Rupert Sherrill Turner

16 March 1894–20 June 1983 (Age 89)
Long Island, Catawba, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rupert Sherrill

When Rupert Sherrill Turner was born on 16 March 1894, in Long Island, Catawba, North Carolina, United States, his father, Columbus Lafayette Turner, was 52 and his mother, Martha Lenora Sherrill, was 32. He lived in Catawba, Catawba, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 20 June 1983, in Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Long Island, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States.

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Columbus Lafayette Turner
Martha Lenora Sherrill
Rodney Wilfred Turner
Rupert Sherrill Turner
Reginald T Turner
Columbia Turner
Norma Julia Turner

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 3

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Rupert S Turner in household of Martha L Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rupert Turner in household of Columbus Turner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rupert S Turner in household of Columbus L Turner, "United States Census, 1910"

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