Robert Turnbull

Robert Turnbull

Birth
Scotland
Death 19 Jan 1888 (aged 44–45)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section B
Memorial ID 95608847 · View Source
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Turnbull was a native of Scotland who was in Los Angeles by 1876 and was involved in sheep raising. By the early 1880s, he acquired land in the Puente Hills, which he sold to the Pickering Land and Water Company, founders of Whittier, in 1887. Turnbull was found dead, under mysterious circumstances, in the Los Angeles River in January 1888. Turnbull Canyon and Turnbull Canyon Road between Whittier and Hacienda Heights was named for him.

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  • Created by: TLS
  • Added: 19 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95608847
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Turnbull (1843–19 Jan 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95608847, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by TLS (contributor 372) .