John Lee Turner

1879–1918 (Age 39)
Floyd, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Lee

When John Lee Turner was born on 7 June 1879, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Thomas Turner, was 37 and his mother, Nancy Mary Kelly, was 27. He married Sarah Eliza Kelly in November 1899, in Floyd, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Locust Grove Magisterial District, Floyd, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 28 August 1918, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Virginia, United States.

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John Lee Turner
Sarah Eliza Kelly
Marriage: November 1899
Roscoe Johnson Turner
Jack Isaac Turner
Chloe Ann Turner
Claude Edward Turner
Alvah Lynwood Turner
Curtis Lee Turner

Spouse & Children

November 1899
Floyd, Virginia, United States


  • Roscoe Johnson Turner


  • Jack Isaac Turner


  • Chloe Ann Turner


  • Claude Edward Turner


  • Alvah Lynwood Turner


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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 11

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • John L Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John L Turner in household of Joseph T Turner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Lee Turner in entry for Curtis Lee Turner, "Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913"

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