John Lewis Turner

1894–1943 (Age 49)
Greene, Mississippi, United States

The Life of John Lewis

When John Lewis Turner was born on 15 February 1894, in Greene, Mississippi, United States, his father, John Luther Turner, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Eliza Prentiss, was 18. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Icie Isabella McDonald. He lived in Leakesville, Greene, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 1, Greene, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 18 April 1943, in Greene, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Fellowship Cemetery, Greene, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lewis Turner
Icie Isabella McDonald
Blanton Roy Turner
Gloria Faye Turner

Spouse & Children

  • Male1894–1943Male

  • Icie Isabella McDonald




  • Blanton Roy Turner


  • Gloria Faye Turner


Parents & Siblings

  • John Luther Turner


  • Mary Elizabeth Eliza Prentiss




  • James Nathan Turner


  • Male1894–1943Male

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 13

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 14

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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 in household of Nancy Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John L Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John L Turner in household of John L Turner, "United States Census, 1900"

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