John Lester Turner

1887–1968 (Age 80)
Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John Lester

When John Lester Turner was born on 29 September 1887, in Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Frank Lester Turner, was 28 and his mother, Carrie Frances Conrad, was 22. He lived in Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 5 August 1968, at the age of 80, and was buried in Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Lester Turner
Carrie Frances Conrad
Edward J. Turner
Harold Turner
John Lester Turner
George Reginald Turner
William (Willie) Conrad Turner
Ralph L. Turner
Carrie Almira Turner
Raimund Earl Turner
Harvey K. Turner
Grace E. Turner
Gertrude M. Turner

Parents & Siblings

  • Frank Lester Turner


  • Carrie Frances Conrad




  • Edward J. Turner


  • Harold Turner


  • Male1887–1968Male

  • George Reginald Turner


  • William (Willie) Conrad Turner


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 17

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 22

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • John L Turner in household of Frank L Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J Lester Turner in household of Frank L Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Lester Turner in household of Frank L Turner, "United States Census, 1900"

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