CrossRoads Access, Inc. Corinth History
CORINTH INFORMATION DATABASE Version 1.3
© 1995 Milton Sandy, Jr.
How did I get started on this project? In my mind it goes back
to my high school friend Mack Whitaker's stories of his "Uncle Roscoe".
What is amazing to me is that the amazing stories which we took with a
grain of salt back in the days of our youth are now I find, upon
investigation, mostly true. [Note 1 below]
To the world he became Col. Roscoe Turner, but to Corinthians he
was always "Roscoe". Turner Hill was then and remains today the site
of Roscoe's childhood and the roots to which any real understanding of
the man has to be traced.
Milton Sandy, Jr.
Note 1: Cecil McCarley Whitaker, Jr. (Mack), born 8/24/1943, passed
away on 4/14/1994. He was a member of the Corinth High School
Class of 1961. He would have really enjoyed the party on
Roscoe's 100th birthday.
Roscoe's parents are buried at Henry Cemetery, Corinth, MS
Mary Aquilla Derryberry Turner (Mother) Jan 20, 1877- May 28, 1948
Robert Lee Turner (Father) Jan 5, 1872- April 18, 1966
Cass B. Turner (Brother) Jan 28, 1904- Mar 26, 1954
- ROSCOE TURNER PAPERS, University of Wyoming
- CRAWFORD AUTO-AVIATION MUSEUM
- HEARST Newsreels
- INDIANA STATE LIBRARY
- MOVIETONE Outakes, University of South Carolina
- MOVIETONE Newsreels, 20th Century Fox
- NATIONAL AIR and SPACE MUSEUM, Smithsonian.(Artifacts)
- NATIONAL AIR and SPACE MUSEUM, Smithsonian.(Film)
- NATIONAL Headquarters, AMERICAN LEGION
- NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
- PATHE Newsreels, Sherman Grinberg
- UNIVERSAL NEWSREELS, National Archives
- VIRGINIA AVIATION MUSEUM, Sandston, VA
- MODEL AIRPLANE KITS
- SOUTHERN MUSEUM OF FLIGHT
- THE GREAT AIR RACE
Last Update: February 24, 1996
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