G.M.D. Turner and Mary Diana Withrow Turner came to Semmes in 1900. They purchased property from Ben and Grace Cromwell just east of the Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City Railroad right-of- way on the north side of Moffett Road. Mr. Turner died in 1916. Mrs. Turner was a practical nurse, and inspiration to her granddaughter, Mary Poole. In 1922 Mary Diana Turner married Thomas John Strike. She died in 1944 and is buried in the Semmes Cemetery.
Harry A. Poole and Maude Turner Poole came to Semmes in 1902 with son, Harry Fulton Poole (later a W.W.I veteran) Winifred Sarah and Mary Diana were both born after they moved to Mobile County. Mr. Poole died in 1909 The children attended school in Semmes and Mrs. Poole was assistant Postmaster. In 1942 she married James E. Good from Ashland, Illinois, an original member of the Semmes Land Company. His return to Semmes after 40 years was because of failing health. Mr. Goode died in 1944 and was buried in Ashland Illinois.
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