Frank Edward Turner

Brief Life History of Frank Edward

When Frank Edward Turner was born on 24 April 1917, in Canada, his father, Nelson Charles Turner, was 22 and his mother, Violet Ethel Barrow, was 21. He married Faye Louise Holman on 16 February 1946, in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in United States in 1949 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. He died on 3 May 1985, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Frank Edward Turner
1917–1985
Faye Louise Holman
1924–1999
Marriage: 16 February 1946

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  • Frank E Turner, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Frank Edward Turner - Individual or family possessions: birth: 24 April 1917; Toronto Metropolitan Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Frank Edward Turner, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English t(o)urnour, turner ‘turner’ (Old French to(u)rn(e)our), mainly denoting someone who fashioned small objects of wood, metal, or bone on a lathe, but also a variety of other occupations, including turnspit and translator or interpreter. This surname may have become confused with Toner . In North America, it is also very common among African Americans.

English: occasionally perhaps a nickname from Middle English turn-hare, a compound of Middle English tournen ‘to turn, direct, steer’ + hare ‘hare’, a name for someone in charge of the greyhounds in hare coursing or an exaggerated compliment for someone who could run fast. See also Turnbull .

English: perhaps also from Middle English t(o)urn(e)our ‘jouster, one who takes part in a tournament’ (Old French tornoieor, tournoieur).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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