William C. Turner


William Campfield Turner (1810-1852) was an officer in the United States Navy serving in the Anglo-American War of 1812.


William C. Turner was the son of Dr. William Turner (1775-1837) and Mehitable Foster Turner (1780-1853). Based on family history, he was injured in childhood by a careless nurse, and was permanently disabled as a result.


He died at the relatively young age of 42 and was buried in the Turner family plot in Newport, Rhode Island, United States.


  • The Turner family documents. Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, Rhode Island.