Dwight J. Turner Bay City Michigan Bio,.

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Dwight J. TURNER

The city of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922;
Clarence M. Burton, editor-in-chief, William Stocking, associate editor, Gordon K. Miller, associated editor.,
Burton, Clarence Monroe, 1853-1932. page 333, 334, 368

  DWIGHT J. TURNER. Although he has been a resident of Detroit for comparatively a short period, the name of Dwight J. Turner is by no means an unknown factor in the real estate circles of the city, where he is operating as a partner of Clark Campbell Hyatt, under the firm style of C. C. Hyatt & Company, in the handling of real estate and large leaseholds. He was born in Bay City, Michigan, March 14, 1876, and is a son of Joseph and Eliza (McFarlin)1 Turner, likewise natives of this state. Here they were reared, educated and married and spent their lives. The father was connected with the lumber interests of Bay county and Canada2, operating extensively as a lumberman in those two sections. He (Joseph) passed away at Bay City and his wife (Eliza) also departed this life there. They had a family of four sons: Arthur B., now deceased; Dwight J.; Clarence A., residing in Detroit; and Stanley F., who is living in Los Angeles, California.

In early youth Dwight J. Turner was a pupil in the public and high schools of Bay City, Michigan, and following his graduation he continued his studies in Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts (1897). He next entered the University of Michigan, where he received his LL.B. degree in 1898.  Following his graduation in law he became associated with the late Don M. Dickinson, with whom he continued for two years and then gave up law practice to engage in the lumber business, of which he had gained wide, comprehensive and accurate knowledge during his boyhood days through association with his father. From 1900 until March, 1919, he was active as a representative of the lumber trade in various parts of Ontario. In 1919 he came to Detroit and became associated with Clark Campbell Hyatt, who is known as the "down-town leasehold man." They formed the firm of C. C. Hyatt & Company and are rapidly making an enviable record for big real estate transactions in the business district of the city.

On the 23d of January, 1907, Mr. Turner was married to Miss Florence Phillips of Toronto, Canada, a daughter of the late Francis J. and Anna (Bacon)3 Phillips of Queens Park, Ontario. They were of a prominent and wealthy family of Toronto. Mr. and Mrs. Turner have three sons: Phillip Dwight, who was born in Toronto in 1908 and is attending the Upper Canada College; Joseph, who was born in 1910 and is also a student in the Upper Canada College; and Stephen Francis, who was born in 1912 and is now attending the Detroit University School.

Mr. Turner is a member of the Zeta Psi, a college fraternity, and also of A. U. V. at Andover.

1.  Found as McFarland
2.  Turner Lumber Company offices at Toronto and Midland, Ontario and mills at Midland, Cutler and  South River, Ontario, Canada
3.   Annie Bacon


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