Turner family

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Turner family

Post by kbryt on Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:41 am

Hello
I am engaged in research into Cora Josephine Turner, daughter of Fredric Turner, grandaughter of Samuel Turner of monument fame.
I am coming to Buxton in March for further research at the local studies centre, to find out more if I can re the Turner family, and some of Coras friends or relatives; I would like to know if the families, Lepper, Cox, Bills are still in the area.
Bills family had a butcher shop in Buxton pre WW1, I have a photo of it.
Cora Turner is one of Buxtons most notable daughters, yet when I was last there, some 20 yearsago,the Local study centre had no knowledge of her nor seemingly any interest.
I hope to rekindle some.
In 1909 she married the artist and author Jan Gordon, and through the 1920s and 30s they became something of a celebrity couple of artist/authors/travellers.
It is a mystery to me why she is unknown in her natal town.
A biography is well under way, and this year I have republished one of their books; it made more of a fuss in France than in Buxton
Strange is it not?
Any one interested can read more at my website

kbryt
Guest


Back to top Go down

turner/gordon website link

Post by kbryt on Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:43 am

my website refused to come up on screen, janandcoragordon.co .uk or google jan and cora Gordon

kbryt
Guest


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum