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George Henry TURNER

George Henry TURNER

Male 1871 - 1939  (68 years)

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  • Name George Henry TURNER 
    Born 23 Mar 1871  Frodingham, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID D3D9E39034D2BA43874EE591A3BB6EC2FB9E 
    Died 10 Jun 1939 
    Person ID I445  Weller-Easby Families
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2022 

    Father James TURNER,   b. 1839 
    Mother Ann EVANS,   b. 1842 
    Married 23 Mar 1860  Hutton Cranswick Yorkshire England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 06543782A78D7C4A98CCE9F36EDF707A8475 
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ida Elizabeth Christins JENSEN,   b. 23 Mar 1874, Hillgroven Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1929, Bonabere Qld. Aus Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 1892 
    _UID 21DA945FFB7E294C81242119E8AEDCC9F6A7 
    Children 
     1. Henry Norman Edward TURNER,   b. 1 Nov 1903, Charlwood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1984, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Emma Sophia Louise TURNER,   b. 24 Jun 1898, Charlwood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1979, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Ivy Evelyn TURNER,   b. 19 Oct 1910, Charlwood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Maud Ann TURNER,   b. 26 Apr 1896, Charlwood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1970, Charlwood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Walter Allan TURNER,   b. 13 Sep 1915, Charlwood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1953, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     6. Ida Elizabeth TURNER,   b. 12 Nov 1901, Charlwood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ernest Frederick TURNER,   b. 12 Feb 1914, Charlwood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 2000, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     8. Herbert Charles TURNER,   b. 27 Aug 1909, Charlwood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Cooroy, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Matilda May TURNER,   b. 8 Jan 1905, Charlwood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1992, Boonah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     10. George Henry TURNER,   b. 15 Mar 1900, Charlwood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1965, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     11. William John TURNER,   b. 24 Sep 1894,   d. Jul 1895  (Age 0 years)
     12. Twin TURNER,   b. 15 Mar 1900,   d. 15 Mar 0190
     13. Lavinia TURNER,   b. 1 Nov 1907,   d. 11 Mar 1915  (Age 7 years)
     14. Violet Frances TURNER,   b. 27 Aug 1912, 21 Sept 1912 Find all individuals with events at this location
     15. James Albert TURNER,   b. 4 May 1893, Charlwood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1937  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 4 Apr 1930  Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 5002A16275875F46B427799F20BCED14C69F 
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Louisa FAWDEN 
    _UID 11596E8CDE05D6409AB28A127FAC5DE5B285 
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    George Henry Turner
    George Henry Turner
    Photograph of George Henry Turner born 23 March 1871 at Frodingham, Lincolnshire, England.

  • Notes 

    • George Henry Turner was born in Frodingham, England on 23rd March 1871, the son of James and Ann Turner. He migrated to Australia on the “Merkara,” leaving from York and arriving in Moreton Bay on the 6th April,1888. He was 17yrs of age. Records list him as travelling alone, able to read and write, religion “P” and his occupation “F L” (presumably a farmer’s labourer).
      Over the next few years he made his way to the Fassifern district where he gained work as a labourer and met his future wife Ida. There are no records to show that he ever applied for and purchased land.
      George married Ida Elizabeth Christina Jensen on 4th October 1892, 4 1/12 years after arriving in Australia. Ida was born in Hillgroven Germany on the 23rd March 1874 and arrived in Australia with her family in 1886. George was 21yrs and Ida 18
      The children who died:
      William JOhn was born 24th Sept 1894. He passed away at ten months from "Rose" - an illness very much like scarlet fever.

      Twin -15th March 1900 - Ida gave birth to twin boys. Only George Henry (jnr) survived. We have not got a death certificate for the twin whose head was severely deformed from the elbow of George being lodged in it during pregnancy
      Lavina Alice was born on 1st November 1907. She was a healthy little girl. However she contracted polio at a young age. She died from complications associated with the polio (pneumonia and heart failure) at the tender age of 7 ½ years on the 11th March 1915. She is buried in the Kalbar Methodist Cemetery.

      Violet Frances - born 27thg April 1912. Died 21st Sept 1912 from convulsions aged 4months 20 days.

      The photo of George and his second wife: Ida (his first wife, died on 19th May 1929 - cancer.
      George married Louisa Fawdon on 4th Oct6ober 1930.

      George died 10th June 1939 - you have death certificate.

      The photo I sent you of George and Ida and growing family was taken 1909.
      From Left to Right looking at photo
      Back Row: James, George (Lavinia's brother), Maud
      Middle: Emma, Ida with baby Herbert, Matilda, Reimer Jensen (Ida's father)
      Front: George, Lavinia, Ida and Norman.

      . The twin boys were born March 1900 if memory recalls. The twin is registered as having been born and dying on the same day. No name has been recorded in Births/deaths Registers. So in 1900 if he was registered, he had to have "lived" for even but a short time. It was extremely sad - in the womb, baby George's elbow had embedded itself into the twin's head and apparently it was severely deformed. The story of this poor baby was told to us by George Junior's ( as I will refer to him as, because it gets confusing) daughter. She said that it was quite openly spoken of - so the child was not " hidden" from the family. But she said it appeared the child was not named. I must apply for the death certificate, as although we believe he was buried in the same little cemetery as the other three children, we are not sure. Babies who were still born or died matters of hours later, were often cremated in the hospital crematorium. The death certificate will of course also give a name if the baby was named. I did look for an autopsy but there is not one.

      WEDDING. A very pretty wedding took place on Wednesday, January 24th, whenMiss Helena Surawski, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Su rawski, sen., was united in the bonds of holy matrimony to George, second son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H Turner. The marriage ceremony took place in St. Mary's Roman CatholiclChurch, Ipswich, Father Concanson being thle officiating clergyman. The bride, who was given away by her Father, looked charming in a gown of white Georgette, and she also wore a wreath and veil handsomely embroidered . After the ceremony they motored to the resildence of the bride's parents, where several guests awaitedthem, and showered them with con fetti. The tables were laid in the dining room, which was beautifully decorated for thle occalsion, and a lovely two-tier wedding cake adorned the bride's table. The usual toasts were honoured and then the room was cleared, and dancing, games and cards ensued, which was kept up till the small hours of the morning. Me. and Mrs. Turner. jun., were the reciplients of many valuable and useful presents, including several cheques..