James David Turner

1926–1991 (Age 65)
Elmore, Alabama, United States

The Life of James David

When James David Turner was born on 7 March 1926, in Elmore, Alabama, United States, his father, Fred Oliver Turner, was 43 and his mother, Carrie Vester Bullard, was 38. He had at least 1 son with Joyce Darlene McMurray. He lived in Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 18 West Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 26 November 1991, in Duval, Florida, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Orange Park, Clay, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

James David Turner
Joyce Darlene McMurray
Jimmy Turner

Spouse & Children



  • Jimmy Turner


Parents & Siblings

  • Fred Oliver Turner


  • Carrie Vester Bullard




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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 15

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 18

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • David Turner in household of A Wesley Curlee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • David Turner in household of Fred O Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James D Turner in entry for Mrs Mary Ervin Turner Moncrief, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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