Joseph Weld Turner

17 May 1839–20 February 1858 (Age 18)
Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life of Joseph Weld

When Joseph Weld Turner was born on 17 May 1839, in Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, Maj. Thomas Turner Jr., was 44 and his mother, Mary Ruggles Weld, was 43. He died on 20 February 1858, at the age of 18.

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Maj. Thomas Turner Jr.
Mary Ruggles Weld
Lois Sarah Turner
Thomas Turner
Harriet Corning Turner
Horace Weld Turner
Mary Weld Turner
Erastus Corning Turner
Emma Rathbone Turner
Joseph Weld Turner

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Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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).

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

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