Victor A Turpin

17 June 1860–18 February 1917 (Age 56)
Haywood, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Victor A

When Victor A Turpin was born on 17 June 1860, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Turpin, was 31 and his mother, Almira Cynthia Jones, was 28. He married Florentine Howell on 29 November 1881, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Waynesville Township, Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Canton, Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 18 February 1917, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Waynesville, Haywood, North Carolina, United States.

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Victor A Turpin
Florentine Howell
Marriage: 29 November 1881
Florida Turpin
Alden Vanburen Turpin
Margie Almarie Turpin

Spouse and Children

29 November 1881
Haywood, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 2

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 16

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English and French: from an Anglo-Norman French form of the Old Norse personal name þórfinnr, composed of the elements þórr, the name of the god of thunder in Scandinavian mythology ( see Thor ) + the ethnic name Finnr ‘Finn’. This may have absorbed another name, Turpius, Turpinus (from Latin turpis ‘ugly’, ‘base’), one of the self-abasing names adopted as a mark of humility by the early Christians. It was borne by the archbishop of Rheims in the Charlemagne legend.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virgil Turpin in household of John Turpin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Victory Turpen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Areton A Turpin, "United States Census, 1900"

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