TURPIN, Thomas Jefferson
Date of death: 9 Apr 1913 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
Franklin Evening Star, April 10, 1913
Death of War Veteran
Thomas J. Turpin, whose death occurred Wednesday at noon, was the son of Nathan and Sarah Turpin, and was born in Kentucky, December 4th 1841. With his parents he came to Indiana when a boy of fifteen years. Locating at Martinsville, from that place he went to join the eighteenth regiment and served three years, during which time he was discharged because of sickness, but reenlisted and was discharged the second time on account of sickness.
It was the exposure encountered during the war that finally caused his death.
He was married [to] Rachel E. Jackson in this city March 11th 1868 and to this union two children were born, Charles Turpin of Fort Worth Texas and Adda, who died in infantry [sic]. Mr. Turpin was an earnest Christian man and his death is deeply mourned. He was a member of the Franklin Christian Church for a long period of years. He served as janitor of the old Christian church at the corner of Yandes and Madison streets for twenty years. Deceased was a brick mason by trade. Mr. Turpin is also survived by two grandchildren, Guy E. and Christine Turpin of Fort Worth.
The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the home at 2:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. W. J. Wright. A message received Thursday morning from Charles Turpin states that he has started for this city and will arrive here Friday evening.
Submitted by Al Marin