Roy Valentine Turner

26 October 1897–16 May 1963 (Age 65)
New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Roy Valentine

When Roy Valentine Turner was born on 26 October 1897, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Thomas Dykes Turner Sr., was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Stemmle, was 20. He lived in Central Falls, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1910 and Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1920. He died on 16 May 1963, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 65.

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Roy Valentine Turner
1897–1963
Elizabeth Henderson
1896–1944

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World Events (8)

1903
Age 6
The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.
1907 · Larchmont sinks
Age 10
On February 11, 1907, a passenger ship gets rammed by a coal carrier just southwest of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. It takes only 10 minutes for the Larchmont to sink. Only 19 of those on board survive. The next day bodies of those that had been on the ship continue to wash up onto the shore.
1916
Age 19
"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

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).

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

Possible Related Names

Durner

Sources (5)

  • Roy Turner in household of Thomas Turner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Roy Turner in household of Thomas Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy Turner in household of Thomas Turner, "United States Census, 1910"

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