John Leo Turner

1890–1970 (Age 80)
Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota, United States

The Life of John Leo

When John Leo Turner was born on 2 March 1890, in Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota, United States, his father, John C Turner, was 43 and his mother, Ida Maria Jenkins, was 33. He lived in Sioux, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years and Township 131 Ranges 79 - 84, Sioux, North Dakota, United States in 1940. He died on 28 July 1970, in Sheridan, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 80.

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John C Turner
Ida Maria Jenkins
Mary Agnes Turner
James Riley Turner
Luella Jane Turner
John Leo Turner
George Francis Turner

Parents & Siblings

  • John C Turner


  • Female1856–1946Female



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Turner, "South Dakota State Census, 1905"
  • John L Turner in household of Gustav W Hokanson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John L Turner in household of James R Turner, "United States Census, 1930"

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