Kenneth Felix Turner

4 May 1914–11 April 1996 (Age 81)
Adair, Missouri, United States

The Life of Kenneth Felix

When Kenneth Felix Turner was born on 4 May 1914, in Adair, Missouri, United States, his father, Daniel Felix Turner, was 35 and his mother, Alta Havila Adams, was 28. He married Jeannette Elizabeth Mathes on 8 August 1945, in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States. He lived in Polk Township, Adair, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 11 April 1996, in Adair, Missouri, United States, at the age of 81.

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Kenneth Felix Turner
Jeannette Elizabeth Mathes
Marriage: 8 August 1945

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8 August 1945
Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 11

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Kenneth Turner in household of D F Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kenneth F Turner in household of Daneil F Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kenneth Turner in household of Daniel F Turner, "United States Census, 1920"

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