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Edward Warden Turner

Birth
New Brunswick, Canada
Death 29 Nov 1913 (aged 67–68)
Burial Cessford, Hanna Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Memorial ID 157784863 · View Source
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died at Shandleigh 68y,5m,27d

Edward and Elizabeth Turner, whose pioneering family arrived on the open range south of today’s Cessford over a century ago. A native of St. John, NB, Edward Warden Turner had gone to Minnesota in his 20’s, where he married a woman nine years his junior, Elizabeth Hall, in 1880.

During the next decade, Elizabeth and Edward, the latter listing his occupations as “farming” and “real estate”, would have five children – Albert, Gertrude, Frederick, Evelyn, and Alice.

With Minnesota in the midst of a farming boom, the Turners came north in 1910, in pursuit of a better, and likely a more affordable future for Turner children.

In March of that year, at age of 64, Edward W. Turner filed a quarter section of land (NW 13-23-12 W4) in what was then considered the Steveville or Shandleigh district.

Edward passed away in Nov. 1913, and was interred at what is now Cessford Cemetery.

Mrs. Turner joined her husband in the great beyond the following spring, and was laid to rest alongside him. The rest of the family returned to the States shortly thereafter.

Article obtained from Forgotten Alberta website.
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Kathie R Postoloski-Friesen (#47763673) April 11 2017 Suggestion


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  • Created by: Bear Hugs
  • Added: 3 Feb 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 157784863
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Warden Turner (1845–29 Nov 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157784863, citing Cessford Cemetery, Cessford, Hanna Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Bear Hugs (contributor 47810210) .