Mary Elzimina Turner

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

The Life of Mary Elzimina

When Mary Elzimina Turner was born on 27 November 1848, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, 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

13 March 1867
Pawnee City, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Turner


    Jane Henry




    Marquis Bosworth Turner


    Sarah Maria Turner


    Anna Margaret Turner



    Eliza Jane Turner


+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

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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Sources (3)

  • 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"
  • Mary E Butler in household of Thos J Butler, "United States Census, 1880"

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