James Derbyshire Turner

1863–1945 (Age 82)
City of London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James Derbyshire

James Derbyshire Turner was born in 1863, in City of London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom as the son of Samuel Turner and Charlotte (Christina) Gardner Collier (Collyer). He married Sophia Helps on 16 July 1890, in Plympton, Lambton, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada for about 5 years and Alberta, Canada in 1916. He died in 1945, in Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 82, and was buried in Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

James Derbyshire Turner
1863–1945
Sophia Helps
1869–1921
Marriage: 16 July 1890
William Turner
1891–
Stanley Turner
1892–
Edgar Turner
1893–
Charlotte Turner
1893–1980
Mary Beatrice Turner
1895–1978
William Turner
1900–
Florence Hazel Turner
1904–1905

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
16 July 1890
Plympton, Lambton, Ontario, Canada
children

(7)

  • William Turner

    Male1891–Male

  • Stanley Turner

    Male1892–Male

  • Edgar Turner

    Male1893–Male

  • Female1893–1980Female

  • Female1895–1978Female

+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Turner

    MaleMale

  • Charlotte (Christina) Gardner Collier (Collyer)

    Female1824–1909Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 4

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1884

Age 21

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 23

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

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 Turner, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • James Turner, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • James Derbyshire Turner, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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