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11 Joseph TURNER Sr. [c.1797-1848]  &  Emiline (Emily) KNOX [1816-1911]
   Joseph Turner, possibly the s/o an English Army officer;  was born c.1797 in Nottinghamshire, England and immigrated to the United States about  1825;  it was reported that he was in New York State when he met Emily KNOX;  married Emily on 15 Mar., 1834 and arrived in Michigan Territory ( 2 years prior to statehood) in 1835 and prior to their first born, George;  settled at Clinton in Lenawee County; involved with mercantile and grist mill;  operated a gristmill on the Rouge River, Wayne County in 1837;  moved to Detroit in 1846 or 1847 and operated a dry goods and grocery store;  June of 1848 bought a grist mill and store at Stoney Creek, , Avon Twnsp. , Oakland Co., Michigan;  on 21 Nov., 1848 Joseph died leaving his wife, 6 children and one child unborn.
*  may have operated the grist mill on the river Raisin
*  the Rouge River location was .....on the North Branch of The Rouge River between the grist mill known as Rufus Wells and the grist mill occupied by said Turner to a post on land between Wells and Dumois...thence to the bank of the river;
the Detroit store location was at ...the west half of Lot 28, Section 9 on Madison Avenue. in Detroitland (Detroit); 
the Stoney Creek locations were Lots 12, 13 & 35 of Stoney Creek
(sometimes spelt Stony Creek);  a member and Treasurer (1847-1848) of the Detroit Masonic Lodge;  probable burial place is at the Stoney Creek Cemetery, Avon Twnsp. , Saginaw Co., Michigan.  (grave not found)

   Emily Knox was born 16 Dec., 1816 at Dudley, Worcester, England and emigrated from England to New York State c. 1830;  father - Tobias KNOX, mother - Unknown (believed to be Elizabeth ???);  married at ae 17, Joseph TURNER in 1834;  moved with Joseph to Michigan 2 years prior to Michigan becoming a state;  Joseph died in 1848 at Stoney Creek;  much of Emily is known from the various affidavits that she made and of those that were made on her behalf and other information was provided by County Records;  November 1848,  Joseph died and left her with 6 young children and one child yet to be born;  George her first child was 15 years old;  creditors of the store goods filed claims against the goods and Emily fought them off for two years;  the creditors, I assume, could not believe that Emily was capable of running the store;  Emily was left with a debt of  $4,000.00;  within the next two years, 1848-1850 Emily disposed of the Detroit property and remained at Stoney Creek fending off the creditors;  c. 1852 moved to Pontiac;  the creditors received 10 cents on the dollar;  Emily was left poor and relied on her children to support her;  1862  moved to Saginaw and lived with her son, Charles;  affidavits and applications for Pension regarding her son, Albert  who died  in 1862,  in the War of the Rebellion, state that she was married 15 Mar., 1834;  these forms gave no witnesses nor the location of that marriage;  longest known friend, from these papers, was Andrew W. Freeto who had known her since 1834;  on one of her affidavits when was asked to supply disinterested individuals who knew of her personal affairs,  Emily stated that "....she was not in the habit of disclosing personal information to disinterested persons."
Emily remained with her son, Charles at 1702 Court St., Saginaw until her death on 30 May, 1911 at the age of 94;  outlived all her children except Charles who died 2 years later;  buried 1 Jun,  1911 in Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.

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Stoney Creek Store   Stoney Creek School   Stoney Creek Cemetery

Emily: [Charles Turner Sr. pages]



