Turner, William (1866-1951)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 1110.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 1110.

William Turner was a boat builder at 1963 Georgia Street from 1909 to 1943. He lived at 1961 Georgia Street for most of that time.

William Turner’s son, William Harold Turner, lived at 2051 Pendrell Street in 1915 and 1916 (listed only under streets in 1916) and at 746 Gilford Street in 1916.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 1017.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 1017.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 945.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 945.

 

Family Background

William Turner was born in Accrington, Lancashire, England on July 7, 1866. His parents were Jonas Turner (1836-1898) and Ellen Ann Riley (1837-1923). Jonas Turner was an architect and builder who designed a variety of buildings, including at least one church and a theatre in Accrington. The Wesleyan Chapel in Huncoat was one of his projects.

The Architect and Building News, Volume 2, August 28, 1869, page 107, https://books.google.ca/books?id=H1c_AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA107#v=onepage&q&f=false.

The Architect and Building News, Volume 2, August 28, 1869, page 107, https://books.google.ca/books?id=H1c_AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA107#v=onepage&q&f=false.

Methodist Church (Wesleyan Chapel, 1869), northeast corner of Station Street and Marshall Avenue, Huncoat, Accrington, Lancashire; Google Streets, searched August 13, 2018; image dated March 2009.

Methodist Church (Wesleyan Chapel, 1869), northeast corner of Station Street and Marshall Avenue, Huncoat, Accrington, Lancashire; Google Streets, searched August 13, 2018; image dated March 2009.

 

Arrival in Vancouver and Marriage to Emma Turner

William arrived in Vancouver about 1887.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1890.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1890, page 203 [edited image].

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1890, page 203 [edited image].

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1890 Cambie near Robson Street
1891 Cambie Street (unnumbered)
1892 No street address under Vancouver names (P.O. Box 44)
1894 Not listed under Vancouver names
1895 831 Cambie Street
1896 220 Robson Street (probably a street address change from previous years)
1897 Not listed under Vancouver names
1898 Address under Vancouver names not certain (many W. Turners); 1898 BC Voters list: Turner, William, Cambie St, Lot 113, Bk 67, Machine-hand, Van
1899 Not listed under Vancouver names
1899-1900 805 Cambie Street (occupation: miner)
1900-1901 Corner Cambie Street and Robson Street
1902 to 1908 809 Cambie Street
1909 to 1943 1961 Georgia Street (business at 1963 Georgia Street and 1955 Georgia Street)
1944 to 1951 1251 Cardero Street

On September 14, 1889 in Vancouver, William married Emma Turner. She was born in Yorkshire, England on October 21, 1866. Her parents were Joseph Turner (1827-1880) and Martha Gill (1830-1917).

In the late 1870s, the Joseph Turner family had gone to Kent, Ohio, where Joseph took over a former silk factory and established the Kent Alpaca Mills.

The Summit County Beacon (Akron, Ohio); August 13, 1879, page 2, column 9.

The Summit County Beacon (Akron, Ohio); August 13, 1879, page 2, column 9.

The mill facility still exists, although it is now an apartment building.

Silk Mill Apartments, 145 South River St., Kent, Ohio; Google Streets, searched August 13, 2018; image dated September 2017 [edited image].

Silk Mill Apartments, 145 South River St., Kent, Ohio; Google Streets, searched August 13, 2018; image dated September 2017 [edited image].

Joseph Turner died in Kent on February 13, 1880. He was buried in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.

The Democratic Press (Ravenna, Ohio), February 19, 1880, page 3, column 3.

The Democratic Press (Ravenna, Ohio), February 19, 1880, page 3, column 3.

The sons of Joseph Turner took their milling business to Cleveland, Ohio.

The Democratic Press (Ravenna, Ohio); July 6, 1892, page 3, column 8.

The Democratic Press (Ravenna, Ohio); July 6, 1892, page 3, column 8.

In 1900, Martha was living in Cleveland with her son, John G. Turner.

By 1911, she had moved to Vancouver; she was living with William and Emma Turner.

Martha died in Vancouver on May 14, 1917. Although the death notice said that she was to be buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, it appears that she was actually buried in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent, Ohio.

Vancouver Province, May 15, 1917, page 17, column 1.

Vancouver Province, May 15, 1917, page 17, column 1.

 

William’s Life after Marriage

After William and Emma were married, William had a series of jobs.

During the 1890s he worked as a sawmill machinist.

About 1898, he was involved in mining in the Yukon Territory.

