James Donald Turner

1929–2004 (Age 75)
Winfield, Lincoln, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Donald

When James Donald Turner was born on 5 June 1929, in Winfield, Lincoln, Missouri, United States, his father, Ersel Truman Turner, was 28 and his mother, Edna Pearl Gallup, was 18. He died on 17 December 2004, in Centralia, Marion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Ersel Truman Turner
1901–1973
Edna Pearl Gallup
1911–1995
James Donald Turner
1929–2004
Joseph William Turner
1930–2009
Janet Ruth Turner
1940–1990

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World Events (8)

1931

Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 2

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 20

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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.

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