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 Elverta Hattie Turk

Elverta Hattie Turk

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Death 29 Mar 1996 (aged 72)
Burial Stockton, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 10195113 · View Source
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Elverta H. Turk, 72, of 7347 Mill St., died today (March 29, 1996) in her home.
She was born May 16, 1923, in Stockton, the daughter of Elverton and Augusta Smith Turk.
A Chautauqua county resident most of her life, she was a 1940 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School, earned a teaching degree from Allegheny College in 1944, continuing her education at the University of Buffalo, Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa., Chautauqua Institution and the State College at Fredonia.
In 1944, she was employed as a high school English and French teacher in the Brockway, Pa., school system; the Alexander, N.Y., school system from 1944 to 1949; and Cassadaga Valley Central School from 1949 until retirement in 1978. She was class adviser for various high school classes, the American Field Service, and Hi-Y.
A member of the Faculty Association, whe was active in Stockton Union School and Cassadaga High School reunions. A former member of the American Association of University Women from 1960 to 1993, she was a former vice president. She was a trustee of the Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library from 1960 serving as president for many years, and earlier served as secretary and was a member of the Stockton Community Church, where she was pianist and organist, Sunday School and Bible School teacher, and a member of OWANA.
She was also co-chairwoman of the Stockton Old Fashioned Days since 1988, was past co-secretary and member of the North Chautauqua County Retired Teachers' Association and was a member of the Valley Historical Society.
Surviving are seven cousins: Kenneth and Melvin Cranston of Brocton, Louis Cranston of Centralia, Owen Cranston of Ashville, Howard Turk of Lancaster, Lee Turk of Forestville and Norma Jean Smith Allen of North East.


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  • Created by: Dolores Davidson
  • Added: 31 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10195113
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elverta Hattie Turk (16 May 1923–29 Mar 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10195113, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Stockton, Chautauqua County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Dolores Davidson (contributor 46872356) .