Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Turner Family:

An Inventory of Their Papers, 1769-2000 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Turner Family
Title: Turner Family Papers,
Dates: 1769-2000 and undated
Abstract: The Turner Family Papers contain books, a manuscript, legal documents, census records, correspondence, newspaper articles, and photographs.
Collection # S 1794.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (3 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

This collection details the family history of Uncle Bill (John William) Turner, an Idalou farmer and President of Idalou State Bank until the 1920s. He donated the land for the Idalou Cemetery east of that town. Bill Turner's sister, Florence, buried her infant son Weldon there as the first person interred in the Idalou Cemetery.


Scope and Content

The Papers consists of the narrative of the Turner family entitled Turner: Roots and Shoots, as well as the genealogical research material that was used to compose it. Legal documents, census records, correspondence, and newspaper articles that mention family members are the most prominent. A small number of photographs are also present.


 

Organization

The collection is organized by the following series: Correspondence, Genealogy, Legal Materials, Newspapers, Photographs, Printed Material, Oversized Material.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Turner, Florence
Turner, John William
Turner, Weldon
Subjects (Organizations)
Idalou State Bank
Idalou Cemetery
Subjects (Places)
Idalou (Tex.)
Subjects
Cemetaries--Texas--Idalou
Genealogy--Texas--Idalou

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Turner Family Papers, 1769-200 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2005-0086-B

Gift, 2005

Processed by

Brooke Downey, 2013


Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 Turner and Phillips Misc., 1769-1933
2 Reddel Family Letters, undated
3 Reddel Family Letters, 1832-1976
4 Reddel Family Letters, 1976



 

Genealogy

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1 5 Adam’s family information, 1795-1898
6 Turner Roots and Shoots (1), 1776-1987
7 Turner Roots and Shoots (2), 1776-1987
8 Turner Roots and Shoots - photocopies(1), 1776-1987
9 Turner Roots and Shoots - photocopies (2), 1776-1987
10 Turner Roots and Shoots - misc., 1776-1987
11 Death and cemetery records, 1778-1972
12 Family group record, 1828-1960
13 Francis Turner family sheet, 1824-1923
14 James Turner family sheet 1808-1923
15 Jennings family sheet, 1848-1989
16 Jeremiah family sheet, 1800-1989
17 John family sheet, 1803-1936
18 John’s family information, 1774-1924
19 Lacaster family, 1848-1990
20 Lucas family sheet, 1899-1994
21 Mackey’s family sheet, 1797-1858
22 Oakley family sheet, 1801-1951
23 Parson’s family sheet, 1798-1849
24 Reddell’s descendants, 1796-1971
25 Reeve’s descemndants, 1787-1952
26 Reed’s family sheet, 1915-1987
27 Richard’s family sheet, 1750-1980
28 Turner family census records, 1774-1928
29 Turner family group sheet, 1808-1965
30 Turner, Jonathan family sheet, 1807-1898
31 Turner family history, 1750-1970
32 Turner family extra papers, 1856-1974



 

Legal Materials

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2 1 Jones family sheet, 1810-1962
2 Phillips legal papers, 1813-1888
3 Turner family land, 1807-1951
4 Turner family marriage sheet, 1750-1971
5 Turner estate papers, 1803-1896



 

Newspapers

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2 6 Oakley - misc., 1801-1951
7 Reddell family papers, 1820-1992
8 Reddell family - misc., 1906-1980
9 Reddell family reunion, 1988



 

Photographs

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2 10 Turner family photos, undated



 

Printed Materials

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2 11 Ancestor of Barbara Bragg Gross, 1771-1927
12 Descendants of James Turner, 1890-1955
13 Descendants of Elizabeth Catherine Turner, 1855-2000
14 Leonard family, 1773-1868
15 Phillips family history, 1851-1931
16 Turner Dedication -1, 1767-1987
17 Turner Dedication -2, 1767-1987
18 Turner and Reeves - misc., undated
19 Turner family generation, 1839-1989



 

Oversized Materials

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3 1 John Turner family genealogical information, 1774-1924
2 Turner family estate papers, 1804-1923
3 Turner family land, 1807-1951