Obit: Turner, Abie (1874 - 1944)
Contact: Steven Lavey
----Source: The Clark County
Press, May 4, 1944.
LAST NAME: Turner
FIRST NAME: Abie
NEWSPAPER LOCATION: Neillsville, Wisconsin
Abie Turner, York Center, died early Tuesday morning, May 2, of a heart attack. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church at York Center at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon. Interment will take place in the York Center Cemetery. Abie Turner was an institution of the Town of York, having spent his entire life within a mile and half of the Center. He was born January 22, 1874, on what is now known as the Leo Schecklman farm. He lived later on the nearby Lindsley farm, still closer to the Center. Then finally he made his home right in the Center, just adjoining the town hall. Abie Turner was know as a carpenter and a family man. For 40 years, he had done carpenter work in Clark County, mostly within a narrow range of his own home. He married Harriet Lindsley September 25, 1895, and they had 11 children. Three are dead: Price, Berdene (Birdeen) and Grant. Eight are living: Mabel, Mrs. Emil Schoenfeld, York; George, Neillsville; Clayton, a corporal in the army, now in Australia; Myron, carpenter's mate, first class, in the navy and with a San Francisco postal address; Victor, Wisconsin Rapids; Harriet, Mrs. James Triska, Berwin, Illinois; Orville, Chicago; Wilbur, Neillsville. There are 11 grandchildren. Abie Turner's parents were Abel and Arvilla Turner. He was one of six children. Two of these are living, and residents of Clark County: Ben and Warren, both of Loyal. Two brothers are dead: William, whose home was in York, and Frank of Oregon. His sister, Mary Garvin, is also dead. Word has been received from Myron that he will be unable to attend the funeral, but a grandson, Corporal Milton Schoenfeld, will come for the funeral from his camp in Louisiana.
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