When Anna Queen Turner was born on 6 February 1875, in Iowa, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Turner, was 27 and her mother, Antonette Murphy, was 19. She married Samuel M. Strain on 26 June 1895, in Hardin, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Warren Township, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Greensburg, Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 20 January 1939, in Nappanee, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.
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).