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Charles William TurnerRoster ID 3045
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1867|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Charles William Turner, Class of 1867:
New Market Cadet; Private, Co. C.
Born- June 8, 1846, at Stephen City, Va.
Father- Augustus John Turner; Mother- Catherine Montrose.
Pat. Grandfather- Samuel Turner; Pat. Grandmother- Mahalah Chapman.
Mat. Grandfather- Jonas Aby; Mat. Grandmother- Barbara Hulett.
Married: Emma Armstrong; 2 sons. 1st son- Armstrong Memory Turner; 2nd son- Charles William Turner, Jr.
Careers: Lawyer- Adjutant General, Montana.
Died- January 7, 1907, in Seattle, Washington; buried Lakeview Cemetery, Seattle.
Obituary, Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
"General Charles William Turner had been a practitioner before the Seattle bar since 1889. He was born in Frederick County, Virginia, June 8, 1846. When the civil war broke out he was a student in the Virginia Military academy, and, volunteering his services, was commissioned a lieutenant, holding that rank until the end of hostilities. At the close of the war he began the study of law, and was admitted to the bar in 1870. The gold discoveries of that time attracted his attention, and he gave up his legal practice to engage in mining. The destruction of his flume by a washout, resulting in a loss to him of two years' earnings, sent him back to the law. In 1886 he sold his mining interests and removed to Helena, Mont., where he spent three years previous to coming to Seattle. Since that time he had resided in this city, enjoying a lucrative legal practice. Gen. Turner was married in 1879 to Miss Emma Armstrong, of Montana. They had two sons. General Turner, one of the best known and highly esteemed members of the Seattle bar, was shot and killed by T. H.[sic] Emmons, in the saloon of Russell & Mix, at 1206 First avenue shortly after 10 o'clock on 7 January 1907. Andy T. Russell, one of the proprietors of the saloon, was shot in the left shoulder by the same assassin. Emmons faced his reflected image in the large mirror that decorates the room and deliberately shot himself, falling to the floor, mortally wounded.. Funeral services for General Turner were held from the Trinity Parish church. The services were under the auspices of Seattle Commander No. 2, Knights Templars, of which the deceased was a member. The funeral was largely attended and the casket containing the remains was banked with floral offerings." Æ’Ãž Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tuesday, January 8, 1907, page 1, column A; page 10, columns B-E Æ’Ãž -- Ibid., Wednesday, January 9, 1907, page 1, column B Æ’Ãž -- Ibid., Friday, January 11, 1907, page 11, column B.