Elsie Turner

Female1814–22 February 1892

Brief Life History of Elsie

Elsie Turner was born in 1814, in New York, United States. She had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Mark Arnold. She lived in Farmington, Oakland, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 February 1892, in Lansing, New Hope, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Mark Arnold
Elsie Turner
Chloe Arnold
Edna E Arnold
Adelphia M Arnold
Warren Arnold
John Arnold
Horace Bennet Arnold
Mary Helen Arnold

Sources (9)

  • Elsy Arnold in household of Mark Arnold, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elsie Lane in entry for Edna E Watkins, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Elsie Arnold in household of Mark Arnold, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

Children (7)

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 13

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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