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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Family Time Line

Maj. Thomas Turner Jr.
1795–1842
Mary Ruggles Weld
1795–1862
Lois Sarah Turner
1818–1838
Thomas Turner
1820–1849
Harriet Corning Turner
1822–1859
Horace Weld Turner
1825–1904
Mary Weld Turner
1827–1903
Erastus Corning Turner
1831–1833
Emma Rathbone Turner
1832–1866
Joseph Weld Turner
1839–1858

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World Events (1)

1846

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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