John Linus Turner

1898–1970 (Age 71)
Illinois, United States

The Life of John Linus

When John Linus Turner was born on 14 August 1898, in Illinois, United States, his father, Linus Sereno Turner, was 44 and his mother, Nancy Shirley, was 32. He lived in Havana Township, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Havana, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 3 January 1970, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Havana, Mason, Illinois, United States.

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John Linus Turner
Elsie Dehm

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Linus Sereno Turner


  • Nancy Shirley




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Age 2

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.

Age 19

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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 in household of Linus S Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Turner in household of Linas Turner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Linus Turner, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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