Julia Turner

28 February 1891–19 August 1942 (Age 51)
Franklin, Pendleton, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Julia

When Julia Turner was born on 28 February 1891, in Franklin, Pendleton, West Virginia, United States, her father, Isaac Turner, was 22 and her mother, Della Tingler, was 24. She married Solomon Cleveland Wilfong on 11 April 1910, in West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Hambleton, Tucker, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Black Fork District, Tucker, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 19 August 1942, in Hendricks, Tucker, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 51.

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Jasper B Johnson
Julia Turner
Marriage: 1914
Vankirk Johnson
Lucile Johnson
Donald Johnson
Irene Elizabeth Johnson
Doyle Johnson
James Wallace Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1914Tucker, West Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    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 7
    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.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 15
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English t(o)urnour, turner ‘turner’ (Old French to(u)rn(e)our), mainly denoting someone who fashioned small objects of wood, metal, or bone on a lathe, but also a variety of other occupations, including turnspit and translator or interpreter. This surname may have become confused with Toner . In North America, it is also very common among African Americans.English: occasionally perhaps a nickname from Middle English turn-hare, a compound of Middle English tournen ‘to turn, direct, steer’ + hare ‘hare’, a name for someone in charge of the greyhounds in hare coursing or an exaggerated compliment for someone who could run fast. See also Turnbull .English: perhaps also from Middle English t(o)urn(e)our ‘jouster, one who takes part in a tournament’ (Old French tornoieor, tournoieur).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (14)

    • Julia Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Julia Johnson in entry for Grover Cleveland Wilfong, "West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
    • Julia Johnson in household of Jasper Johnson, "United States Census, 1920"

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