William Robert Turner

11 September 1863–15 January 1936 (Age 72)
Alabama, United States

The Life of William Robert

William Robert Turner was born on 11 September 1863, in Alabama, United States as the son of William Presley Turner and Nancy A Culley. He had at least 3 sons and 6 daughters with Martha Ann Maxwell. He lived in Somerville, Morgan, Alabama, United States in 1920. He died on 15 January 1936, in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Somerville, Morgan, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Robert Turner
1863–1936
Martha Ann Maxwell
1881–1958
Lelia Turner
1902–1956
Virgia Turney
1906–
Birgie Evelyn Turner
1906–1990
Winnie Lee Turner
1910–1912
Talmage Turney
1911–
Anna Turney
1913–1957
Dorsey Wert Turner
1915–1998
Dortha Turney
1916–
Robert Troy Turner
1919–1990

Spouse and Children

children

(9)

    Lelia Turner

    Female1902–1956Female

    Virgia Turney

    Female1906–Female

    Female1906–1990Female

    Winnie Lee Turner

    Female1910–1912Female

    Talmage Turney

    Male1911–Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Presley Turner

    Male1826–Male

    Nancy A Culley

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1865

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Alabama Ratifies the 13th Amendment

Age 2

Alabama ratified the 13th Amendment on December 2, 1865. The Thirteenth Amendment officially became part of the Constitution on December 6, 1865. Roughly 440,000 Alabamians born into slavery were freed and made citizens. However, loopholes in the law made this a slow process.
1886

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • William R Turney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Turner in entry for Anna Rogers, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • W.R. Turner in entry for Lelia Turner, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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