James Douglas Turner

1889–1959 (Age 70)
Saint Andrews, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of James Douglas

James Douglas Turner was born on 19 May 1889, in Saint Andrews, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada as the son of Vernon Ford Turner and Eliza Meda Pettigrove. He died on 29 October 1959, in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Vernon Ford Turner
Eliza Meda Pettigrove
James Douglas Turner
1889–1959
Vernon Lloyd Turner
1896–1970

Parents & Siblings

  • Vernon Ford Turner

    MaleMale

  • Eliza Meda Pettigrove

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (3)

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 12

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 48

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.
1955 · Recorder Low Temperature

Age 66

In 1955, New Brunswick broke the record with a freezing temperature of -47.2° C, in Sisson Dam

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).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • James Douglas Turner, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"

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