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Jean-Rae Turner, American author. Recipient Citizenship award Hillside Lodge, B'nai B'rith, Elizabeth Plan award, award Newark Landmark and Preservation Committee, others.


Turner, Jean-Rae was born on August 6, 1920 in Newark. Daughter of William Roberts and Jessie Edith (MacRae) Turner.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Trenton State College, 1942. Master of Arts in History, Columbia University, 1944.


Teacher Hillside (New Jersey) High School, 1942-1945. Reporter The Daily Journal, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1945-1979. Library New Jersey Newphotos, Newark, 1980-1996.

Lecturer in field.


  • Other Work

    • History columnist The Citizen, Hillside. Author: Along the Upper Road - History of Hillside, New Jersey. Co-author Elizabethtown and Union County - A Pictorial History, Newark, Elizabeth Hillside in the Images of America series.


Member Newark Landmarks and Preservation Committee, Friends of Newark Public Library., Friends of Elizabeth Public Library., Hillside High School Scholarship Foundation. Administrator Bob Baxter Scholarship Foundation. Secretary, trustee Union County History Society.

Member, chairman mission study committee 3d Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth, ruling elder, 1991-1997, 99—. Member New Jersey History Society, Newark Museum, New Jersey Press Photographers Association, National Press Photographers Association (life), Hillside Business and Professional Women (past president, Woman of Achievement award), New Jersey Press Women.


1 child, Margaret Ann Phillips (deceased).

William Roberts Turner

Jessie Edith (MacRae) Turner

Margaret Ann Phillips Turner (deceased)