Undertaker and Liveryman, Monmouth; was born at Xenia, Greene County. Ohio, February 4, 1857, a son of John and Margaret (Allen) Turnbull. John Turnbull, who was born at Nashville, Tenn.. was a son of William and Margaret (Marshall) Turnbull, the first a native of Scotland, the last a native of Virginia. Margaret Allen, who was horn at Springboro, Ohio, was'in the maternal line, at least, of Irish extraction.
Mr. Turnbull was educated at Xenia and in 1883 began business as a furniture dealer and undertaker in Ohio. He located at Monmouth in January, 1884, where he conducts an undertaking business and a livery stable, and where, by sheer force of character, he has put himself in the front rank of men of affairs.
He was elected Sheriff of Warren County in 1890, and again in 1898, and is one of only two Democrats who have been elected to that office since 1860. From 1895 to 1899 he was a member of the Board of Aldermen of the city of Monmouth. David Turnbul! married Ada Stevenson at Xenia, Ohio, November 26, 1884, and they have had three children named Robert S., who died January 1, 1902; J. Maxwell, and Lois Turnbull. Mr. and Mrs. Turnbull are members of the First United Presbyterian church, of Monmouth, and are liberal contributors to its various interests. In many ways, during his successful business career there, Mr. Turnbull has shown that he is a man of much public spirit who has at heart the welfare of the people of his city and county
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