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Turlington Family Collection

Identifier: A-0362

Content Description

Family photographs, baby books, teaching certificates, letters, particularly re: Marguerite Pierce Turlington, Margaret Elma Turlington Randolph (sister-in-law) and William West Randolph (nephew); receipts from Rusk Co. businesses; papers on the organization and management of the Harmony Hill Cemetery Association; invoices and checks for Marguerite P. Turlington's donations to the First Baptist Church of Tatum; and royalty checks and estate planning documents for Marguerite P. Turlington.


  • Event: Donated 10/18/2018
  • 1861-1998

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical / Historical

William West Turlington (1858-1935) and Margaret T. Bostick (1870-1929) lived in the area around Tatum, Rusk County, Texas. They has six children Eli Turlington (1892-1947), Verna Turlington (1895-1962) who married Banks Williams, Claude Joel Turlington (1897-1959) who married Rebeca Melton, Grady Turlington (1901-1969) who married Marguerite Pierce, Felton Turlington (1904-1979) who married Floyd Whitaker, and Margaret Elma (1907-2000) who married William Randolph, they had a son West Randolph (1945-1974).

The collection is material from Marguerite Pierce Turlington and Margaret Elma Turlington Randolph. Many of the photos are from the area around Tatum, Rusk County, Texas and include 1920’s images from Jefferson, Marion County, Texas and Caddo Lake. Marguerite Piece Turlington and Margaret Elma Turlington Randolph worked in K-12 schools and the collection includes school photos and letters from students.


1.5 Cubic Feet


The collection consists of one bankers box and one bundle.

Guide to the Turlington Family Collection
Linda Reynolds
Language of description
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository