The following December 4, 1924, Lowell Tribune obituary appeared on page 1, column 5:
Aged Couple Killed by Train
MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM TURNER STRUCK BY TRAIN AND INSTANTLY KILLED
Mr. and Mrs. William Turner, aged and pioneer residents of Lake county, were struck by a train on the Pennsylvania railroad on the Henderson crossing near Leroy last Thursday afternoon and instantly killed. They were on their way home from spending the day with their son, Hugh Turner and family in Hebron. Mr. Turner was driving his car and had stopped at the crossing to wait for a freight train to pass and when it pulled across the crossing, he started up, not noticing that a fast train was bearing down on them on the other track. Both Mr. and Mrs. Turner were badly mangled and the car was completely demolished.
Mr. Turner was 81 years of age and his wife was 75 years old. They were both very highly respected citizens and were well known all over the south part of the county.
The remains were taken to the Linton & Son morgue in Crown Point and prepared for burial.
Four sons, John, Hugh, Earl and Jay, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Burge, survive.