James Delbert Turner Jr

1929–2014 (Age 84)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of James Delbert

When James Delbert Turner Jr was born on 29 July 1929, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, James Delbert Turner, was 22 and his mother, Helen A. Adams, was 18. He married Shirley Helen Martin on 12 May 1949, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 27 February 2014, in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States.

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James Delbert Turner Jr
Shirley Helen Martin
Marriage: 12 May 1949
Tanya Susan Turner

Spouse & Children

12 May 1949
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 2

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1952 · Salt Lake City Floods

Age 23

During the first week of May, more than 45 families were displaced from their homes as the flood waters began to engulf the surrounding area. Many were saved by rafts and the water caused millions of dollars in damages with thousands of acres of farmland deemed unusable.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler.2 English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.3 English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James D Turner in household of James D Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Turner in household of James D Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Dilbert Turner in entry for Tanya Susan Murdock, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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