Charles Turner

1872–November 1953 (Age 81)
Sumner, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Turner was born in 1872, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert Williamson Turner, was 46 and his mother, Almira Lucetta Hammond, was 24. He married Mary Osborne on 8 November 1895, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 16, Sumner, Tennessee, United States for about 40 years. He died in November 1953, in United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Charles Turner
Mary Osborne
Marriage: 8 November 1895
Roberta Turner
Robert T Turner
Allison Turner
Melvin Turner

Spouse and Children

8 November 1895
Sumner, Tennessee, United States


    Roberta Turner


    Robert T Turner


    Allison Turner


    Melvin Turner


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Williamson Turner


    Almira Lucetta Hammond




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 0

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 6

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Charlie Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charlie Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Turner, "United States Census, 1900"

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