Biography of Herbert Turner
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Turner, Herbert, son of William T. and Martha W. (Forbes) Turner, was born at Bridgewater, Mass., March 3, 1855, and was educated in the public schools of his native village. His first business experience was as a clerk in a grocery at Brockton, conducted by Huram Wade, in whose employ he remained for a period of two years and then removed to Providence, R. I., to accept a position with the Providence Automatic Fire Extinguisher Company. Mr. Turner remained in the employ of this company for a period of fifteen years, and during this period became interested in the study of photography as a fine art, employing all his spare time in experimenting and in the study of artistic effects and posing. In 1895 he began business as a photographer in Providence, but foreseeing a better opening in Fall River, removed to that city in 1896 and established a studio, which is now taking its place among the leading galleries of Fall River. Mr. Turner makes a specialty of artistic work in crayons and colors. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias and of the Improved Order of Red Men, and has passed through the chairs of both orders. In 1881 he married Alice Linscott, now deceased, and they have one daughter Mable.

From:
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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