Robert Hunter Turner

29 May 1899–18 May 1966 (Age 67)
Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert Hunter

When Robert Hunter Turner was born on 29 May 1899, in Henry, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Hunter Turner, was 41 and his mother, America Frances Lester, was 24. He lived in Reed Creek, Lee, Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 18 May 1966, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Suffolk, Virginia, United States.

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Robert Hunter Turner
Minnie Lou Whitfield

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    Lera L Turner


    Henry Jackson Turner


    Nancy Elizabeth Turner



    Mary A Turner


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Maggie Lena Walker Opens Bank

Age 2

Maggie Lena Walker was the first African American and woman to open a bank. She opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank on August 20, 1901. She encouraged the young people to start saving their pennies in her bank and when they hit a hundred pennies they could start a bank account with the bank.

Age 18

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Robert H Turner Jr. in household of Robert H Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert H Turner in household of Robert H Turner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Robert Hunter Turner, "Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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