The Caddo Herald
April 12, 1932
Turner B. Turnbull Relatives Meet
At the home of Mrs. Turner B. Turnbull, 10 miles east of Caddo on Friday and Saturday, August 5th and 6th, there was held a reunion of the Turnbull family and an organization of the descendents of Dr. Turner B. Turnbull was perfected.
The following officers were elected: President, Walter J. Turnbull of Durant, Okla.; Vice-President, Mrs. R. O. Sumter of Ada, Okla.; Secretary, Miss Mary Adeline Boland of Caddo, Okla.; Directors, J. M. Flinchum, Calvin, Okla., R. O. Sumter, Ada, Okla., Mrs. Lon Reid, San Angelo, Texas, Mrs.. A. D. Turnbull, Caddo, Okla. and Sam Tigert, Sr. Matoy, Okla.
It was voted to have the next reunion at the Turnbull home place east of Caddo on the first Saturday and Sunday in August, 1933.
Dr. Turner B. Turnbull was one of the first of the Choctaw people to study medicine and after his graduation he began the practice of his profession in what was the Choctaw Nation at Mt. Pleasant, east of Caddo in 1841 and he continued to practice until his death in 1877. He was buried in the Turnbull family cemetery near the home place east of Caddo.
He had four sons, Daniel, Leroy, Simean, and Turner B. Jr. and three daughters, Julia Flinchum, Mary Benton, and Angie Mathis and his descendents number in the hundreds.
Among those attending the reunion were: Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Sumter and Miss Cleo Sumter, Ada, Okla.; Cecil Benton, Lorenza, Texas; Mrs. Chas. Turnbull and her children, Charles, Mary Lee and Jack, Norman, Okla. ; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Flinchum and son, J. M. Jr. of Calvin, Okla.; Sam Tigert and son, Sam Jr. and family of Timothy, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Lawton and children; John L. Boland and children, Margarette, Zuleika, Mary Adeline, and Jack.
Assisting Mrs. A. D. Turnbull in caring for the visitors were Walter J. Turnbull, Mrs. Ruth Turnbull, and Mrs. E. Park.