Though it is hard to say he was ever very much a Fortean at all.
Malcolm Elijah Turner was born to a prosperous Atlanta family on 31 May 1929. His father, also named Malcolm Elijah, was a dentist. His mother was the former Margaret Parker. According to the 1930 census, the family owned a $40,000 home (roughly half a million dollars in today’s money). They had a live-in cook, Emma Willis. A decade later, according to the census, the family had grown, Malcolm joined by a younger brother and sister. Emma was no longer with the family. The young Malcolm Turner attended public school then went to the Georgia Military Academy (later renamed Woodward Academy). After graduation from there, he went to Duke University.