William Riley Turnbow

Male23 May 1868–31 March 1931

Brief Life History of William Riley

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.

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William Riley Turnbow
Mabel Isabel Martell
Marriage: 18 November 1915
Marion Martha Turnbow
Eunice Isabel Turnbow
Mamie Irene Turnbow
Eugene W Turnbow

Sources (15)

  • William Tumbow in household of Benjamin Tumbow, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Riley Turnbow, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • William R Turnbow, "Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1915Lothair, Chouteau, Montana, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


    Age 5

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


    Age 18

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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