Frank FISKE was born 13 June 1891 in Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA. He married Turbesé Dorothea LUMMIS 02 August 1915 in Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington, USA. He died 05 December 1971 in Orange County, California, USA. Turbesé Dorothea LUMMIS was born 09 June 1892 in Isleta, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA. She died 10 May 1967 in San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA.

Marriage/Union Events for Frank FISKE\Turbesé Dorothea LUMMIS:

Marriage Notes for Frank FISKE\Turbesé Dorothea LUMMIS:

From the Arizona Daily Star, 9 September, 1915:
Frank Fiske of Berkeley
Announcement ot the marriage of Miss Turbese Lummiss, of this city, to Frank Fiske, of Providence, R. I., has been received by Tucson friends. Tbe wedding took place at Anacortes, Washington, August 2. Mr. and Mrs. Fiske have been spending the interim since their wedding on Puget Sound but will leave soon for San Francisco, where they will "do" the exposition for several weeks. They will be at home at Berkeley, Cal., after October 1.
Mr. Fiske is a newspaper man, recently of the staff of the Seattle Post Intelligencer but now engaged in magazine work. He is a graduate of Brown University, class of 1913, and a member of Cbl Psi fraternity. The Fiske family is a prominent one in New England, the father ot young Mr. Fiske, who died a few years ago, having been a prominent woolen manumacturer of Providence, R. I.


From the The Washington Post, 19 September, 1915:
Daughter of California Lecturer Marries Frank Fiske
Many friends all across the continent will be Interested to know that Turbese the bright daughter of Charles F Lummis was married In Seattle the other day to Frank Fiske a nephew of the great historian John Fiske 
Turbese Lummis was born in the Indian Pueblo of Islets N. Mexico christened by an Indian godmother The name means Sunburst or Rainbow of the Sun. Beginning at 1 years old and for a dozen years she was her fathers constant companion not only in his business here but in his many travels on the frontier and lecture and other tours In the East At 6 she was the first white female who ever stood on the celebrated Enchanted Mesa. Fiske Is in newspaper work and his bride has been for some time society editor of the Star Tucson Ariz.

Note: Acoma tradition says that Enchanted Mesa was the home of the Acoma people until a severe storm and landslide destroyed the only approach. There are no longer any ruins on the flat top. The butte is 430 ft (130 m) high, 1,250 ft (380 m) long and only 400 ft (120 m) ft wide, at its widest. The elevation at the top is 6,643 ft (2,025 m).

Other Marriages/Unions for Turbesé Dorothea LUMMIS:
See Henry Herbert KNIBBS & Turbesé Dorothea LUMMIS

Notes for Frank FISKE:

In 1900, we see Frank with his parents at Church Street, Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island:
Frank Fiske Head Mar 49 Rhode Island Book Keeper
Maranda Fisk Wife Mar 47 Rhode Island
Frank Fisk Son 8 Rhose Island
Richard Fiske Son 5 \Rhose Island

In 1905, we see Frank living at Chefachet St., Glocester, E.D. 0150, Providence, Rhode Island with his father and a brother:
Frank Fiske Head 54 Glocester Rhode Island
Frank Fiske Junior Son 14 Burrillville Rhode Island
Richard Fiske Son 11 Burrillville Rhode Island

In 1910, Frank wsas strill living with his then widowed mother at Glocester Town, Providence, Rhode Island:
Miranda Fiske Head Wid 56 Rhode Island
Frank Fiske Son UnM 18 Rhode Island
Richard Fiske Son UnM 16 Rhode Island
Robie S Fiske Daur UnM 6 Rhode Island

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Frank, his parents, brother and sister.

Sources for Frank FISKE:

  1. Newspaper Article,
  2. US Social Security Death Index,

Notes for Turbesé Dorothea LUMMIS:

Also known as: Dorothea Turbesé

I'm fairly sure that Turbesé's second Christian name was Dorothea. I also believe she attended the Throop Polytechnic Institute, Pasadena, California.

Listen to Turbesé as she "La Noche Esta
"; recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1914.

Turbesé Lummis Fiske (June 8, 1892-May 1967) was the daughter of Charles Fletcher Lummis, an anthropologist, writer, photographer, editor of the Los Angeles Times, "Land of Sunshine" and "Out West" magazines and the founder of the Southwest Museum. He walked from Ohio to Los Angeles in 1884 and wrote a book about it called "A Tramp Across the Continent".
He was an early advocate of Native American rights and a strong conservationist. He was a close friends with Teddy Roosevelt. His home El Alisal, is a museum now administered by the Historical Society of Southern California

Turbesé was an author in her own right, editing some of her father's texts and later acting as editor and collaborator with author Henry Herbert Knibbs. Her literary works were published in journals such as the L.A. Times and Ladies' Home Journal. Some of her plays were produced by local theater companies.

Turbesé's mother's name was Eva Frances Douglas.

