Hiram Hawes Turner

Brief Life History of Hiram Hawes

When Hiram Hawes Turner was born on 2 January 1851, in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine, United States, his father, Luther Turner Jr., was 41 and his mother, Anceline Hawes, was 35. He married Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" Bartlett on 3 October 1875, in Springfield, Penobscot, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in La Sal, San Juan, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 25 October 1936, in Moab, Grand, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Grand Valley Cemetery, Moab, Grand, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Hawes Turner
Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" Bartlett
Marriage: 3 October 1875
Fred Luther Turner
Amy Ethel Turner
Bessie Anita Turner
Hiram Jamison Turner
Lilla Anceline Turner

Sources (22)

  • Hiram H. Turner in household of Melvin R. Turner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hiram Hawes Turner, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Hiram H. Turner, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1866: Sevier, Utah Territory, United States 1880: Emery, Utah Territory, United States 1890: Grand, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Grand, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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