D. McNeal Turner

Daniel McNeill Turner

Full Name: Daniel McNeill Turner, Jr.
Date of birth: November 24, 1853
Date of death: November 5, 1937

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 23 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (2)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Aransas, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Nueces, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Zapata, Encinal, Foley, Buchel
H 87 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Aransas, Duval, Nueces, San Patricio

(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1902 due to redistricting. Act approved Sep. 6, 1901, 27th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 6, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 27th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Marriage of Senator D. McNeil Turner and Mrs. S.M. Franklin, Postmistress of the House, during a joint session of the legislature, 10/1/1901. 27th Legislature, 2nd C.S. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Daniel McNeill Turner, marriage to Sueneita Meriwether Turner. Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 109, 1929. North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000. Ancestry.com.
  • Obituary and photo, "D. McNeill Turner, One of City's Oldest Attorneys, Is Dead," 11/5/1937, p. 1. Birth date 11/24/1853 in Tallahassee, Florida, served as "Texas representative and in the state senate." Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
  • D. McNeill Turner, birth date 11/24/1853 in Florida, death date 11/5/1937 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas; attorney, father Dr. D. NcNeill Turner, Sr. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • D. McNeill Turner (1853-1938), burial in Peck Cemetery, Goliad, Goliad County. Spouse Sueneita Turner, burial in Alpine, Brewster County, was "Postmistress of the Texas House of Representatives, the first lady ever elected an officer of the Texas Legislature." Find a Grave. D. McNeill Turner Sueneita Turner
  • Account of the marriage of Senator D. McNeill Turner and Mrs. S.M. Franklin, daughter of George W. Meriwether of Goliad, a member of the 18th legislature. Roster of Senate members lists name D. McNeil Turner. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.


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Committee Information top

27th R.S. - 1901
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
Public Health  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Stock and Stock-Raising  
25th R.S. - 1897
Claims and Accounts  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Printing  

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