Death of Captain E. P. Turner
Captain Edmund Pendleton Turner, for a long time of Houston Texas, died last Wednesday in Sewanee, Tenn., from the effects of a severe stroke of paralysis which he suffered more than a year ago. His remains were brought to Virginia by his son Pendleton Turner, and interred in the family burying ground at Oropaz*(sic), New Kent county.
Captain Turner was born in New Kent County, Virginia, 71 years ago, was therefore, of the right age to serve the South in her great struggle of which found him the captain of his company.
He attended the University of Virginia for several sessions as an academic student, and later graduated in law from one of the Northern institutions. Like many others of his time he went South, and practiced his profession in the city of Houston, Texas, for many years. He is survived by a widow, two children, one brother, Dr. John D. Turner, of Lenexa(sic), Virginia and one sister, Mrs. L.T. Huflman, of the same place.
-Virginia Gazette, 10 August 1907
Edmund Pendleton Turner the son of John Pendleton Turner (1801-1870 buried in New Kent).
His educational career was rather more varied than mentioned here. He attended first Richmond College, than later the University of Virginia receiving his AB from that institution in 1859. The "Northern institution," is Harvard Law where he received his LLB in 1861.
He returned to Virginia in the summer of 1861 and enlisted at Brick House in Captain Melville Vaiden's company of New Kent cavalry.
*Orapax plantation which is now essentially Chickahominy Shores subdivision
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