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Turner, Dorsa Nathaniel
BORN: 12 Mar 1874 DIED: 1 Apr 1922 BURIED: 3 Apr 1922 ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Marion Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
1st MARRIAGE - D.N. Turner & L.E. [Laura] Baldwin md 24 Nov 1897, Polk Co, Oregon 1900 OR CENSUS - Dorsa Turner, age 26, occupation farmer, b. Mar 1874 in Oregon, is enumerated with his wife of 2 years, Laura E., age 21,, b. Jun 1878 in Arkansas, along with daughter Vidia M., age 1, b. Sep 1898 in Oregon.
1910 OR CENSUS - Dorsa N. Turner (36y, b OR, widowed); enumerated with him was dau Verda (11y, b OR), son Donnie (8y, b OR), son Dee C. (2y, b OR) and servant May N. O'Kelly (31y, b OR, divorced, no children)
2nd MARRIAGE - D.N. Turner (of Polk Co, Oregon) & Nellie May O'Kelly (of Polk Co, Oregon) md 8 Jan 1913, Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington DRAFT Registration: Dorsa Nathaniel Turner of Airlie, Polk Co., Oregon; age 44; b. Mar. 12, 1874; occupation self employed farmer; nearest relative Nellie M. Turner of Airlie, Polk, Oregon; tall, stout, blue eyes, gray hair.
1920 OR CENSUS - Dorey N. Turner (44y, b OR); enumerated with him was wife Nellie M. (41y, b OR) and 2 sons, Donald V. (18y, b OR) and Dee C. (11y, b OR)
[Note-wife Nellie remarried to Lincoln Allen and Walter Morris; she d 1950 and is buried in English Cemetery] PROBATE - Dorsa N. Turner died 1 Apr 1922, Polk Co, Oregon, testate; heirs: Nellie May Turner, 44, wife, of Airlie; Verda M. Turner, 24, daughter, of Windsor, Sonoma Co, California; Donald V. Turner, born 13 July 1901, son, of Airlie; Chester D. Turner, born 17 June 1907, son, of Airlie
OSBH DC (Polk County 1922) #48 - Dorsa Nathaniel Turner, male, married (May Turner), farmer, b. 12 Mar 1874 in Marion Co., Oregon, d. 1 Apr 1922 in Dallas, Oregon (Dallas Hospital) at the age of 48 yrs 10 dys, name of father William M. Turner (b. Missouri), maiden name of mother Mary J. Waters (b. Maryland), interment Smith Cemetery 3 Apr, undertaker A.L. Keeney, informant not listes.
Dorsa N. Turner, a well-known stock buyer and farmer of the Airlie country, died at the Dallas hospital last Saturday morning at 2 o’clock. He had been ill for several weeks, rheumatic fever following a siege with the influenza. Mr Turner was born in Marion county, Oregon, March 12, 1874. He was a son of James C. [sic; William] Turner, who acquired a large ranch about midway between Lewisville and Airlie, shortly after that time and which was owned by the son at the time of his death. Mr Turner was twice married. First to Miss Laura Baldwin, to whom three children were born: Miss Verda Turner of Petaluma, Calif; Don and Dee Turner at home. She died many years ago and Mr Turner was subsequently married to Mrs May Reuger, a daughter of W.N. O’Kelley and a sister of Mrs M.C. Williams, who survives him. Mr Turner also leaves five brothers and one sister: Frank of Hermiston, Ore; Clyde of Kennewick, Wash; Troy of Pedee, Andrew and Emmet of Airlie, and Mrs Rex Womer of Airlie. The funeral was held from the family residence Monday, Dr H. Charles Dunsmore officiating, with Funeral Director Keeney in charge. Interment was made in the Smith cemetery. It was the largest funeral which has been held in that locality for years, there being more than 50 cars in the procession. Mr Turner has spent practically his entire life on the homestead. He was a progressive, energetic farmer and businessman, and was well-known all over Polk county with a large circle of intimate friends. Independence Enterprise, Friday, April 7, 1922, 1:4
Dorsa N. Mar. 12, 1874 Apr. 1, 1922 Turner
OSBH DC (Polk County 1922) #48
Polk Co, Oregon Marriage Records, Vol 5 1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, ED 176, sheet 1A)
1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, ED 244, Page 267, lines 67-71)
Washington Digital Archives (Clark Co Marriage Records) WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (
1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, ED 371, Page 213, lines 57-60) Polk Co, Oregon, Probate Record, Vol 15, pages 600-601 Independence Enterprise, 7 Apr 1922, 1:4
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