A Benjamin Turk married a Eliza jones on 30 Oct 1859. Published 1 Nov 1859. Source: "Sacramento Bee" newspaper 1859, Obituaries, Marriages & Births.
A Benjamin Turk, 45
Born: abt. 1825, Kentucky
Residence: Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, 11 April 1870 signed the Sacramento Great Register in 1872. Source: Sacramento California Biographical Great Books 1867 and 1872.
In 1880 Benjamin and family were living in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.
Benj. Turk, black, b. KY, 48, cook.
Eliza, wife, black, b. PA, 42.
Amilia Graham, Mulatto, b. CA, 10, adopted daughter.
A Benjamin Turk, cook, Pantheon Saloon, residence alley between L & M and 2nd and 3rd. Source: City Directory for Sacramento, 1881.
An Eliza Turn, 65
Born: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: May 1, 1891
Buried: New Helvetia Cemetery, Sacramento County
Source: Family History Library Film #1276139, Pre-1905 California Deaths, rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cabf1905/Sacramento/Sacramento...
I don't know if an obituary was created for Eliza or not. However, there are a couple of obituary volunteers for Sacramento Co. at Random Acts Genealogical Kindness. Go to raogk.org
Click on California
Click on S
Scroll down to Sacramento Co. and choose Kim.
I didn't find any additional info for Benjamin. However, there is another volunteer who will look up death info from the newspaper at RAOGK.
I found this marriage info for another Benjamin F. Turk.
Estimated Birth Year: 1881
Married: 30 June 1903, Sacramento Co., CA
Married: Minnie E. Guinn, 28
Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1875
In 1910 a Benjamin Turk was living with the Guinn family in Sacramento Ward 3, Sacramento, CA. All residents were Mulatto.
Marie Guinn, head household, widow, b. CA, 53, had given birth to two children who were alive in 1910, manager restaurant.
Ethel Guinn, dau, b. CA, 17, single.
Seretta Guinn, dau, b. CA, 13.
Minnie E. Turk, stepdau, b. CA, 34, M1=6 yrs, cook restaurant.
Benjamin Turnk, sonlaw, b. CA, 29, cook restaurant.
Robert Paukey, boarder.
James Nicholson, lodger.
Harry J. Nickels, lodger.
In 1920 the Benjamin F. Turk family were living in Sacramento.
Benjamin F. Turk, black, b. CA, 39, porter shops.
Margarite N., wife, black, b. TX, 35 or 25.
Sarah M., black, dau, b. CA 1 4/12ths.
Since the original Benjamin signed the 1872 Great Register, I'd contact the Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society, rootcellar.org/links.html . They do research for a fee.
I'm not related. Successful Searching!
A Benj. Turk, bootblack with W. H. Guinn, residence alley betwwen 2nd and 3rd, L & M
Source: City Directory for Sacramento, 1881.