James Dana Turner

1893–1953 (Age 60)
Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Dana

When James Dana Turner was born on 5 June 1893, in Henry, Virginia, United States, his father, James Alexander Turner, was 43 and his mother, Martha Jane Turner, was 40. He married Mary Katherine Weber on 30 June 1917, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States. He lived in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 June 1953, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.

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James Dana Turner
Mary Katherine Weber
Marriage: 30 June 1917

Spouse & Children

30 June 1917
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • James Alexander Turner


  • Female1852–1935Female



  • Charles H Turner


  • Female1884–1976Female

  • Robert G Turner


  • Male1893–1953Male

World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 1

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • James B Turner in household of James A Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James D Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James D Turner, "United States Census, 1940"

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