James Henry Turner
- Born: 12 Apr 1876, Henry Co., Virginia
- Marriage: Rosa Bell Wheeler about 1900
- Died: 3 Apr 1949, Danville City, (Pittsylvania Co.), Virginia at age 72
- Buried: 4 Apr 1949, Mizpah Methodist Church Cemetery near Reidsville, N.C.
Cause of his death was Chronic Nephritis / Pulmonary Edema (9 hours).
James' middle name is from the 1978 death certificate of his daughter, Laura Bell Turner.
In 1910 James Turner and family are living at 127 Montgomery Street in Reidsville, N.C.: The 1910 Federal Census for Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC, Ward 2, District 167, page 271A records James H. (34 - VA/VA/VA) and Rosa B. (33 - NC/NC/NC) Turner with children Roy James (5), Mary F. (3), and Laura B. (1 8/12). James is a house carpenter and has been married for 10 years with 4 children of which 3 are still living.
The 1900 Williamsburg Township, Rockingham Co., NC, District 89, page 343A records James H. Turner (April 1877 - VA) and his new bride, Rose R. Turner (May 1877 - NC) living with his mother, Mary C. Turner (March 1850 - VA) and siblings Stafford B. (May 1878 - VA), Nelie T. (Aug 1882 - VA), Effa L. (March 1884 - VA), and Albert B. (March 1886 - VA). Mary is a widow who has had 12 children of which 10 are still living. She reports that she has been married for 35 years, however, a line is drawn through the number.
The WWI Draft Registration Card for James Henry Turner dated Sept 12, 1918 records his DoB as April 12, 1876. He is living with his wife at 127 Montgomery Street in Rockingham Co., NC. His physical Description is tall and slender with gray eyes and light hair.
The 1880 Federal Census for the Irisburg District, Henry Co., VA, District 133, page 151A records James H. Turner (5) living with his parents Hannibal (32) and Mary C. (30) Turner with siblings Robert L. (12), William M. (11), Mollie B. (7), Benjamin F. (6), Stafford B. (3), and Rosa B. (1). The Turners are a farming family and all members and their parents are born in Virginia.
Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: James Henry Turner (married)
Residence: 709 Montgomery Street, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., N.C.
Occupation: Retired Contractor
Age at Death: 72
Birth Date: 12 Apr 1876 in Henry Co., VA
Death Date: 3 Apr 1949
Death Place: Memorial Hospital, Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia (in for 2 weeks)
Burial: April 4, 1949 at Mizpah Methodist Church near Reidsville, N.C.
Registration Date: 11 Apr 1949
Father: Hannibal Turner
Mother: Mary Holland
Spouse: Mrs Rosa Wheeler Turner
Informant: Roy J. Turner of Reidsville, N.C.
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Carpenter (1910).
James married Rosa Bell Wheeler about 1900. (Rosa Bell Wheeler was born on 14 Mar 1877 in North Carolina, died on 2 Sep 1955 in Burlington, Alamance Co., N.C. and was buried in Mizpah Methodist Church Cemetery near Reidsville, N.C..) The cause of her death was Cerebral Vascular Hemorrhage.