In 1902 he was an employee of Wallace Shipyards.

In 1904 he was in business with Andy Linton, a Vancouver boat-builder who also kept boats at his float in Coal Harbour.

About 1908, William established his own boat-building business, which was at 1963 Georgia Street until 1943. (William retired after a fire destroyed the business on December 17, 1943. His son, William, Junior, took over the business and ran it until he retired about 1957.)

Emma died in Vancouver on December 25, 1937. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

On September 13, 1938, William married Edith Mary Cashman (née Graydon). She was born in Picton, Ontario on March 26, 1879. Her parents were John Henry Graydon (1839-1912) and Margaret Lawson (1843-1901). Edith died in Vancouver on April 15, 1947. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

William died in Vancouver on May 28, 1951. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Province, May 31, 1951, page 31; Vancouver Sun, May 31, 1951, page 27.

Vancouver Province, May 31, 1951, page 31; Vancouver Sun, May 31, 1951, page 27.

William and Emma had a son.

 

William Harold Turner

William Harold Turner was born in Vancouver on October 8, 1890. (The original name on his birth registration was “Arnold Lewis Turner.” In the 1891 Canada census, he appeared as “A.L. Turner.” He later used the name “William Harold Turner.”)

On January 19, 1913, in Vancouver, he married Bertha Emma Kamm. She was born on November 27, 1889, in Cold Spring, Minnesota. Her parents were Julius Kamm and Emma Strunk.

Bertha died in Vancouver on February 17, 1972.

William died in Vancouver on November 13, 1977.

Vancouver Province, November 17, 1977, page 40; Vancouver Sun, November 16, 1977, page D7.

Vancouver Province, November 17, 1977, page 40; Vancouver Sun, November 16, 1977, page D7.

William and Bertha had two daughters.

 

Dorothy Elizabeth Turner

Dorothy Elizabeth Turner was born in Vancouver on November 20, 1913.

She did not marry.

She died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on June 18, 1933.

 

Phillis Mary LouiseTurner

Phillis Mary LouiseTurner was born in Vancouver on April 26, 1916.

On February 10, 1942, in Vancouver, she married Robert John Digby Gillies, who was an aircraft inspector. He was born in Vancouver on August 15, 1913. His parents were Bertram William Digby Gillies (1875-1948) and Margaret Amy Gilmour Leckie (1875-1940).

Robert’s and Phillis’s marriage ended in divorce. In 1960, Robert married Rhea Heinmann, who was born on March 9, 1921. In 1963, Robert became a naturalized United States citizen. He died in Massachusetts on April 10, 1997.

It appears that Phillis did not re-marry. She died in Vancouver on April 11, 1962.

 

Sources

Turner Family

Vessels Built by Turner Boat Works Ltd., compiled by John M. MacFarlane 2015; http://www.nauticapedia.ca/Articles/Vessel_Builders_Turner_Boats.php: “They were a boat building company located in Vancouver BC. It started on Coal Harbour about 1897. William Turner, Jr., was a boat builder who operated Turner’s Boat Works with his father, William Harold Turner, Sr. (1867-1951). Turner, Sr. came to Canada in 1888 and established Turner’s Boat Works in 1908. He retired in 1942, his son then operated the shipyard. In 1943, a fire destroyed the shipyard, but it was rebuilt and continued to operate until 1958, when the younger Turner retired.”

“Turner craft ‘the ultimate, they were built for life,”; ‘I was the first kid to have his own motorboat,’” by Aileen Campbell, Vancouver Province, October 7, 1977, page 45 [includes history of Turner Boat Works, and photographs of William Turner, William Turner, Jr. and Merlin III, a 28-foot clinker craft, built in 1955].

Jonas Turner (father of William Turner)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D7Q-1RL : 13 December 2014), Jonas Turner, 1864; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1864, quarter 3, vol. 8E, p. 112, Haslingden, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N614-6SV : 10 February 2018), Jonas Turner and Ellen Ann Riley, 01 Sep 1864; citing St James, Accrington, Lancashire, England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,278,945.

Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Jonas Turner; Gender: Male; Age: 28; Birth Year: abt 1836; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 1 Sep 1864; Parish: Accrington, Lancashire, England; Spouse: Ellen Ann Riley; Spouse Age: 27; Father: John Turner; Spouse Father: John Riley; Register Type: Parish Register.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZPJ-CRH : 11 December 2017), Jonas Turner, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q275-ZKP9 : 13 December 2017), Jonas Turner, Accrington, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 43, Piece/Folio 4144/74, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,173.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7MB6-ZPZ : 10 December 2017), Jonas Turner, Accrington, Lancashire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2VMY-7W4 : 31 December 2014), Jonas Turner, 1898; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Haslingden, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“The Prince’s Theatre,” by Richard Shaw Crossley; in Accrington Through the 19th Century, by Robert Cunliffe, Lulu.com, 2013, page 181; Richard Shaw Crossley; https://books.google.ca/books?id=_nylBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA181#v=onepage&q&f=false : “The architect and contractor was Jonas Turner.”

“Empire Picture Palace” Edgar Street, Accrington; https://www.flickr.com/photos/rossendalewadey/4752283730: “Princess Picture House / Prince’s Theatre Edgar Street (No 3) Opened 1882. Architect Mr. Turner. J. B. Ormerod (1907) Became cine c.WWI-end. By 1941: (WE) -Prop. Victory Theatres, Ltd. Gen. Man. Arthur Peel. 840 seats. Three shows daily. Prices 8d. to 1s. 6d. Phone Accrington 2701. Station, Accrington, L.M.S. Damaged by fire & demolished in 1964.”

 

Ellen Ann Riley (mother of William Turner)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D7Q-6T3 : 13 December 2014), Ellen Ann Riley, 1864; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1864, quarter 3, vol. 8E, p. 112, Haslingden, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N614-6SN : 10 February 2018), Jonas Turner and Ellen Ann Riley, 01 Sep 1864; citing St James, Accrington, Lancashire, England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,278,945.

Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Ellen Ann Riley; Gender: Female; Age: 27; Birth Year: abt 1837; Event Date: 1 Sep 1864; Parish: Accrington, Lancashire, England; Spouse: Jonas Turner; Gender: Male; Age: 28; Birth Year: abt 1836; Father: John Riley; Spouse Father: John Turner; Register Type: Parish Register.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZPJ-CRC : 11 December 2017), Ellen Ann Turner in entry for Jonas Turner, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q275-ZKPY : 13 December 2017), Ellen Ann Turner in household of Jonas Turner, Accrington, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 43, Piece/Folio 4144/74, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,173.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7MB6-D3Z : 10 December 2017), Ellen A Turner in household of Jonas Turner, Accrington, Lancashire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHQ-TB9C : 4 September 2014), Ellen A Turner, 1923; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Haslingden, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHS-QZ4F : 4 September 2014), Ellen A Turner, 1923; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Haslingden, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

William Turner

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X92-DSN : 1 October 2014), William Turner, 1866; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Haslingden, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZPJ-CRD : 11 December 2017), William Turner in entry for Jonas Turner, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q275-ZKRF : 13 December 2017), William Turner in household of Jonas Turner, Accrington, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 43, Piece/Folio 4144/74, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,173.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-Z52 : 11 March 2018), William Turner and Emma Turner, 14 Sep 1889; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-9Q6 : 3 August 2016), W Turner, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-7YX : 18 March 2018), William Turner, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2NG : 16 March 2018), William Turner, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJQJ-3PG : 30 January 2018), William Turner, 1914.

1921 Canada Census, William Turner [indexed as William Turnus]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1938-09-463856; William Turner and Edith Mary Cashman; date of marriage: September 17, 1938; place of marriage: Victoria; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/757dc1f3-0ff7-40b1-859a-497d99bd7e3b.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLP4-7W5 : 8 November 2017), William Turner, 1951; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9c0db8d4-5a8b-4a2c-b15c-4fd1709ad984.

“Veteran Boatbuilder Passes,” Vancouver Province, May 29, 1951, page 28:

“William Turner, who founded Turner’s Boat Works in Vancouver in 1908 and built lifeboats for the navy in both wars, died Monday.

Mr. Turner, 84, didn’t retire until he was 77. His son, William Harold, is carrying on the business now.

Born in England, Mr. Turner came here in 1888, worked in lumber mills and joined the gold rush to the Yukon in 1898. Gold he found helped him finance the boat plant in Coal Harbor. His company general turned out small-type craft.

In 1902 he owned a steamboat, the Crocodile, a familiar sight in the harbor.

Mr. Turner’s survivors are his son, and a granddaughter, Mrs. B.D.G. Gillies, Toronto.

Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Georgia chapel of Center & Hanna, with Rev. R.A. Redman officiating.”

