Thomas Jefferson Turnbow

1 June 1871–21 March 1905 (Age 33)
Farmington, Graves, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Turnbow was born on 1 June 1871, in Farmington, Graves, Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Riley Turnbow, was 42 and his mother, Martha Ann Jenkins, was 31. He married Luella Watson on 6 January 1892, in Graves, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Latah, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 21 March 1905, in Palouse, Whitman, Washington, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Eden Valley Cemetery, Eden, Whitman, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Turnbow
Luella Watson
Marriage: 6 January 1892
Gladys Virginia Turnbow
Bertram R Turnbow
Neal Thomas Turnbow

Spouse and Children

6 January 1892
Graves, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 10

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 spelling of German Dürnbach, from a habitational name from any of several places so named or from places in Austria and Bavaria named Dürrenbach (meaning ‘dry stream’).

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

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Thomas Jefferson Turnbow Shooting

The Spokane Evening Chronicle, Monday, 25 Jan 1904, Page 10. T. J. Turnbow, the Garfield real estate man, who was shot by J. E. Brown last August, and who was at Sacred Heart Hospital in this city for …

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Turnbow, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas J Turnbow in entry for Robert Emmett Burrows and Gladys Virginia Turnbow, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • T. J. Turnbow, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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