Geroff Turner

1855–
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Geroff

When Geroff Turner was born in 1855, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, William Goud Turner, was 39 and his mother, Susan Alvina Goud, was 23. He lived in Rudolph, Wood, Wisconsin, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

William Goud Turner
1816–1889
Susan Alvina Goud
1832–1918
Lydia Turner
1852–1915
Jethro Turner
1853–
Geroff Turner
1855–
Ilza Jackson Turner
1855–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 12

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1886

Age 31

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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  • Geroff Turner in household of William Turner, "United States Census, 1860"

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