William B. Turk – Tombstone Inscription

Turk, William B.
ID # 200153
Section 20

Chief Mus
F & S
5 Tenn Inf
Mexican War
Nov 18 1864

[VA Marker Erected 2014]

Interment Book: 11-17-1864
        W. B. Turk – 47 years Died from: Wound.
        Buried on Central Ave.
        Opsit. F. K. Zollicoffer Lot
1909 Alphabetical List of the Dead: Name Section Lot not listed
Smith (1908) Tombstone Insc for his Obituary

Nashville Daily Press & Times

Nov. 22, 1864

Nashville Daily Union, May 16, 1865
For Sale Large Performing Grisly Bear
He is said to be one of the largest animals of the kind ever known to be on exhibition in the United States. He is 4 1/2 high, 11 1/2 feet long and weighs eighteen hundred pounds. His thorough education, and his wonderful performances have created quite a sensation in American as well as Europe. Anyone wishing to purchase, can do well, and make his money back in a short time by exhibiting him through the country. Independent fortunes have been made on this animal, and can yet be made. My husband having died, and having no one to attend to the bear, he is now offered for sale. Call at the third brick house on Wire Bridge, Edgefield. A good title can be given. Mrs. N. Turk

Nancy Morrow Turk had received Widows Pension as the widow of William Blount Turk for his service in the Mexican War as Private Co. H. 5th Tennessee Regiment.

Mrs. Nancy Turk. Died September 12, 1904
Death Notice: Mrs. Nancy Jane Turk, widow of William Blount Turk, died at the residence of her daughter Mrs. James B. Carr, 1801 West End Avenue.
Interment in vault at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Historical articles provided by descendant Trish Boone 2012

Report: September 23, 2014

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