James David Turner

1918–2010 (Age 92)
Leona Mines, Lee, Virginia, United States

The Life of James David

When James David Turner was born on 27 January 1918, in Leona Mines, Lee, Virginia, United States, his father, Luther Sampson Turner, was 32 and his mother, Mary Francis Laningham, was 24. He married Ada Ruth Terry on 26 December 1942, in Harlan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Rocky Station Magisterial District, Lee, Virginia, United States in 1940 and Saint Charles, Lee, Virginia, United States for about 2 years. He died on 19 March 2010, in Rose Hill, Lee, Virginia, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Pennington Gap, Lee, Virginia, United States.

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James David Turner
Ada Ruth Terry
Marriage: 26 December 1942
Wilma Jean Turner

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26 December 1942
Harlan, Kentucky, United States


  • Wilma Jean Turner


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 13

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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 (3)

  • D J Turner in household of S L Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James D Turner in household of Luther S Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James D Turner, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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