Mary Luraine "Lura" Turck

22 May 1897–17 September 1996 (Age 99)
Sherman Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Luraine "Lura"

When Mary Luraine "Lura" Turck was born on 22 May 1897, in Sherman Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States, her father, Bertram Turck, was 26 and her mother, Anna Maud Chenoweth, was 25. She married Earl Milo Parsons Sr. on 30 May 1917, in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Aliceton, Ransom, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Casey Township, Ransom, North Dakota, United States in 1930. She died on 17 September 1996, in Lisbon, Ransom, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Lisbon, Ransom, North Dakota, United States.

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Earl Milo Parsons Sr.
Mary Luraine "Lura" Turck
Marriage: 30 May 1917
Elizabeth Bess "Betty" Parsons
Robert Parsons
Gilberta Yvonne Parsons
Earl Milo Parsons Jr.
Wilfred Dale Parsons

Spouse and Children

30 May 1917
Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States


    Elizabeth Bess "Betty" Parsons


    Gilberta Yvonne Parsons


    Earl Milo Parsons Jr.


    Wilfred Dale Parsons


    Robert Parsons


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 16

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and German (also T(h)ürck): from a vocabulary word meaning ‘Turk’, a nickname for someone who had either fought against the Turks or one who was thought to resemble a Turk in some way, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a Turk.2 German (Alsace): habitational name from shortened forms of place names such as Türkheim.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lura Turk in household of Bert Turk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lura Parsons in household of Earl M Parsons, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Laurine Turck, "Iowa State Census, 1915"

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