Henry Redmon Turner Sr.

Brief Life History of Henry Redmon

When Henry Redmon Turner Sr. was born on 21 November 1871, in Campbellsville, Green, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Nelson Turner, was 34 and his mother, Letitia A. Redman, was 26. He married Lily Logan Wickliffe on 10 February 1897, in Adair, Hancock, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mannsville, Taylor, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 20 January 1935, in Taylor, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Campbellsville, Green, Kentucky, United States.

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Henry Redmon Turner Sr.
1871–1935
Lily Logan Wickliffe
1871–1934
Marriage: 10 February 1897
George Redman Turner
1897–1971
John N Turner
1902–
Alice Wickliffe Turner
1905–2001
Henry Redmond Turner Jr.
1907–1982
Lilly Logan Turner
1910–1989

Sources (21)

  • Henry Turner in household of John M Turner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry Redman Turner - Published information: birth-name: Henry Redman Turner
  • Henry R Turner, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English t(o)urnour, turner ‘turner’ (Old French to(u)rn(e)our), mainly denoting someone who fashioned small objects of wood, metal, or bone on a lathe, but also a variety of other occupations, including turnspit and translator or interpreter. This surname may have become confused with Toner . In North America, it is also very common among African Americans.

English: occasionally perhaps a nickname from Middle English turn-hare, a compound of Middle English tournen ‘to turn, direct, steer’ + hare ‘hare’, a name for someone in charge of the greyhounds in hare coursing or an exaggerated compliment for someone who could run fast. See also Turnbull .

English: perhaps also from Middle English t(o)urn(e)our ‘jouster, one who takes part in a tournament’ (Old French tornoieor, tournoieur).

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

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