Biography of Dr. William B. Turner
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William Blount Turner, M. D. Perhaps one of the best known and most successful of the younger physicians and surgeons of Wayne County is Doctor Turner, who has offices in the Peoples Savings & Loan Building in Wooster. He was born at Petersburg, Va., July 4, 1899, the son of Davis Blount and Ella (Worley) Turner.

Davis Blount Turner was born in Greensville County, Va., Nov. 3, 1869. At the age of 15 years he located at Petersburg, Va. After completing his schooling he became associated with M. M. Davis & Co., as assistant cashier. Later he served as assistant superintendent and paymaster of the Davie & Whittle Company, Petersburg, and in 1895, when the business was merged with The Virgina-Carolina Chemical Company, Mr. Turner became superintendent, and in 1910 was elected general manager of the district. He died in 1925. His widow, born in Chesterfield County, Va., lives at Compton, Calif. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Turner: William Blount, the subject of this sketch; and Martha Ezell, who married Edwin B. Totty, lives at Petersburg, Va.

William Blount Turner received his early education in the public schools of Petersburg. Following his graduation from high school in 1916 he entered Randolph-Macon College, from which, upon graduation, he received the Bachelor of Arts degree. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati, from which he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1924. The following year was spent in interne work at Washington, D. C., Lexington, Ky., and Richmond, Va., and in 1925 Doctor Turner established his present practice in Wooster.

On June 26, 1929, Doctor Turner married Miss Mildred Shamp, of Wooster, the daughter of James A. and Amanda (Mock) Shamp. Mr. Shamp is serving as assistant postmaster of Wooster and is a member of one of the best known pioneer families of Wayne County.

Doctor Turner is identified with the Wayne County Medical Society as president, and belongs to the Ohio State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. He is a Democrat, and belongs to the American Legion, Masonic Lodge, Wooster Country Club, Chi Beta Phi and Nu Sigma Nu fraternities, Bureau Issues Philatelic Association, and several historical societies.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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