Dillia Leander Turner

8 January 1877–13 January 1953 (Age 76)
District 1204, Fulton, Georgia, United States

The Life of Dillia Leander

When Dillia Leander Turner was born on 8 January 1877, in District 1204, Fulton, Georgia, United States, her father, Byers Augustus Turner, was 18 and her mother, Laura Jane Sumpter, was 17. She lived in Ivy Log, Union, Georgia, United States in 1900. She died on 13 January 1953, in Murphy, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Blairsville, Union, Georgia, United States.

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Alexander Raper
Dillia Leander Turner
Arthur william Raper

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    Leander Turner


    William Augustus Turner


    Luther Franklin Turner


    William Manuel Turner


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 16

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 20

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

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)

  • Dillia L Turner in household of Bares A Turner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dillie Turner Raper, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"
  • Dillie Turner Raper, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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