John Lee Turner

1886–1956 (Age 70)
Magnolia, Montgomery, Texas, United States

The Life of John Lee

When John Lee Turner was born on 28 March 1886, in Magnolia, Montgomery, Texas, United States, his father, James William Turner, was 31 and his mother, Cynthia Jane Green, was 27. He lived in Montgomery, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 3 June 1956, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lee Turner
1886–1956
Gertrude Davis
1894–

Spouse & Children

  • Male1886–1956Male

  • Gertrude Davis

    Female1894–Female

Parents & Siblings

  • James William Turner

    Male1854–1924Male

  • Cynthia Jane Green

    Female1859–1922Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 8

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 19

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

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 James W Turner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John L Turner, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • John L Turner, "Find A Grave Index"

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