1858 213 Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
M. Turner was recorded in one announcement in The Daily Exchange (Baltimore, Maryland) on July 28, 1858. Sad Case Of Drowning.—On Monday evening last, about 6 o’clock, Mr. M. Turner, a well-known photographic artist of this city, was drowned in the Patapsco river, a short distance below Fort McHenry. He had been down the river with a number of friends upon a fishing excursion, and whilst on their way back he got into a skiff attached to the sail boat in which the remainder of the party were. While drawing the skiff up to the sail boat by means of the rope by which it was attached, a sudden surge of the skiff caused him to lose his balance and fall overboard. One of those on the boat immediately plunged into the stream to give him aid, but the unfortunate man did not rise to the surface, from some unexplained cause, after first sinking, and his companions were compelled to return home without securing the body. He was aged about fifty-five years, and leaves a wife and several children to morn his untimely end.
M. Turner is listed in other photographic directories with the question, being, was he a photographer the above announcement answers that in the affirmative.