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Henry Ward Turner

Henry Ward Turner, American geologist, mining engineer. Member of the United States Geological Survey, 1882-1900.

Background

  • Turner, Henry Ward was born on August 22, 1857 in Silver Lake, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edwin Morgan and Martha L. (Ellis) Turner.

  • Education

    • Student Cornell Univercity, 1874-1876 and 1882. Leipzig, 1879-1880; Bachelor of Science, Columbian (now George Washington University, 1895.

    Career

    • Member of the United States Geological Survey, 1882-1900. Private practice, since 1901. Author: The Origin of Yosemite Valley, 1900.

      Several geological folios of California, papers on geology of California and other regions in annual reports geological survey and in geological and mining journals Address: Ross, Calif.

    Works

    • Author: The Origin of Yosemite Valley, 1900. Several geological folios of California, papers on geology of California and other regions in annual reports geological survey and in geological and mining journals.

    Membership

    Member of the United States Geological Survey, 1882-1900.

    Connections

    • Married Caroline Wadsworth, April.
    • father: Edwin Morgan Turner
    • mother: Martha L. (Ellis) Turner
    • spouse: Caroline Wadsworth
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    Born August 22, 1857
    Died November 25, 1937
    (aged 80)
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