Aged Historian Taken By Death

Dr. Frank N Turner, Author of Works Describing Early Ingham Life, Was 76


Was Born in Lansing
Physician Who Made Hobby of History Had Long Been Ill; Funeral Monday

Dr. Frank N Turner, 76, pioneer resident of Lansing and considered an authority on the history of Ingham county, died Friday night at the home, 323 West Saginaw street, following a long illness.

Born in Lansing, Drive. Turner spent his boyhood here. He graduated from Michigan State Normal college at Ypsilanti, from the Detroit School of Medicine, and later took a post-graduate course at the University of Michigan. He practiced medicine for 21 years at Webberville, coming to Lansing in 1910. He maintained his office here since that time and up until December, 1927, when failing health caused him to give up his practice.

Drive. Turner was well known for having written the Ingham county volume of the Michigan historical series published by the Michigan Pioneer society in 1924. He was a member of the Williamston chapter of the Masonic order.

Besides the widow, Kate W Turner, he is survived by two sons, Richard H. Turner, St. Louis, MO, and Ralph P. Turner, Lansing; one daughter, Mrs. Ira C. Taggart, Lansing, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the Jarvis-Estes Funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, the Rev. Ray Caldwell officiating.