James Canada Turner

10 April 1917–22 January 1981 (Age 63)
Worth, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Canada

When James Canada Turner was born on 10 April 1917, in Worth, Missouri, United States, his father, Lewis Canada Turner, was 29 and his mother, Sweetie Helen Hollied, was 23. He lived in Marshall Township, Platte, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Worth, Worth, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 22 January 1981, in Weston, Platte, Missouri, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Weston, Platte, Missouri, United States.

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Lewis Canada Turner
Sweetie Helen Hollied
James Canada Turner
Mildred E Turner
William H. Turner

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    Sweetie Helen Hollied




World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 14

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • James C Turner in household of Lou C Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James C Turner in household of Louis Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James C Turner, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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