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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


F. J. Turnure is one of the pioneers of April, 1855, at which time he located at Mason City, working at his trade of carpenter, as well as engaging in other employments and land speculations.

In 1862 he enlisted in company B, 32d Iowa Volunteers, serving three years. He was taken prisoner and kept in Tyler prison thirteen months and nineteen days. After his discharge he resumed his trade, and in 1876 moved to his present home. He has met with some financial reverses, but has always retained the confidence and esteem of his fellow-men.

He was married in 1868 to Miss Helben. They have three children-Hattie May, Frank N. and Fred P.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 711. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Susan Steveson



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