William Henry Turner

11 April 1847–27 October 1895 (Age 48)
Westbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Turner was born on 11 April 1847, in Westbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Turner, was 25 and his mother, Emma Janes, was 23. He married Sarah Jane Comley on 27 May 1867. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. In 1891, at the age of 45, his occupation is listed as mayor of ogden in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 27 October 1895, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Turner
Sarah Jane Comley
Marriage: 27 May 1867
Emma Jane Turner
Frances Turner
William John Turner
Ruth Elizabeth Turner
Amelia Augusta Turner
Boy Turner
Bertha Turner
Ada Elizabeth Turner
Charles Henry Turner
Flora Alice Turner
Thomas James Turner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1867
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1849: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1852: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1856: Box Elder, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Box Elder, Utah, United States
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 (20)

    • William Turner in household of John Turner, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • William H Turner in entry for Thomas James Turner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William H Turner, "United States Census, 1870"

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