Alvin John Turner

1923–1985 (Age 62)
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of Alvin John

When Alvin John Turner was born on 1 March 1923, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, Edwin Joseph William Turner, was 20 and his mother, Marjorie Geraldine Edgington, was 17. He lived in Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 5 July 1985, in Port Angeles, Clallam, Washington, United States, at the age of 62.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Edwin Joseph William Turner
1902–1963
Marjorie Geraldine Edgington
1905–1986
Irwin Andrew Turner Turner
1921–1987
Alvin John Turner
1923–1985
Kate Gertruder Turner
1924–2006
Darrell Eugene Turner
1928–1987

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 3

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.
1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 17

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

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)

  • Alron Jon Turner in household of Edward Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alvin J Turner in household of Edwin J Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alvin John Turner, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.