Turner, R. M.

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    -Received a visit from one of their sons, Russell Turner, for several weeks before leaving for college near San Francisco, and another son, S.M., is expected to stay and get a job as assistant cashier at the Chandler Bank.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/17/1913)

    -Will be opening the Bank of Chandler on Monday or Tuesday of next week, and son, S.M. will be assistant cashier.  It will be temporarily in the Morrison building.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/31/1913)

    -Mr. and Mrs. Turner were visited by W.C. Elliot of Sharp-Elliot Co. of El Paso, Texas.  Mr. Elliot plans to buy some reality here, and business seems to be good.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/31/1913)

    -The Vice President and Cashier of the Bank of Chandler.  In it's first day, it had 50 deposits and over $8,000 in money.  He believes he is filling a need for a bank in Chandler.  In the banking business in Mexico and Texas.  He organized and sucessfully ran a bank in El Paso.  For health reasons he came to Chandler.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/7/1913)

    -Described as conservative, but affable and clear headed.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/7/1913)

    -Mr. and Mrs. Turner, Switzler Turner, and Miss Lillian Fredericks went to Phoenix to see Prince of Pilsen, and brought back Jacob Proebstel, an understudy and cousin of Mrs. Turner.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/28/1913)

    -With George T. Peabody, worked for several days to get funding for the state highway with the help of the Chamber of Commerce.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/4/1913)

    -Was supposed to be a witness in the trial of J.R. Halstead for bootlegging.  The case was dismissed before witnesses were called.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/11/1913)

    -Last Friday, he attended a meeting of Masons to discuss a lodge in Chandler.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/11/1913)

    -He is from New Mexico.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/11/1913)

    -Bought 40 acres from George C. Smith.  It faces Arizona Blvd, and is a half mile north of town, and directly opposite from W.J. Lembke.  They intend to build a home on the land, and beautify it up.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/25/1913)

    -Backwater in a ditch nearly caused a flood last week in the rear of his home.  The water encroached at a rapid rate, but Joe Cashman was able to save the day and stop it.  Other homes effected were D.W. Coffman and Mr. Slankard.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/2/1913)

    -Elected President of the Chamber of Commerce after being nominated by D.M. Arnold.  He then gave a short speech on working together to boost Chandler.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/9/1913)

    -Was offered $200 an acre for a ten acre strip for residence purposes.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/9/1913)

    -Has 40 acres about six miles from Chandler, even after being told the land couldn't grow anything.  He went ahead with the help of his brother-in-law, William H. Brandenburg has made it a success.  They made it a garden truck.  Five acres were put into potatoes, 3 acres into a variety of items.  Three more into onions, twelve are in alfalfa, and 5,000 tomato plants.  A variety of fruits and vegetables were set out, and a number of date palms were planted.  Two acress of other fruit plants were set out including: peach, Burbank grapes, blackberries, rasberries, and melons.

    Top prices were secured for the date palms, and the tomatoes were sold for a one cent over market price.  Giant Piscal celery, head of lettuce, cabbage, and cauliflower brought in top prices also.  He sold most of it to the Mesa Market due to lack of interest in Chandler.

    There was a number of rundown trees on the land that with water and cultivation are improving and growing again.  Mr. Turner says in a year the land will turn a handsome profit.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/16/1913)

    -Second Vice President of the Southwestern Building and Investment Company, was in Phoenix this week.  He reports business very satisfying in Chandler especially the bank.  (Reprinted from the Phoenix Gazette in the Chandler Arizonan 5/16/1913)

    -Led the Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, and appointed S.A. Meyer as acting secretary since Mr. Peabody was in Mesa.  He is in favor of the deeds.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/30/1913)

    -He has leased his storeroom to George Frye for a second pool and billiard hall in Chandler.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/30/1913)

    -Son, R.R. Turner, is spending his summer vacation with his parents from his military school near San Francisco.  Their other son, Switzler, is spending a month in El Paso, Texas with friends.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/30/1913)

    -Attended a meeting of the Maricopa County Board of Trade last Saturday.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/6/1913)

    -Mr. and Mrs. Turner went with their son, Russell, and Miss Fredericks to the Casa Grande Ruins last Sunday.  They stopped in Sacaton to see the experimental station run by E.W. Hudson.  Mr. Turner was interested in the papershell pecan trees that are doing well.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/13/1913)

    -Puts out the newest report on the Bank of Chandler.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/20/1913)

    -Was recognized for his 37 acres in alfalfa as being the best by cotton expert J.N. Downing.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/4/1913)

    -Expects to move into the new bank building by Monday.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/4/1913)

    -Was in Phoenix on business for the Bank of Chandler.  (Reprinted from the Arizona Republican in the Chandler Arizonan 7/4/1913)

    -Coined the phrase, "trust," for the stock company in the pool and bath house.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/11/1913)

    -Named secretary and treasurer of the Chandler Improvement Company after the D.M. Ferry group had retired from the board.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/18/1913)

    -Put in electric lights in his home in the western part of town.  The poles and wires being put up on Tuesday.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/18/1913)

    -Helped create the Valley Investment Company that will build homes for Chandler.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/18/1913)

    -Reportedly has traded a lot of his just northwest of the hotel for lots on Arizona Blvd.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/1/1913)

    -Spending a few days on business at Casa Grande and vicinity.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/1/1913)

    -Lillian Fredericks returned to Chandler after a few days visit in Lehi with relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Turner.  She left on Thursday to head to the coast, and up to the northwest where her home is.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/1/1913)


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