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Frederick James Turner

Frederick James Turner

Male 1860 - Abt 1915  (~ 54 years)

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  • Name Frederick James Turner 
    Born Apr 1860  Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1915  Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • James Frederick (1860-c1917) Fred is reported in Marjory Waters' book to have fatally injured a man in a fight, and fled to Winnipeg where he joined the North West Mounted Police and fought in the Northwest Rebellion in 1885. A search of RCMP records has not surfaced any record of Fred's service. Perhaps he may have been a teamster in support of army troops.
      But he definitely was in the west in 1885. It was in Port Arthur, Ontario that year that he married Margaret Conrad Jones, a widow. At the time, he was a locomotive engineer, probably with the CPR.
      In December 1888, at the birth of his second son, John, Fred was living in Chippewa County, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, where he was an engineer. He was likely employed by the CPR which had reorganized the Minnesota, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad that year. In John's birth record, wife Maggie's birthplace is listed as Paris, Kentucky.
      The 1900 census for Rockland Township in northwest Michigan, about 150 km south of Thunder Bay, includes an entry for Fred, his wife Maggie, and children 15 year old Frank and 11 year old John. The record shows Frank being born in New York. Rockland was a copper mining hotbed at the time, and Fred operated a lodging facility with 20 boarders. Fred was listed as "Landlord".
      In the 1905 census for Beaver Bay, Lake County, Minnesota, a small community on Lake Superior northeast of Duluth, Fred J. Turner and wife Maggie and 16 year old son John are listed. Fred was a mechanical labourer and John a fireman.
      Fred may have returned to Canada at Fort William, Ontario on July 24, 1911 from Superior, Wisconsin to work for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway which was completing its line across Western Canada.
      Waters' has a possible death for Fred in 1934 in Fort William. No record of this has been found. More likely is that he died in Lake County. Two deaths for a Frederick J. Turner in Lake County, Minnesota have been recorded: on November 2, 1915 and December 10, 1917. In the latter, the parents cited do not match. The 1915 date is likely for our Fred, but the record has not yet been corroborated.
    Person ID I1491  Cullen family tree

    Father John Turner,   b. 31 Jul 1824, Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1911, Winnipeg, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Agnes Nicholson,   b. 09 Jun 1825, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1894, Rivière du Loup Station, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 31 Dec 1847  St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Fredricton York County, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Conrad,   b. 22 Aug 1864, Paris, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1941, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 05 Nov 1885  Port Arthur, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Frank C Turner,   b. 22 Jan 1884, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1973, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
     2. John James Turner,   b. 17 Dec 1888, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1936, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F1135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Turner, John (1824-1911) and Agnes Nicholson (1825-1894)
    Turner, John (1824-1911) and Agnes Nicholson (1825-1894)
    John Turner, our great-great grandfather, was a colourful horseman and stage operator for more than 50 years in New Brunswick and the Temiscouata region of Quebec.

    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 23-36, 179-195 and 265-267


    Albums
    Turner, John and Agnes Nicholson family
    Turner, John and Agnes Nicholson family (18)

  • Sources 
    1. [S194] LDS Film No. 2321095.

    2. [S183] Marjory McGillivray Waters Our Loyalist Ancestors.

    3. [S2] Marjory McGillivray Waters OLA, Page 126.

    4. [S41] Ancestry.ca, Ontario Vital Statistics Project, Ontario Marriage Registrations,1800-1927, Northern District 85, #1205-85.