Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

Rev. Charles Turner Jr.

The Rev. Charles Turner Jr. was born in England on 15 January 1840. He immigrated with his wife Eliza Jane and their children in 1889, settled in Indiana, and was ordained to the diaconate the same year by Bishop Knickerbacker. He became a priest the following year. He began his ministry at St. John's, Bristol, where he remained until 1892. In May of that year, he accepted the rectorship of the Church of the Advent in Devil's Lake, North Dakota, where ultimately he built it into the third largest Episcopal Church in the state. He remained there until 1901, when he moved to New York and served three years at a church in Medina. He returned to North Dakota in 1904 and performed missionary work at St. John's, Larimore; Calvary, Maryville; and St. Philip's, Inkster. He died on 12 February 1907 and was buried in the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery at Devil's Lake.


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