Margaret Ellen Turnbow

Female22 June 1866–16 July 1922

Brief Life History of Margaret Ellen

When Margaret Ellen Turnbow was born on 22 June 1866, in Farmington, Graves, Kentucky, United States, her father, Benjamin Riley Turnbow, was 37 and her mother, Martha Ann Jenkins, was 26. She married Benjamin Washington Powers on 22 June 1887, in Palouse, Whitman, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Whitman, Washington, United States for about 20 years. She died on 16 July 1922, in Palouse, Whitman, Washington, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Eden Valley Cemetery, Eden, Whitman, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Washington Powers
Margaret Ellen Turnbow
Marriage: 22 June 1887
Eugene Luther Powers
Harold Benjamin Powers
Leon Paul Powers

Sources (17)

  • Margaret Tumbow in household of Benjamin Tumbow, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Maggie E Turnbow, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Maggie E. Powers, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1887Palouse, Whitman, Washington, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 1

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.


    Age 7

    Historical Boundaries 1873: Whitman, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Whitman, Washington, United States

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 15

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Alsatian Dürrenbach: habitational name from Dürrenbach in Bas-Rhin (Alsace, France), a placename meaning ‘dry stream’. Compare Turnbaugh , Turnbo , Turnbough , and Turnpaugh .

    Possibly also an Americanized form of German Dürnbach (see Durnbaugh ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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