John Turner

17 June 1843–19 April 1906 (Age 62)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Turner was born on 17 June 1843, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Turner, was 20 and his mother, Margaret Fotheringham, was 20. He married Agnes Shepard Montgomery on 10 February 1864, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 19 April 1906, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Turner
Agnes Shepard Montgomery
Marriage: 10 February 1864
John Turner
Stillborn Turner
William Lindsay Turner
Robert Turner
Levi Turner
Agnes Turner
Moroni Turner
Margaret Fotheringham Turner
John Muir Turner
James Lowery Turner
Mary L. Turner
Joseph C. Turner
Josie E Turner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1864Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.
    Age 4
    The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English t(o)urnour, turner ‘turner’ (Old French to(u)rn(e)our), mainly denoting someone who fashioned small objects of wood, metal, or bone on a lathe, but also a variety of other occupations, including turnspit and translator or interpreter. This surname may have become confused with Toner . In North America, it is also very common among African Americans.English: occasionally perhaps a nickname from Middle English turn-hare, a compound of Middle English tournen ‘to turn, direct, steer’ + hare ‘hare’, a name for someone in charge of the greyhounds in hare coursing or an exaggerated compliment for someone who could run fast. See also Turnbull .English: perhaps also from Middle English t(o)urn(e)our ‘jouster, one who takes part in a tournament’ (Old French tornoieor, tournoieur).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Biography from the book “How Beautiful Upon the Mountains” Wasatch County Daughters of the Utah Pioneers

    My Great Great Grandpa Turner became very close friends with William Lindsay naming his 1st living son after him!🤩

    Sources (28)

    • John Turner, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Turner in entry for Agnes S. Montgomery Turner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Turner, "United States Census, 1900"

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