| Thomas Turner
was for many years a successful agriculturist of Hazel Green
township, Delaware county, and passed away upon his farm on the
11th of April, 1899. He was born in Holy Cross, Dubuque county,
Iowa, on the 11th of October, 1856. He removed with his parents
to Boulder township, Linn county, and there grew to manhood.
After his marriage, which occurred in 1881, he and his wife
removed to Hazel Green township, this county, and took up their
residence upon a farm there, which remained their home for many
years. Mr. Turner was energetic and displayed sound business
judgment in the management of his affairs and his labors returned
to him a good annual income.
On the 24th of October, 1881, Mr. Turner was united in
marriage with Miss Elizabeth Leonard, who was born July 10, 1861,
at Kingston, Quebec, Canada.
In 1864 she was brought by her parents to this
county and has resided here throughout the intervening half
century. To Mr. and Mrs. Turner were born six children: Mayme,
who is now the wife of Joseph Philips and resides in Ryan, Iowa;
Margaret, who married M. J. McEnany and resides in Adams
township, this county, upon a farm; Winnie, the wife of Lucius
Uhl, of Cedar Rapids; Thomas, who married Frieda Barfuse and is
living in Ryan; Bertha, the wife of B. B. Brayton, who resides
upon a farm in Prairie township; and Pearl, at home.
After the death of Mr. Turner in 1899 Mrs. Turner
continued to reside upon the farm for five years. She then
removed to Ryan, where she still lives, highly esteemed by all
who know her. Mr. Turner is yet remembered by many in the county
as an able farmer and as a man of sterling integrity of