Charles Henry Turtle was a family name, with his father, grandfather and son all sharing the same name. He was married to Catherine Ellen Bonfield. He died in 1953.
Occupation & interests
Charles Turtle was an accountant, and also the Town Clerk of Darlington Council.
Charles Turtle was a member of the Manchester United International Order of Odd Fellows (MUIOOF), having joined on 8 May 1894; he was a Secretary of the St Johns and Wentworth Lodges and a Grand Master. He He was awarded an MBE in 1941 for services to the community
Honours & awards
Local government service
Charles Turtle was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1907-31, representing Kingston Ward. He was mayor in 1916-17. He had been elected 12 November 1907 after death of Abigail Snr.
‘M.U.I.O.O.F.’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 October 1923, p. 12 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16100186
‘Bro C H Turtle, P.G.M., (M.U.I.O.O.F.)’, Sunday Times, 11 April 1926, p. 20 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128135447
‘King’s birthday honours’, Daily Advertiser, 12 June 1941, p. 4 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article145221487
‘Mr. C. H. Turtle Dies After Sudden Illness’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 January 1953, p. 4 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27526130