John Lee Turner

1890–1981 (Age 91)
Butler, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Lee

John Lee Turner was born on 8 March 1890, in Butler, Missouri, United States as the son of Benjamin F Turner and Leona Fitzgerald. He married Rose Hetty (Rosetty) Tibbs on 15 September 1913, in Butler, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 6 June 1981, in Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

John Lee Turner
1890–1981
Rose Hetty (Rosetty) Tibbs
1896–1980
Marriage: 15 September 1913
Minnie Ellen Turner
1915–
Grace Aileen (Tootsie) Turner
1920–2014

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
15 September 1913
Butler, Missouri, United States
children

(2)

  • Minnie Ellen Turner

    Female1915–Female

  • Grace Aileen (Tootsie) Turner

    Female1920–2014Female

Parents & Siblings

  • Benjamin F Turner

    Male1868–Male

  • Leona Fitzgerald

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 2

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 14

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 in entry for Clarence Pigg and Minnie Allen Turner, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • J L Turner in entry for Clarence Pigg and Minnie Allen Turner, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • J L Turner in entry for Clarence Pigg and Minnie Allen Turner, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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