James Edward Turner

3 June 1840–29 May 1914 (Age 73)
Oregon, Ogle, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Turner was born on 3 June 1840, in Oregon, Ogle, Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel Turner, was 43 and his mother, Sally Brookins, was 40. He married Mary Aurilla Saunders on 6 October 1863. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Putman Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 29 May 1914, at the age of 73, and was buried in Putman Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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James Edward Turner
Mary Aurilla Saunders
Marriage: 6 October 1863
Henry F. Turner
Carrie A. Turner
Carl George Turner
Sada Turner
Claude Saunders Turner

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6 October 1863


    Henry F. Turner


    Carrie A. Turner


    Carl George Turner




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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 8

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 21

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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)

  • James E Turner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Turner in household of Samuel Turner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J E Turner, "United States Census, 1880"

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