CORRENA HELEN (TURNER) (FRIIS) DAWSON

B. October 16, 1921 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL
D. March 8, 1996 (last residence: Round Lake, Lake County, IL)
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  • Father: Edwin Arnold Turner born May 2, 1892 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL, son of Seth Dyer Turner (1861-1910) and Caddie Lilly Gay (Griswold) Turner (1867-1945); married Nellie A.; Edwin died May 16, 1959 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; buried in Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, May 19, 1959, page 38:

Edwin A. Turner
   Services for Edwin A. Turner, 67, of 418 Cedar Lake av., Round Lake, will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the chapel at 137 Center st., Grayslake.  Mr. Turner, who died Saturday, was a former Round Lake village trustee, water commissioner, school board member, and volunteer fireman.  He leaves his widow, Nellie; a son, Donald Turner; and four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Steinsdorfer, Mrs. Marietta Kirkbride, Mrs. Marion Olsen, and Mrs. Correna Friis.”

  • Mother: Nellie Agnes (Vasey) Turner born December 31, 1889 in Wauconda Township, Lake county, IL, daughter of John Vasey (1839-1913) and Jane Elizabeth (Richardson) Vasey (1859-1944); Nellie died September 25, 1967; buried in Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL
  • Husband 1: Lawrence Martin Friis born April 12, 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, IL son of Peter Friis and Anna (Carlson) Friis; married Correna Helen Turner on April 17, 1954; Lawrence died April 19, 1954 in Los Angeles, CA (See section pertaining to Lawrence M. Friis buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Husband 2: William “Billy” Dawson
  • Children:
  1. Jean M. (Dawson) Foy born November 16, 1960 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; married Frederick Foy on August 3, 1996 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Jean died November 2, 2012; According to the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights IL) November 7, 2012:

“Jean M. Foy a resident of Ingleside
Jean M. Foy passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the age of 51.  She was born Nov. 16, 1960 , in Waukegan, IL, to Billy and Corrina (nee Turner) Dawson.  Jean had been a bank teller in the Fox Lake area for 30 years.  Jean is survived by her husband of 16 years, Frederick, whom she wed Aug. 3, 1996, in Round Lake, IL; her children, Brian Jensen of Grayslake and Constance Jean Foy of Ingleside; her stepchildren, Chawn (Wesley) Norton of Winthrop Harbor, Jamison (Carrie) Foy of Kenosha, Amber (Phil) Mathis of Winthrop Harbor and Travis (Amanda) Foy of Round Lake Heights; and her seven grandchildren; and her siblings, Billie Sue (David) Stilke of Charlotte, NC, Thomas (Karen) Dawson of Frederick, MI, Travis (Janice) Dawson of Miami, OK and Tony (Ellen) Dawson of Ingleside.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For further information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit.”

  1. Billie Sue (Dawson) Stilke; married David Stilke
  2. Thomas Dawson; married Karen
  3. Travis Dawson; married Janice
  4. Tony Dawson; married Ellen
  • Siblings:
    • Lillian Elizabeth (Turner) Steinsdorfer born October 20, 1914 in Wauconda Township, Lake County, IL; married Leon Steinsdorfer on August 21, 1934; Lillian died January 25, 1980; last residence: Round Lake, Lake County, IL
    • Alvin Edwin Turner born August 19, 1916 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL; Alvin died September 7, 1937; buried in Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL
    • Edna Mae Turner 1918-1919
    • Murietta Laverne (Turner) Kirkbride born February 3, 1919 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL; married Allen Silver Kirkbride (1915-1993); Murietta died May 20, 1993; last residence: Round Lake, Lake County, IL
    • Marion Elinor (Turner) (Olsen) Miller born October 25, 1920 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Marion died August 7, 2014 in Delavan Lake, Walworth County, WI (See section pertaining to Marion Elinor (Turner) Olson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • John Irving Turner born September 27, 1922 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Army Veteran (April 13, 1946 – September 24, 1947) married Wilma Jean Carlson (1925-1993) on October 12, 1957 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL, daughter of John A. Carlson (1888-1950) and Lela A. (Fritsch) Carlson (1894-1967); John died July 9, 1981; John and Wilma are buried in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
    • LeRoy Turner 1923-1923

Additional Information:

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL, the household members were: Edward A. Turner, head, age 38, married at age 22, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: plumber – retail hardware; Nellie Turner, wife, age 40, married at age 24, born in Illinois, father born in England, mother born in Illinois; Lillian E. Turner, daughter, age 15, single, born in Illinois; Alvin E. Turner, son, age 13, single, born in Illinois; Marietta L. Turner, daughter, age 11, singe, born in Illinois; Marion E. Turner, daughter, age 9, single, born in Illinois; Correna H. Turner, daughter, age 8, single, born in Illinois; John I. Turner, son, age 7, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Round Lake, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Cedar Lake Avenue, the household members were: Edwin Turner, head, age 47, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: master mechanic – plumbing heating; Nellie Turner, wife, age 50, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Marian Turner, daughter, age 20, single, highest grade completed: H-2, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: laborer – road construction project; Correna Turner, daughter, age 18, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; John Turner, son, age 18, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: janitor – school.

According to the U.S., Solcial Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:

“Correna Helen Turner [Correna Helen Friis] [Correna Dawson]; Birth Date: 16 Oct 1921; Birth Place: Round Lake, Illinois; Death Date: 8 Mar 1996; Father: Edward A turner; Mother: Nellie Vasey; Notes:
Jul 1942: Name listed as CORRENA HELEN TURNER;
Apr 1948: Name listed as CORRENA HELEN FRIIS;
Name listed as CORRENA HELEN DAWSON;
15 Mar 1996: Name listed as CORRENA DAWSON”

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