Memorable Manitobans: Mac Lane Turner (1915-1956)
Educator, insurance agent.
Born at Eden on 29 March 1915, son of Anthony Anson Turner (c1881-1952) and Mabel Janet McGorman (c1883-1957), he served as the Principal of Glenella School (1936-1941) and Plumas School (1946-1952). During the Second World War, he was the chief controller at the Elementary Flying Training School No. 14 / Air Observers School No. 7. For the last ten years of his life, he operated a general insurance agency at Plumas. He was a member of the Plumas United Church, Plumas School Board, and President of the Plumas Board of Trade. On 1 January 1937, he married Thelma Martha Ross and they had a daughter in 1942. He died at Gladstone on 20 December 1956 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Turner – Ross,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 1937, page 13.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Congratulations,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 January 1942, page 8.
Obituary [A. A. Turner], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 September 1952, page 38.
“Plumas school principal dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 December 1956, page 7.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
Page revised: 1 January 2017
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