James Daniel Turner

1923–1976 (Age 52)
Stanly, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Daniel

When James Daniel Turner was born on 15 October 1923, in Stanly, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Dewey Turner, was 24 and his mother, Esther Blanche Turner, was 30. He married Opal Lewis on 12 November 1944, in Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. He lived in South Albemarle Township, Stanly, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Kannapolis, Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States in 1976. He died on 22 January 1976, in Concord, Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina, United States.

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James Daniel Turner
Opal Lewis
Marriage: 12 November 1944

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12 November 1944
Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 6

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 18

Japanese attack 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).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • J D Turner in household of Dewey Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J D Turner Jr. in household of J D Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James D Turner, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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