Mary Helen Turner

6 March 1921–29 July 2012 (Age 91)
Hunter, Ada, Idaho Territory, United States

The Life of Mary Helen

When Mary Helen Turner was born on 6 March 1921, in Hunter, Ada, Idaho Territory, United States, her father, Roy Richard Turner, was 21 and her mother, Addie Ellen Castor, was 20. She married Francis Marvin Medlin on 16 November 1948, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States. She lived in Meridian Election Precinct, Ada, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 29 July 2012, in Mansfield, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Mansfield, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Francis Marvin Medlin
Mary Helen Turner
Marriage: 16 November 1948

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    Francis Marvin Medlin



16 November 1948
Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 8

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 24

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler.2 English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.3 English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Furner in household of Roy R Furner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary H Turner in household of Roy R Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Helen Medlin, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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