Henry TURLE Henry TURLE Millicent Worthington TURLE Hildegarde E TURLE Kathleen Gordon FORD Henry TURLE Arthur TURLE Walter TURLE Edward TURLE Clara Jane TURLE Walter TURLE Jane HOBBS Mini tree diagram

Robert Hobbs TURLE

13th Dec 18461 - 13th May 19055

grain trader with his uncle, John Hobbs,

Life History

13th Dec 1846

Born in Taunton, Somerset.1

12th Jan 1847

Baptised in St Mary Magdalen Taunton.2


Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (93 North Street, Taunton)

from 1861 to 1871

Occupation sailor.1

7th Apr 1861

Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (Risdon House, Taunton, Somerset).3

from 1872

Occupation grain trader with his uncle, John Hobbs, in Messrs John Hobbs & Co (No 1 State Street, New York)

before 1880

Immigrated to USA


Married Kathleen Gordon FORD


Recorded in census in Brooklyn, New York, USA (8th Ward, Brooklyn Kings NY).4

21st Jun 1881

Birth of daughter Millicent Worthington TURLE in Brooklyn, New York, USA

about 1882

Birth of daughter Hildegarde E TURLE.5


Recorded in census in Kings, New York, USA.4

before 1905

Occupation grain exporter, Robert H Turle & Co in the Produce Exchange, New York.5

Apr 1905


13th May 1905

Died in Brooklyn, New York. (34 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, New York).5


  • As a US citizen, Robert travelled to America on "Paris" from Southampton arriving at Ellis Island on June 23, 1894 age 47
  • Robert H. Turle

    Thirty-second President

    Mr. Robert H. Turle was born in Taunton, England,
    on the thirteenth of December, 1846. His keen desire
    for a seafaring life induced his parents to apprentice
    him as a sailor-boy when he was fourteen years old.
    He followed this line until he was more than twenty-
    five, and was then ready and eager to take charge of
    a vessel himself. The fates ordained otherwise in his
    case, however, and he came to New York in answer
    to an invitation from his uncle, Mr. John Hobbs.
    Here he rapidly mastered the ins and outs of Produce
    Exchange transactions and started in business for him-
    self. As a member of the Produce Exchange, he soon
    extended his activities, particularly as regards the ex-
    tensive shipping of grain to Europe. He continued in
    this business, until he retired in April, 1905.

    Like all Englishmen, he was devoted to his own
    country, and did not seek naturalization here until
    President Cleveland's second administration. His in-
    terest in the welfare of the St. George's Society was
    deep and lasting, and for some years he served it as

    Mr. Turle married in 1880, Kathleen Gordon Ford,
    daughter of Mr. Gordon L. Ford.

    His retirement into private life was unfortunately a
    very brief one, and he had barely settled down when
    his death occurred on May 13th, 1905.


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