Jesse Edgar Turner

8 February 1892–27 January 1960 (Age 67)
Thompson, Madison, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Jesse Edgar

When Jesse Edgar Turner was born on 8 February 1892, in Thompson, Madison, Arkansas, United States, his father, Elisha B Turner, was 44 and his mother, Polly Hill, was 38. He married Liddie Sylvania Stout on 28 March 1914, in Washington, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Reed Township, Washington, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years and Durham, Washington, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 January 1960, at the age of 67.

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Jesse Edgar Turner
Liddie Sylvania Stout
Marriage: 28 March 1914
Mary Turner
Myrlie L Turner
Carselin Turner
Josephine "Josie" Turner
Floyd Ray Turner
Doyle Turner

Spouse and Children


    Liddie Sylvania Stout


28 March 1914
Washington, Arkansas, United States


    Mary Turner


    Myrlie L Turner


    Carselin Turner


    Josephine "Josie" Turner


    Floyd Ray Turner


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 12

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 18

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Jessie E Turner in household of Baley E Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jess Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jess E Turner, "United States Census, 1930"

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