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William John "Will" TURNER

William John "Will" TURNER[1]

Male 1878 - 1961  (82 years)

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  • Name William John "Will" TURNER 
    Nickname Will 
    Born 5 Jul 1878 Portland Estate, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Christened Sep 1878 St Paul's Church, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Document Sep 1878 St Paul's Church, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1]  – Baptism
    Turner Baptism doc2
    Photos 1883  [1] – Ern Lily and William John
    Turner Ern Lily William 1883
    Photos 1899 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • William and Georgina with their children in 1899
      Glogian St. Petersburg
      Hammer & Co Paris Panel Art Studio 6 Rundle St. Adelaide
      Back Row: Ernest (18), Lily (16), William John (21)
      Seated: Edwin (14), William Senior (44), Georgiana (44)
      Front row: Violet (8), Olive (2) Herbert (10)
    Turner William 1899 Children
    Certificate 15 Jan 1907 Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4]  – Marriage
    turner_william/Turner William John 1907 Marriage Cert.jpg
    Photos 15 Jan 1907  [5] – Wiliam John and Hilda's wedding
    Turner William John 1907 and Hilda Elizabeth Horton Wedding 1907
    Turner William John 1907 Wedding
    Photos Abt 1908  [5] – Mavis First Birthday
    Turner Mavis 1908 1st birthday
    Document 6 Jan 1911 Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Turner William 1911 Death doc
    Photos Abt 1955  [5] – William John
    Turner William John 1955 d 1961
    Newspaper 14 Apr 1961 Aldersgate, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Turner William John 1961 Death article
    Died 14 Apr 1961 South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cemetery Est 16 Apr 1961 Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • William John Turner
          Date of Death:
          Age: 82 Years
          Interment Type: Burial
          Section: General
          Type:     Path/Bed: 20
          Site: 1363
          Licence: 1690
          Expiry Date: 14 May 2023
    Turner Hilda Elizabeth 1945 William John 1961 Grave
    Turner Hilda Elizabeth 1945 William John 1961 Grave2
    Buried Est 16 Apr 1961 Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1036 Turner | Turner William
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2014 

    Father William TURNER,   b. 3 Jan 1855, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1910, Petersborough, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Georgina PENNINGTON,   b. 13 Aug 1855, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1938, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1877 St John's Church, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F355 Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Hilda Elizabeth HORTON,   b. 8 Jun 1882, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1945, St Peters, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1907 Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11
    Children 
     1. Mavis Brockwell TURNER,   b. 28 Oct 1907, Petersborough, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 2006, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     2. Gwenyth Hilda "Gwen" TURNER,   b. 13 Feb 1909, Petersborough, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1987, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. William Howard Batley "Howard" TURNER,   b. 16 Apr 1911, Petersborough, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1983, Elizabeth, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Nancy Annis TURNER,   b. 15 Nov 1912,   d. 17 Mar 1913, Petersborough, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. David John TURNER,   b. 17 Nov 1921, St Peters, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1976, Manningham, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F411 Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Photos
    Turner Wm John
  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jul 1878 - Portland Estate, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - Sep 1878 - St Paul's Church, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDocument - Baptism - Sep 1878 - St Paul's Church, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPhotos - 1899 - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCertificate - Marriage - 15 Jan 1907 - Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jan 1907 - Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDocument - 6 Jan 1911 - Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - 14 Apr 1961 - Aldersgate, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Apr 1961 - South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCemetery - Est 16 Apr 1961 - Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Est 16 Apr 1961 - Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Violet Turner 1967. Page 13
      William John (Will) took charge of his father's old business in Port Adelaide and later moved to Petersburg where the rest of the family were already living. Again he took his father's business when William senior had to give it up through ill health. He married Hilda Elizabeth Horton (born 8th August 1882 and died 12th May 1945) of Exeter, who had been a receptionist and dispenser for Dr. Morris of Port Adelaide. They were married on January 15th 1907 in the Congregational Church where William and Georgina had worshipped when they were first married. Will and Hilda joined the choir of the Petersburg Methodist Church and Will took position of civic interest such as town councillor and leader of a dramatic society. Three children were born in Petersburg before Will relinquished his shop and went to Kapunda as an inspector in the M.L.C. Insurance Company. from there they went to St. Peters, where David was born. During the Second World War. Will was paymaster in a munition factory. On 12th May 1945, Hilda died of a stroke. Will continued to live at St. Peters with his oldest daughter Mavis until her marriage. He then entered Aldersgate, a Methodist Home for the Aged, until he died in April 1961, when he was laid to rest near his wife in the Centennial Park cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S166] Turner, Jenny (Sax).

    2. [S64] South Australian Births 1842-1906, (c) SAGHS, PtA b205 p17 (Reliability: 3), 21 Dec 2001.
      Surname: TURNER Given Names: William John
      Date: 1878-07-05
      Sex: M
      Father: William TURNER Mother: Georgina PENNINGTON
      Birth Place/Residence: Portland Estate District Code: PtA
      Book: 205 Page: 17

    3. [S339] Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922, Name: William John Turner
      Birth Date: 5 Jul 1878
      Father's Name: William Turner
      Mother's name: Georgina Pennington
      Birth Place: Portland
      Registration Place: Port Adelaide, South Australia
      Page Number: 17
      Volume Number: 205 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S259] Turner, William John. Horton, Hilda 1907 Marriage Certificate SA.

    5. [S214] Jackson, Heather Bruce.

    6. [S166] Turner, Jenny (Sax), email dated 30 June (Reliability: 3), 1 Jul 2002.

    7. [S143] Centennial Park Cemetery, (<"http://www.centennialpark.org">http://www.centennialpark.org).

    8. [S25] South Australian Marriages 1842 - 1916, Ade 111 1023 (Reliability: 3), 21 Dec 2001.

    9. [S258] Turner, William. Pennington, Georgina 1877 Marriage Certificate SA.

    10. [S338] Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950, Page Number: 1023
      Volume Number: 111 (Reliability: 3).
      Name:Georgina Pennington
      Father's Name:John Davidson Pennington
      Spouse Name:William Turner
      Spouse's Father's Name:Joshua Turner
      Marriage Date:20 Jun 1877
      Marriage Place:Adelaide
      Registration Place:Adelaide, South Australia

    11. [S25] South Australian Marriages 1842 - 1916, Book/Page: 230/205 (Reliability: 3), 21 Feb 2004.
      Groom: TURNER
      Given names: William John
      Bride: HORTON
      Given names: Hilda Elizabeth
      Date: 1907-01-15
      Groom Age: 28
      Status: S
      Groom's Father: William TURNER
      Bride Age: 24
      Status: S
      Bride's Father: [unrecorded] HORTON
      Place: Congregational Church Port Adelaide
      District: PtA
      Symbol:
      Book/Page: 230/205


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