Jay Forest Turner

13 April 1895–22 December 1955 (Age 60)
Walton, Harvey, Kansas, United States

The Life of Jay Forest

When Jay Forest Turner was born on 13 April 1895, in Walton, Harvey, Kansas, United States, his father, Perry Oliver Turner, was 28 and his mother, Roninda Velera Seaman, was 25. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Myrtle Helena Boman. He lived in Walton Township, Harvey, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Highland Township, Harvey, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 22 December 1955, at the age of 60.

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Jay Forest Turner
Myrtle Helena Boman
Alvin Perry Turner
Venita Imogene Turner

Spouse and Children




    Venita Imogene Turner


Parents and Siblings

    Perry Oliver Turner


    Roninda Velera Seaman




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Jay Turner in household of Perry Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jay F Turner in household of Perry O Turner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jay Forrestt Turner, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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