John Leonard Turner

1887–1959 (Age 72)
Wheelock, Robertson, Texas, United States

The Life of John Leonard

When John Leonard Turner was born on 3 February 1887, in Wheelock, Robertson, Texas, United States, his father, William Warren Turner, was 39 and his mother, Mary Olivia Wheelock, was 24. He married Zelma Taylor Garner on 5 January 1915, in Navarro, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Dawson, Navarro, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 4, Dawson, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 2 December 1959, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro, Texas, United States.

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John Leonard Turner
Zelma Taylor Garner
Marriage: 5 January 1915
William Clay Turner

Spouse & Children

5 January 1915
Navarro, Texas, United States


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  • William Clay 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.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 7

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • J L Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J L Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J S Turner, "United States Census, 1920"

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