Mary Elzimina Turner

27 November 1848–7 October 1924 (Age 75)
Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elzimina

When Mary Elzimina Turner was born on 27 November 1848, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Rev Robert Turner, was 37 and her mother, Jane Henry, was 35. She married Thomas Jefferson Butler on 13 March 1867, in Pawnee City, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Webster, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Garfield Township, Frontier, Nebraska, United States in 1910. She died on 7 October 1924, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Pawnee City, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Butler
Mary Elzimina Turner
Marriage: 13 March 1867
Hallie Rosetta Butler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 March 1867Pawnee City, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 15
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 20
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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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    Sources (12)

    • Mary E Turner in household of Robert Turner, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary E Butler in household of Thomas J Butler, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Elzimina Turner - Published information: Obituary: birth-name: Mary Elzimina Turner

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