Category Archives: Turner Family

Circus Memories

by Edgar Guest Oh, never comes the circus with its wonders into town but I recall a little boy who longed to be a clown, and high above the heads of all an acrobat I see that little lad of … Continue reading

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Campbell Soup Kids

Campbell Soup Kids by Linda C Butler Grace Drayton (1877 – 1936) was an illustrator who created the Campbell Soup Kids advertising campaign.  She also created a series of paper dolls called Dolly Dingle in the women’s magazine, Pictorial Review. … Continue reading

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Yes, Children, Math Does Matter

Our Grandma, Emily Turner, was a school teacher before she married Grandpa Allen Vance. She was a strict disciplinarian, too, from the memories my Mom F related to me. Mom talked of getting her ears ‘boxed’ by Grandma – using … Continue reading

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Family Bible Records

The Vance Family Bible is one of those cumbersome old tomes meant as a showpiece on a mantle. Its dimensions are 11 x 13 x 4.5″ thick — not something you’d carry along to Church every Sunday. It was presented … Continue reading

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Visiting Grandpa and Grandma Turner

By Evelyn Whitney My Grandad, Charles Turner, was a staunch Orangeman, a firm United Protestant.  When I stayed with them they would dress me up and take me to church.  Grandad taught us to play cards — 500 rummy, Chinese … Continue reading

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The Turner T Quilt

The Turner T Quilt by Linda Butler In the mid 1960s Grandmother Jackman (Turner-Vance) encouraged me to make a quilt in the Turner design which was in the shape of the letter “T”.  She explained that all the Turner girls made … Continue reading

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The Vances and Turners Loved Poetry

The Vances and The Turners Loved Poetry by Linda C Butler The Vances and Turners enjoyed reciting poetry and spent countless hours memorizing. There was drudgery in farm work and in the days before radio and television, poetry was a … Continue reading

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Uncle Charlie Turner’s Family

As I mentioned before, our grandmother’s brother Charles Archibald Turner settled northeast of Bethany (around the Grandview area of Manitoba.) and he married Annie Leonard Dec 26, 1906. Here is a list of his children and their birthdates. Myrtle Joyce … Continue reading

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Pictures of the Orangeman’s Quilt

Linda Butler (left) with her aunt, Myrtle Forsyth at the Heritage Quilt Show in Chilliwack BC. with the Orangeman’s Quilt. The Orangeman’s Quilt displayed on a rack. This view shows only half the quilt. The corner designs are different on … Continue reading

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The Orangemen’s Quilt

The Orangemen’s Quilt by Linda Butler This quilt was made by Jane Turner, circa 1916.  Jane was born in 1880 and lived in Minnedosa, Manitoba.  She never married, and remained on the farm with her parents and assisted in the … Continue reading

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