George TURNER, Capt. [1835-1906]  m1.1857  Julia Ann SMITH  mc2.1865  Sophia P. Thompson [1838-1908]
   George, s/o Joseph Turner & Emily Knox;  born Michigan, 1835;  attended school at Detroit;  became cadet in the Surveyor-Generals Department, United States Survey;  continued in this department after school;  became County Surveyor of Midland County and Michigan Register of Deeds;  married Julia Ann Smith, of Midland, 22Mar. 1857;  on the outbreak of the Civil War (War of the Rebellion) entered service in Company B Tenth Infantry, Michigan Volunteers as a 2nd Lieutenant on 6 May., 1861 at Saginaw;  made 1st Lieutenant, 23 Jun,1862;  promoted to Captain 16 Nov, 1863 (Co. 'A');  and in1864 was transferred to the 1st Engineers Veteran Volunteers;  affidavits tell us that he  was wounded by a Russian Officer;  in 1865 was discharged from service and became engaged in contracting in Tennessee, George, Alabama and Arkansas;  in 1881 returned to Michigan and in 1882 became Town Engineer in Bay City, Michigan where he was responsible  for the construction of many historical public buildings in Bay City including the City Hall and Belinda Street & 23rd Street Bridges;  resided on the corner of Sixth and Sheridan Sts. (poss: 1209 Sixth St.);  first married Julia Smith of Midland, Michigan and they had one girl, Edith;    In 1865 he was divorced from Julia and, while at Chattanooga, married second wife Sophia P. Thompson who was from Georgia;  they had one son, George Edwin who married Kathleen Atkinson;  died 30 Aug., 1906, . 70,8,4;  buried 2 Sep, 1906, Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich.
of Midland, Michigan;  d/o Joseph & Abigail Smith;  married George Turner (1st wife) (Wtn: Wm. Hinkley & Harriet Smith (Sister-in-Law (Stephen Smith)); 
1 issue
   Sophia, of Georgia, USA;  married George Turner (2nd wife) at Chattanooga, Tennessee; buried 10 Jan, 1908,
Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich; 1 issue

George: [Bio] [Obit] [Grave]
NB:  there are a few mentions of George having a middle initial 'B' but he signed his name only as: George Turner

    13 Edith TURNER [1860-1931]  and  Israel H. (Dick) RICHARDSON [1846-1920]    
   Edith, d/o George Turner & Julia Smith;  born, 3 May, 1860, in Michigan;  married 29 Aug, 1877 (one record show 25th) Israel H. Richardson;  died Midland, Midland County, Michigan on Jan, 3, 1931 (Obit. date: 8 Jan, ,1931, P.2);  interred in Richardson Plot, Sec. E, Midland Cemetery, Midland, Michigan   
  Israel, born at Port Dover, Ontario, Canada on 23 Apr, 1846 ;  his father died when Israel was 6yrs;  mother, Estes Richardson
(1870 Midland Census shows her age at 50yrs (bc. 1820) and is keeping House,  born Canada West (Ontario)), and remaining family move to Genesee County, Michigan, c.1852;  he moves to Midland in 1863 and was known as 'Dick";  a carpenter and builder;  joined, at age 17, the 29th Michigan Infantry, Company 'H' in 1864;  1870 census shows him as a carpenter and born Canada West (Ontario);  1880 census shows him with Edith, Julia E. and Reid;  member of Unitarian Church;  1894 Michigan Veteran Index shows him in the 3rd Ward of Saginaw City;  died 24 Jun, 1920 and was living at the home on Jerome Street, Midland, Michigan;  interred in Richardson Plot, Sec. E, Midland Cemetery, Midland, Michigan   (Richardson Plot has (assumed) a brother of Israel, C.A. Richardson and some of his family)

Edith:  [Obit]
Israel: [
      14 Julia E. RICHARDSON [c.1878-1898] 
   1880 census shows Julia to be 2yrs old;
    14 G. Reid RICHARDSON [1880-1937]
s/o Edith Turner and Israel Richardson;  born 1880;  lived at North Tonawanda, NYS;  originated and owned The Richardson Boat Company from 1909-1937;  produced pleasure craft and during WWII,  motor tugs for the US gov't; 
 president of the Chamber of Commerce;  active in Scout work;  member of the Kiwanis Club of which he was past president, member of the Youngstown Yacht Club, Olcott Yacht Club, Buffalo Launch Club, American Power Boat Association, New York Regatta club and the North Presbyterian church;  died at North Tonawanda, NYS, 18 Feb, 1937;  interred Midland Cemetery, Midland, Michigan

Reid:  [obit]
        15 Jeane RICHARDSON
    14 Irene H. RICHARDSON [1886-1941]  m.1907  Glen B. SKELTON [1885-1977]
d/o Edith Turner and Israel Richardson;  born 1886;  grad of Midland Normal School, 1906;  married 27 Jun, 1907 at Bay City;  lived at St. Charles, Auburn and Saginaw City all of Saginaw County, Michigan;  died 1941;  buried Midland Cemetery, Sec. E, Midland, Michigan (Richardson Plot)
  Glen, s/o Durance J. Skelton and Alice Beattie;  born 9 Sep, 1885 in Bay County, Michigan;  lived at Unionville;  employed by Robert Gage Coal Co.;  remarried Milda Geyer in 1946;  died Jun, 1977 at  Unionville, Tuscola Co., Michigan;  buried Pine Grove Cemetery.

