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A History of Masonry in Madison County, Kentucky 1812-1913, compiled and written by Robert R. Burnam, 1914, p. 74.
SIDNEY KERLY TURNER, the son of Joseph Turner, a former Master, was born July 29, 1819 in Richmond, Kentucky. He had all the advantages common to such youths of his day, was prepared for college and entered Yale with the class of 1841. For some reason he failed to complete his course, returned home and engaged in business. He was, as was his father, a Whig in polities. An uncompromising Union man in 1861 and to the day of his death a strong Republican. He was for many years engaged in the Internal Revenue Service. A handsome, pleasing gentleman, a delightful story-teller, he was a most agreeable companion. He was initiated and passed June, 1852, raised in July, 1852. He was elected Master, December, 1853, after having served one year as Senior Warden. He served as Master one year only. There is no record that he advanced farther in Masonry and he demitted from the Lodge in March, 1858. He married in early life a daughter of Allen Embry, a most lovely Christian woman. Mr. Turner died December 4, 1893. His remains were buried in the local cemetery.