SAMUEL HAMMOND TURNER
In the Birmingham and General Advertiser dated Thursday February 18th 1841, the following announcement appeared.
On Thursday, in his 40th year, deeply lamented by his family and friends, Mr Samuel Hammond Turner of Heath Green.
The following article appeared in The Birmingham Advertiser on Thursday February 18th 1841.
It is this week our painful duty to record the death of Mr Samuel Turner, one of the principals of the highly respectable firm of Hammond and Turner of this town. Up to Wednesday Mr Turner appeared in the enjoyment of excellent health and spirits; but on that day he was met by Mr Chevasse, his surgeon who, perceiving no alteration in his countenance, asked him how he was. He replied, "pretty well, but a little fatigued." In the evening, between seven and eight o'clock, he left town in his gig, in company of Mr Tomlinson, for the purpose of going to his residence at Birmingham Heath. When about Friday Bridge, he dropped his whip from his hand. Mr Tomlinson took it up and gave it to him; upon which Mr Turner observed that he felt very cold. Mr Tomlinson took no further notice until he passed through the turnpike gate at the Sandpits, when Mr Turner again dropped his whip. He then looked particularly at him, and finding his appearance visibly changed, he told him he would drive him to the residence of the nearest medical man. To this Mr Turner merely replied, "No, drive me home." Mr Tomlinson did so, and immediately despatched messengers for Mr Chevasse and two other medical gentlemen, who remained with Mr Turner until 5 o'clock in the morning, when he expired from the effects of a paralytic attack. Mr Turner was only about forty years of age, although he has left behind him a numerous family of nine children to deplore his loss.