Ross Turner

Brief Life History of Ross

Ross Turner was born in 1892, in Missouri, United States. He married Minnie Catherine Black about 1907, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Grant Township, Greene, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Junction Township, Greene, Iowa, United States in 1930.

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Family Time Line

Ross Turner
1892–
Minnie Catherine Black
1891–1933
Marriage: about 1907
Robert Lee Turner
1918–1992
Roger Hugh Turner
1919–2003
Boyd Ross Turner
1923–1996
Dean Eugene Turner
1924–1989
Alice M Turner
1930–
Joe Walter Turner
1933–1933

Sources (18)

  • Louis Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ross Turner, "Iowa, Birth and Stillbirth Records, 1921-1947"
  • Ross Turner, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1953"

World Events (8)

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1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English t(o)urnour, turner ‘turner’ (Old French to(u)rn(e)our), mainly denoting someone who fashioned small objects of wood, metal, or bone on a lathe, but also a variety of other occupations, including turnspit and translator or interpreter. This surname may have become confused with Toner . In North America, it is also very common among African Americans.

English: occasionally perhaps a nickname from Middle English turn-hare, a compound of Middle English tournen ‘to turn, direct, steer’ + hare ‘hare’, a name for someone in charge of the greyhounds in hare coursing or an exaggerated compliment for someone who could run fast. See also Turnbull .

English: perhaps also from Middle English t(o)urn(e)our ‘jouster, one who takes part in a tournament’ (Old French tornoieor, tournoieur).

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

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