John Liming Turner

1878–1976 (Age 98)
Iowa, United States

The Life of John Liming

When John Liming Turner was born on 21 April 1878, in Iowa, United States, his father, Emery Marlin Turner, was 32 and his mother, Charlotte Eleanore Liming, was 26. He married Linnie E Towne on 25 October 1905, in Spirit Lake, Dickinson, Iowa, United States. He lived in Putnam Township, Anderson, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Rozet, Campbell, Wyoming, United States in 1920. He died on 16 July 1976, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 98.

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John Liming Turner
Linnie E Towne
Marriage: 25 October 1905

Spouse & Children

25 October 1905
Spirit Lake, Dickinson, Iowa, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Emery Marlin Turner


  • Charlotte Eleanore Liming




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 6

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 26

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • John L Turner in household of Emory M Turner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John L Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Liming Turner, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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