Glen: [Obit]


        15 Charlotte SKELTON [1908-1909]
died at Auburn, Bay County, . 9 mos. on 11 Feb, 1909;
    14 Belle RICHARDSON [1888-1898]
  Belle, d/o Edith Turner and Israel Richardson;  born 6 Dec, 1888;  attended Midland Normal School;  died 9 Dec, 1898 at Midland

Belle: [Obit]
      14 Geraldine A. RICHARDSON [1890-1969]
  Geraldine, d/o Edith Turner and Israel Richardson;  born 28 Apr, 1890;  grad. Midland Normal School, 1909;  a professional nurse at New York City;  died July, 1974 at Bay City; 
buried Midland Cemetery, Sec. U, Midland, Michigan
    14 Israel Harold RICHARDSON [1894-1971]  mc.1915  Amelia M. UKN [1898-1973]
  Israel, s/o Edith Turner and Israel Richardson;  born 17 Sep, 1894;  lived at Midland, Michigan;  employed at Dow Chemical;  died 6 Nov, 1971 at Sarasota, Florida;  buried in
Midland Cemetery, Se. U, Midland, Michigan;
  Amelia, born Midland County,  6 Apr, 1898;  died 1973, at Ogden, Utah;  buried in Midland Cemetery, Midland, Michigan

Israel: [Obit]
Amelia:  [

      15 Frederick RICHARDSON [1917-1945]  m.1944  Margaret BURR
Frederick,  s/o Israel & Amelia;  born 1917 at Midland, Michigan;  graduated by Michigan State College in June of 1941;  August entered the Army;  he trained first with a chemical warfare unit;  in Honolulu on 7 Dec, 1941;  at Camp Cooke, CA., Mar, 1944;  trained in tank operations;  he married 6 Mar, 1944;  shipped to England in Aug, 1944;  involved in the Battle of the Bulge and was killed, 14 Jan,1945, in action, Belgium, WWII;  interred in Midland Cemetery, Midland, Michigan,

Fred:  [Obit]
      14 Lulu RICHARDSON [?1894-1978]   m.  William REARDON
  Lulu, d/o  Edith Turner and Israel Richardson;  poss. born 8 Apr, 1894;  grad. Midland Normal School, 1910;  lived in California;  poss, died Aug, 1978 at East Lansing, Michigan
      14 Eric RICHARDSON [1897-1966]
  Eric, s/o  Edith Turner and Israel Richardson;  born 28 May, 1897;   lived at Detroit, Michigan;  died at Midland, Mar, 1966.
      14 Jessie RICHARDSON   m<.1907  George BURD
lived at Milwaukee
    13 George Edwin TURNER [1867-1937]   m.   Kathleen E. ATKINSON [1867-1939]
   George, s/o George Turner & Sophia Thompson born at Chattanooga, Tenn;  attended school at Bay City;  became County Surveyor, 1898;  married Kathleen Atkinson;  lived at 1810 5th Ave,, Bay City;  City Engineer;  died 9 Nov, 1937, . 70,0,11;  buried 11 Nov, 1937, Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich.
   Kathleen, d/o Robert Atkins/o Bay City;  born c. 10 Mar, 1867;  died at Ann Arbor, Mich. on 1 Dec, 1939, .72,8,21;  buried 3 Dec, 1939, Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich.
not aware of any issues
  12 TURNER, Charles Knox Sr. [1837-1913]  m.1859  Jeannette  Whittier Allison BYRON [1845-1916]    
s/o Joseph Turner & Emily Knox;  born 4 May, 1837 near Detroit (Dearbornville);  moved to Saginaw, 1852;  engaged in lumbering;  married Jeanette Byron on 8 Jun,1859 at Saginaw City;  resided at 1702 Court St., Saginaw;  died Saginaw, 28 Mar., 1913;  buried 31 Mar, 1913, .75 in Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.;
   Jeannette, born Glasgow, Scotland 7 Jun, 1845;  d/o Peter A. Byron and Janet Allison;  immigrated 1849;  married Charles K. Turner, 8 Jun., 1859 at Saginaw, Mich.;  died 9 Oct, 1916 at Saginaw, Mich.;  interred 13 Oct, 1916, .73 in in Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.; 
Note:  The Court Street home was last occupied by May Turner and sold in 1945.  It was eventually torn down.
7 issues
Charles 1702 Court St, Saginaw Jeanette

For more on the Byron family see: 
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[Family Page]


Charles Knox Jr. TURNER  [1864-1919]  mc.1890  Lillie May BAXTER [1868-1923]
   Charles, s/o Charles K. Turner & Jeanette Byron;  born Saginaw;  moved to Bay City;  married Lillie May Baxter;  a contractor;  buried Elm Lawn, Bay City, Mich..
   Lillie was
born Saginaw;  buried  Elm Lawn, Bay City, Mich..


