George Simpson Turner (1895 - 1916)

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Arras Road Cemetery Roclincourt,
France

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Service number: 74076
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 28th Bn.
Honors/awards: D C M

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Simpson

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Ernest Duran Turner Gravesite

Ernest Duran Turner Gravesite

Remo Mion family

Remo Mion family

Blakley and Haynes Families

Blakley and Haynes Families

Harleigh Turner, Tracey Blakley, Christena Haynes

Harleigh Turner, Tracey Blakley, Christena Haynes

Turner Family

Turner Family

Mary (Asbury)Turner and children

Mary (Asbury)Turner and children

Ava Lavinia Gardner and Lana Turner

Ava Lavinia Gardner and Lana Turner

Denise M Turner Turner

Denise M Turner Turner

Ervin and Ruby D Turner

Ervin and Ruby D Turner

Sherry Turner

Sherry Turner

Arlene Edith Turner

Arlene Edith Turner

Silas Seadler and Lana Turner

Silas Seadler and Lana Turner

Ernest Duran Turner

Ernest Duran Turner

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Mabel Turner family and family Ernest Duran Turner Gravesite Remo Mion family Blakley and Haynes Families

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1895 - In the year that George Simpson Turner was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

1904 - By the time he was only 9 years old, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

1906 - By the time he was merely 11 years old, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

1907 - When he was only 12 years old, the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

1916 - In the year of George Simpson Turner's passing, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

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George Simpson Turner passed away on March 12, 1916 at 21 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was buried in Arras Road Cemetery Roclincourt, France. He was born around 1895. We are unaware of information about George's family.

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