Francis Alonzo Turner

Male9 January 1858–25 August 1906

Brief Life History of Francis Alonzo

When Francis Alonzo Turner was born on 9 January 1858, in Four Falls, Grand Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, James E. Turner, was 46 and his mother, Charlotte Elizabeth Dawson, was 23. He had at least 6 sons and 1 daughter with Annie Katharine Peat. He lived in Grand Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada in 1861 and Grand Falls (Grand-Sault), Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada for about 20 years. He died on 25 August 1906, in New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 48, and was buried in Perth-Andover, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Francis Alonzo Turner
Annie Katharine Peat
Guy Roderick Turner
Neil Cuthbert Turner
John Harvey Francis Turner
Arthur Roy Turner
John Harold Francis Turner
James Gilbert Turner
Frances Dorothy Turner

Sources (65)

  • Frances Turner in household of James Turner, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Francis A Turner, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Francis Turner in entry for Turner, "Canada, New Brunswick County Register of Births, 1801-1920"

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World Events (5)

1867 · British North America Act

Age 9

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.


Age 11



Age 13

British Columbia joins the confederation.

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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