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|MICHIGAN CENSUS for TURNER|
Avon Township, Oakland County, Michigan (taken 16 Aug, 1850)
|Household #||Family #||Names||Age||Sex||Born|
|I believe that the family was still at Stoney Creek and had not moved to Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan until c.1852.|
Avon Township, Oakland County, Michigan
|Household||Family||Names||Age||Sex||Occupation||Real Estate Val.||Personal Value||Born||Marital Status|
|This part of the family was probably at Pontiac for this census|
Midland County, Michigan (most likely the family is in the town of Midland)
|23||12||12||Turner, George L. P.||25||M||Surveyor||1000||300||MI|
|25||12||12||Edith A.||1 1/2||F||MI|
|??30||28||28||Edwin||21||M||Printer||Living with Nathan Cars, Publisher|
|Edith is the daughter of George's first marriage with Julia Smith (of Midland) and Albert, George's brother, is living with them.
I found an Edwin Turner age 21 (born c.1839) which matches our Edwin's birth date but the census says that this Edwin was born in Lower Canada which is present day the province of Quebec, Canada. His occupation was a printer. Albert also worked in a printer's office. Edwin, of this census, is living at another Midland location. If we assume that Edwin is of our family and only the birth location is wrong then the only person missing is William Turner. The William that I am tracing was reported to have move to South Bend, Ind. Prior to South Bend William may have been at Niles, Berrien County, Michigan and he may have been there at the time of this census. He would have been about 19 years of age.
Also in this census are two Sylvester Vibbers. One was 50 years of age and the other 18. I suspect that the 18 year old Sylvester Vibber is the one who married Emily Turner in 1864. Sylvester was said to have been born in Upper Canada which is presently the province of Ontario, Canada.
Saginaw County, Michigan, 5th Ward, Saginaw City
|Name||Sex||Race||Occupation||Real Estate Val||Personal Val.||Born|
|132||137||Turner, Charles||33||M||W||Lumber Dealer||6500||3000||Michigan|
|Janette H,||27||F||W||Keeping House||Scotland|
|This home may have been 1702 Court St., Saginaw; Janette is Jeanette W. A. Byron; Emily's age should be 53; Joseph, Charles's brother, is living here and probably stayed until 1872 when he married and moved to Bay City.
George Turner may be still in the south as he remained in Tennessee after the war for several years. During which he married his second wife, Sophia Thompson of Georgia, and they had a son, George Edwin. Albert was killed in the Civil War. William was either at Niles or South Bend and Edwin may have moved by now to Chicago. Emily had married and I assume had died by this census.
Also a John McFarland and family is listed in this census and he may be a brother to Eliza who married Joseph Turner of Bay City. Eliza was survived by a brother, John
Saginaw County Michigan, 5th Ward, Saginaw City
|Household||Family||Name||Race||Sex||Age||Marital||Occupation||Born||Father Born||Mother Born|
|, Jennette||W||F||37||wife||Keeping House||Scot.||Scot.||Scot.|
|, Joseph||W||M||11||son||At school||Mich.||Mich.||Scot.|
|This would be at the Court St, home at Saginaw; Harry should be Harold and Roy is William Roy.|
Bay City, Michigan, 6th Ward, Bay City (7 Jun, 1880)
|, Eliza||W||F||27||wife||Keeping house||Mich.||Eng.||Eng.|
|The family would have been on Broadway St, Bay City. (151 Broadway St?)
Emily Sr. would have been at Saginaw with Charles; George is still in the south; William and Edwin should be at South Bend and Chicago respectively. Also in this census for Saginaw the McFarland family appears and it may be Eliza's brother's family who shows on this census.
Saginaw County, City of Saginaw 12th Ward (8 Jun, 1900)
|Name||Rel.||Race||Sex||Birth date||Age||Yrs Marr.||Birthplace||Father's||Mother's||Occupation||A*||B*|
|Turner, Charles||Head||W||M||May 1837||63||41||Mich.||Eng.||Eng.||Lumberman|
|, Jeanette||wife||W||F||Jun 1843||56||41||Scot.||Scot.||Scot.||Immigrated 1849||7||7|
|, May||dau||W||F||Oct 1866||33||s||Mich.||Mich.||Scot||teacher|
|, Lillian A.||dau||W||F||May 1875||25||s||Mich.||Mich.||Scot||teacher|
|, Emily||mother||W||F||Dec 1815||84||Wd||Eng.||Eng.||Eng.||7||5|
|This home is at 1702 Court St., Saginaw; finally got Jeanette's name right; Lillian's birth date is wrong.
** A. means number of children of this mother B. means number of children living in 1900. (of Emily, Albert died in the Civil War and Emily Jr died at or near childbirth when married to Sylvester Vibber.
Bay City, Michigan 11th Ward, Bay City
|Household||Family||Name||Rel||Race||Sex||Birthdate||Age||Marital||Yrs marr.||A*||B*||Birth place||F-Birth||M-Birth|
|165||175||Turner, Joseph||Head||W||M||Jul 1849||50||M||27||NY||Eng.||Eng.|
|, Eliza||wife||W||F||Nov 1851||48||M||27||4||4||Mich||Scot||Scot|
|, Stanley||son||W||M||Aug 1880||19||s||Mich||NY||Mich|
|The home is at 1415 Center Ave and Joseph is listed as a Lumberman and he owns his home free - no mortgage
The other sons, Clarence and Dwight may be at school at Detroit.
|Also at 1415 Center Street|
|176||McFarland, Robert||Head||W||M||Apr 1855||45||M||15||Mich||Scot||Scot|
|, Ellen||wife||W||F||May 1864||36||M||15||4||3||Can||Ire||Ire|
|, Myrtle||dau||W||F||Apr 1886||14||s||Mich||Mich||Can|
|, Ella||dau||W||F||May 1888||12||s||Mich||Mich||Can|
|, John||son||W||M||Apr 1890||10||s||Mich||Mich||Mich|
|This family would be that of Eliza's brother, Robert, and his family. Eliza may have had another brother, John, and a sister, Maggie.
Robert's occupation is Superintendent of Bay City Bridges and there is a notation that he rents his home. (whatever that last part means)
Ellen immigrated from Canada in 1865 and is a U.S. citizen (1900)
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