James Donald Turner

1898–1944 (Age 46)
Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States

The Life of James Donald

When James Donald Turner was born on 22 November 1898, in Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, his father, James Alexander Turner, was 29 and his mother, Susan Nichols, was 31. He married Ruth Martha Becker on 17 November 1921, in Tyrone Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States. He lived in Fawn River Township, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Tyrone Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 12 November 1944, in Trout Lake, Chippewa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Linden, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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James Donald Turner
Ruth Martha Becker
Marriage: 17 November 1921

Spouse & Children

17 November 1921
Tyrone Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • James Alexander Turner


  • Susan Nichols




  • Fannie F. Turner


  • Stanley Raymond Turner


  • Male1898–1944Male

  • Anna L. Turner


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 5

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 14

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Donald Turner in household of James Turner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Donald Turner in household of James Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James D. Turner, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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