James David Turner

1916–1990 (Age 74)
Wood, Texas, United States

The Life of James David

When James David Turner was born on 22 May 1916, in Wood, Texas, United States, his father, Henry Alexander Turner, was 24 and his mother, Pearl Opal Vaughn, was 20. He married Inez Caldwell on 23 December 1937, in Wood, Texas, United States. He lived in Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Wood, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 22 December 1990, in Wood, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Quitman, Wood, Texas, United States.

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James David Turner
Inez Caldwell
Marriage: 23 December 1937

Spouse & Children

23 December 1937
Wood, Texas, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Henry Alexander Turner


  • Female1895–1978Female



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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 1

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • James D Turner in household of Henry H Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • David Turner in household of Henry Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • David Turner, "United States Census, 1940"

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