Raymond Hardy Turner

July 1897–13 October 1915 (Age 18)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Raymond Hardy

When Raymond Hardy Turner was born in July 1897, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Turner, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Bakewell, was 27. He died on 13 October 1915, in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, at the age of 18, and was buried in Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

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Samuel Turner
Elizabeth Ann Bakewell
Cyril Arthur Bakewell Turner
John Victor Lawrence Turner
Raymond Hardy Turner
Winifred Emily Turner

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World Events (6)

Age 3
Paris, France hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1904 · The Entente Cordiale
Age 7
The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1905 · The Law Separates Church and State
Age 8
In December of 1905 a law was passed that separated church and state. It made it so that prayer could not be said before a parliamentary meeting or in schools. It also made it so that working on Sunday was legalized.

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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Sources (4)

  • Raymond Hardy Turner in household of Samuel Turner, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Raymond H Turner in household of Samuel Turner, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Raymond Hardy Turner, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

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