William Nelson Turner

22 September 1875–19 June 1960 (Age 84)
Logan, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of William Nelson

When William Nelson Turner was born on 22 September 1875, in Logan, Arkansas, United States, his father, Samuel Ogden Turner, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Jane Leever, was 37. He married Myrtle Lenore Page on 24 September 1902. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Glencoe Township, Butler, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 19 June 1960, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Nelson Turner
1875–1960
Myrtle Lenore Page
1879–1940
Marriage: 24 September 1902
Joseph Ogburn TURNER
1907–1907
Merle D Turner
1909–
Raymond Lee Turner
1913–1986

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 September 1902
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 1
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
    1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded
    Age 8
    The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 23
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English t(o)urnour, turner ‘turner’ (Old French to(u)rn(e)our), mainly denoting someone who fashioned small objects of wood, metal, or bone on a lathe, but also a variety of other occupations, including turnspit and translator or interpreter. This surname may have become confused with Toner . In North America, it is also very common among African Americans.English: occasionally perhaps a nickname from Middle English turn-hare, a compound of Middle English tournen ‘to turn, direct, steer’ + hare ‘hare’, a name for someone in charge of the greyhounds in hare coursing or an exaggerated compliment for someone who could run fast. See also Turnbull .English: perhaps also from Middle English t(o)urn(e)our ‘jouster, one who takes part in a tournament’ (Old French tornoieor, tournoieur).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Trinder
    Toner
    Tarner
    Turney

    Sources (4)

    • W N Turner in household of Samuel Turner, "United States Census, 1880"
    • W N Turner, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • William Nelson Turner, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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