David Hugh Turner

26 June 1876–12 March 1955 (Age 78)
Greene, Mississippi, United States

The Life of David Hugh

When David Hugh Turner was born on 26 June 1876, in Greene, Mississippi, United States, his father, John David Turner, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ann Prine, was 27. He married Rosa Lee Walker on 18 April 1906. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Beat 4, Perry, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Richton, Perry, Mississippi, United States in 1930. He died on 12 March 1955, at the age of 78, and was buried in Richton, Perry, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Hugh Turner
Rosa Lee Walker
Marriage: 18 April 1906
William Thompson

Spouse and Children

18 April 1906


    William Thompson


Parents and Siblings

    John David Turner


    Mary Ann Prine




    George Washington Turner


    John Patterson Turner


    Margaret Lula Turner



    Theodore Turner


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 1

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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.

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)

  • Hugh Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • David H Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • David H Turner, "United States Census, 1920"

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