  13 May TURNER[1866-1948]    
   May, d/o Charles K. Turner & Jeanette Byron;  born Saginaw 11 Oct., 1866;  graduate of the University of Michigan;  teacher and private tutor in Saginaw;  she was the last to live at the 1702 Court St, Saginaw Turner home and after selling in 1945 she moved to Englewood, NJ.;  lived with her brother, Harold K, at 113 Phelps St;  died at Englewood 5 Apr., 1948;  buried, 8 Apr, 1948, . 81 in Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw.  unmarried.

[Charles Turner pages]  [obit
  13 Joseph Whittier TURNER [1868-1942]  m.   Helen WEBB [1863-1941]    
   Joseph, s/o Charles K. Turner & Jeanette Byron;  born, 7 Oct., 1868 Saginaw, Michigan;  married Helen Webb of Camden, Ohio;  in 1910, living at 2939 Cottage Grove Ave., Des Moines;  operated J.W. Turner Improvement Company, an engineering and  general contractor business from 309 Youngerman Block, Des Moines;  died, at home, 7 Mar., 1942;  buried Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines (SW1/4 of Lot 00107, Block 26).   
   Helen, born 31 Mar., 1861 at Camden, Ohio;  d/o Abraham Webb and Mary Jane (Brown) Webb (Abraham born in Virginia, Mary Jane born in Ohio);  married Joseph Whittier Turner c. 1899;  the 1910 survey shows a sister, Elizabeth Long, a widow age 38, living in the house on Cottage Grove;  Helen died 1 Jan., 1941, Des Moines, Iowa;  buried Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines (SW1/4 of Lot 00107, Block 26).
(Ed. Note:  I believe that Whittier is from his mother's maiden name.  Jeanette W. A. (Byron) Turner).
Joseph: [obit
Helen: [obit]
  13 Jesse A. TURNER [1870-1922]     
   Jesse, s/o Charles K. Turner & Jeanette Byron;  born Saginaw;  Real Estate Salesman;  died Portland, Oregon;  buried, 16 Fe, 1922 .50 in Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich..  - not believed to have married


    13 Lillian A. TURNER [1872-1943]     
   Lillian, d/o Charles K. Turner & Jeanette Byron;  born Saginaw; graduate of Michigan State Normal College;  taught school at Saginaw for 35 years;   died 30 Jan, 1943;  buried, 2 Feb, 1943, .70 in Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw; unmarried


[Picture Page]  [obit]

    13 Harold Klieny TURNER [1877-1947]  m.  Maria Christina DINGMAN [1880-1967]
  Harold, s/o Charles K. Turner & Jeanette Byron;  born Saginaw 28 Feb., 1877;  moved to Englewood, NJ. in 1910;  resided at 113 Phelps St., Englewood;  employed at Consolidated Edison as an electrical engineer;  married Maria Dingman;  died Englewood, Bergen Co., NJ, 24 Nov, 1947 : 30,8,24

(no idea about the name Klieny)

  Maria, daughter the last of 10 children of Mills Digman, born 4 Mar, 1880 at Shortman, NY;  was raised by an her Aunt Maria Dingman Plass & Uncle William Plass (they had no children);  died, 28 Jun, 1967 : 88 at Englewood, NJ.  (Shortman was re-named - unknown at this time where this town was but there is reference to a Shortman near Syracuse, NY)  The Plass family lived at Stuyvesant Falls, NY (Near the Hudson River, south of Albany).