 

Joseph Turner (father of Emma Turner)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DQS-Z5G : 13 December 2014), Joseph Turner, 1851; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1851, quarter 4, vol. 23, p. 422, Keighley, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M76W-HV6 : 13 December 2017), Joseph Turner, Shipley, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBHL-DCF : 11 December 2017), Joseph Turner, 1871.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGW-WHSP : 13 December 2015), Joseph Turner, 1880; Burial, Kent, Portage, Ohio, United States of America, Standing Rock Cemetery; citing record ID 114102493, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/114102493: “Joseph Turner; Birth: 1827, England; Death: 13 Feb 1880 (aged 52–53), Portage County, Ohio, USA; Burial: Standing Rock Cemetery, Kent, Portage County, Ohio, USA; Plot: Sec AA; Memorial ID: 114102493. Proprietor of the landmark Kent Alpaca Mill, still a fixture on the Kent skyline and on the Cuyahoga River, although today serving as condominiums.

“In 1878, Joseph Turner, who had an alpaca mill in Jamestown, New York, was lured to Kent by guarantees of improvements to the mill on River Street. Marvin Kent and local citizens, by public subscription, paid for the necessary renovations, including an enormous waterwheel placed in a 42x28x22-foot excavation that had to be cut.”

More information about the Alpaca Mill and the Turner family is available here: http://www.kentohio.net/kent-history/alpaca-mill-in-kent-ohio”

Solid as a Rock, Kent, Ohio, https://www.kentohio.net/kent-history/alpaca-mill-in-kent-ohio:

“In 1878, Joseph Turner, who had an alpaca mill in Jamestown, New York, was lured to Kent by guarantees of improvements to the mill on River Street. Marvin Kent and local citizens, by public subscription, paid for the necessary renovations, including an enormous waterwheel placed in a 42x28x22-foot excavation that had to be cut.

Taylor [sic: Turner] began operations in mid-1879. Not eight months later, darned if he didn’t up and die. Fortunately, he had two sons who assumed stewardship over production. Many local farmers were raising sheep and selling wool to Alpaca. By 1885, 254 looms, 1800 spindles, and 120 employees were kept busy inside the tall white landmark on the west side of the Cuyahoga.

Things went smoothly until 1889, when the Turners and Marvin Kent were unable to reach a new purchase or lease agreement. So, the Turners moved operations to Cleveland, where the company became the forerunner of the Cleveland Worsted Mills. (CWM later became a vital Portage County industry with massive operations in Ravenna).”

Transohio Properties Inc., Residential Apartments, The Silk Mill at 145 South River St. [Kent, Ohio]; http://transohioproperties.com/residential.html

Kent factory may get new life, by Diane Smith, Record-Courier (Kent, Ohio), March 27, 2002; http://www.record-courier.com/news/20020327/kent-factory-may-get-new-life [includes history of silk mill in Kent, and references to Turner family].

 

Martha Gill (mother of Emma Turner)

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DQM-DNY : 13 December 2014), Martha Gill, 1851; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1851, quarter 4, vol. 23, p. 422, Keighley, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M76W-HVX : 13 December 2017), Martha Turner in household of Joseph Turner, Shipley, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBHL-DCN : 11 December 2017), Martha Turner in entry for Joseph Turner, 1871.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8SF-HGL : 16 July 2017), Martha Turner, Kent, Portage, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district ED 238, sheet 490C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1059; FHL microfilm 1,255,059.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMZX-52S : accessed 14 August 2018), Martha Turner in household of John G Turner, Precinct F Cleveland City Ward 25, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 130, sheet 3A, family 48, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,257.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2NR : 16 March 2018), Martha Turner in entry for William Turner, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK8-8TL : 8 November 2017), Martha Turner, 1917.

Martha Turner, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 15, 1917, page 17, column 1.

 

Emma Turner (wife of William Turner)

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBHL-DCK : 11 December 2017), Emma Turner in entry for Joseph Turner, 1871.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8SF-HG5 : 16 July 2017), Emma Turner in household of Martha Turner, Kent, Portage, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district ED 238, sheet 490C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1059; FHL microfilm 1,255,059.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-Z5J : 11 March 2018), William Turner and Emma Turner, 14 Sep 1889; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-9QX : 3 August 2016), E Turner, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-7YF : 18 March 2018), Emma Turner, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2NP : 16 March 2018), Emma Turner in entry for William Turner, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJQJ-3PP : 30 January 2018), Emma Turner, 1914.

