John Leonard Turner

1928–1988 (Age 60)
Merkel, Taylor, Texas, United States

The Life of John Leonard

When John Leonard Turner was born on 24 August 1928, in Merkel, Taylor, Texas, United States, his father, Eddie Louis Turner, was 55 and his mother, Winnie Ann Adams, was 37. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Taylor, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 26 November 1988, in Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Merkel, Taylor, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eddie Louis Turner
Winnie Ann Adams
Eddie Louis Turner
George Turner
Winnie Mildred Turner
Margaret Anne Turner
Frank Adams Turner
Ike Dale Turner
John Leonard Turner

Parents & Siblings

  • Eddie Louis Turner


  • Female1891–1983Female



  • Male1911–1991Male

  • George Turner


  • Winnie Mildred Turner


  • Female1914–1993Female

  • Frank Adams Turner


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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 1

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 16

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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 L Turner in household of Eddie L Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John L Turner in household of Ed Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Leonard Turner, "Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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