Reginald Ernest Sweasey Turner

5 July 1911–16 April 1969 (Age 57)
Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

The Life of Reginald Ernest Sweasey

When Reginald Ernest Sweasey Turner was born on 5 July 1911, in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa, his father, Ernest John Turner, was 28 and his mother, Letitia Doris Pope, was 21. He married Daphne Constance Manning on 24 March 1936. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 16 April 1969, in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, at the age of 57, and was buried in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

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Family Time Line

Reginald Ernest Sweasey Turner
Daphne Constance Manning
Marriage: 24 March 1936
Constance Anne Turner

Spouse and Children

24 March 1936


Parents and Siblings

    Ernest John Turner






    Harold Pope Turner


    William Turner


    Francis John Turner


    Eric Turner


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 2

Natives Land Act introduced to prevent blacks, except those living in Cape Province, from buying land outside reserves.

Age 3

South Africa supports Allies in World War I.

Age 23

South African parliament enacts Status of Union Act claiming full sovereignty for South Africa.

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 (1)

  • Reginald Ernest Sweasey Turner, "South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records, 1792-1992"

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