09 March 2015

52 Ancestors week 6 - Raymond Earl Turner

I got a little behind in doing the 52 ancestors series, so I'm going to try and play catch-up in the next couple weeks.

This week's theme at No Story Too Small is "So Far Away". I'm not going to do my most distantly located ancestor, but will do one that lived on the opposite side of the country form me (that totally counts right?)



Raymond Earl Turner was born in Somerset, Belmont County, Ohio on March 18, 1898. He was the 4th of 11 children born to Joseph Francis Turner and Sarah Carpenter. His early life was spent in Belmont and Noble counties in Ohio (they were near the border, and didn't move too far).

The Turner Homestead
In the 1920 census we find him living with his older sister Mary Anne and her husband. But, in 1924 he had moved to Weirton, West Virginia. In Weirton he married Alice Elizabeth Tavernier on Nov 19, 1924.

They lived in West Virginia for a while, spent some time in Ohio, then moved across the border to Pennsylvania by 1935. They had 4 boys.

On 27 Jan 1979 he died of Bronchopneumonia in Washington, PA and was buried in the Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, PA. He was 80 years old, and was survived by his wife, 4 children, several grandkids and 6 siblings.

Raymond and Alice 1961

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Parents:
Joseph Francis Turner (1876-1920)
Sarah Carpenter (1868-1958) 

Siblings:
Marion Elderee Turner (1894-1970)
Julia Ann Turner (1895-1988)
Mary Anne Turner(1897-1988)
Della Pearl Turner (1899-1982) ​
Robert Lester Turner (1900-1977)   ​
Carl Francis Turner (1903-1985)  ​
John B Turner (1905-1952)  ​
William Arthur Turner (1906-1980)  ​
Elmer Otto Turner (1908-1947)  ​
George Turner (1909-1985) 

Spouse:  Alice Elizabeth Tavernier (1903-1993)

Children:
Louis Francis Turner (Living) ​
Merle Edward Turner (1928-2005) ​
Arthur Lawrence Turner (1930-2010) ​
William Earl Turner (Living)​