William Riley Turnbow

23 May 1868–31 March 1931 (Age 62)
Farmington, Graves, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

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

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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 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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Sources (14)

  • William Tumbow in household of Benjamin Tumbow, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William R Turnbow, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William R Turnbow, "United States Census, 1930"

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