The Caddo Herald
August 19, 1927
W. P. Turnbull Died Sunday Evening at 8
W. P. Turnbull died Sunday evening at 8 o’clock after an illness of some two years, at his home twelve miles east of Caddo. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at 10 at his home; the remains were buried in Turnbull Cemetery.
Deceased is survived by his wife, four small children, two brothers, Walter J. and Charles, a sister, Mrs. John L. Boland, his mother, Mrs. Turner Turnbull, and other relatives.
W. P. Turnbull was 37 years of age, a son of Turner Turnbull, a prominent man in Choctaw Nation affairs. He was owner of large tracts of land and engaged in cattle and farm operations on a large scale. He was a progressive enterprising citizen, a kind husband and father, a useful and helpful neighbor.
The large attendance and floral offering at the funeral attested to the esteem in which he was held by the community.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. J. Raulston, an old time friend of the family who came to this country forty years ago as superintendent of Armstrong Academy.
August 26, 1927
Chas. Turnbull Dies Tuesday at 6:30 A.M.
Tuesday morning at 6:30 Chas. Turnbull died suddenly at the home of his sister Mrs. John L. Boland.
Mr. Turnbull came here a week ago from Arizona to attend the funeral of his brother. He was to start back Tuesday.
The body was embalmed and held to await the arrival of his wife and children from Arizona. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Turnbull cemetery.
About midnight he awoke Mr. Boland who found him suffering severe hemorrhages. Medical aid brought temporary relief, until early morning when death put an end to all struggle.
Chas. Turnbull was 40 years of age; he was born on the Turner Turnbull place east of Caddo, attended local schools and Oklahoma University at Norman. He went to Arizona in the hope of staying the ravages of a lingering malady that seized him early in youth. He is survived by his wife and three children, mother, sister, and brother.
The friends of the family offer sincere condolence in the double bereavement.