Turner Surname Obituaries

Charles W. Turner
Petersburg Observer, April 27, 1908

Over Three Score and Ten.
Death of Charles W. Turner. A Resident of County Over 50 Years.

Charles Walker Turner was born in Kentucky, April 28, 1834. He came to Menard county when twenty years of age and was married Oct. 27, 1859, to Miss Mary Wilcox. To them were born two children, a daughter dying in young womanhood and John B. Turner of Beardstown.

His last days were spent with his niece, Mrs. Whitenack, of this city, and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He died Thursday morning, Nov. 26, aged 74 years, 7 months and 3 days.

The funeral services are being held this afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Whitenack, conducted by Elder W. M .Groves. Interment at Rose Hill.

Contributed by: Matthew


Clarence Turner
Newspaper unknown

Clarence Turner Is Dead; Rites Sunday.
Clarence C. Turner, 44 years old, died at his home in the Tice community four miles southeast of Petersburg on Friday, July 8 [1949], following a prolonged illness.

Mr. Turner was born in the community in which he died. His parents were Huston and Mary Ferguson Turner. He engaged in farming early in life and followed that vocation so long as he lived.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Turner; two sisters, Mrs. Terry of Petersburg and Mrs. Ernest Tippett of E. Peoria; and three brothers, Wm. R. and Chas. of Petersburg, and Lawrence E. of E. Peoria.

Funeral services were held at the Thompson-Harms & Hurley Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, July 10, conducted by Rev. F. A. Wirth, and burial was in Rose Hill.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks


Rev. John L. Turner
Sangamo Journal, December 2, 1854

Died -- In Menard county, at the residence of Mr. R. Godbey, on the 12th November, Rev. John L. Turner, of Mason county, Ill. Kentucky papers, please copy.


Mary Turner
Beardstown Daily Illinoian Star, November 9, 1914

Mrs. Mary Turner, age 89 years and 2 months, entered into rest at the home of her son, J. B. Turner in Ravenswood, Wednesday, July 8, 1914.

Deceased was born in May 1825 near Petersburg, where she grew to womanhood. She was married to C. W. Turner in the year 1838, to which union, two children were born, one daughter, Belle, who died about thirty years ago and her son, J. B. Turner, who resides in Ravenswood. Her husband passed away about five years ago. She had four brothers and three sisters. One brother, Samuel Wilcox survives, also, four grandchildren, Ona, Ruth, Belle and Luther.

She had always resided near Petersburg, until about ten years ago, when she moved to Beardstown and made her home with her son, J. B. Turner. She always enjoyed health and strength and hardly knew a sick day. She was a good Christian and was a good wife and loving mother.

The remains were shipped to Petersburg this morning and funeral services were held there from the Christian church at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Groves, pastor of the church officiating. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery.

Contributed by: Matthew


Mary Margaret (Custer) Turner
Petersburg Observor, January, 1940

Funeral services for Mrs Mary Margaret Turner, wife of John O Turner of Tice community, were held here Saturday afternoon, short services being held at the Satorius Funeral Home followed by services at St Pauls Evangelical church at 2pm conducted by Rev Roland Mernitz.

Mrs Turner died Thursday morning, January 18, at the home of her son Luther Turner in Springfield, at the age of seventy four years. She and Mr Turner had been in Springfield for some time, spending the winter at the home of their son.

She was born in the Indian Point community on March 2, 1865, the daughter of Christopher and Hannah Custer. A brother, Charles Custer, died only a little more than a week before her death. She spent the early years of her life at Indian Point, and was married in 1881 to Edward Winters. To them were born four children, Mrs Maude McNaught who died several years ago, William, who died at the age of seven, Reuben of Ponca City, Oklahoma and Charles of Springfield. Mr Winters died in 1888 and in 1890 she was married to John O Turner and spent the remainder of her life on a farm at Tice.

To Mr and Mrs Turner were born three children, Mrs Gifford Ortman and Miss Dora Turner of Petersburg and Luther Turner of Springfield. Surviving are the five children named above and one brother, Henry Custer of Merced, California, seventeen grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends. Mrs Turner had endeared herself to a great many people and will be greatly missed in her home and in the community.

Six grandsons, David and Warren Winters, John and Henry Ortman and Billy and Jack Turner served as pallbearers and granddaughters-in-law cared for the flowers at the funeral service.

[Note: Mary Custer Turner is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Menard County]

Submitted by: Denny Custer

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