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Charles Giles Turner, Biography
"A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut, Volume III"
Lewis Historical Publishing company, New York City, 1922

     For thirty-four years Mr. Turner has been engaged in carriage and wagon building in Upper Montville and Montville, twenty-three of those years in partnership with his brother-in-law and eleven under his own name.  He is one of the best-known men in his town, and hardly a farmer in Montville but at some time has patronized the Turner wheelwright shops.  Charles G. Turner is a son of Giles Turner, of Groton, Connecticut, now deceased, and his wife, Hannah (Rathburn) Turner, who with her husband is buried in Comstock Cemetery in the town of Montville, Connecticut.  They were the parents of four sons: Irving; Willis; Hazzard, deceased; Charles Turner, of further mention; and a daughter Elizabeth.    

     Charles Giles Turner was born in Waterford, New London county, Connecticut, November 8, 1852.  He was but an infant when his parents moved to the town of Montville in the same county, his home situated on Lake Konomoc.  He was educated in the public schools, and until reaching legal age made his home with his parents and helped his father in his farming operations.  He spent a few years in the employ of Captain Fitch, then for six years was engaged with Charles Johnson, of Uncasville, Connecticut, in the dye works, in charge of his horses.  After a short experience in a general store as clerk, Mr. Turner became associated with his brother-in-law in the carriage building business, and for twenty-three years they operated a plant in Upper Montville.  In 1909 Charles G. Turner started business in the same line, under his own name in Montville, and there has since been engaged very successfully.  Mr. Tuerner is a Republican in politics, has served as a member of the town Board of Selectmen, and as an official of the Probate Court.  He is a member of Oxoboxo Blue Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, and a man highly regarded by his townsmen. 

     Mr. Turner married Ianthe Browning , of Montville, born Mary 8, 1856, daughter of Isaac and Martha (Howe) Browning.  Mrs. Turner has a brother, Silas, of Montville, and a sister, Martha Brainard.  Mr. and Mrs. Turner are members of the Montville Center Congregational church.



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