John Leroy Turner

1879–1966 (Age 86)
McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Leroy

When John Leroy Turner was born on 26 August 1879, in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States, his father, Arthur Aristedes Turner, was 23 and his mother, Mary Emaline Killian, was 25. He married Elizabeth Ella 'Betty' Tenpenny on 5 December 1897, in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Civil District 6, Cannon, Tennessee, United States in 1940 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1942. In 1942, at the age of 63, his occupation is listed as palace-model laundry, detroit mi in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. He died on 2 August 1966, in Gath, Warren, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Gath, Warren, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Leroy Turner
Elizabeth Ella 'Betty' Tenpenny
Marriage: 5 December 1897
Charles Elmo Turner
Birdie Catholine Turner
Mary Lula Turner
Arthur Aristides Turner
Stella Verona Turner
Johnnie Mae Turner
Gilbert Washington Turner
Gentry Guy Turner
James 'Robert' Turner

Spouse & Children

  • Male1879–1966Male

  • Elizabeth Ella 'Betty' Tenpenny


5 December 1897
DeKalb, Tennessee, United States


  • Male1899–1953Male

  • Birdie Catholine Turner


  • Mary Lula Turner


  • Arthur Aristides Turner


  • Stella Verona Turner


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Arthur Aristedes Turner


  • Mary Emaline Killian




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Center of Stove Manufacturing

Age 2

During the late 19th century, cast-iron stove manufacturing became Detroit's top industry and later the city received the nickname, "Stove Capital of the World."
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 23

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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 L Turner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John L Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J L Turner, "United States Census, 1930"

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