1921 Canada Census, Emma Turner [indexed as Emma Turnus] in household of William Turner [indexed as William Turnus]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2V-387 : 8 November 2017), Emma Turner, 1937.

“Mrs. Emma Turner, City Pioneer, Dead,” Vancouver Sun, December 27, 1937, page 3, column 4; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MDFlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=G4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5068%2C3862321.

“Mrs. Emma Turner Died Christmas Day,” Vancouver Province, December 27, 1937, page 19:

“Mrs. Emma Turner, resident of Vancouver forty-seven years, died Christmas Day at her home, 1961 West Georgia. She was the wife of William Turner, boat builder, and besides her husband, leaves one son, William Harold, and a brother, Charles, in Cleveland. Mrs. Turner was born in England.

The funeral will be held Tuesday from the chapel of Harron Bros. to the lawn section of Mountain View Cemetery, Rev. Andrew Roddan officiating.”

Emma Turner, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 27, 1937, page 13; Vancouver Sun, December 27, 1937, page 11, column 2; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MDFlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=G4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4376%2C3908104.

 

John Henry Graydon (father of Edith Mary Graydon)

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDTF-JB2 : 9 March 2018), John Henry Graydon, 28 Jan 1912; citing Picton, Prince Edward, Ontario, yr 1912 certificate # 27158, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,861.

 

Margaret Lawson (father of Edith Mary Graydon)

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QN-LZ7 : 9 March 2018), Margaret Graydon, 15 Jan 1901; citing Picton, Prince Edward, Ontario, yr 1901 cn 24078, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,181.

 

 

Edith Mary Graydon (wife of William Turner)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1938-09-463856; William Turner and Edith Mary Cashman; date of marriage: September 17, 1938; place of marriage: Victoria; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/757dc1f3-0ff7-40b1-859a-497d99bd7e3b.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRF-66Y : 8 November 2017), Edith Mary Turner, 1947; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2cedbc4f-5ca8-460c-a714-97025411a8bf.

 

William Harold Turner (son of William Turner)

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZD-2FH : 11 March 2018), Arnold Lewis Turner, 08 Oct 1890; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13809, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,717. [Note: “On April 6, 1960, by authority of the Change of Name Act, name changed to: William Harold Turner. C.N. 6865/143.”]

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-9QF : 3 August 2016), A L Turner, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-7YN : 18 March 2018), William H Turner in household of Emma Turner, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2N5 : 16 March 2018), William Turner in entry for William Turner, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, William Turner, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 5, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 12. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZV-LYX : 11 March 2018), William Harold Turner and Bertha E Kamm, 19 Jan 1913; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705. [Note: “On April 6, 1960, by authority of the Change of Name Act, name changed to: William Harold Turner. C.N. 6865/143.”]

“Turner craft ‘the ultimate, they were built for life,’”; ‘I was the first kid to have his own motorboat,’” by Aileen Campbell, Vancouver Province, October 7, 1977, page 45 [includes history of Turner Boat Works, and photographs of William Turner, William Turner, Jr. and Merlin III, a 28-foot clinker craft, built in 1955.] (“Turner, whose wife and two daughters are dead, lives on his own in an apartment.”)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1W-86R : 8 November 2017), William Harold Turner, 1977.

William Harold Turner, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 17, 1977, page 40; Vancouver Sun, November 16, 1977, page D7.

 

Emma Strunk (mother of Bertha Emma Kamm)

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM2K-J33 : accessed 14 August 2018), Emma Keunn, Whitewater city Ward 3, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 103, sheet 2B, family 69, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,821.

“Wisconsin State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMQ6-WZX : 10 March 2018), Emma Kamm, Whitewater city, Walworth, Wisconsin; citing p. 625, line 7, State Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,020,987.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVP9-G5DF : 13 December 2015), Emma A Kamm, 1925; Burial, Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States of America, Hillside Cemetery; citing record ID 134752930, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134752930: “Emma A Kamm; Birth: 1851; Death: 8 Jun 1925 (aged 73–74), Lake Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA; Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA; Memorial ID: 134752930.” (possible connection).

 

Bertha Emma Kamm (or Emma Bertha Kamm) (wife of William Harold Turner)

Emma Bertha “Bea” Kamm (1889–1972); Birth 1889, Wisconsin, USA; Death: 1972, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM2K-J37 : accessed 14 August 2018), Emma Keunn in household of Emma Keunn, Whitewater city Ward 3, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 103, sheet 2B, family 69, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,821.

