Charles Emory Turner

6 September 1829–8 November 1892 (Age 63)
Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Charles Emory

When Charles Emory Turner was born on 6 September 1829, in Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Turner, was 27 and his mother, Sally Newton, was 23. He married Martha A Hicks in 1850, in Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 8 November 1892, in Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Lower Cemetery, Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Emory Turner
Martha A Hicks
Marriage: 1850
Sarah Addy Turner
Charles Walter Turner
Emily P Turner
Edward J. Turner
George Otis Turner
Francis Homer Turner

Spouse and Children

Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    Sarah Addy Turner


    Charles Walter Turner


    Emily P Turner


    Edward J. Turner



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Turner





    Lysander Turner


    Charles Emory Turner



    Lydia Rich Turner


    James S. Turner


+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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Charles Emory Turner

Birth: Sep. 6, 1829 Phillipston Worcester County Massachusetts, USA Death: Nov. 9, 1892 Phillipston Worcester County Massachusetts, USA Family links: Parents: John Turner (1802 - 1864) Sally …

Sources (3)

  • Charles E Turner, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Charles E Turner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles E Turner in household of John Turner, "United States Census, 1850"

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