, they had two children together – Kenneth Malcolm Barrett, Norma Wilma Barrett

THIRTEENTH: Herbert Harold Turner. Born 12 February 1903, Busselton, Western Australia. Died 24 January 1972, Capel, Western Australia

Married Mary Josephine Colahan in 1923, they had five children together, Mary Emma Turner, Ronald William Turner, Edward John Turner, Alexander James Turner, Irene Jean Turner.

 Occupation: Housewife

Military Service: N/A

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