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John Preston Turner

J.P. Turner
Full Name: John Preston Turner
Birth date: August 1, 1867
Death date: October 29, 1937

Terms of Service

  • House, 31st (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) Legislature
    1/12/1909 - 1/10/1911
    Democrat
(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture) 1910.
(2) Slidell, Wise County, "Next Legislature Now Complete," 11/7/1908, p. 7. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Decatur. House Journal .
(4) Decatur, Wise County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) Slidell. Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide .
(6) Slidell. Texas Legislative Manual .
(7) Slidell, Wise County. Texas State Journal of Medicine 1905.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • John Preston Turner, birth date 8/1/1867 in Georgia, death date 10/29/1937 in Sacramento County, California, medical doctor, wife Ida Turner. California Death Certificates, Turner-Boyles-Russell-Hatfield Family Tree. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1900 - J. Preston Turner, Wise County, age 30, born August 1870 in Georgia, merchant, wife Ida A., daughter Eunice, son Preston B.
    Census of 1910 - John P. Turnar, Wise County, age 42, born circa 1868 in Georgia, druggist/drug store, wife Ida C., daughter Eunice, son Battle, uncle William.
    Census of 1920 - John P. Turner, Slidell, Wise County, age 52, born circa 1868 in Georgia, druggist/general drugs, wife Ida.
    Census of 1930 - John P. Turner, Dallas, Dallas County, age 61, born circa 1869 in Georgia, proprietor/drugs, wife Ida.
    John P. Turner, death date 10/29/1937 in Sacramento County, California, age 70. FamilySearch . 1930 1910
  • 1900 1920 California Death Index, 1905-1939
  • John P. Turner (1866-1937), interment in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas county with spouse Ida Turner. Find a Grave .
  • 31st Legislature (1909) - J.P. Turner, postoffice Slidell, nativity Georgia, age 41 (born circa 1868), pharmacist, 28 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Portraits and biographical sketches, "Our Friends in the Legislature," Volume V, No. 1, May 1909, pp. 14-17. "In 1892 he engaged in the retail drug business at Slidell, which he has continued up to the present." Texas State Journal of Medicine 1905.
  • Obituary, Dr. John Preston Turner, "Dr. J.P. Turner Dies in Calif.: Former Slidell Citizen Is Buried in Dallas Last Tuesday," from Dallas Times Herald, reprinted with additional information from Wise County Messenger, 12/2/1937, p. 1. Died in Santa Mingo, California. "A native of Georgia, Dr. Turner moved to Texas as a young man and was in the drug business in Slidell, Texas for a number of years . . . it was while living there [in Slidell] that he ran against and defeated A.D. Rogers for the state legislature, in a memorable campaign." Wise County Messenger .
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