Phoebe Estella Turner

12 October 1874–17 July 1964 (Age 89)
Bolton, Brome, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Phoebe Estella

When Phoebe Estella Turner was born on 12 October 1874, in Bolton, Brome, Quebec, Canada, her father, Joshua Turner, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Ball, was 40. She married Herbert Farnsworth Clapp on 13 April 1892, in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910 and Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 July 1964, at the age of 89.

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Herbert Farnsworth Clapp
Phoebe Estella Turner
Marriage: 13 April 1892
Leighton Ashton Clapp Sr.
Herbert Jennings Clapp
Gertrude Evelyn Clapp
Kenneth Turner Clapp
Willard F Clapp
Lawrence Ellsworth Clapp Sr

Spouse and Children

13 April 1892
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joshua Turner


    Sarah Ball




    Henry Alberto Turner


    James Horace Turner


    William Jennings Turner


    David Elwin Turner


    Emeline Ball Turner


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

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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Sources (3)

  • Phoebe E Claff in household of Herbert F Claff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Pheobe E Clapp in household of Herbert F Clapp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Phoebe E Clapp in household of Herbert F Clapp, "United States Census, 1910"

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