Biography of Thomas D. Turner
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





THOMAS D. TURNER, dealer in fresh and salt meats, London. was born in Richmond, Ind., September 1, 1833. He is a son of James Turner, a native of Lancastershire, England, who came to America with his brother when but ten years of age. He first located in New Jersey, and sub sequently in Indiana, and Warren County, Ohio, now residing in the latter place. He was a tallow chandler by trade, and also served as foreman in woolen factories Mr. Turner is eighty years of age, and still in the enjoyment of good health. He married Lydia Dixon, a native of Yorkshire, England, now seventy eight years of age. Our subject is the second of eleven children, nine of whom are living. He was reared in Warren County, and in early life was a farmer. He resided in Licking County a number of years, and was there married, August 17, 1856, to Harriet Lees, a native of that county. Mr. Turner resided with his father some time after marriage, and was a farmer till 1864. He then engaged in butchering, at Granville, Ohio, and remained there six years. In the spring of 1870, he came to London, and opened out in business. His trade increased rapidly, and he now runs two shops one on East High, and the other on South Main where he supplies his many customers with the best of fresh and salt meats. Mr. Turner is connected by membership with the Methodist Episcopal Church, Chandler Lodge, No. 138 (Masonic), Madison Lodge, No. 70 (I. O. O. F.), American Legion of Honor, and an advocate of Democratic principles. He has never been a politician or aspired to office. Mr. and Mrs. Turner have eleven children, seven sons and four daughters - Samuel L. (in business with his father), Ida M., Clara B., Mary F., Hattie, Nellie, Annie, Orin, William, Robert and Grace. Mrs. Turner is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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