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John William Turner (1894 - 1915)

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John William Turner
1894 - 1915
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c. 1894
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March 11, 1915
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John William Turner was born c. 1894. He died on March 11, 1915 at 21 years of age.
Updated: July 24, 2019
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John William Turner passed away on March 11, 1915 at 21 years of age. He was buried in Le Touret Memorial Panel 8 And 9., France. He was born c. 1894. We have no information about John's immediate family.
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In 1894, in the year that John William Turner was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1900, when he was just 6 years old, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1905, at the age of only 11 years old, John was alive when federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1915, in the year of John William Turner's passing, in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

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