Biography of Dr. George L. Turner
Hancock County, OH Biographies

DR. GEORGE L. TURNER, deceased, was born in Franidin County, Ohio, September 2, 1829, son of William and Rebecca (McComb) Turner, of English lineage; former a farmer. They were the parents of nine children, George L. being the third. Our subject was reared on the farm, attending the common schools in Putnam County and the high school at Lima, Ohio, where his father moved when he was only five years old. He studied medicine in the office with his cousin. Dr. Samuel Turner, the first physician who located in McComb. There our subject remained three years and then attended the Michigan State University at Ann Arbor, Mich. He subsequently returned to Ohio and commenced the practice of his chosen profession at Leipsic, where he remained two years; thence came to MeComb in 1850, and had, an extensive practice here till his death, which occurred in 1880. He was married, in 1854, to Miss Martha J., daughter of John and Julia Ann (Thrap) Randall, who were among the early settlers of this county, John Randall being a prominent farmer, owning 300 acres of land here at the time of his death. Dr. Turner was eminently successful in his profession and succeeded in accumulating a considerable share of this world's goods, consisting of land and other property in MeComb, which is now managed by his widow, a lady of cultivated taste and refinement.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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