John Lemley Turner

1892–1976 (Age 83)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Lemley

When John Lemley Turner was born on 14 September 1892, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Sidney Grant Turner, was 23 and his mother, Mary Amanda Phelps, was 19. He married Nina Bell Bigelow on 26 September 1914, in Union, Broome, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Springville Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Mehoopany, Mehoopany Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 4 July 1976, in Hancock, Hancock, Delaware, New York, United States, at the age of 83.

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John Lemley Turner
Nina Bell Bigelow
Marriage: 26 September 1914
Evelyn Turner
John Lemley Turner Jr

Spouse & Children

26 September 1914
Union, Broome, New York, United States


  • Evelyn Turner


  • John Lemley Turner Jr


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 13

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 U Sidney Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John L Turner, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • John L Turner in entry for William Frederick Hazlett and Evelyn Turner, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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