Harold and Maria buried Brookside Cemetery., Englewood, NJ.;  Harold and Maria also held property on Long Island which became part of the McArthur Airport in 1950.
[Letter of Jesse Turner]

      14 Grace M. TURNER [1906-1982]  m.  Albert WACHTER
, d/o Harold K. Turner& Maria Dingman;  born at New York City on 23 Mar, 1906;  died, May 1982 at Greenwich, NJ. 
   Albert, may have been born 5 Jan, 1902;  died Aug, 1973 at Friendship, NY
2 issues
      14 Harold M. TURNER [1907-1987]  m.  Dorothy KOSBAUM
   Harold, s/o Harold K. Turner & Maria Dingman;  born  27 Jun, 1907 at New York City;  died 21 Dec., 1987;  last known address was Beach Haven, NJ;  both buried in George Washington Cemetery, Paramus, NJ. 
        15 Harold E. TURNER
        15 Jane Ann TURNER  m.  Bernard BARON [1934-1991]

   Bernard was born 2 Sep, 1934;  died 12 May, 1991
2 issues.
      14 Jesse A. TURNER, [1908-2003]  m.1928  Virginia OXENHAM [1907-1996]
s/o Harold K. Turner & Maria Dingman;   born New York City;  married Virginia Oxenham on 2 Sep, 1928 at New City, NY;   president of Citizen's National Bank and Englewood Hospital;   member of Knickerbocker Country Club, Tenafly, NJ.;   retired at Englewood, NJ.;  died 10 Mar, 2003, ae. 94
   Virginia was born 10 Nov, 1907 at Atlanta, Georgia;  died 27 Oct, 1996.
both interred Brookside Cemetery, Englewood, NJ
2 issues

[Picture Page
[Letter of Jesse Turner [Obit]
        15 Robert H. TURNER  m1.  Lily ROMBOUGH  m2.  Diana DIVER  m3.  Cheryl SPRATELY
   Robert, s/o Jesse A. Turner & Virginia Oxenham
   Lily, d/o Frederick Rombough of Bergenfield, NJ. (Frederick Rombough had two sisters, Isabel and Lily (both deceased);  Isabel married Al Scott and lived at Toronto, Ontario, Canada and then at Balm Beach, Ont., Canada;  Lily also lived at Toronto)

          16 Scott A. TURNER  m.  Clinia GUEVARRA
            17  Benjamin Guevarra TURNER
16 Jill  TURNER  m.1  Peter BROWN  m2.  Kevin BOWSER
16 Kipp W. TURNER   
      14 Hulda A. TURNER [1910-2001]  m.  David PERRY
   Hulda, d/o Harold K. Turner & Maria Dingman;  born 14 Oct, 1910 of Wayne;  married David;  lived at Englewood and was a registered nurse at Englewood Hospital until 1976;  died 18 Jun, 2001.
  David, possibly:  born 15 Feb, 1914;  died Jun, 1982;  last residence was Hillsdale, Bergen, New Jersey;
They had 2 children

Hulda: [Obit]

    13 William Roy TURNER [1878-1933]  m.  Daisy Mabel RITCHINGS  [1887-1981] -(m2.1936 &  Henry (Harry) R. HAMER)
   William, s/o Charles K. Turner & Jeanette Byron;  born Saginaw;  moved to Reading, PA;  married, 1907, Daisy Mabel Ritchings;  employed at Metropolitan Edison Company and was responsible for many safety systems;  died Reading, PA.;  buried, 2 Aug, 1933 in Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.;
   Daisy, d/o Alfred and Matilda Ritchings;  born at Bristol, England on 3 Nov, 1887;  married first William;  next Henry Hamer in 1936;  died at Holland, Ohio on 10 Nov, 1981
. (
Henry, died 1954;)
William Roy Turner Daisy Mabel Ritchings Daisy Mabel. Ritchings c.1955 Henry Hamer

William: [obit]

      14 Daisy May TURNER  m.1934  Edward Francis SCHNEIDER [1908-1985]
  Daisy May, d/o William Roy Turner & Daisy Mabel Ritchings;  born New York City;   moved to Toledo, Ohio;   married Edward in 1934;  together they had 2 issues;
  Edward Francis,, born 8 Aug, 1908 and died Oct, 1985 in 1934.  At the time of his death they were at Holland, Lucas, OH. 
  Edward F. Schneider  


        15 Edward Lynn SCHNEIDER  m.  Connie Elaine ESTES
        15 William Lane SCHNEIDER  m.  Carol A. HULTZ
      14 Alfred Byron TURNER [1916-2001]  m.  Patricia E. UKN 1924-2001]
, s/o William Roy Turner & Daisy Mabel Ritchings;  born Reading, PA. 23 Mar, 1916;  died 21 Dec, 2001
   Patricia, born 28 Jun, 1927;  died 20 Dec, 2001.
They were last residing at Cape Coral, Lee, Florida