Her father, Charles Fletcher Lummis was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on March 1, 1859, and died in Los Angeles, California on November 25, 1928. He was married and divorced from Dorothea Rhodes (1880-1891), Eva Frances Douglas (1891-1910), and Gertrude Redit (1915-192?). His children were Bertha Belle Page, b. 1879, Dorothea Turbesé, 1892-1968, Amado Bandelier, 1894-1900, Jordan (Quimu), b. 1900, and Keith, 1904-1991.

Turbesé was very influential in Henry Knibbs' later years. After Henry left his wife, he moved in with Turbesé, who for some unknown reason was no longer with her husband, Mr. Fiske. Turbesé and Henry conspired to write a novel together and she edited a lot of his work including his autobiography "A Boy I Knew", which she attempted several times and unsuccessfully to get published.

The book named 'Gentlemen Hush' published in 1933 was written by Henry and Turbesé.

With her brother Keith, Turbesé wrote a biography of her father entitled 'Charles F. Lummis: The Man and His West'. Charles was himself a distinguished editor and author of Western novels. A book review by The San Diego Historical Society states "Turbesé (named Rainbow of the Sun by Indians at Isleta Pueblo) had devoted nearly 40 years to her father's biography when she died in 1967 at the age of 74. Brother Keith prepared the book for the press".

In 1900, the family were seen to be living at ED 1 Precincts 1 and 2 Los Angeles city Ward 1, Los Angeles, California:
Chas F Lummis Head Mar 41 Writer Author Massachusetts
Eva Lummis Wife Mar 27 Connecticut
Turbesé Lummis Daur 7 New Mexico
Amado B Lummis Son 4 California
Jordan Lummis Son 4 months California
Marcelina Zuñi Servant 16 House Maid New Mexico
Faustin Lente Servant 16 Chore Boy New Mexico

The maiden name of Charles' first wife Eva was Eva F Douglas. She was born in about 1870-. They married on 27 Mar 1891 at San Bernardino, California.

In 1910, we see Turbese living with her parents and siblings at Los Angeles Assembly District 74, Los Angeles, California:
C F Lummis Head Mar 51 Massachusetts
Eva Lummis Wife Mar 40 Connecticut
Bertha Lummis Daughter UnM 29 Massachusetts
Turbisa Lummis Daughter UnM 18 New Mexico
Jordan Lummis Son 10 California
Keith Lummis Son 5 California
Gonda Brown 29 UnM South Carolina
Francisco Arnate Mar 52 Spain
Elona Arnate Mar 41 California

In 1920, they were at Precinct 718 Los Angeles Township Los Angeles City Precinct 718 Los Angeles Township Los Angeles City, Los Angeles:
Charles F Lummis Head Mar 60 Massachusetts
Gertrude Lummis Wife Mar 43 England
Quernu J Lummis Son 19 California
Elana C Amata ? 52 California
Panchita Amata ? 9 California

The maiden name of Charles' second wife Gertrude was Gertrude Redit, She was born in about q2/1875 in Downham, Norfolk, England. They were married on 9 May 1915 in Los Angeles, California.

In 1930, Turbese was divorced and living with her brother at Los Angeles (Districts 0751-0795), Los Angeles, California:
Jordon I Lummis Head Mar 30 Gas Station Attendant California
Beatrice A Lummis Wife Mar 30 Arizona
Betty J Lummis Daughter 2 California
Felicia A Lummis Daughter 1 California
Patrica F Lummis Daughter 5 California
Turbese L Fiske Sister Div 34 History Writer New Mexico
Keith L Dekalb Brother 26 California
Martha Oberlander Servant 12 California
Esther Bissig Roomer 78 Switzerland

On Nov 2 1955, we see Turbesé arriving in New York aboard the ship "Olympia". It had set sail from Naples, Italy on 23 October. She gave her home address as 829 N. Jyndale Ave., Jackson, AR, and her place of birth as Isleta, NM.

From the San Diego Union, May 14, 1967:
Mrs. Turbese Fiske Rites Set Tomorrow.
Services for Mrs. Turbese Fiske, 74, of 3619 Front St., daughter of the noted Southwest historian, Charles S. Lumis, will be at 2:30 tomorrow in Merkley mortuary.
Mrs. Fiske herself a writer, died Wednesday in a hospital. Born in an Indian village at Isleta, N.M., she had lived in the county 40 years, most of the time in Descanso.
Lummis, who died in 1928, was city editor of the Los Angeles Times in the late 1880s.
With the late Harry H. Knibbs of La Jolla, poet and Western novelist, Mrs. Fiske collaborated on such books as "Gentlemen, Hush!" and "The Tonto Kid." Her latest book was "General Cook and the Apache Wars." She recently completed a biography of her father.
Mrs. Fiske was a member of the Sierra Club and the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles. In addition to her mother, two brothers survive, Cremation is planned.


Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Turbesé.

Sources for Turbesé Dorothea LUMMIS:

  1. Californian Death Records,
  2. 1940 US Federal Census,
  3. 1930 US Federal Census,