John Turner

Brief Life History 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

Sources (8)

  • John Turner, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage
  • Certified copy of an Entry of Death

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

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

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

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

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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