Born April 27, 1847, in Warren county, Illinois ; his parents were David and Nancy (Mitchell) Turn­bull. His boyhood was passed upon the farm of his father, the management of which devolved upon him at the age of sixteen by reason of the enlistment of his three older brothers in the army at the begin­ ning of . the war of the rebellion. In 1863 he entered Monmouth College and graduated from that institution in June, 1870. He spent the next three years in studying theology, attending the United Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Monmouth two years, and the Allegheny City Seminary one year, and was licensed to preach August, 1872.

Receiving a call the same year from the United Presbyterian congregation of Aledo, which was accepted, he was ordained and installed pastor thereof in April, 1873 ; of this church he is the present pastor. Mr. Turnbull was married April 24, 1873, to Miss Jean 31. Home, of Monmouth, Illinois, and has three children living : Willie, David and Susie, aged six years, four years, and eight months, respectively. His eldest child, a daughter, died at the age of seven years.



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