Julia Louisa Turner

Brief Life History of Julia Louisa

When Julia Louisa Turner was born on 1 November 1838, in Turnersburg, Iredell, North Carolina, United States, her father, Wilfred Dent Turner Sr., was 29 and her mother, Dorcas Tomlinson, was 25. She married Robert Henry Wyche in 1868, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Iredell, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and Cape Fear Township, Chatham, North Carolina, United States in 1870. She died on 21 October 1878, in Turnersburg, Iredell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Mount Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Harmony, Iredell, North Carolina, United States.

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Robert Henry Wyche
Julia Louisa Turner
Marriage: 1868
Wilfred Edgar Wyche
Bertha Turner Wyche
Herbert Augustus Wyche
Pamela Wyche
Julia Lillian Wyche

Sources (10)

  • Julea Wyche in household of Robert Wyche, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Julia Turner Wyche, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Julet L Wyche in entry for Hoyle Howell and Lillian Wyche, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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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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