Adda [Addie] Turner

Adda [Addie] Turner was the daughter of James Turner and Marian Monroe Turner. She was born about 1852 and died in 1884. From The Evening Telegraph of January 30.


At ten o'clock this forenoon at the family residence, North Lansing, Addie Turner, aged 31 years.

Those few words record the passing away of one of the most beautiful spirits, who, for a time, abide the ills of earth. To all who know Addie Turner, eulogy of her character is needless. With mind naturally active and buoyant, it fell to her lot to undergo for nearly half her life the chastisement of pain. More as a benediction than a chastisement, though, it came, for through the weary years the beautiful character has shown itself only more and more beautiful, as the supreme moment approached, until the day we are permitted to think of her amid the great throng who have been made "perfect through suffering."

From The Evening Telegraph of February 1.

Laid to Rest.

The large circle of relative and intimate friends who hold the memory of Miss Addie Turner dear, gathered at the family residence this afternoon to mingle the sympathetic tear and bid adieu to the last of earth of one whom to know was to love. Addie is the seventh member of this family who, one by one, have taken up their abode in the silent halls of death, and left the others to mourn their loss.

The casket lay in the north parlor and on it reposed a beautiful wreath and a large pillow of white primroses, on a bed of green with the word "Rest" in carnations. The sad exercises began with singing "Cast thy burden on the Lord" followed by the reading of the psalm "The Lord is my Shepherd" and prayer by Rev. Mr. Hamilton. A duet, "Whispering Hope" was followed by readings of scripture passages appropriate to the occasion by Rev. Mr. Valentine, with remarks of eulogy on the pure life, Christian graces and benediction of the memory of the departed.

A quartet - "He giveth His beloved sleep" - closed the exercises at the house, and sadly and slow the remains were borne to their last home in Mount Hope cemetery, there to await the morning of the resurrection.