According to his death certificate, his parents were Frank and Julia Turner, both born in Ireland.
The Philadelphia Record; Sunday, April 28, 1912, Section 2 Page 7:
"TURNER – On April 25, 1912, JOHN E. TURNER, aged 80 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral, on Tuesday morning, at 8.30 o'clock, from his late residence, 803 Rosemary ave., Ambler, Pa. Mass at St. Anthony's Church, Ambler, at 9.30 A. M. Interment strictly private. Take 7.40 (?) A. M. train from Reading Terminal to Ambler. Kindly omit flowers."
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