Turner, Jerome Willard
Age: 0, credited to Sheldon, VT
Unit(s): 30th MI INF
Service: ADJT, 30th MI INF
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Birth: 01/25/1836, Sheldon, VT
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Owosso, MI
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 68176371
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
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Oak Hill Cemetery, Owosso, MI
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DEATH OF JEROME W. TURNER -- Hon. Jerome W. Turner died at his home on Gute Street at 6 o'clock Thursday morning, aged 67 years. Mr. Turner was confined to his bed for several months by a stroke of paralysis;The end came peacefully as of he was falling asleep. lHon. Josiah Turner survives his son at, the age of 92. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 o'clock.
Upon the pen-name of Abner Scott at the ‘Gutes Hill”. He contributed weekly articles to the Owosso Press. which for delicacy and refinement of sentiment inspired into nature and especially for power to describe nature in her various moods, he was excelled by few writers of the present generation and his quaint fancies were eagerly read by many.
Mr. Turner served as assistant Attorney General during Cleveland's second term. He was a member of the Shiawassee County bar, and the G. A. R. . His last occupancy of public office was as city attorney under Mayor White, a place he was obliged to resign on account of ill health.
A biological sketched prepared in 1891 follows:
Jerome W. Turner, a prominent attorney of Owosso is a native of the Green Mountain State, having been born in Sheldon, Franklin County, Jan. 25, 1836, he is the only son of Hon. Josiah Turner, an eminent lawyer of Michigan, who was for over a quarter century judge of this judicial circuit. As a leading Republican he has always been prominent in the ranks of his party. He is now U. S. Consul at Amherstburg, Canada.
He was born in Vermont in 1811, was a grandson of Josiah Turner, whose ancestors were of English descent. The mother, Eveline Ellsworth, also a native of the same state, and of English descent was born in 1817, and was a daughter of William Ellsworth.
Jerome W, Turner removed, with his parents, from Vermont to Howell, Livington County, Mich, when a little child of three years and grew to manhood, in this state, taking his early education in the village schools, and later attending Northville Academy in Wayne County. He took a course , also, at the Academy of Lodi., and then entered the State University in 1853, graduating in the literary department in 1857 He read law with Judge F. C. Whipple in 1857, and was admitted to the bar before the close of that year. Mr. Turner associated himself with Judge Whipple, but later removed to Shiawassee, and in 1860 located at Owosso, where he made his permanent home.
In 1857 Mr. Turner was united in marriage to Martha F. Gregory of Howell, a daughter of Rev. E. E, Gregory. Mrs Turner is a native of Michigan, born in Saline, Washtenaw County, a lady of rich and varied accomplishments. To there seven sons and one daughter the parents have given a superior education, and three of their sons followed the father in entering the profession of law. The name of the children are named as follows; Jerome., Willard J., Charles G., Edward E., Horace B., Ellsworth P., Milo P., Eveline, wife of W. E. Deacek.
Mr. Turner was elected State Senator for the district, comprising the counties of Shiawassee and Livingston, and was elected by a great majority. He was a delegate to the National Democratic Convention at Cincinnati which nominated Hancock, and also the one at Chicago when Cleveland was nominated. He was post office inspector during Cleveland's administration for the 6th inspection district, headquarters at Chicago. The district comprised six states with Illinois about the center. He was elected Mayor of the city of Owosso in 1879. He was, also, appointed in 1864 first assistant paymaster in the United States Army for two years, with headquarters in Louisville, Ky.
Both he and his wife are members of the Congregational Church, In 1863 he was appointed Adjutant of the Thirteenth Michigan Infantry, which was stationed at the Canadian border at Fort Gratiot.
Source: Owosso Times (MI), September 25, 1903
Courtesy of Deanna French