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James Washington Turner
4/7/1865 - 11/2/1923
(Shown at age 40)
James Washington Turner was born on April 7, 1865 in Randolph County, Georgia and died on November 2, 1923 in Leary, Calhoun County, Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 58 years old.

His parents were James Washington Turner (1827-abt.1870) and Melissa Ann Poss (1835 -abt.1865). He married Minnie Lee Howard. They had four children:
  1. Virginia Turner (1914)
  2. James Turner (1916-2000)
  3. Theda Turner (1919)
  4. Julia Lee Turner (1922-1993)
Census1/21/1920 Leary GA (Calhoun County) 54 yrs old 
Recorded as Dwelling #105 and Family #105: J. W. Turner (age 56), Minnie Turner (age 28), Virginia Turner (age 5), James Turner (age 4), Theda Turner (5 months old). They own their home. All were born in GA, as were their parents. J.W. and Minnie can read and write. J.W. is a carpenter.  
Newspaper1/13/2016 Parrott GA (Terrell County) 93 yrs after death 
Virginia Turner Mims, 101, of Parrott, died at her residence on January 12, 2016. Graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 2:00 the Parrott City Cemetery with Rev. David Martin officiating.
Virginia (known as "Biggie" to her family and closest friends) was born September 22, 1914 in Patmos in Baker County, Georgia, daughter of the late J.W. Turner and Minnie Lee Howard Turner. Both of her parents died when she was a young child, a loving aunt and uncle, Mattie and Alex Smith added her and her brother, James, to their already large family. Surviving cousins of this family are Ruby Drinkwater and Maude Paul of Edison, Lee Turner of Cuthbert, Odell Turner of Shellman and Dot Milner of Dickey. Deceased members of this family are the parents and Phil Smith and Gertrude Jackson.
Virginia's younger sisters, were adopted by other families and now deceased, were Julia Lee Connell and Theta Lee Gladin.
She was married to Robert Livingston Mims who died in 1966. She was a homemaker, strongly devoted to her family and friends. Surviving are her daughters, Norene Pritchard of Parrott and Gayle Morgan (Franklin) of Americus.
Her deceased children were Glynn Mims, Bobby Mims, Myrtle Smith and Joyce Bethea and sons-in-law, Ray Smith, Jimmy Pritchard and Johnny Bethea.
She leaves behind a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
"Biggie" will be missed by her family and many special friends as well as those who traveled Highway #520 through Parrott and delighted in waving at her as she sat on her porch daily accompanied by a very special member of her extended family, Bobby Pritchard. 

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5 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
10 1875 Oconee County formed.
40 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
47 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
49 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
52 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
55 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
4 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
12 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
14 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
24 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
30 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
32 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
35 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
35 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
36 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
37 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
38 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
39 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
41 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
41 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
41 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
47 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
48 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
49 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
58 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
58 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
17 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
20 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
43 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
47 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
48 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
52 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
54 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
3 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
10 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
11 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
44 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
45 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
44 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
49 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
52 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
54 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
55 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.

Minnie Howard
Born on an unknown day in October 1889 and died on February 20, 1925
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The Children of James Washington Turner

96 years old
Virginia Turner
Born in Patmos, Calhoun County, Georgia on September 22, 1914 and died in Parrott, Randolph County, Georgia on January 12, 2016. She was 101 years old.

Virginia was known as "Biggie". Both of her parents died when she was a young child, a loving aunt and uncle, Mattie and Alex Smith added her and her brother, James, to their family. Virginia marrie...
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39 years old
James Turner
Born in Calhoun County, Georgia on January 9, 1916 and died in Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia on February 29, 2000. He was 84 years old.

He married Mary Aline Eubanks
James Franklin ...
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Theta Lee Turner
Born in Leary, Calhoun County, Georgia on July 30, 1919 and died in Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia on December 27, 2014. She was 95 years old.

She was called "Dee Dee". She married Herbert L. Gladin Sr.
Jacquelyn Gladin Evans (1942 -2013)
Herbert L. Glandin Jr.

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Julia Lee Turner
Born in Leary, Calhoun County, Georgia on August 18, 1922 and died in Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Florida on December 12, 1993. She was 71 years old.

She married Julian Cason Hussey.
They had one daughter, Barbara E. Hussey.
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