Frank E. Turley

31 December 1893–April 1983 (Age 89)
Mount Pulaski, Logan, Illinois, United States

The Life of Frank E.

When Frank E. Turley was born on 31 December 1893, in Mount Pulaski, Logan, Illinois, United States, his father, John Elmer Turley, was 20 and his mother, Ella Edwards, was 21. He lived in Mount Pulaski Township, Logan, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died in April 1983, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 17

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Toirdealbhaigh, a patronymic from the personal name Toirdhealbhach, a personal name meaning ‘like Thor’ or ‘like thunder’, composed of the Old Norse name þórr ( see Thor ) + Gaelic dealbhach ‘like’, ‘in the shape of’. Compare McCurley , from the lenited form.2 Altered spelling of German Thurley, from a personal name formed with Old High German tiuri ‘dear’, ‘valuable’ + līh (?), related to Gothic leiks ‘body’, ‘shape’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank E Turley in household of Elmer J Turley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank E Turley in household of John E Turley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frank E Turley, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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