Louse Turner's educational background is not known as of this
writing, but it is probable that she attended Camden public
schools and the Camden
Manual Training and High School at Haddon
Avenue and Newton
The Naval Reserve Act of 1916 had conspicuously omitted mention of gender as a condition for service, leading to formal permission to begin enlisting women in mid-March 1917, shortly before the United States entered the "Great War". Nearly six hundred Yeomen (Female) were on duty by the end of April 1917, a number that had grown to over eleven thousand in December 1918, shortly after the Armistice.
Turner entered the United States Navy in May of 1917 and was on
active duty at the Receiving Ship of the Philadelphia Navy Yard
until being honorably discharged on August 8, 1919. She had been
promoted to the rank of Chief Yeoman (F) prior to her discharge.
Louise Turner continued working at the Navy Yard as a civilian
on April 22, 1920 Louise C. Turner, died of the Spanish flu. On
July 26,1926 father Charles Turner
sister Evelyn Turner
graduated from the Camden Normal School, the city's teacher
preparation school, in June of 1919. That year she began teaching
at the Broadway
School on Broadway
Streets in Camden, and stayed for 37 years, retiring in 1956.
She was married to Paul M. Stewart, and died in November of 1984.