Letcher Lewis Turner

17 August 1903–15 August 1982 (Age 79)
Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States

The Life of Letcher Lewis

When Letcher Lewis Turner was born on 17 August 1903, in Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States, his father, Lewis Cass Turner, was 55 and his mother, Jodie Ella Rhodes, was 31. He married Ruby Virginia Outland on 22 October 1934, in Carrsville, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States. He lived in Windsor, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Virginia, United States in 1935. He died on 15 August 1982, in Suffolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Colosse Baptist Church Cemetery, Windsor, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States.

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Letcher Lewis Turner
Ruby Virginia Outland
Marriage: 22 October 1934

Spouse and Children

22 October 1934
Carrsville, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Lewis Cass Turner


    Jodie Ella Rhodes




World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 14

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Letcher L Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Letcher Turner in household of Raiford Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Letcher L Turner in household of Arthur C Butler, "United States Census, 1920"

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