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  • ID: I645008427
  • Name: Christopher Latimore TURNER
  • Given Name: Christopher Latimore
  • Surname: Turner
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 19 Feb 1871 in Walton-le-Dale, Lancashire, England
  • Death: 18 Sep 1963 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington
  • Burial: Sep 1963 Mountain View Cemetery, Tacoma (Lakewood), Pierce, Washington
  • Change Date: 3 Jul 2006
  • Note:
    Nickname: Chris
    Research Notes:

    1910 US Census Washington Pierce Tacoma Spanaway District 201 (Ancestry.com page 15 of 17)
    1920 US Census Washington Pierce Elk Plain District 204 (Ancestry.com page 1 of 7)
    1930 US Census Washington Pierce Spanaway District 84 (Ancestry.com page 6 of 26)

    Tacoma Public Library - Northwest Room Obituary Orders 1102 Tacoma Avenue South Tacoma, WA 98402

    Date of Death: 18-Sep-1963
    Indexing Source: 18 SEP 1963 C-12
    Soundex Code: T656

    Chris Turner, Spanaway Pioneer, Dies

    Chris Turner, 92, Spanaway area pioneer who gave his name to Turner Road, died this morning in a local hospital before he could fulfill his wish to attend the Western Washington Fair, where he exhibited many years. Mr. Turner lived at 105 Military Road S.

    Born in Walt-le-Dale, England, he came to this area in 1889 while Washington was still a territory, and engaged in farming. From 1917 until recent years he exhibited grains, grasses, flowers and vegetables at the Puyallup fair and had planned to attend the current show.

    In the early days, Mr. Turner was employed in the Snyder-Stevens Sawmill at the head of the bay, when Tacoma?s population was about 20,000. Later he worked at the Tacoma Hotel and Grand Pacific Hotel, and during the depression of 1892 became a gardener for several families, among them Nelson Bennett who built the Stampede Tunnel.

    The late Mrs. Turner, who died in 1945, was the former Nettie Greenlaw, member of a pioneer family.

    He was a member of the Episcopal Church.

    Surviving are three sons, Ben L. and Byron C., both of Tacoma, and Raymond B., of Spanaway; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Tweeden and Mrs. Alice Prettymen, both of Tacoma, and Mrs. Mary Key of Portland; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

    Services will be announced by Mountain View Funeral Home.

    Circa Sept 1963 as appeared in the Tacoma News Tribune.

    England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983
    Name: Turner, Christopher
    Record Type: Births
    Quarter: March
    Year: 1871
    District: Preston
    County: Lancashire
    Volume: 8e
    Page: 587

    Created 1st July 1837. Sub-districts : Alston; Broughton; East Preston; Longton; North Preston; Preston; Walton-le-Dale; West Preston. GRO volumes : XXI (1837-51); 8e (1852-1930).
    Aston, Barton, Broughton, Cottam, Cuerdale, Dilworth, Dutton, Elston, Farington, Fishwick, Fulwood, Goosnargh, Grimsargh with Brockholes, Haighton, Hothersall, Howick, Hutton, Ingol, Lea Ashton, Little Hoole, Longton, Much Hoole, Penwortham, Preston, Ribbleton, Ribchester, Salmesbury, Walton-le-Dale, Whittington, Woodplumpton.

    WALTON-LE-DALE website:

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    Census - 1881 British Census:
    Household: TURNER
    Name Relation Marital Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
    John Head W Male 64 Walton Le Dale, Lancashire, England Cotton Mill Engine Driver
    Thomas Son U Male 21 Walton Le Dale, Lancashire, England Cotton Mill Stoker (Unemployed)
    Margaret Daur U Female 24 Walton Le Dale, Lancashire, England Cotton Weaver
    John Son U Male 16 Walton Le Dale, Lancashire, England General Labopurer
    Christopher Son Male 10 Walton Le Dale, Lancashire, England Scholar & Newsboy

    Source Information:
    Dwelling 5 Opp Police Station
    Census Place Walton Le Dale, Lancashire, England
    Family History Li

    Father: John TURNER b: 1818 in Walton-le-Dale, Lancashire,England
    Mother: Isabella POTTER b: Nov 1827 in Penwortham, Lancashire, England

    Marriage 1 Nettie GREENLAW b: 2 Feb 1877 in Spanaway, Pierce, Washington
    • Married: Abt 1897 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington
    • Note: _UID5A827F424EBE8B42B73BB19C135EB7401DB7
    1. Has Children Raymond Bennett TURNER b: 11 Nov 1898 in Spanaway, Pierce, Washington
    2. Has Children Byron Christopher TURNER b: 23 Feb 1901 in Spanaway, Pierce, Washington
    3. Has Children Ethel M. TURNER b: 5 May 1903 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington
    4. Has Children Benjamin Lustrous TURNER b: 22 Jun 1907 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington
    5. Has Children Mary Belle TURNER b: 10 Nov 1909 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington
    6. Has Children Alice Isabel TURNER b: 2 Aug 1912 in Spanaway, Pierce, Washington
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