Turner, Lewis Morse

Male 1848 - 1932


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  • Born  25 Feb 1848  New Diggings, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Also listed as 1849.
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1850  New Diggings, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1860  White Oak Springs, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1870  Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1880  Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1900  Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1910  Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1920  Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1930  Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  140716E2B36649E1A6C0BF5612C7832C5947 
    Died  6 Apr 1932 
    Buried  Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried next to his parents.
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    • The Biography of Lewis M. TURNER

      Pages 831-832, transcribed in full by Karen CRANE Goggin

      [Surnames: HOUSER, KEITHLY, MARCHANT, MORSE, PATTEN, SOLDWELL, TRAVERS, TURNER]

      LEWIS M. TURNER. This gentleman is pursuing a successful career as an agriculturist, operating one hundred and forty acres on section 21, Fairview Township. One of the most noticeable features of the estate is the attention paid to horticulture, in which Mr. Turner is building up a fine reputation. At present he has an acre each of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries under cultivation. In 1889 he erected a fine barn with a slate roof, which is a model of rural architecture. The residence is a commodious one and is represented by a view on another page, together with the other prominent buildings.
      Elisha W. Turner, the father of our subject, was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., and taken to Hamilton County, Ohio, when seven years old. He married a lady of that county, Miss Sarah Morse, and in 1840 the young couple located in Hancock County, Ill. After a sojourn of three years they removed to Galena, remaining there until 1865. During that time Mr. Turner was engaged in lead mining and farming in the township of Shullsburg, La Fayette County, Wis. He had previously been occupied in the latter pursuit alone. In 1865 he purchased the estate now owned by our subject and removed thereto. His good wife bore him five children, namely: Mary, wife of James Patten, a farmer in Fairview Township; Amy, widow of Enoch Keithly, whose home is at Lewistown; George, a grocer in Galena, Kan.; the subject of this notice; Sarah A., wife of Thomas Travers, whose history is given on another page in this Album. The father died in 1879 at the age of seventy-four years, and the mother in 1880 at the age of seventy-three. Grandfather Turner, who was born in the Empire State and bore the given name of George, was a saddler.
      The subject of this brief biographical notice was born at New Diggings, Wis., February 25, 1849, and was a youth of sixteen years when he came to this county. He had attended the country schools of Shullsburg Township and after coming here continued his studies in Fairview. His taste led him to the pursuit of agriculture and he finally became much interested in fruit-growing. He is a man of more than average intelligence, clever and quick witted by nature and having his faculties well developed by study, observation and intercourse with mankind. His character is one of sterling worth, and he finds many friends among those of his own class and in the circles of the neighboring towns. His political adherence is given to the Republican party.
      Mr. Turner established his own home in 1878, when he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Houser. This lady was born in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and was well educated and trained in useful domestic knowledge and habits. She is a twin sister of Mrs. Martha Soldwell, of Yates City and they are the oldest in a family of five girls. Their father, William Houser, a blacksmith in Yates City, was born in Ohio. Her mother, Sarah (Marchant) Houser, was a daughter of Joel Marchant, the first permanent settler in Farmington. Mr. And Mrs. Turner are the parents of three children: Sarah Naomi, Frederick D. and Blanche, whose bright faces and charming ways add to the joys of their home.

      Owner of Section 21 since 1876, according to the Praire Farmer's Directory., [1, 2]
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    Person ID  I1637  Keith and Kay's
    Last Modified  8 Feb 2013 

    Father  Turner, Elisha W,   b. 14 Feb 1807, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1879, Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Morse, Sarah,   b. 14 Jun 1809, Sharonville, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1880, Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1830  Hamilton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  E59CBA2071CD4CE9ADF373387C6A9EA03D65 
    Family ID  F840  Group Sheet

    Family  Houser, Mary B,   b. 8 Mar 1858, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1941 
    Married  1878  Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  8EBAE1BED35A4309AA6147F6B86D97C62AF5 
    Children 
    >1. Turner, Sarah Naomi,   b. 2 Sep 1879, Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1943
     2. Turner, Fred,   b. Oct 1880, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Turner, Frederick Dale,   b. 30 Oct 1880, Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1945, Ripley, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Turner, Blanche,   b. 20 Jul 1882, Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1937
     5. Turner, Lois Mary,   b. 30 Aug 1890, Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1985, Farmington, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Turner, Finis,   b. Nov 1897, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Turner, Finis Dewey Monroe,   b. 27 Nov 1897, Fairview, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1988
    Histories
    They worked hard for the family
    They worked hard for the family
    Elisha Turner
    Family ID  F892  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S129] History of Fulton County, Illinois: together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons and biographies of representative citizens: history of Illinois, embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, aboriginies, French, English and American conquests, and a general review of its civil, political and military history, digest of state laws., J.W. Franks and Sons, (Chas. C. Chapman & Co J.W. Franks & Sons, Peoria, Illinois, 1879), page 641, [Q:2].

    2. [S141] Praire Farmer's Directory of Fulton County, Illinois: complete directory of the farmers of Fulton County, with valuable information about each farm; breeders' directory, giving full classified list of breeders of purebred livestock and poultry; business directory, giving list of all business houses in Fulton County; valuable statistics and general information, (Amaquonsippi Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1917, 1978), page 131, [Q:2].


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