Memorable Manitobans: Mac Lane Turner (1915-1956)
Educator, insurance agent.
Born at Eden on 29 March 1915, son of Anthony Anson Turner (c1881-1952) and Mabel Janet McGorman (c1883-1957), he served as the Principal of Glenella School (1936-1941) and Plumas School (1946-1952). During the Second World War, he was the chief controller at the Elementary Flying Training School No. 14 / Air Observers School No. 7. For the last ten years of his life, he operated a general insurance agency at Plumas. He was a member of the Plumas United Church, Plumas School Board, and President of the Plumas Board of Trade. On 1 January 1937, he married Thelma Martha Ross (1915-?) and they had two sons and a daughter. He died at Gladstone on 20 December 1956 and was buried in the Riverside Cemetery.
Birth registrations [Moe Lane Turner, Thelma Martha Ross], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Turner – Ross,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 1937, page 13.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Congratulations,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 January 1942, page 8.
Obituary [A. A. Turner], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 September 1952, page 38.
“Plumas school principal dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 December 1956, page 7.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Ross Turner for providing additional information used here.
Page revised: 3 August 2022