Martha B. Turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Israel Turner, was born Aug. 16, 1852, near Waverly, Ill. She was converted about 40 years ago at the old Mud Prairie school house (where the church now stands) under the preaching of Elder W. P. Hart. She was married to Hardin W. Miner Dec. 15, 1861. To this union four children were born.
She died at her home in Granite City, June 4, 1904 and leaves her husband, four children and one grandchild to mourn their loss, besides numerous relatives and friends. She was laid to rest in the Turner cemetery, Sunday, June 5, 1904, the Rev. T. C. Coffey, pastor of the Waverly Baptist Church, officiating.