David Clifford Turner

4 February 1919–1995 (Age 75)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of David Clifford

When David Clifford Turner was born on 4 February 1919, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, Joseph Grant Turner, was 48 and his mother, Louise Catherine Hitson, was 38. He lived in East Looney Township, Polk, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Tiger Township, Creek, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died in 1995, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 76.

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David Clifford Turner
1919–1995
Mildred Geraldine Warden
1920–1997

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Male1899–1975Male

    Lloyd Lee Turner

    Male1900–1905Male

    Lee Clyde Turner

    Male1902–1902Male

    Female1904–1988Female

    Homer Isaac Turner

    Male1906–1906Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 2

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1941

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clifford Turner in household of Joseph G Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • David C Turner in household of Joseph G Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clifford Turner, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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