Jane Turner

25 April 1847–25 August 1920 (Age 73)
Leigh, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Turner was born on 25 April 1847, in Leigh, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Turner, was 37 and her mother, Ann Steed, was 33. She married Joseph Smith Van Fleet on 10 May 1860, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States for about 60 years. She died on 25 August 1920, in Riverside, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Van Fleet
Jane Turner
Marriage: 10 May 1860
Joseph Alanson Van Fleet
Annie C Van Fleet
Henry Van Fleet
Sylvia Beatrice Van Fleet
Charles Dewey Van Fleet
Horace Adelbert Van Fleet
Fanny Charlotte Van Fleet
Alla May Van Fleet
Rhoda Ann Van Fleet

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 May 1860Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1855 · First schoolhouse built
    Age 8
    A schoolhouse was built on 4th North and Main Street.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 20
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Sources (23)

    • Jane Vanfleet, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Jane Turner in entry for Alla May Van Fleet Richards, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jane Vanfleet, "United States Census, 1900"

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