James Dow Turpin

28 January 1869–4 December 1949 (Age 80)
Liberty, Casey, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Dow

When James Dow Turpin was born on 28 January 1869, in Liberty, Casey, Kentucky, United States, his father, Jonathan Turpin, was 39 and his mother, Nancy Jane Lane, was 48. He married Ileta Elizabeth Wallace Mullins on 2 July 1891, in Lebanon, Marion, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Weldon, Nixon Township, DeWitt, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 4 December 1949, in Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in McCord Cemetery, DeWitt Township, DeWitt, Illinois, United States.

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James Dow Turpin
Ileta Elizabeth Wallace Mullins
Marriage: 2 July 1891
Altha Clinton Turpin
Bessie Jane Turpin
Archie Jackson Turpin
Fred Marshall Turpin
Essie Charles Turpin
Reatha May Turpin
Parley Elmer Turpin
Esstel Evelyn Turpin

Spouse and Children

2 July 1891
Lebanon, Marion, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English and French: from an Anglo-Norman French form of the Old Norse personal name þórfinnr, composed of the elements þórr, the name of the god of thunder in Scandinavian mythology ( see Thor ) + the ethnic name Finnr ‘Finn’. This may have absorbed another name, Turpius, Turpinus (from Latin turpis ‘ugly’, ‘base’), one of the self-abasing names adopted as a mark of humility by the early Christians. It was borne by the archbishop of Rheims in the Charlemagne legend.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Dow Turpin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • James Dow Turpin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • James D Turpin, "United States Census, 1920"

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