Charles Elmer Turner Jr.

Charles Elmer Turner Jr.

Philadelphia, Marion County, Missouri, USA
Death 22 Apr 1954 (aged 81)
Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plot Traditional Sector Bl 2 Lot 21 Sp 5
Memorial ID 64136573 · View Source
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Carthage Weekly Press
Week of January 5, 1899

CHARLES ELMER TURNER resided at 1107 South Garrison Avenue with his wife, Byrd. He is 81 years old and has been in the retail furniture business in his later years.

He has been suffering from the maladies of old age and passes away at his home from senility and myocardial degeneration because of his age.

Dr Russell Smith, M.D. is the attending physician.

His wife was the former Byrd Blankenship.

FATHER: Charles E. Turner
Birthplace: n/a

MOTHER: Sarah F. Lair Turner
Birthplace: Shelbyville, Missouri

Knell Mortuary was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Informant: Mrs. C. E. Turner
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C. E. Turner Harness & Carriage Company Make $25,000 Deal

Pay $25,000 for Burlingame & Chaffee Building - Important Changes to be Made in the Structure

The C. E. Turner Harness & Carriage Co. purchased today from J. B. Chaffee and his mother, Mrs. Margaret Chaffee, the property on the south side of the square known as the Burlingame & Chaffee block.
This property has footage of 54 feet on the square by 200 feet in depth and is considered one of the choicest business locations in Carthage. The consideration was $25,000
The building is now occupied by the new owners and by the Carthage Furniture & Carpet Company, but as soon as the lease now held by the furniture company expires it is the intention to thoroughly remodel the property. Some of the changes contemplated is an entire change of front, so as to make fine show windows on either side of a large center door; partition walls to be removed and the entire building extended back to Fifth Street, so that when completed the structure will have two solid floors, each 53 feet by 200 feet besides a basement of the same size, and will undoubtedly be one of the finest store buildings in southwest Missouri.
The basement of the new extension which will front on Fifth Street, will be well lighted by side and rear windows and the floor, which comes out on a level with the street, will all be cemented. Into this will be installed a modern up to date repair shop and carriage factory.
On the third floor will be fitted up the finest painting and trimming department in Jasper County. In fact their facilities for building new work, work to order, carriage repairing, rubber tiring, painting and trimming will be second to n one. When everything is completed their large stock of buggies and carriages will be moved from it's present location into the new quarters.

Harness and Carriage Firm Begins Improving Quarters in March

Will Secure Immense Floor Space By Changes Contemplated - Two Other Firms Get New Home

Although the Turner Harness & Carriage Company will not be able to get possession of the building adjoining the firm's store until the Carthage Furniture & Carpet Company moves to it's new quarters on the north side of the square, the Turners have completed plans for the remodeling of the two rooms soon to comprise their store and expect to begin about March 1 on the work.
The two business rooms are owned by the Turner Company. Their first step will be to take out the dividing partition wall and throw the two store together, at the same time extending both back to Fifth Street. The consolidation will give a room with a width of 54 feet, which will make the store possess the greatest frontage of any business house in this city. This will give splendid show window space after a new and modern front has been put in.
By the extension at the rear, the depth of the building will be 200 feet which, counting the basement, first and second stories, will give the firm a total floor space of 32,400 square feet.

The second story, which was formerly the Burlingame & Chaffee opera house is 18 feet from floor to ceiling. the firm feels that if it grows in the future as it has in the past, this second story room may be double-decked thus providing yet more space. With all this floor space, the big carriage repository which the firm has maintained at the corner of Lyon and Sixth Streets will be abandoned. Besides carrying harness and carriages in the enlarged building, the company contemplates adding a new line of goods, but will not as yet announce what this extra line will be.
A new entrance with big display windows on each side, will form the new front, and will add much to the general attractiveness of the store it is thought. New steel ceilings and a liberal use of paint and paper are also expected to increase the attractiveness of the interior, after all other changes have been made.

It is expected that it will be possible to commence these improvements about the first of March if the Smith Shoe Company gets into the building on the east side of the square that is being fitted up for it, thus allowing the Carthage Furniture & Carpet Company
to be continued

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