Oloff David Turner

1856–1932 (Age 76)
St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Oloff David

When Oloff David Turner was born on 19 April 1856, in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Colin Campbell Turner, was 23 and his mother, Mary Adelaide Whipple, was 20. He married Mary Jane Carrier about 1881, in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Saumarez, Gloucester, New Brunswick, Canada in 1891 and Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 10 October 1932, in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Oloff David Turner
Mary Jane Carrier
Marriage: about 1881
William Colin Turner
Francis Bottrell Turner
Ida Alice Turner
Rachel Augusta Turner
Leonard Gimber Turner
Percy Thompson Turner

Spouse & Children

  • Male1856–1932Male

  • Mary Jane Carrier


about 1881
St. John, New Brunswick, Canada


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+6 More Children

World Events (4)

1867 · British North America Act

Age 11

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

Age 13

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

Age 24

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

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)

  • Oloff Turner, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Cloff D Turner in household of Collin C Turner, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Oloff D Turner in entry for Mary Jane Turner, "New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits, 1889-1919"

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