Harry Roy Turner

16 April 1910–23 March 1977 (Age 66)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Harry Roy

When Harry Roy Turner was born on 16 April 1910, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Harry Peter Turner, was 20 and his mother, Hilda Broo, was 20. He married Doris May Berg on 28 December 1938, in Bingham, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Cody, Park, Wyoming, United States in 1935 and Bingham, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 23 March 1977, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Roy Turner
Doris May Berg
Marriage: 28 December 1938

Spouse and Children

28 December 1938
Bingham, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Harry Peter Turner


    Hilda Broo




World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 9

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

Age 19

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).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harry Turner in household of Almer Berg, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harry Roy Turner, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Harry Turner, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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