Arthur Wetzel Turner

4 May 1878–1 September 1964 (Age 86)
Mechanicsburg, Goshen Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States

The Life of Arthur Wetzel

When Arthur Wetzel Turner was born on 4 May 1878, in Mechanicsburg, Goshen Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States, his father, Edward Turner, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Ann Parthemore, was 33. He married Louise Belle Whitaker on 4 January 1901. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Rush Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 1 September 1964, in West Carrollton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Wetzel Turner
Louise Belle Whitaker
Marriage: 4 January 1901
Dale Edward Turner
Paul Fred Turner
Oran Newton Turner
Opal Elizabeth Turner
Agnes Marie Turner

Spouse and Children

4 January 1901
Covington, KY.


Parents and Siblings

    Edward Turner


    Sarah Ann Parthemore




    Hattie Blanche Turner



    Charles Edward Turner


    W. Howard Turner



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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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 23

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Arther Turner in household of Edward Turner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Arthur W Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arthur Turner, "United States Census, 1930"

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