“Wisconsin State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMQ6-WZF : 10 March 2018), Emma B Kamm in household of Emma Kamm, Whitewater city, Walworth, Wisconsin; citing p. 625, line 8, State Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,020,987.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZV-LY8 : 11 March 2018), William Harold Turner and Bertha E Kamm, 19 Jan 1913; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705. [Note: “On April 6, 1960, by authority of the Change of Name Act, name changed to: William Harold Turner. C.N. 6865/143.”]

1921 Canada Census, Bertha Turner in household of William Turner, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 5, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 12. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT4-JCQ : 8 November 2017), Bertha Kamm Turner, 1972; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c913725e-3d33-44e1-ab70-5187b9b77da4.

 

Elizabeth Turner (daughter of William Harold Turner)

1921 Canada Census, Elizabeth Turner in household of William Turner, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 5, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 12. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5H-7P2 : 8 November 2017), Dorothy Elizabeth Turner, 1933.

 

Phillis Mary Louise Turner (daughter of William Harold Turner)

1921 Canada Census, Phillis Turner [indexed as Ottiltis Turner] in household of William Turner, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 5, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 12. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1942-09-525079; Robert John D. Gillies and Phillis Marie L. Turner; date of marriage: February 10, 1942; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f9a8372e-ead1-4501-817d-b84db52275cc.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTZ-V8B : 8 November 2017), Phillis Mary Louise Gillies, 1962; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/8ba036eb-0d40-42f5-b432-eab77d668654.

 

Bertram William Digby Gillies (father of Robert John Digby Gillies)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNL2-782 : 16 July 2017), Bertram William Digby Gillies, 21 Jun 1875; citing Birth, Teeswater, , Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,046.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2NJ-8X8 : 10 February 2018), Bertram William Digby Gillies, 11 Jun 1875; citing Leeswater, Ontario, 11 Jun 1875, reference no4, pg177, cn1864; FHL microfilm 1,845,046.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2F-9GP : 3 August 2016), Wm Bertram Gillies, Teswater Village, Bruce East, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148129.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5T-RHD : 8 November 2017), Bertram William Digby Gillies, 1948 http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/094bed6b-dea7-485a-a874-09291483ed5d.

 

Margaret Aimee Gilmour Leckie (mother of Robert John Digby Gillies)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2Y-4VK : 8 November 2017), Margaret Aimee Gilmour Gillies, 1940.

 

Robert John Digby Gillies (husband of Phillis Marie Louise Turner)

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3T-M8H9 : 16 March 2018), Robert John Digby Gillies, 1924-1952; citing M1463, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 34, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,570,747.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1942-09-525079; Robert John D. Gillies and Phillis Marie L. Turner; date of marriage: February 10, 1942; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f9a8372e-ead1-4501-817d-b84db52275cc.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3T-M8HS : 16 March 2018), Robert John Digby Gillies, 1924-1952; citing M1463, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 34, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,570,747.

“New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23H-N21Q : 12 March 2018), Robert John Digby Gillies, 1943; citing  NARA microfilm publication M1480 and M1482 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 00045, FHL microfilm 1,283,668.

The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 658. Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Name: Robert John Digby Gillies; Gender: Male; Race: White; Age: 28; Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head); Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Birth Date: 15 Aug 1913; Residence Place: Hollywood, California, USA; Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942; Employer: British Air Comm; Weight: 155; Complexion: Light Brown; Eye Color: Hazel; Hair Color: Brown; Height: 5 7; Next of Kin: Phillis Marie Louise Gillies.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XGQ4-G4Q : 27 November 2014), Robert John Digby Gillies, 21 Apr 1943; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Niagara Falls, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 45.

Ancestry.com. New York, New York, Marriage License Indexes, 1907-1995 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. New York City Municipal Archives; New York, New York. Name: Robert John Digby Gillies; Gender: Male; Marriage License Date: 1960; Marriage License Place: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; Spouse: Rhea Heinmann; License Number: 2035.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Index to Naturalization Petitions and Records of the U.S. District Court, 1906-1966, and the U.S. Circuit Court, 1906-1911, for the District of Massachusetts; Microfilm Serial: M1545; Microfilm Roll: 56. Ancestry.com. U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.

Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Death Index, 1970-2003 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: State of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003. Boston, MA, USA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, 2005. Name: Robert J D Gillies; Certificate: 025963; Death Place: New Bedford; Death Date: 10 Apr 1997; Birth Place: Western Hemisphere Countries; Birth Date: 15 Aug 1913.