Mary Ann Turner

13 December 1830–24 October 1902 (Age 71)
Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Turner was born on 13 December 1830, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John F. Turner, was 25 and her mother, Mrs. Sarah A., was 21. She married William Alexander Campbell on 6 June 1854. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in New Wilmington, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Pawnee City, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 24 October 1902, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

William Alexander Campbell
Mary Ann Turner
Marriage: 6 June 1854
Sarah Eleanor Campbell
Isabella Greenleaf Campbell
Mary Eliza Campbell
Hulda Easton Campbell
Rev Ross Turner Campbell, Sr.
Margaret Fulton Campbell
William Wilson Campbell

Spouse and Children

6 June 1854


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John F. Turner


    Mrs. Sarah A.





    Esther Turner


    Mathew Turner


    John Turner


    Huldah Turner


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 6

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 33

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Mary A Campbell in household of William A Campbell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary A Campbell in household of W A Campbell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Turner in entry for Ross Turner Campbell, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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