3rd Turrentine reunion
; Turrentine Reunion Set June 28-29 The Third National Reunion of the Turrentine family will be held on June 28th and 29th at Shelby-ville, Dr. G. R. Turrentine of Rua-sellville, Arkansas, announced recently. The first reunion was held at Hillsboro; N. C- in 1941 and was attended by more than 250 persons, the second was at Loekes-burg, Arkansas and 350 members of, the family from ten states wer present It is lioped that 500 dt-cendente will be at Shelbyyille. The original settlers in the United States were Alexander, and Samuel Turrentine who came to Philadelphia from Ireland on the Couli Kan in 1745. They took land near what "is now Chester, Penn., but, on the defeat of Braddock in the Indian wars fled with other settlers to North Carolina in 1755, where they became large landowners in Orange County. From here the decendents of the two brothers spread thr5ughout America Both brothers were strong supporters Of the Revolution. Alexander served as a soldier eight years while Samuel contributed moneyi and supplies to the Colonial troops and the new government The family name, Turrentine,' Is distinctly IUlian,ittejBpejringori-ginally being Turrettini and the name is found throughout Northern Italy and Switzerland today. The American family, Turrentine, has directly traced kinship with the Turrettini family now prominent ' in Geneva, Switzerland, where Jthe family has had a continuous line of decendents since 1550. . . Dr. G.R. Turrentine, who Is Registrar of the Arkansas Polytechnic College, at Russellville, Arkansas, has spent thirty . years Inrassembling ' the history of 1;he. Turrentines. He has been the main support of the Family Society with Mrs. Memory A. Lester, 414 East 52nd St., New' York City- who is President. Rev. Franci3 M. Turrentine of Scottsville, New York, and Mrs. B. W. Robinson of Liberty, , Terin., : are -Vive-Presidents. Mrs. Caroline Smith Lamb of Birmingham, Alabama, is Secretary. - -. .... .. . , . . . SheTbyv'illeT' Tennessee," the-site of this year's reunion is the boyhood home of the Rev. Francis M. Turrentine a. retired Methodist minister who is now ninety years of age. His grandfather, was one of the original settlers of this area of Tennessee. The program for the reunion extends over the two days with a dinner at the Dixie Hotel Saturday evening. All members of the family will attend church services Sunday morning. A dedication of a monument to the family will occur in the afternoon.