15 Patricia TURNER   m.  Robert BERGMANN
  12 Edwin TURNER [1839-    ]
   Edwin, s/o Joseph Turner & Emily Knox;  born Wayne County, Mich.;  said to have moved to Chicago.

notes:  may have been Edwin Turner of Berrien County, 1860 living with Nathaniel Carr a Newspaper Publish and living near Susan M Lloyd;  have a marriage in Berrien of Edwin Turner married Susan M. Lloyd in Niles, Berrien County, MI on 8 May 1863 both were from Buchanan, Berrien County, MI. He was 24 and she was 18. Witnesses were Charles E. McAllister of White Pigeon, MI Sarah E. Wilkinson of  Niles, Berrien County, MI Married by Lewis F. Wilkinson, Minister of the Gospel. Information obtained from Marriage book C page 388, and located in the genealogy records of Berrien County, Stevensville, MI   (William (brother) was at Niles sometime before 1890

His brother Albert was a printer in Midland, Edwin was a printer in Berrien in 1860 census.  Age is close.  -  no connection to Michigan Turner's yet

  12 William TURNER [1841-    ]
   William, s/o Joseph Turner & Emily Knox;  born Wayne County;  said to have moved to South Bend, Indiana. 

notes:  May have been the William Turner involved with the Turner Oil Filter Co., South Bend and of  Niles, MI. and if so he married a May Ann Connelly and had one unmarried daughter, Grace.  This William died in Hot Springs, Arkansas 26 Mar, 1905:  William B. Turner Age 63, born Michigan died 26 Mar, 1905 of heart failure, male, white, married, visitor (he was there due to health reasons from about 13 Mar) Occupation Manufacturer, Attending Physician EC Hay, Cemetery South Bend, Ind.  Undertaker B&B

Only thing that make him my William is that he was born in Michigan, c.1841 and that he was of South Bend - no connection to Michigan Turner's yet

  12 Emily Jr. TURNER [1844-    ]  m.1864   Sylvester VIBBER [1842-    ]
Joseph Turner & Emily Knox;  born Wayne County;  moved to Pontiac then Saginaw;  married Sylvester Vibber of Midland, Mich., 2 Jan., 1864 at Saginaw;  may have died shortly after marriage.  NO TRACE OF HER AFTER MARRIAGE
   Sylvester, born in Upper Canada (Ontario) in 1842;  s/o Sylvester Vibber born at New York 1810.  (Not absolutely certain that this is the correct Sylvester Vibber) 

notes:  she may have remarried as Sylvester may have joined the civil war

  12 Albert TURNER, Pvt.  [1846-1862]    
s/o Joseph Turner & Emily Knox;  born at Wayne County, Michigan;  attended school at Stoney Creek, Mich. and after the family moved to Pontiac worked in a printing office;  enlisted at Pontiac as a private in Company "B" Tenth Michigan Volunteers on 28 Oct., 1861;  under age at the time of enlistment but the enrollment records state that he was of age;   apparently he lied about his age;  during the engagement at Farmington, Mississippi in May 1862 Albert was wounded and died of "Fever" on 13 Jun., 1862;  buried in the National Cemetery at Corinth, Miss.; grave # 2497.

See Corinth National Cemetery under "Graves"
  12 Joseph TURNER, Jr. [1849-1905]   m.1873  Eliza McFARLAND* [1852-1909]     
    Joseph, s/o Joseph Turner & Emily Knox;   born Jul., 1849 at Stoney Creek, Oakland County, Mich.;  attended local school;  living with  brother Charles at Saginaw, 1870;  lumberman;  moved to Bay City;  engaged by S.H. Webster, lumbering and then Miller & Lewis;  married Eliza McFarland 12 May, 1873, at Saginaw;  member of the Bay City Bridge Commission in1892;  in 1892, partnership with Albert Miller purchased the Stodgett Mill in Muskegon;  brought the mill to Bay City;  partnered as Fisher & Turner Mill;   resided on Broadway St. and in 1889 built the house at 1514 Center Ave. (the house remains today, 2003);  Joseph was chairman of the Planmakers and supplied the pine lumber for a platform (18ft square with railing) used by William Jennings Bryan** for his speech at Washington Park, Bay City on 17 Oct, 1896,  Joseph and Bryan arrived together in the same carriage;  formed Turner Lumber Co. in 1900;  their lumber was cut at Cutler, South River and Midland all in Ontario, Canada;  the company had at least two offices in Ontario; one at Midland and one at Toronto;  died in the King Edward Hotel, Toronto 27 Oct., 1905;   buried 30 Oct, 1905, Elm Lawn, Cemetery, Bay City, Mich..
Joseph Turner II Eliza McFarland 1514 Center Ave., Bay City, MI

