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Francis Henry Tancrede Turner

Francis Henry Tancrede Turner

Male 1879 - 1898  (19 years)

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  • Name Francis Henry Tancrede Turner 
    Born 30 Nov 1879  Edmundston, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Dec 1898  Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 12 Dec 1898  Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • In December 1898, the family was devastated with the deaths, within two days of each other, of Frank and Emma's eldest and youngest sons, 19 year old Frank on the 10th, and almost two year old Edward Chalmers on the 12th.
      Frank's death was caused by a "pulmonary abscess induced by a defective heart valve". At the time of his death, he was working as a stationary engineer. Edward died after suffering nine days of bronchial pneumonia. Their joint funeral was held on December 12th in St. Patrickís Church and they were buried in the family plot in Notre Dame Cemetery.
      Emma's great granddaughter, Jan de Grosbois Campbell, passed on this story from her grandmother Amy about that awful week. In early December young Frank had decided to participate in an event that involved lifting heavy weights, a popular sport at the time. In lifting, he pulled all the muscles in his chest, severely affecting his heart. Emma tried to nurse him back to health, but he died some days later. Meanwhile Emma had been so worried about Frank, she didn't realize that Chalmers had contracted pneumonia. She was unable to nurse him back to health and he also succumbed. Amy remembered the funeral and the "beautiful little box" her baby brother got to lie in.
    Person ID I1358  Cullen family tree

    Father Francis Ebenezer Turner,   b. 19 Jun 1853, Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Oct 1927, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Emma Anastasia Lapointe,   b. 31 Mar 1856, Notre Dame du Portage, Canada East Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1955, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 02 May 1876  Edmunston, N.B. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Turner, Frank and Emma Family Photo Album
    Turner, Frank and Emma Family Photo Album
    Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013, pp 54-61

    Additional photos courtesy of Steve de Grosbois

    Turner, Francis Ebenezer (1853-1927) and Emma Lapointe (1856-1955)
    Turner, Francis Ebenezer (1853-1927) and Emma Lapointe (1856-1955)
    Frank Turner, born in Fredericton, worked in the family stagecoach business before becoming a railroad engineer in Ottawa. In marrying Emma Lapointe in 1876, Frank formed the first link to our extensive French Canadian heritage.

    Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures, Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 1: Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013 pp 37-53, 267-269 and 197-211


    Albums
    Turner, Frank and Emma Lapointe family
    Turner, Frank and Emma Lapointe family (55)

  • Sources 
    1. [S41] Ancestry.ca, Quebec Drouin Collection Ste-Rose-du-Degelis, 1880, page 2.

    2. [S213] Notre Dame Cemetery Register, Ottawa Archives, 1898, #777.

    3. [S101] Turner family bible.