Joseph Turner

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Turner was born about 1877, in Mason, Texas, United States, his father, Joseph Andrew Turner, was 48 and his mother, Margaret Jane Henry, was 31. He lived in Mason, Mason, Texas, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Andrew Turner
1830–
Margaret Jane Henry
1847–1880
William Bee Turner
1867–1941
Lou E. Turner
1869–
Phoebe Turner
1872–
Joseph Turner
1877–
Lillie Turner
1875–1943
James Nathanial Turner
1881–1976

Sources (1)

  • Joseph Turner in household of Joseph A Turner, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English t(o)urnour, turner ‘turner’ (Old French to(u)rn(e)our), mainly denoting someone who fashioned small objects of wood, metal, or bone on a lathe, but also a variety of other occupations, including turnspit and translator or interpreter. This surname may have become confused with Toner . In North America, it is also very common among African Americans.

English: occasionally perhaps a nickname from Middle English turn-hare, a compound of Middle English tournen ‘to turn, direct, steer’ + hare ‘hare’, a name for someone in charge of the greyhounds in hare coursing or an exaggerated compliment for someone who could run fast. See also Turnbull .

English: perhaps also from Middle English t(o)urn(e)our ‘jouster, one who takes part in a tournament’ (Old French tornoieor, tournoieur).

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

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