Mary Alice Turner

2 November 1893–2 September 1987 (Age 93)
Marshall, Minnesota

The Life of Mary Alice

When Mary Alice Turner was born on 2 November 1893, her father, Henry Edward Turner, was 33 and her mother, Phobe Gertrude Barrows, was 23. She married Charles Carter Gill on 30 June 1920. She lived in Tule Lake, Klamath, Oregon, United States in 1910 and Modoc, California, United States in 1920. She died on 2 September 1987, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Charles Carter Gill
1888–1973
Mary Alice Turner
1893–1987
Marriage: 30 June 1920

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 June 1920

Parents and Siblings

    Male1860–1947Male

    Phobe Gertrude Barrows

    Female1869–1931Female

siblings

(10)

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 13

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 25

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Alice Turner in household of Henry E Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alice Turner in household of Henry E Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alice M Turner in household of Henry E Turner, "United States Census, 1900"

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