Violet Turner

ID # 4783, (1898-1986)
BirthViolet Turner was born on 1 November 1898 at Shoreham, England. 
MarriageShe married Clinton Oscar Harvie, son of Alexander Harvie and Ida Amanda McBride, on 10 March 1923 at Galt, Waterloo Co., Ontario.
Mrge reg. 022066-23 Galt, Waterloo County
Clinton Harvie, 24, bachelor, farmer. Presbyterian. Born Galt, residing Branchton, Township of North Dumfries. Parents Alexander Harvie, born Branchton, and Ida McBride.
Violet Turner, 24, spinster. Anglican. Born England, residing RR 4, Galt. Parents Claude Turner, born Ascot, England, and Elsie Hunt.
Witnesses Claude Turner, Galt, and Isabel C. Fraser, Galt.
On 10th March, 1923, at Galt, by J. Keir Fraser.

'Kier' is not legibly written, but confirmed by other sources. See A History of Knox's Church, Galt, by John R. Blake, Police Magistrate. This appears in the 25th Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1937.
DeathShe died on 9 November 1986 at age 88. 
BurialShe was buried at Section 6, Mountview Cemetery, Cambridge/Galt. 
NoteViolet's address in her 1923 marriage registration is shown as R. R. 4, Galt. We must believe that this translates as being in the township of North Dumfries, for the 1921 census show Violet with her parents and siblings in North Dumfries. As with the marriage registration, her parents are shown as Claude and Elsie Turner, and the census shows them as 43 and 42 respectively. Claude is a baker and he is shown as coming to Canada from England in 1912. Elsie and their six children followed in 1913, according to the census. (The 1921 census shows four more children born in Canada.) Violet is shown as the eldest at 22.

Claude Turner arrived at Halifax 16th of March, 1912, aboard the Corsican which had sailed from Liverpool. He is destined to a married sister at Galt. The passengers are listed alphabetically and next listed to Claude is a William Turner, age 29, destined to Regina as a gardner. He is not necessarily a relative of Claude's.

While the 1921 census shows Elsie and the children coming to Canada in 1913, their ship actually arrived Halifax on 7 December of 1912. At the time, Elsie had with her six children, Violet being the oldest. Their onward journey, destination Galt, was to be via the CPR. It seems reasonable that they were in Galt well before Christmas of 1912.

Beyond that, the 1911 census of England & Wales shows the family at 51 Clarendon Street in Paddington. Claude's name is shown as Herbert. He is the same age as 'Claude', is a journeyman baker and born at Ascot. In all probability, Claude had two given names and is the same person as Herbert in the census. This passes to a reasonable certainty when we note that the inscription on Claude and Elsie's gravestone in Trinity Anglican Cemetery in Galt shows him as Claude H. Turner. Certainly, the rest of the family present at that time have the names we recognize, mother Elsie and daughter Violet included. The 1911 English census shows most of the children as being born in Paddington, but Violet, the eldest on the form at 13, is shown as being born in Shoreham. 
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