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John A Turner death

John A. Turner, Pioneer Stockbreeder, Dies In Victoria.
VICTORIA, May 8 (CP) John A. Turner, 87, pioneer of Calgary and prominent stockbreeder of the prairies more than twenty years ago, died at his Uplands home here yesterday. He had been ill for only a short time.
Mr. Turner was born in Manneston, Linlithgow, Scotland in 1867. He came to Canada as a young man in 1882, and four years later moved to Calgary where he opened a stock farm. For many years the deceased was well known on the prairies for the fine thoroughbred stock he produced and sold. One of the sections farmed by the deceased was the famous Turner Valley oil fields, which were named after him. A consistent entrant in major fairs in the western provinces, Mr. Turner was equally a consistent winner, having carried off many major awards during the time he was engaged in stock farming. In 1914 he retired from active business and moved to Victoria to make his home. Recently he returned from a lengthy trip to the Old Country. His widow, Mrs. Ida Turner, at home; two daughters, Mrs. W. B. Leach and Mrs James Gray, both of Victoria; and a son, Russell M. Turner of Port Alberni, survive Mr. Turner. A son, Dawson, died last October. 
The cited information was sourced from Electronic Document (email, file) published by in Vancouver on May 8th, 1935 (Ref: p. 21) The author/originator was The Province, Vancouver. This citation is considered to be direct and primary evidence used, or by dominance of the evidence.
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      also Times Colonist, May 8, 1935 p. 14

      TURNER There passed away at his home. Lansdowne Road. Uplands, on May 7, 1935. John Archibald Turner, born at Manneston. Linlithgow, Scotland, on September 11, 1867. The deceased came to Canada in 1882. settled in Calgary in 1886 and came to Victoria in 1924. He is survived by his widow, Ida; two daughters. Mrs. W. B. Leach and Mrs. James Gray of Victoria, and one son. Russell H. Turner of Port Alberni. A son. Dawson, predeceased him last October. Private funeral service will be held. No flowers by request. The remains will be forwarded by Hayward's B.C. Funeral Co. to Vancouver for cremation. Calgary papers please copy. 

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