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Arthur Edward Turner (1879 - abt. 1970)

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Arthur Edward Turner
Born in District of Yankalilla, South Australiamap
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[children unknown]
Died about [location unknown]
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Lived in Mt Barker.

In 1907, Turner & Son, decorators, tendered for work on the Mt Barker Baptist Church and work was completed by "Mr. W and Arthur Turner". [1]

In 1914 Arthur Turner was elected to the Mt Barker committee of the British and Foreign Bible Society and praised for his fundraising efforts. [2]

Partnered his brother Albert Leopold in an ironmongery business. Later lived in Adelaide. Uncle to Dudley Falcon Turner

Married 1912? Elsie Olive Wedd (Note 1.) at Mt Barker. She was 29 and he was 33.

Married 1924 Annie Vera Ellen Hoyes (Note 2.) when she was 21 and he was 45.


  1. The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA : 1880 - 1954) Fri 24 May 1907 Page 2 RELIGIOUS NEWS. MT. BARKER BAPTIST CHURCH.
  2. The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA : 1880 - 1954) Fri 29 May 1914 Page 2 BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY.
  • Anne (Turner) Tichborne. Arthur Turner was my great uncle.
  • Birth Citation: 1879 TURNER Arthur Edward Father: W A TURNER Mother: Mary Ann GRAINGER District: Yankalilla SA BDM Ref:231/281
  • Marriage Citation: (1)1912 SA BDM Ref:252/219 TURNER Arthur Edward married WEDD Elsie Olive District: Mount Barker (
  • Marriage Citation: (2)1924 SA BDMRef: 300/781 TURNER Arthur Edward married HOYES Annie Vera Ellen District of Adelaide (
  • Death Citation: 1964 SA BDM Ref: 975/4122 TURNER Arthur Edward District: Adelaide

Research Notes

Note 1. Elsie Olive Turner's death registration has her husband's name as Arthur Ernest Turner. She was sborn 1883 to John WEDD and Elizabeth Annie SISSON District: Mount Barker Ref:298/125. She died 1966 in Adelaide. Note 2. Annie Vera Ellen Turner died 1938 and husband's name given as Arthur Edward Turner. The only way he could have married both these women is if he divorced Elsie Olive to marry Annie Vera. Annie was born 1901 to George HOYES and Josephine BURGOYNE District: Hindmarsh Ref: 673/146 Not Him!!!: —Turner & Son. 75, Franklin-st [3] This was a Frederick Turner, painter. Interestingly, 75 Franklin St was also the address of "Mrs Turner's Hospital" which advertised at the same time as follows: MRS. Turner's Hospital, 75, Franklin-street. Ladies accommodated during accouchement: private rooms, piano. Monthly nurse kept. (Also known as Nurse Turner's Maternity Home). She was Mrs F.Turner, midwife. Telephone 2,210. 75 Franklin St was also the home of Mr Edward Armand, who died there in 1910!

Children? No children listed for either on South Australian BDM, though I'm sure Arthur lived all his life in SA.

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On 26 Jul 2017 at 10:50 GMT Anne (Turner) Tichborne wrote:

Info from Rootsweb: Arthur was married to Elsie Olive ( unknown maiden name) in 1912 at Mt Barker.

I have a vague recollection of my father mentioning an Aunty Olive so she may have gone by this name.

Arthur is 26 degrees from Chet Atkins, 26 degrees from Edie Kohutek and 22 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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