Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
GEORGE A. TURNER, a farmer residing
four and one half miles east of Davenport, is a member of a family of nine
children, six of whom are living. His father, George P. Turner, a
native of England, who migrated to the United States while a young man,
came to Lincoln county and located with his family on a homestead in 1884.
He died on the same place ten years later, aged seventy-three. The
subject's mother, in maiden life Sarah J. Dotson, was born in Pennsylvania
of English ancestry, and is now living in Davenport in her sixty-third
George A. Turner was born in Lucas county,
Iowa, August 29, 1874, and came to his present location with his father.
He attended common school until he entered a Spokane business college,
from which institution he is a graduate of 1890. Then he took a one
year course in the Agricultural college at Pullman, Washington. He
now owns a section of land, including the old homestead of his father,
most of which is under cultivation and well improved. In addition
to this he has forty acres of timber land. He has some highly bred
Percheron horses, his stallion winning first prize at the Lincoln county
fair; he also won the prize for the best suckling colt.
Mr. Turner was married December 5, 1900, to
Julia E. Samis, who was born in Iowa, reared in Illinois, and came to Davenport
with her parents, R. B. and Betsy Samis, in 1898. Both her parents
are living in Lincoln county. Russell Burton Turner, born November
3, 1902, is the only issue of this marriage.
Mr. Turner's brothers and sisters are: Mark
E., Arthur H., Elmer F. and Harold C., all of Lincoln county; and Mrs.
Addie Mann, of Everett, Washington. Mrs. Laura Rambo, Mrs. Adelle
Greene, and Harry are deceased.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Turner are members of the
Presbyterian church, and are prominently identified with the social life
of their neighborhood. Mr. Turner, although commencing business with
little capital, is now one of the well-to-do farmers of the county.