Evelyn Turner, aged 16
MARTHA STEWART was born at 406 Berkley Street in Camden, New
on April 20, 1900 to Charles Frances Turner and his wife the
former Emma Catherine Zattau. He grandfather, Frank
Turner, was a
member of the Camden Fire Department. On June 24, 1900 she was
baptized at the First Methodist Church
at 301 South 6th Street in Camden.
Evelyn Turner was the second of five children, coming after Louise
Turner and before a son who died as an infant in 1901 and sisters
Emma and Elinor.
The Turners were still living at 406
Berkley Street when the Census was taken in 1910. By 1914 the
family had moved to 404
Berkley Street, where they resided through at least 1926.
Turner completed the six-year course of instruction at the Camden
Normal School, which consisted of four years of high school
an additional two years of courses designed to prepare her for
work as a school teacher. She graduated in June of 1919, a member
of the last class to graduate from the school, which was shut down
as a result of the State of New Jersey opening up a new teachers
school at Glassboro, which today is known as Rowan University.
Turner began teaching at the Broadway School at
Clinton Streets in September of 1919. She stayed at the Broadway School
until her retirement in June of 1956.
on April 22, 1920 older sister Louise, who had served in the
United States Navy during World War I, died of the Spanish flu. On
July 26,1926 father Charles Turner
August 3, 1929 Evelyn Turner married Paul Mood Stewart. The
Stewarts took up residence at 10 McPhelin Avenue in the Batesville
section of Delaware Township (present-day Cherry Hill), New
Jersey, just outside of Haddonfield, in a house Paul Stewart
owned. Evelyn Turner Stewart's widowed mother Emma and siblings
Howard, Elizabeth, and Elinor lived a few doors away. The Stewarts
divorced in 1937, but remarried in Detroit, Michigan on July 8,
1942. Evelyn Turner Stewart was still living at 10 McPhelin Avenue
when the cenus was taken in 1940. Her mother and sisters also were
living there at the time.
the end of the school year in 1956, Evelyn Margaret Turner Stewart
retired from the Camden School system, having completed 37 years
resident of Cherry Hill until her last day, Evelyn Stewart died on
November 26, 1984. She was buried at Harleigh cemetery two days
later. Her husband joined her in 1988.