Annie Turner

9 January 1880–21 November 1969 (Age 89)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Annie

When Annie Turner was born on 9 January 1880, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Benjamin Pinckney Turner, was 30 and her mother, Mary Alice Hall, was 25. She married Evander Thornhill in 1898. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Johnston Township, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States in 1940 and Street, County Longford, Ireland in 1969. She died on 21 November 1969, in Charleston, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Evander Thornhill
Annie Turner
Marriage: 1898
Daphne Thornhill

Spouse and Children



    Daphne Thornhill


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Pinckney Turner


    Mary Alice Hall




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 24

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Annie Thornhill in household of Clinton Wheeler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jane L Turner in household of Benjamin Pinkney Turner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mrs Annie Thornhill, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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