John Lewis Turner

1910–1943 (Age 33)
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The Life of John Lewis

When John Lewis Turner was born on 19 June 1910, in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, his father, John Johnson Turner, was 24 and his mother, Vina Cordelia Smith, was 22. He had at least 1 daughter with Willa Dean Franklin. He died on 16 July 1943, in Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 33.

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John Lewis Turner
Willa Dean Franklin
Barbara Ann Turner

Spouse & Children



  • Barbara Ann Turner


Parents & Siblings

  • John Johnson Turner


  • Vina Cordelia Smith




  • Male1910–1943Male

  • Fred Turner


  • George Emil Turner


  • Sam Terrell Turner


World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 2

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

Age 10

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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 Lewis Turner, "Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • John L Turner, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • John Lewis Turner in entry for Marlin Cox Hinds and Barbara Turner Powers, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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