John Turner

22 February 1852–17 January 1940 (Age 87)
Armley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Turner was born on 22 February 1852, in Armley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joshua Turner, was 33 and his mother, Mary Ann Faulkner, was 32. He married Sarah Jane Deacon on 25 July 1874, in Birstall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. He died on 17 January 1940, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

John Turner
Sarah Jane Deacon
Marriage: 25 July 1874
Mary Fanny Polly Turner
Charles Deacon Turner
Harry Turner
William Herbert Turner
Percy E Turner
Vernan Albert Turner
Harold Turner
Egbert Turner

Spouse and Children

25 July 1874
Birstall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


    Mary Fanny Polly Turner


    Charles Deacon Turner



    William Herbert Turner



+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Amelia Turner


    James Turner




    Joshua Turner


World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 2

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 11

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 28

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Turner, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Turner, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John Turner in entry for William Horbert Turner, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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