Thomas Roscoe Turner

9 March 1895–10 September 1971 (Age 76)
Perry, Indiana, United States

The Life of Thomas Roscoe

When Thomas Roscoe Turner was born on 9 March 1895, in Perry, Indiana, United States, his father, Samuel Turner, was 36 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Jarboe, was 28. He had at least 2 daughters with Lola Gertrude Hobbs. He lived in Leopold Township, Perry, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 10 September 1971, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76.

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Thomas Roscoe Turner
Lola Gertrude Hobbs
Vivian Naomi Turner
Eva Dolores Turner

Spouse and Children



    Vivian Naomi Turner


    Eva Dolores Turner


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Turner


    Mary Elizabeth Jarboe




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 11

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Roscoe Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas R Turner in household of Samuel Turner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Roseor Turner in household of Samuel Turner, "United States Census, 1910"

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