Robert Chandler Turner (1914 - 1998)

Robert Chandler Turner
1914 - 1998
updated September 09, 2019
Robert Chandler Turner, father to 1 child, was born on January 4, 1914 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was born to James Robert Turner and Edith Naomi (Smith) Turner, with siblings Douglas and Russell. He married Ellen Beatrix Person, and they gave birth to Ronald Helmut Turner. Robert died on October 1, 1998 in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey at age 84. We know that Robert Chandler Turner had been residing in Merchantville, Camden County, New Jersey 08109.


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Robert Chandler Turner

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Robert Turner was born on in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania United States


Robert Turner died on in Pennsauken Township, Camden County, New Jersey United States

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Heart Attack

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at bg william c doyle vets mem cemsection hn site 2027, provinceline road, in wrightstown, burlington County, New Jersey us 08562



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Merchantville, Camden County, New Jersey 08109


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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: CWO3
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Robert Chandler Turner Family Tree

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around May 14, 1868 - around Jun 21, 1933
Feb 3, 1881 - Sep 5, 1958


around Sep 15, 1908 - around Dec 30, 1913
May 20, 1916 - May 19, 1986

Robert's Parents

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Robert Chandler Turner


around Sep 15, 1908 - around Dec 30, 1913
May 20, 1916 - May 19, 1986



Robert Chandler Turner & Ellen Beatrix Person

Robert Chandler Turner


around Jul 31, 1923 - around Dec 27, 2007


1949 - Unknown


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Robert Chandler Turner is buried at Brig.Gen Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown,NJ/Burlington County,NJ.
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Robert Chandler Turner, father to 1 child, passed away on October 1, 1998 in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey at 84 years of age. He was buried in bg william c doyle vets mem cemsection hn site 2027, wrightstown, New Jersey us. He was born on January 4, 1914 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was born to James Robert Turner and Edith Naomi (Smith) Turner, with siblings Douglas and Russell. Robert married Ellen Beatrix Person, and they gave birth to Ronald Helmut Turner. We know that Robert Chandler Turner had been residing in Merchantville, Camden County, New Jersey 08109.
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1914 - 1998 World Events

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In 1914, in the year that Robert Chandler Turner was born, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1930, at the age of 16 years old, Robert was alive when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1960, Robert was 46 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1979, when he was 65 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1998, in the year of Robert Chandler Turner's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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around 1920 - May 22, 1945
around 1864 - Sep 15, 1915
around 1887 - Sep 20, 1917
Unknown - Oct 12, 1917
around 1920 - Jul 21, 1944
around 1897 - Feb 13, 1920
around 1881 - Dec 21, 1940
around 1897 - Apr 9, 1918
Unknown - Oct 30, 1944
around 1918 - Feb 18, 1945
around 1921 - May 2, 1944
around 1876 - Nov 1, 1914
Unknown - Feb 1, 1943
around 1891 - Nov 28, 1916
around 1884 - Oct 10, 1917

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Jul 2, 1908 - March 1972
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May 20, 1916 - May 1986
Dec 14, 1908 - April 1985
Mar 17, 1903 - February 1976
May 23, 1895 - December 1978
Nov 9, 1881 - January 1965
Feb 8, 1926 - Jul 26, 2003
Jun 10, 1919 - Dec 9, 1997
Jun 10, 1924 - December 1978
Mar 9, 1923 - Jul 11, 2003
Feb 8, 1924 - May 19, 2000
Oct 7, 1925 - September 1980
Dec 22, 1910 - Jun 5, 1989
Jul 9, 1922 - Jul 15, 1997
Apr 19, 1924 - Apr 28, 1996
Apr 19, 1919 - Aug 17, 1994
Feb 19, 1922 - May 15, 2006
May 13, 1923 - Nov 15, 1993
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Mar 12, 1888 - February 1967
Aug 12, 1914 - January 1979
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Oct 28, 1911 - Mar 1, 1991
Jul 3, 1918 - Nov 1, 2010
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