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Collection TitleCL 108 Harry Turner CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKatie Button
Date Completed:April 2010

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Ruth Turner in 2003.

Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); World War, 1914-1918 
Historical:Harry A. Turner- Harry Austin Turner was born in Elmira on January 18, 1891, the son of John and Carrie Turner.  He attended Public School #5 and Eugene "Zim" Zimmerman's Correspondence School of Cartooning, Comic Art and Caricature.  During World War I, he served in the United States Army and was wounded in France.  On September 9, 1919, he married Estella Keith (1891-1995), also of Elmira.  The couple had two children, Ruth and Keith.  Turner ran H.A. Turner Roofing Co. in Elmira until he retired.  He died on January 31, 1983. 
Scope:The Harry Turner Collection contains photographs, documents, drawings and correspondence relating to Harry Turner's military service during World War I (WWI), 1918-1919. 
Notes:Shares a box with CL 104.
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1918-1943
AbstractThis collection contains material related to Harry Turner's World War I (WWI) military service. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Letter to Harry A. Turner from Eugene "Zim" Zimmerman regarding cartooning, March 26, 1918.Letter010101
Letter to Harry A. Turner from Eugene "Zim" Zimmerman regarding cartooning, April 26, 1918.Letter010102
Letter to Pvt. Harry A. Turner from Eugene "Zim" Zimmerman regarding the war, December 30, 1918.Letter010103
This folder contains Harry Turner's sketches of France including homes, bridges and people, 1919. (6 sketches)Drawings010201
Photo - Victrola float in parade in front of Elmira Arms Company, 1924. Harry and Keith Turner behind float. Photograph010301
Photo - H. A. Turner Roofing Company, corner of Washington and Baldwin, 1943.Photograph010302
This folder contains the following WWI-era photographs: Harry A. Turner in uniform, 1918-1919; Camp Dix, 1918; Elmira Soldiers and Sailors Monument, 1919; unidentified people, 1918-1919.Photographs010401
Newspaper clippings concering the wounding of Harry Turner, October 1918. Newspaper Clippings010501
Harry Turner's certificate of insurance with the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, September 1, 1919. Document010601
Notice to appear for physical examination for the draft sent to Harry Turner, February 21, 1918.Document010701
Elmira draft board certificate of inspection for Harry A. Turner, 1918.Document010702
General Order, Headquarters 309th Infantry, entitling Harry Turner to wear the Wound Chevron, January 9, 1919. Document 010801
Harry Turner's Order of Induction into the army, April 3, 1918. Document010901
Harry Turner's certificate of Honorable Discharge from the United States Army, July 10, 1919.Document011001
Harry A. Turner's obituary, January 31, 1983. Newspaper Clipping011101
This folder contains the following photos: Estella Keith, 1917; Captain Joe E. Dudenhoefer, 1918.Photographs011201

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