John Lewis Turner

1915–1972 (Age 57)
Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States

The Life of John Lewis

When John Lewis Turner was born on 19 October 1915, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, his father, Edwin L Turner, was 25 and his mother, Cora Wright, was 24. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Vida Grace Morgan. He lived in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 November 1972, in Irving, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Irving, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lewis Turner
Vida Grace Morgan
Terry Don Turner
Mildred Jo Turner
Nancy Leigh Turner
Rebecca Jan Turner

Spouse & Children



  • Male1939–2010Male

  • Female1940–2013Female

  • Nancy Leigh Turner


  • Rebecca Jan Turner


Parents & Siblings

  • Edwin L Turner


  • Cora Wright




  • Fermin Leon Turner


  • Chester Turner


  • Thelma Turner


  • Male1915–1972Male

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 14

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 16

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • John Turner in household of Cora Partoch, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John L Turner in household of George M Roupe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John L Turner, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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