John Lewis Turner

1909–1978 (Age 69)
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Lewis

When John Lewis Turner was born on 15 July 1909, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Roland Turner, was 30 and his mother, Cea Agnes Sunday, was 31. He died in November 1978, at the age of 69.

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James Roland Turner
1878–1943
Cea Agnes Sunday
1878–
Turner
1908–1908
James Sunday Turner
1908–1985
John Lewis Turner
1909–1978

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · The Mann Act

Age 1

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.
1929

Age 20

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.

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).

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

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