Mrs. Turner, Mrs. J. M. Barco’s mother died last night near Dunnellon of paralysis at age 79 years. Mrs. Turner was among the pioneer settlers of her section and came into that part of the country enthroned over the land. She was an unusually bright woman full of the incidents of pioneer life and talked with an interest that was fascinating of those early days, ere Marion existed as a county. Deceased was the mother of Marion’s well known citizen, Mr. Andrew J. Turner of Lake and his brother Mr. Moses Turner of near Dunnellon. Her husband preceded her a number of years. She was a devoted Christian and when the summons came she was ready for the call. To the bereaved the Star extends its sympathy.
Source: Ocala Evning Star: 3-12-1904
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