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Turner, Edwin Stewart, 1886-1972


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Edwin Stewart Turner (1886-1972) was a veteran of the first world war and an engineer who worked for the Welland Ship Canal Company in Ontario for many years.

He was born in Toronto on March 19, 1886 to W.E. Turner and Mary Elizabeth Nobel. At his father's death in 1892 he moved to Parkhill, Ontario, and later to Bridgeburg. He eventually ended up living with his grandparents in Fort Erie South. He spent his youth surveying in Northern Ontario and later in the Canadian west.

In May, 1915 Turner enlisted into the Canadian Army and became part of the 53rd Batallion. He fought in several battles of the first world war. Back in Canada, he joined the Welland Ship Canal Company as an engineer, and worked for them for fifteen years. In 1922 he married Llora Emma Ware.

In 1935 he began work for the Canadian Dredge and Dock Company as a field engineer. In 1945 he was made a Purchasing Agent for the company in Toronto. He retired on November 1, 1963, and died on December 3, 1972.

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Archives of Ontario, fonds 1043


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