James Dea Turner

1882–1963 (Age 80)
Warren, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Dea

When James Dea Turner was born on 2 October 1882, in Warren, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Buchanon Turner, was 28 and his mother, Mira Jane Dodson, was 24. He married Ollie V. Kesey on 3 April 1904, in Warren, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 5, Warren, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died on 24 June 1963, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Smyrna, Warren, Tennessee, United States.

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James Dea Turner
Ollie V. Kesey
Marriage: 3 April 1904

Spouse & Children

3 April 1904
Warren, Tennessee, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • James Buchanon Turner


  • Female1858–1905Female



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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)

  • J D Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James D Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James D Turner in household of J D Turner, "United States Census, 1900"

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