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Joseph George Turner

Joseph George Turner

Male 1884 - 1977  (93 years)

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  • Name Joseph George Turner 
    Born 02 Jan 1884  Hintonburg, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 1977  Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • George Turner was born in Hintonburg, a railroaders' village, then a suburb of Ottawa. He received his elementary and high school education in Ottawa. In 1900, he continued the Turner railroading tradition started by his father, as a call boy with Canada Atlantic Railway. By 1903 he was a fireman and in 1910 he was promoted to engineer, a position he would hold for 38 years.
      In 1906 he married Bernadette Joanis of Rockland, Ontario. They were married 66 years and had 15 children, one of whom died in infancy.
      They settled first in Ottawa, then in Hurdman's Bridge, a hamlet on the Rideau River.
      They were a well-known family, with the popular "Turner Girls" and the accomplished boys. Cycling was a family pastime - son George was an Olympian. And cottaging at Bark Lake and Trout Lake at Barry's Bay was a summer-long annual event for many years.
      George loved his wife, his children and his cars. He needed a large car to ferry his brood, and over the years owned many including a Pierce Arrow, a Nash Ambassador, and, in retirement, his '56 Ford with the T-Bird engine.
      George died in 1977 at age 93.
    Person ID I5111  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  [1
    Family ID F1968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bernadette Domithilde Joanis,   b. 04 May 1886, Angers, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jun 1973, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1906  Très Ste. Trinité, Rockland, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • The Ontario Marriage Registry for Russell County contains the following record: No. 16930-06 Joseph George Turner, 22, railroad work, (born) Ottawa, (residence) Coteau Station, Quebec, s/o Francis Turner and Emma Lapointe married Bernadette Joanisse, 20, dress maker, (born) Rockland, (residence) same, d/o Jules Joanisse and Délina Quévillon, witness Francis Turner and Marie Levesque, both of Rockland, 22 August 1906 at Rockland.
    Children 
     1. Robert Edward Turner,   b. 20 Jul 1907, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jul 1991, Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     2. Harvey Francis Joseph Turner,   b. 22 Dec 1908, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1964, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Bernadette Turner,   b. 13 Jan 1910, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1994, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     4. Lawrence Edward Turner,   b. 03 Aug 1911, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Sep 1911, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     5. Francis de Sales Jules Turner,   b. 21 Sep 1912, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1971, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     6. Theresa Mary Gertrude Turner,   b. 19 Oct 1913, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 2010, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)  [natural]
     7. George Louis Turner,   b. 03 Jun 1915, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1965, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     8. Mary Madeleine Turner,   b. 17 May 1917, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Sep 2016, Bolton, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)  [natural]
     9. Lucy Claire Mary Turner,   b. 19 Nov 1918, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 2009, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
     10. Florence Marie Turner,   b. 06 Apr 1920, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 2016, Grafton, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)  [natural]
     11. Pauline Mary Turner,   b. 26 May 1921, Hurdman's Bridge, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 2016, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [natural]
     12. John Albert Mark Turner,   b. 09 Nov 1922, Hurdman's Bridge, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1942, Bakel, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)  [natural]
     13. Alice Mary Turner,   b. 15 Feb 1925, Hurdman's Bridge, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 2010, Kanata, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     14. James Henry Turner,   b. 28 Jan 1927, Hurdman's Bridge, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 2004, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     15. Mary Anne Winnifred Turner,   b. 07 Jun 1929, Hurdman's Bridge, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2013, Mariposa, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F2177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Emma Turner - 5 generations Ottawa Citizen September 1953
    Emma Turner - 5 generations Ottawa Citizen September 1953
    At the Schnupp farm, Bourget c1940
    At the Schnupp farm, Bourget c1940
    Back: George turner, Bernadette Turner, Laura Dinelle, Délina Gauthier, Jean-Louis Schnupp, Arthur Dinelle; Front: Winnifred Turner, Yvette Schnupp, Guy Schnupp, Marc Schnupp
    Turner/Joanis family at Hurdman's Bridge 1942
    Turner/Joanis family at Hurdman's Bridge 1942
    Back: Laura & Arthur Dinelle, Alice Joanis, George & Bernadette Turner, Délina Gauthier, Florence Turner, Marie Anne Joanis, Harvey Turner; Front: Lucy Turner, Bernadette Kenny, Frank & Frances Turner, Jo Turner, Terry & Greg Hart
    George and Lou Turner c1905
    George and Lou Turner c1905
    George Turner and Bernadette Joanis family tree
    George Turner and Bernadette Joanis family tree

    Histories
    George and Bernadette Turner’s Children
    George and Bernadette Turner’s Children
    Biographies of the 14 adult children of George and Bernadette Turner, each authored by members of their families

    Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures: Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1, Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013,
    Chapter 6, pp 101-135

    John Albert Mark Turner Memorial (1922-1942)
    John Albert Mark Turner Memorial (1922-1942)
    Mark was one of five children of George and Bernadette Turner to serve in Canada’s armed forces in WWII. He was a 19-year-old RCAF flight sergeant wireless/air gunner when his Wellington bomber was shot down over Holland on June 9, 1942.

    Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013, Appendix 6, pp 231-242

    Frank and Emma Turner Family Photo Album
    Frank and Emma Turner 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

    Lapointe Ancestors – Family Tree Charts
    Lapointe Ancestors – Family Tree Charts
    Family tree charts for each generation of our direct Audet and Lapointe ancestors.

    Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2018, pp 38 and 131-138

    George Joseph Turner (1884-1977) and Bernadette Joanis (1886-1973)
    George Joseph Turner (1884-1977) and Bernadette Joanis (1886-1973)
    George Turner followed in his father Frank's footsteps as a railroad engineer, and also by marrying Bernadette Joanis in 1906, thereby extending our French Canadian ancestry.

    Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, 2013, pp 63-82, 215-230 and 269-270.

    George and Bernadette Turner Family Photo Album
    George and Bernadette Turner 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 83-100.

    Turner ancestors – A Melding of Cultures Volume 1: Our Turner Ancestors
    Turner ancestors – A Melding of Cultures Volume 1: Our Turner Ancestors
    Table of contents, forward, coats of arms, introduction, structure, acknowledgements and bibliography.


    Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures, Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 1: Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013

    Francis Ebenezer Turner (1853-1927) and Emma Lapointe (1856-1955)
    Francis Ebenezer Turner (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

    Lapointe and Joanis – A Melding of Cultures Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors
    Lapointe and Joanis – A Melding of Cultures Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors
    Table of contents, preface, introduction, acknowledgements, bibliography and photographic credits

    Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 2: Our Lapointe and Joanis Ancestors Four Hundred Years of French Canadian Heritage, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2018


    Albums
    Frank Turner and Emma Lapointe family
    Frank Turner and Emma Lapointe family (55)
    George J. Turner and Bernadette Joanis family
    George J. Turner and Bernadette Joanis family (43)
    George Turner photos
    George J. Turner – Bark Lake and Trout Lake Photos
    George J. Turner – Bark Lake and Trout Lake Photos (13)
    The family cottages were on bark Lake and Trout Lake, both west of Barry's Bay, Ontario off Highway 60.

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] Turner family bible.

    2. [S41] Ancestry.ca, Ontario Marriages, Russell County, 1906, Page 37.