Frederick E. Turner was born in London, England, April
1, 1866, but as he came to this country when only six years old he is
practically an American product. His boyhood was spent in
Chicago, where he attended the public and parochial schools, after
which he went to work for his father, who was engaged in the elevator
The elder Turner came to Kansas City in 1887,
and formed the Kansas City Elevator and Construction Company of which
his son became secretary. He was also elevator inspector during
1888 and 1889.
In 1902, upon the death of his father, Mr.
Turner became president and manager of the company, now one of the
largest of local institutions.
Mr. Turner is a member of the Manufacturers'
Association, and was one of the organizers of the Kansas City Athletic
Club, a thirty-second degree Mason, he is Illustrious Potentate of
Ararat Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., and had charge of the convention of
the Shrine temples of North America and Honolulu, which met in Kansas
City in 1901. He was also representative to the Imperial Council
Mr. Turner was graduated from the Kansas City
School of Law in 1897, and has been admitted to the bar, and is a
member of the Bar Association, but devotes himself to the elevator
He is unmarried, and lives with his widowed