James William Turner was born on June 1, 1869 in New Ross, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada to George Turner and Harriett Ann Hatcher. He was baptized on October 10, 1869 in Christ Church Anglican, New Ross. 
James died on April 9, 1871 in Lake Ramsey, New Ross, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada. 
↑ Keddy, Vernon. 2003. The brothers Huls/Hiltz from Ortenberg to Lunenburg: focus on The Forties, Fraxville, New Ross District. [New Ross, N.S.]: New Ross Historical Society.