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Francis Caroline Turnbull

{The Evening Tribune 24 July 1990}

Francis Caroline Turnbull died at her River Road home Sunday, July 22, 1990, in her 90th year.

Born in Port Robinson on Nov. 5, 1900, Mrs Turnbull came to live in Welland in 1910, after a short stay in Lewiston, New York.

She was a distinguished artist, recognized throughout the province. Silk screen, oil, water color and black and white were among mediums used in her paintings.

Her most recent showing was at Rodman Hall in St Catharines last year.

Mrs Turnbull was a founding member of the Joan of Arc Chapter of the Independent Order of Daughters of the Empire, which received its charter in 1921.

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Friends pay tribute to Frances Turnbull

Renowned local artist ‘saw beauty in everything’

By Marie Chamberland, Tribune Staff Writer

{The Evening Tribune 24 July 1990}

Welland- Glowing memories of local artist Frances Turnbull are seeping through the shock felt by friends after her tragic death Sunday.

Turnbull, 89, died when her River Road home caught fire at about noon.

The matter is still under investigation.

Yesterday Cliff Miller, an inspector with the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office said while no cause had been established, he had no reason to believe it was anything other than accidental.

Neighbors said Turnbull’s home had been the target of vandalism over the years.

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