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Turner Family fonds
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[ca. 1920]-1950 (Creation)
- Turner family
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5 cm of textual records
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Agnes Jane Knight (born 1869 in Ontario) and Samuel James Turner (born 1864 in Ireland) were married in 1886 in New Westminister, B.C. They had 8 children, 7 boys and 1 girl all born in Cilliwack, B.C. except for the youngest, Ellis, born in Calgary. Their first child died as an infant and their third died at age three. Charles Thomas McLinden was the fourth child born in 1891. He joined the Peace Time Militia in 1910-1914, and in 1915 he was loaned to the British Imperial Army until the end of WWI. While staying in France he met and married Jeanne Dubois . They moved to England where Charles Wilmot Samuel Turner was born March 13, 1917. After the war, the family moved back to Calgary where Agnes Jeanne Ethel (Jeanne) Turner was born. In 1920, the family moved from Chilliwack, BC, to Debolt, AB, in search of homestead land. They came with their children Albert, Clifford, Ellis, Ethel, Wilmot and CTM Turner and wife, Jeanne, their son Charles W S, and daughter A. Jeanne E. A third child, Frances Leon Arthur (Frank) was born in Grande Prairie. <p>Charles WS Turner served in WWII and, on returning to Grande Prairie, met Gwendolyn Wilcox. Gwen was born in Edmonton and grew up in Dawson Creek. She completed nursing training in Vancouver and relocated to Grande Prairie to begin her nursing career. She and Charles W.S. Turner met and were married in March 16,1949. Their children are Cliff, John, Patricia (Lemky) and Suzanne (Dunn) all of whom lived and raised families in Grande Prairie.
The first collection of photographs to be copied were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Suzanne (Turner) Dunn and her mother Gwen Turner in 2011. An accrual in 2014 included 1 scrapbook which was donated, and 2 scrapbooks from which we copied 58 photographs to add to the Turner fonds. In 2015, a collection of hockey team photographs scanned in 2010 on the request of the Rotary Club were identified to be on loan from the Turner family and added to the Turner family fonds.
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The fonds consists of a scrapbook conatining historical documents relating to Charles Thomas McLinden Turner and Jeanne (Dubois) Turner, 149 photographs of the Turner family and Grande Prairie town in the 1940s and 1950s. Also included is a number of hockey team photographs and a geneological record of the Turner family written by Suzanne Dunn.
Immediate source of acquisition
The first collection of photographs to be copied were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Suzanne (Turner) Dunn and her mother Gwen Turner in 2011. Further donations were made in 2011 and 2014.
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- The material is in English.
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A finding aid is available at http://southpeacearchives.org/turner-family-fonds/
No accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: 2010.14; 2011.44; 2014.24
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