Biographical Sketch of John Turner

John Turner of Westminster, was born in Genesee County, New York, in 1818. At the age of eighteen years he walked all the way to Michigan, where he worked by the day for a year, and then returned to New York.
There he married Miss Harriet Hopkins, whose father, James Hopkins, was one of the wealthiest farmers of Genesee County. Mr. Turner went with his wife to Michigan and carved a farm out of the dense forest. In 1852 he came to this State, and for ten years followed dairying in Amador County. In 1862 he moved to Carson City, Nevada, and in 1866 to Healdsburg, Sonoma County, where he was engaged in stock raising and butchering for twenty years. In 1884 he came to Westminster, where he is still engaged in dairying. He also runs a stage to Anaheim once a day, carrying the United States mail. He has had three children: George, Frank, who died at the age of fourteen years, and Charles.



Orange County CA,

The Lewis Publishing Company. An Illustrated History of Southern California embracing the counties of San Diego San Bernardino Los Angeles and Orange and the peninsula of lower California. The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois. 1890.

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