William Riley Turnbow

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

The Life 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 19 November 1894. 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: 19 November 1894
Marion Martha Turnbow
Eunice Isabel Turnbow
Mamie Irene Turnbow
Eugene W Turnbow

Spouse and Children

19 November 1894


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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.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

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 (3)

  • 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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