When William Riley Turnbow was born on 23 May 1868, in Farmington, Graves, Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Riley Turnbow, was 39 and his mother, Martha Ann Jenkins, was 28. He married Mabel Isabel Martell on 18 November 1915, in Lothair, Chouteau, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 31 March 1931, in Palouse, Whitman, Washington, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Palouse, Whitman, Washington, United States.
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 ).
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