Memorable Manitobans: Edwin John Turner (1878-1934)
Born near Toronto, Ontario in 1878, he came to Winnipeg in 1904 and moved later to Portage la Prairie. He settled at Brandon in 1910 and worked as a building contractor. He and wife Ada Grace Crowhurst (1879-1964) had four children: Nora Margaret Turner (1901-1906), Robert Edwin “Bob” Turner (1904-1988), Ethel Mae Turner (1910-2006, wife of Norman George Phillips), and Eleanor Evelyn Turner (1920-2012, wife of Lloyd Ray Cale). He died at his Brandon home, 1015 Eighth Street, on 7 December 1934 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.
Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:
Birth registrations [Robert Edmund Turner, Eleanor Evelyn Turner], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Name Brandon’s new apartments,” Brandon Sun, 1 June 1928, page 23.
“250 completed stores in west firm’s program,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 September 1929, page 32.
“New recreation hall,” Brandon Sun, 22 December 1933, page 11.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
Death registrations [Nora Margaret Turner, Edwin John Turner], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Brandon Sun, 8 December 1934, page 9.
Obituary [Ada Grace Turner], Brandon Sun, 6 April 1964, page 11.
Obituary [Norman George Phillips], Brandon Sun, 20 February 1996, page 24.
Obituary [Lloyd Ray Cale], Brandon Sun, 6 October 1997, page 24.
Obituary [Ethel Mae Phillips], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 August 2006.
Obituary [Eleanor Evelyn Cale], Prince George Citizen, 13 December 2012.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 17 December 2022