Lawrence Meek Turner

29 February 1884–5 February 1969 (Age 84)
Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life of Lawrence Meek

When Lawrence Meek Turner was born on 29 February 1884, in Wayne, Indiana, United States, his father, Jesse Dudley Turner, was 29 and his mother, Eliza Hannah Meek, was 26. He married Anna May Bertram on 22 July 1906, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Abington, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Wayne Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 5 February 1969, in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84.

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Lawrence Meek Turner
Anna May Bertram
Marriage: 22 July 1906
Thelma Audrey Turner
Ralph Morton Turner
Helen Loretta Turner
Margaret L. Turner
Lawrence Dudley Turner
Forrest E "Gus" Turner

Spouse and Children

22 July 1906
Wayne, Indiana, United States


    Thelma Audrey Turner



    Helen Loretta Turner



    Lawrence Dudley Turner


+1 More Child

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 22

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 23

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).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lawerence Turner in household of Jesse D Turner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lawrence Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laurence M Furner, "United States Census, 1940"

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