Joseph C. Turner

Brief Life History of Joseph C.

Joseph C. Turner was born on 1 May 1890, in Kentucky, United States as the son of Thomas A Turner and Adeline Wilson. He had at least 1 son with Myrtle Martin. He lived in Magisterial District 3, Floyd, Kentucky, United States in 1940 and Magisterial District 1, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 2 September 1965, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States.

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Joseph C. Turner
1890–1965
Myrtie Effie Riggins
1892–1968
Mary Elizabeth Turner
1921–1988
Mae Pearl Turner
1925–2004
Samuel Turner
1928–1970
Martha Turner
1930–1997
Robert Turner
1932–2006

Sources (13)

  • Joe Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph C Turner, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • Joseph Turner in entry for Theodore Metcalf, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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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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