William H Turner

13 October 1877–1 February 1954 (Age 76)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of William H

When William H Turner was born on 13 October 1877, in Mississippi, United States, his father, William Jackson Turner, was 29 and his mother, Rebecca Jane Johnson, was 34. He lived in Good Hope, Leake, Mississippi, United States in 1880 and Beat 1, Scott, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 February 1954, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

William Jackson Turner
1848–1924
Rebecca Jane Johnson
1843–1948
Sarah Elizabeth Turner
1865–1969
Samuel Preston Turner
1872–1966
William H Turner
1877–1954
Lula Turner
1880–1969
George Turner
1883–1976
Horace Lee Turner
1891–1954

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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).

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

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  • William Turner in household of W J Turner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Turner in household of William J Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Turner in household of Jack Turner, "United States Census, 1920"

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