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LuEsther Turner (b. Bet. 1905 - 1906, d. Bet. 1965 - 1985)LuEsther Turner (daughter of J.E. Turner and Blanch C. Turner) was born Bet. 1905 - 1906 in Ohio, and died Bet. 1965 - 1985 in New York.She married Harold Edward Mertz on October 08, 1927 in High Street Methodist Church - Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701 6:00pm735, son of Frank Mertz and Mary J. Miller.
Notes for LuEsther Turner:
The Sunday Grit - Local Edition, November 4, 1923 [Newspaper]
"Miss LuEster Turner, Daughter of Mrs. J.E. Turner, 825 High Street, [Williamsport, Pennsylvania,] won an appointment to the staff of the Orange, the publication of the student body of Syracuse (N.Y.) University, where Miss Turner is enrolled as a Freshman."
[Freshman 1923-1924 Academic Year]
The Sunday Grit - Local Edition, May 31, 1925 [Newspaper]
"Miss Turner Honored at Syracuse"
"Miss LuEster Turner, Daughter of Mrs. J.E. Turner, 825 High Street, [Williamsport, Pennsylvania,] who is a student at Syracuse University, was recently elected woman's editor of the Combined Handbook, one of the University's Publications. Miss Turner graduated from the Williamsport Highschool, Class of 1923."
[Sophmore 1924-1925 Academic Year]
The Sunday Grit - Local Edition, June 19, 1927[Newspaper]
"Mrs. J.E. Turner and Mrs. Harry F. Tate, of 825 High Street, [Williamsport, Pennsylvania,] attended commencement exercises at Syracuse University last week. Miss LuEsther Turner, a member of the graduating class, was one of the honor students in a class of 950."
[Senior 1926-1927 Academic Year]
Williamsport Area High School Directory of The Class of 1923
40th Anniversary - June 29, 1963
TURNER, LuEsther, (Mrs. Harold E. Mertz), Sands Point L. I., N. Y.
Lycoming County, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701 GENEALOGY PROJECT On-Line:http://www.usgennet.org/usa/pa/county/lycoming/schools/wahs1923.html
"The Joyce Mertz Gilmore Scholarship is awarded to an entering first-year student and is renewable. The recipient is chosen on the basis of mental vigor,
concern for human welfare, and the potential to contribute to the College and the community outside. The award was established in 1976 by Harold Mertz ’26 in
memory of Joyce Mertz Gilmore ’51."
"The Peter Mertz Scholarship is awarded to an entering first-year student outstanding in mental and physical vigor, who shows promise of spending these
talents for the good of the College community and of the larger community outside. The award was established in 1955 by Harold, LuEsther, and Joyce Mertz in
memory of Peter Mertz ’57. It is renewable."
[Swarthmore College - Scholarships, http://www.swarthmore.edu/academics/course_catalog/financial_aid.html]
More About LuEsther Turner:
Degree: June 1927, English/Publishing? Syracuse University with Honors.736
Graduation: June 1923, Third Street, Williamsport High School, Pennsylvania.
More About LuEsther Turner and Harold Edward Mertz:
Bridal Shower: October 01, 1927, Thrown by Mrs. Howard E. Ade 843 West Third Street Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701.737
Divorce: Bet. 1959 - 1961, New York.
Marriage: October 08, 1927, High Street Methodist Church - Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701 6:00pm.738
Marriage Notes for LuEsther Turner and Harold Edward Mertz:
The Sunday Grit - Local Edition, August 21, 1927 [Newspaper]
"Recent Social Events"
"Miss Helen E. Taber entertained at a bridge tea, Tuesday afternoon in her home, 715 Elmira Street, [Williamsport, Pennsylvania,] for Miss LuEsther Turner and Miss Anna F. Burk, both of whom will be autumn brides. Miss Turner will wed Harold E. Mertz of New York City, Oct. 8, and Miss Burk's marriage to George W. Talley will take place this autumn."
"Miss Adeline Brown, Dorothy Parsons, and Elsie Braine were hostesses at a bridge tea, Thursday afternoon, at Miss Brown's home, 733 Louisa Street, [Williamsport, Pennsylvania,] for Miss LuEsther Turner, whose marriage to Harold E. Mertz will take place on Oct. 8."
Children of LuEsther Turner and Harold Edward Mertz are:
- Joyce Mertz, b. Bet. 1930 - 1940, New York, Pennsylvania, d. Bet. 1960 - 1965, New York, Pennsylvania.
- Peter Mertz, b. Bet. 1936 - 1946, New York, Pennsylvania, d. Bet. 1953 - 1954, Swarthmore, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.