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Memorable Manitobans: John Percival Turner (1879-?)

Click to enlargeFire insurance broker.

Born at Toronto, Ontario on 4 December 1879, son of John and Mary Turner. Educated Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario Junior clerk, Dominion Bank, Toronto, Ontario, 1897. Came to Manitoba, 1901. Insurance Adjuster, Winnipeg., 1901-1908; engaged in present business, 1910. Secretary-Treasurer of Manitoba Game Protective Association; member of executive of Winnipeg Conservative Association. Champion trap shot, Dominion of Canada, 1905. In 1911, Turner was employed with the Winnipeg Underwriters Limited, 505 McArthur Block, Winnipeg.

In 1911 he married Kathleen Drennan of Kingston, Ontario. He was a member of the Carleton Club, Adanac Club, and Canadian Club. Conservative; Anglican. Address: 323 Assiniboine Avenue, Winnipeg.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, 1911. C. W. Parker, editor. Canadian Press Association, Vancouver.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Page revised: 30 December 2009

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