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Frederick Preston Turner (abt. 1844 - 1894)

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Frederick Preston Turner
Born about in Lincolnville, Waldo, Maine, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Frederick Preston was born in Lincolnville, Maine, about 1844, the son of Levi and Lucina (Ames) Turner.[1] He was living in Bangor, Maine, with his family in 1850, which included his parents and 9 siblings.[2]

He enlisted to serve in the Civil War as a 19 year old tinplate worker. He mustered in as a Private in Company F of the Massachusetts 19th Infantry on March 31, 1862. He was wounded during the battle at Antietam, Maryland, and was discharged for disability in March of 1863. He reenlisted in December of 1863, when he mustered in to Company B of the Massachusetts 56th Infantry. He was wounded during the battle at Spotsylvania Court House, VA, on May 12, 1864. In October of 1864, he was transferred Veteran Reserve Corps. He was discharged in August of 1865.[3]

After the war, he settled in Boston, Mass.[4] He sought various occupations, including working in a bakery (1870), as a store clerk (1880) and as a shipping clerk. He married widow Abbie Inez (Slight) Moxey. Their marriage record says they were wed in Pelham, New Hampshire, in 1877; however, heir first son was born in Boston in 1869[5]. Perhaps the marriage date is incorrect?[6] They resided in Boston and had 6 children, though at least 3 died young.

Frederick died when he was 49 years old. The cause of death was given as “bullet wound in war”, which caused other physical problems.[7] He is buried at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester, Mass.[8]


  1. Based on his age at the time of his death - 49 years and 8 months - he was born about June 1844.
  2. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Frederick Turner in household of Levi Turner, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States
  3. "The American Civil War Research Database", accessed 26 Apr 2018, Frederick P. Turner
  4. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Frederick Turner in household of John Wield, Massachusetts, United States
  5. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Winthrop Turner, 17 Dec 1869
  6. "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 26 September 2017), Frederic P. Turner and Abbie J. Moxey, 17 Apr 1877
  7. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 March 2018), Fredrick P Turner, 08 Feb 1894
  8., Frederick Preston Turner, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester, MA, accessed 29 May 2018

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