Turner, Ernest Herbert

From Lane Co Oregon

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[edit] 1937 Eugene and Lane County Phone Directory

Turner Ernest H (Ellen) Park slsmn

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[edit] Springfield News December 26, 1940


Services for Former Springfield Mayor Held Saturday; Many Years a Lumberman

Funeral services for Ernest Herbert Turner, 69, former mayor of Springfield were held Saturday at the Keeney Funeral home in Corvallis Commitment was held at the Mt. Crest Abby Mausoleum and Crematorium in Salem following the services. Mr. Turner passed away as a result of a heart attack at his home in Corvallis December 17, 1940.

Mr. Turner is survived by his wife Ellen Turner, his daughter Mrs. Marion Maxey, and three grandchildren, Robert Strand of Corvallis, and Bruce and Norman Maxey of Springfield. He is also survived by two sisters, Grace and Lula Turner of Fort Brass, Calif. A daughter, Mrs. Mildred Strand died in 1930.

Mr. Turner had lived at Springfield since 1932 but had moved to Corvallis last September, so his nephew, Robert Strand, could attend Oregon State college.

Mr. Turner was elected mayor of Springfield in 1934 succeeding in office the late W.P. Tyson, who died in office. He served two years and resigned.

The deceased was born in Milan, New Hampshire, September 12, 1871 and reared in Maine. His relatives were all lumbermen in Main (sic) and he grew up in the lumber business. When he was 35 years old he went to Wisconsin where he was employed as superintendent in a lumber operation. Three years later Mr. Turner came to Ellensburg, Wash. to become general manager of the Cascade Lumber company, the largest pine operation in eastern Washington after 14 years as manager of the company he retired to go into business for himself.

He was head of a timber corporation in Seattle that installed a large timber operation on Vancouver island for three years and after that owned and operated a logging operation on Hood canal on the Olympic peninsula with headquarters in Olympia. He pioneered all operations which he managed, building the logging camps, railroads, and mills and was widely known in Washington when he moved to Springfield.

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Albert S. Walker (1885-1886) • S.I. Lee (1887) • Albert S. Walker (1888) • Simon Tuttle (1888-1889) • T.O. Maxwell (1889) • Albert S. Walker (1889-1890) • Albert Wheeler (1890-1892) • L. Gilstrap (1892-1893) • Albert Wheeler (1893) • J H Van Schoich (1893-1894) • Albert Wheeler (1894-1895) • Eugene C Martin (1896-1899) • John B. Innis (1900-1902) • H.A. Skeels (1902-1903) • R.A. Jayne (1903-1907) • Mark M. Peery (1907-1909) • W.M. Sutton (1909-1911) • Welby Stevens (1911-1913) • Charles L. Scott (1913-1915) • Elmer E. Morrison (1915-20) • Charles F. Eggiman (1921-1924) • George G. Bushman (1925-1929) • Charles O. Wilson (1929) • Wilfrid P. Tyson (1930-1934) • Ernest H. Turner (1934-1935) • W.A. Taylor (few minutes, November 27, 1935) • Ed Waltman (1935-1936) • William H. Pollard (1936-1940) • Charles Chandler (1940-1945) • Claude T. Gerlach (1945-1949) • B.P. Larson (1949-1953) • Edward C. Harms, Jr. (1953-1961) • B.J. Rogers (1961-1965) • David L. Scofield (1965-1967) • John E. McCulley (1967-1970) • William MorrissetteMaureen MaineSid Leiken
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