J.P. Turner

John Preston Turner

Full Name: John Preston Turner
Date of birth: August 1, 1867
Date of death: October 29, 1937

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 80 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Decatur / Wise   Wise

(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(2) Slidell, Wise County, "Next Legislature Now Complete," 11/7/1908, p. 7. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Decatur. House Journal.
(4) Decatur, Wise County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Slidell. Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide.
(6) Slidell. Texas Legislative Manual.
(7) Slidell, Wise County. Texas State Journal of Medicine, 1905.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Portraits and biographical sketches, "Our Friends in the Legislature," Volume V, No. 1, May 1909, pp. 14-17. "In 1892 he engaged in the retail drug business at Slidell, which he has continued up to the present." Texas State Journal of Medicine, 1905.
  • Obituary, Dr. John Preston Turner, "Dr. J.P. Turner Dies in Calif.: Former Slidell Citizen Is Buried in Dallas Last Tuesday," from Dallas Times Herald, reprinted with additional information from Wise County Messenger, 12/2/1937, p. 1. Died in Santa Mingo, California. "A native of Georgia, Dr. Turner moved to Texas as a young man and was in the drug business in Slidell, Texas for a number of years . . . it was while living there [in Slidell] that he ran against and defeated A.D. Rogers for the state legislature, in a memorable campaign." Wise County Messenger.

Other Resources

  • John Preston Turner, birth date 8/1/1867 in Georgia, death date 10/29/1937 in Sacramento County, California, medical doctor, wife Ida Turner. California Death Certificates, Turner-Boyles-Russell-Hatfield Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1900 - J. Preston Turner, Wise County, age 30, born August 1870 in Georgia, merchant, wife Ida A., daughter Eunice, son Preston B.
    Census of 1910 - John P. Turnar, Wise County, age 42, born circa 1868 in Georgia, druggist/drug store, wife Ida C., daughter Eunice, son Battle, uncle William.
    Census of 1920 - John P. Turner, Slidell, Wise County, age 52, born circa 1868 in Georgia, druggist/general drugs, wife Ida.
    Census of 1930 - John P. Turner, Dallas, Dallas County, age 61, born circa 1869 in Georgia, proprietor/drugs, wife Ida.
    John P. Turner, death date 10/29/1937 in Sacramento County, California, age 70. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 1930 California Death Index, 1905-1939
  • John P. Turner (1866-1937), burial in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, with spouse Ida Turner. Includes obituary from Wise County Messenger, 12/2/1937, p. 1. Find a Grave.
  • 31st Legislature (1909) - J.P. Turner, postoffice Slidell, nativity Georgia, age 41 (born circa 1868), pharmacist, 28 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. J.P. Turner, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Constitutional Amendments  
Mines and Mining  
Public Health  
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Affairs  
31st R.S. - 1909
Constitutional Amendments  
Mines and Mining  
Public Health  
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Affairs  

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