Divorce Records

Object Details

Scope and Contents
Correspondence and document copies related to Geneva Townes Turner's divorce from Lorenzo Dow Turner. Includes Appearance on Proof of Will and Waiver of Interest in Estate related to the estate of Lorenzo Dow Turner following his death, and Release of Dower related to subdivision lots. Correspondence between the attorney Julian B. Wilkins and Geneva Townes Turner address a missing divorce decree. Townes Turner describes how Lorenzo Down Turner filed for divorce in Nashville, Tennessee in 1937 however in 1967 she discovered that the decree had not been completed. In lieu of a divorce decree copy, Townes Turner provided the Proof of Will and Waiver of Interest in Estate.
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Collection Citation
Geneva Townes Turner Papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Eugene Townes.
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