James Douglas Turner

1831–1887 (Age 56)
New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of James Douglas

When James Douglas Turner was born about 1831, in New Brunswick, Canada, his father, David Sylvester Turner, was 38 and his mother, Rachael Hanson, was 31. He married Araminda Jane Gallagher on 28 July 1855, in Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Prince Ward, Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada in 1881. He died on 13 July 1887, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 56, and was buried in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.

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James Douglas Turner
Araminda Jane Gallagher
Marriage: 28 July 1855
Ida A Turner
Lillie Turner
James Harold D Turner
John Fred Medley Turner
Minnie Edna Turner
Bertha Edith Turner
Charles Edwin Turner

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28 July 1855
Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada


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World Events (3)

1867 · British North America Act

Age 36

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

Age 38

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

Age 49

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

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)

  • James D. Turner, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • James Douglas Turner in entry for John Fredericton Medley Turner, "New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits, 1889-1919"
  • J D Turner in entry for Iva A Turner, "New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits, 1889-1919"

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