Biography of William Turner
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TURNER, WILLIAM. Is a native of Oxfordshire, England, born October 17, 1829. At the age of twenty three years he left his native country and, coming to America, settled in Ohio. January 6, 1853, he married Miss Harriett C. Smith, a native of Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio, by whom he has two living children: Emma C. and William H.; they lost two: Ella and Laura. William Turner followed farming until the breaking out of the Civil War, when he enlisted and served about one year, when, on account of wounds received at Berryville, Kentucky, he was discharged. We next find him merchandising in Chardon, Ohio, where he remained until 1870, when, on account of poor health, he moved to Cuba, Missouri. Here he followed the hotel business for seven years. His next move was to California, arriving here in January, 1877. He settled in San Jose, and engaged in the dairy business, which he followed until 1879, when he came to Lake County and settled on his present place, consisting of eighty acres, located in Scotts Valley.

From:
History of Napa and Lake Counties, California
Slocum, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1881


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