James Dennis Turner

1886–1966 (Age 80)
Santa Rosa, Florida, United States

The Life of James Dennis

When James Dennis Turner was born on 14 February 1886, in Santa Rosa, Florida, United States, his father, James erwin Turner, was 42 and his mother, Betty, was 32. He married Charlotte Sumner in 1905, in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States in 1920 and Panama City, Bay, Florida, United States in 1930. He died on 20 July 1966, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

James Dennis Turner
Charlotte Sumner
Marriage: 1905
Robert Bryant Turner
Jeanette Turner
Mary Jeanette Turner
Maggie May Turner
James Dennis Turner
John Dennis Turner
Irvin Maxwell Turner
Aubrey Turner

Spouse & Children

Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States


  • Robert Bryant Turner


  • Female1907–1987Female

  • Female1908–1979Female

  • Maggie May Turner


  • James Dennis Turner


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • James erwin Turner


  • Betty




  • Eileen Turner


  • Jenny Turner


  • Maggie Turner


  • Alice Turner


  • Male1886–1966Male

World Events (8)

1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 1

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 21

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Dennis Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dennis Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James D Turner, "United States Census, 1930"

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