Joseph's 4 boys at Midland, Ontario Canada.
Second from left is Dwight

   Eliza, born Nov., 1852 at Saginaw;  1870 census shows her age of 18, living with her sister Maggie & Joshua Blackmore* attending school;   died during an automobile test drive 7 May, 1909;  buried 10 May, 1909, Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich.
4 issues

Joseph: [obit]  [Family Page]
Eliza:  [obit]

The naming of Turner (formerly Turnerville), Arenac County, Michigan
Notes on Eliza:  Eliza's maiden name tends to differ on various reports;  her marriage shows McFarland and another shows McFarlan, on the 1870 census it looks like McFarlind;  her brothers mentioned in her obituary are spelled McFarlin.  Also Blackmore is found as Backmar
*  William Jennings Bryan is best know for being the prosecutor at the
John Scopes trial (1925) (Scopes' Monkey Trial)

    13 Arthur Blackmore TURNER [1874-1915]  m.  Laura UKN 
   Arthur, s/o Joseph Turner & Eliza McFarland;  born 2 May, 1874 at Bay City;  moved to New York City;  broker;  died 5 Sep, 1915 at Orange, Essex co., NJ, ae:41,4,3;  buried 9 Sep, 1915, Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich..

Dwight Joseph TURNER [1875-1935]  m.1907  PHILLIPS, Florence Mitchell [1881-1951]       
   Dwight, s/o Joseph & Eliza McFarland;  born at Bay City, Michigan on 14 Mar., 1875;  educated at Phillips-Andover, 1897 and at the University of Michigan;  graduated in law, 1898;  practiced law in Bay City and in 1900 was a member of the Turner Lumber Co.;  in 1905, became president of the firm on the death of his father, Joseph JR.;  the company operated from the National Life Chambers on Toronto Street, Toronto, Ont. and a branch office in Midland, Ont.;  1915 his address was at Midland, Ont, Canada;  the company went out of business c. 1919 (US-Canada lumber embargoes) and Dwight moved to Detroit where he resumed his law practice;  president of the Ontario Hockey Assoc. and the Michigan-Ontario League;  married Florence Mitchell PHILLIPS of Toronto in 1907 and they had 3 sons, Philip, Joseph and Stephen;   resided at 106 Madison Ave. and 179 Balmoral Ave, Toronto;  Dwight, Florence and Stephen moved, c.1919, to Seybourne Ave., Detroit while Dwight practiced law.  Florence returned to Toronto and resided at 126 Heath St. with her sons;  Dwight died at Detroit on 13 Feb., 1935;  buried 16 Feb, 1935, Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich.

  Dwight J. Turner Florence M. Phillips  
106 Madison Ave. 79 Balmoral Ave 126 Heath St. W. 115 Seybourne Ave., Detroit

   Florence, born Toronto 12 Apr., 1881;  d/o Francis J. Phillips & Annie Bacon;  attended The Model School and Bishop Strachan;  married Dwight J. Turner 23 Jan., 1907 at the Church of the Redeemer;  lived at 106 Madison Ave., 179 Balmoral Ave., returning to Toronto Florence lived at 126 Heath St., 46 Oriole Rd., 60 Oriole Gardens;  died 18 Jun., 1951;  buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.
3 issues

Dwight: [Bio]

      14 Philip Dwight TURNER [1908-1961]   m.1935  Hazel WERRY
   Philip, s/o Dwight Turner & Florence Phillips, born Toronto, 4 Apr., 1908;  attended Upper Canada College;  stock broker, accountant;  married Hazel Werry of Oshawa at Oshawa, 1935;  their children (pictured at left c.1950) were Carol, Michael and Paul;  they lived in Toronto and in Windsor until Philip was offered the opportunity to run Phillips Toronto Ltd.;  moving back to Toronto, Philip started his training to take over Phillips Toronto Ltd.;   his Uncle Bill Phillips, the part owner and manager, died in 1939 and after a few years Philip became the manager;  the company, whose ownership was shared by Francis Phillips's daughters and sons, sold the company after Bill Phillips's death and Philip remained as manager;  in 1953 the company moved the plant operation to Strathroy, Ontario and Philip and his family moved there;   died at Strathroy 6 Dec., 1961;  buried Parklawn Cemetery, Toronto.
   Hazel, d/o Milton & Lottie Werry, was born near Tyrone, Ontario;  m1 Philip Turner;  m2
Thomas 'Harold' HOAR [1901-1961].

