|Death: ||Mar., 1883|
USN Rear Admiral
214 Chestnut Street, 9th Ward
1883-03-26; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
"A WAR VETERAN PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME IN THIS STATE
Rear admiral Thomas Turner, United States Navy, died on Saturday morning at his residence, near Media, in this state. He was a native of Virginia, having been appointed a midshipman from that State in 1825, and had been on the retired list since April 1870. He served in the was with Mexico, subsequently sailed with the Brazil squadron and was placed on ordinance duty in 1853. He was commissioned commander September 11, 1855 and was in charge of the sloop-of-war Saratoga in the home squadron during the engagement of that vessel and two Spanish steamers, the Marquis of Havana and George Miramon in the harbor of Anton Leyardo, Mexico, when they were captured on the night of March 6, 1860. He was made captain on July 16, 1862, and commodore December 13, 1863. As commander of the New Ironsides he participated in the attack on Fort Sumter, Moultrie and Beauregard, in Charleston Harbor, March 7, 1863. On March 27, 18678, he was commissioned rear admiral. Since 1870 he has lived at Glen Mills, Pa."
1883-03-28; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
"FUNERAL OF REAR ADMIRAL THOMAS TURNER UNITED STATES NAVY
The funeral of Rear Admiral Thomas Turner took place yesterday afternoon, from the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Henry M. Biddle, No. 2111 Chestnut street. The remains were viewed by a large number of citizens. The body lay in a black cloth-covered casket heavily mounted with silver, on the plate of which was engraved the name, title and dates of birth and death of the deceased.
Gathered around the casket were those of whom the rear admiral had associated in many of the trying scenes of his life, prominent among others C. T. Marsh, Admiral Mulany, Paymasters Basche and Russell, Lieutenants Carpenter and Shippen, Commodores Ryan and Simpson, Captain Collom and Lieutenant Murphy. The services were read by Rev. Dr. Morton, rector of St. James Church. Rev. Dr. Hare, of the Divinity School; Rev. W. Neilson McVicker, of the Church of the Holy Trinity, and Rev. Dr. Cooper were also present.
The services being over, eight sailors conveyed the remains to the hearse, and the funeral procession started for Laurel Hill Cemetery. First came the City Troop, then the hearse, with a detachment of marines, commanded by Captain Collom and Lieutenant Murphy. The relatives and friends followed. On reaching the cemetery the body was borne to the grave by the following pall bearers: Moncure Robinson, Dr. Elwyn, James S. Biddle, Lieutenant Shippen, Commodore Ryan and Commodore Simpson. Here the burial services were read and the remains consigned to their last resting place."
Admiral Turner was re-interred in Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, New Jersey, from Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.
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