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Macclenny in Baker County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Postmaster Walter Turner

1896

— Heritage Park Village —

 
 
Postmaster Walter Turner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, September 21, 2022
1. Postmaster Walter Turner Marker
Inscription.  
Walter Monroe Turner 1856-1931
Son of Charles and Martha (Fraker) Turner
Husband of Lillian Elizabeth Sessions 1862-1929

Walter Monroe Turner was Postmaster in Macclenny for 18 years. He and his wife, Lillian reared four sons and two daughters, Ulphian Gray, Ernest Vasco, Evelyn, Frank, Rodney and Neva.

Walter taught Bible Class in the Baptist Church in the morning and in the Methodist Church in the afternoon. He donated lumber to build the first Methodist Church in Macclenny. He built a church on the back of his property for the black people in the community. He was known as a Good Samaritan throughout the area. His widowed sister-in-law, Ina Williams, and her three children were given a home with the Turners and later, Walter financed her in business. He also took in the wife and child of the family physician, Dr. Curtis, when the physician died. He served as president and state representative of Baker County league of Postmasters, and because of his interest in politics he served on the State Committee of the Republican Party of Florida. When news of Lillian Turner's death, on July 2, 1929,
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reached headquarters of the Florida Republican Party, which was in session in Lakeland, FL, the State Committee, upon reading her name on roll call, rose to their feet in honor of her memory and sent a letter of condolence to Walter. He also served as the census recorder in the Macclenny district.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWomen.
 
Location. 30° 16.725′ N, 82° 8.062′ W. Marker is in Macclenny, Florida, in Baker County. Marker can be reached from Lowder Street just south of Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located in Heritage Park Village. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 S Lowder St, Macclenny FL 32063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ernest Harvey Jr. (here, next to this marker); Harold and Fay Mathews Milton (a few steps from this marker); Olustree Memories (a few steps from this marker); Clyde Sands and Mamie Thrift (a few steps from this marker); Lula Thrift (a few steps from this marker); Ida Raulerson Gainey (a few steps from this marker); Alverdo A. Geitgey (a few steps from this marker); Elisha Greene and Samuel Spearing (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macclenny.
 
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Postmaster Walter Turner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, September 21, 2022
2. Postmaster Walter Turner Marker
 Heritage Park Village. (Submitted on September 23, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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