Philip: [obit] 3 issues
      14 Joseph TURNER III [1910-1998]  m1.  Hilary MENNELL [1914-1947]   m2.   Rhoda Alice MENNELL  [1917-2001]                          
   Joseph, s/o Dwight Turner & Florence Phillips, born Toronto, 19 Oct., 1910;  attended Upper Canada College;  bank teller;  1938 employed National Steel Car, in 1945 with Victory Aircraft as  the Cost Accountant,   and by A.V. Roe as accountant and rose to Vice President of Finance, in 1955;  after A.V. Roe employed by Orenda Engines;  married first Hilary Mennell then after Hilary's death Joe married Rhoda Mennell Talfourd-Jones;  retired Hawker-Siddley 1975;  died at Toronto 23 Mar., 1998.
   Hilary, d/o James Leslie
Mennell and Florence Mary Bell,  was born Scarborough, England 2 Aug., 1914;  married Joseph Turner III (1st wife)1935;  Hilary died Toronto 11 Feb., 1947.
Rhoda was born on 31 March, 1917 at Valparaiso, Chile, 7th of 8 children born to James & Florence Mennell;  married Paul Talfourd-Jones in England, 1939;  after Paul's death in 1945 moved with children to Canada when her sister, Hilary, died in 1947;  Rhoda married Joseph Turner III, abt. 1948 and the two families combined;  Rhoda died at Toronto 12 April, 2001. 
Ed. Note: Joseph Turner is mentioned several times in the book "Shutting down The National Dream - A.V. Roe and the Tragedy of the Avro Arrow" by Greg Stewart foreword by Jan Zurakowski, McGraw-Hill Ryerson ISBN 0-07-549675-5)
Joseph: [obit]
      14 Stephen Francis TURNER [1912-1992]  m.1944  Audrey Alice HUGHES
   Stephen, s/o Dwight Turner & Florence Phillips,  born Toronto, 28 Apr, 1912;  attended Upper Canada College;  at the outbreak of WWII he entered the military and graduated form Brockville Officers Training Centre in 1941;  after a course at Camp Borden, Ontario was made a full Lieutenant;  stationed at Three Rivers, Quebec having completed a further O.T.C. he was made a Captain;  the next move was to Vernon, British Columbia for the school of Infantry and was made Major;  married Audrey Hughes 4 May, 1944;  attached to the Australian-American forces to study "Amphibious Landing and Infantry Techniques" for the Canadian Military and participated in the invasion of Moratai, Moluccas Island Group (nw of Borneo);  obtained the rank of Lt. Col. in the Royal Regiment of Canada;  died at Toronto 14 Jan., 1992.
   Audrey was born Kingston, Ont.;  d/o John Hughes  of Kingston.
one issue
Stephen: [obit]

    13 Clarence TURNER [1877-1939]
   Clarence, s/o Joseph Turner & Eliza McFarland;  born Bay City;  lived at Midland, Ont.;  died at Boise, Idaho on 6 Nov, 1939, , 61yrs;  buried 7 Nov, 1939, Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich.  (not aware of any  marriage)
  13 Stanley F. (Francis ?) TURNER [1880-1944]  m. Bessie LEWIS [1882-1956]
s/o Joseph Turner & Eliza McFarland;  born Bay City;  while working for his father's lumber company he lived at Toronto and Midland, Ont, Canada;  c.1919 worked for H. J. Heinz Co. at Los Angeles, CA;  died at Los Angeles, Ca on 7 Oct, 1944, ae: 64;  buried 21 Oct, 1944, Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich.;
  Bessie, d/o James M. Lewis & Katherine Spear;  born 14 Jul, 1882;  last residence was 1304 McKinley Ave, Bay City, Mich. (living with her, Miss. Marjorie Lewis, a sister);   died 15 Jan, 1956, ae:73yrs;  buried 18 Jan, 1956, Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich.; 

Stanley: [Obit]
Bessie: [Obit]

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