Biography of Dr. Jennie Turner
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Turner, Dr. Jennie, was born in the town of Manchester, a daughter of John Turner, who was a prominent farmer of that town. At the age of fifteen she entered the Academy at Newark, obtaining a teacher's certificate at Sixteen, teaching in that school for two years. In 1872 she entered the Cortland Normal and graduated in 1874, and in the fall of the same year took charge of the school at Dryden, Tompkins county, as one of the principals, resigning in 1877. The same year she entered the medical department of the University of Michigan, graduating in 1879. Afterwards a year was spent in the New England Hospital for Women and Children at Boston. With this ripe experience she came to Lyons in 1881 and at once took a prominent part in practice. During the past five years she has been secretary of the Wayne County Medical Society, and she is frequently called in consultation by leading physicians of the county. She was a partner during the first three years of her practice at Lyons with Dr. C. C. Hall. Dr. Turner is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and an active worker in all movements for the uplifting of society. While at college and at school she distinguished herself as a fine student and her career as a physician has been marked by severe study and laborious practice.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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