Columbia Turner

24 April 1901–26 November 1996 (Age 95)
Catawba, Clark, Ohio, United States

The Life of Columbia

When Columbia Turner was born on 24 April 1901, in Catawba, Clark, Ohio, United States, her father, Columbus Lafayette Turner, was 59 and her mother, Martha Lenora Sherrill, was 39. She lived in Catawba, Catawba, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 26 November 1996, in Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 95.

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Columbus Lafayette Turner
Martha Lenora Sherrill
Rodney Wilfred Turner
Rupert Sherrill Turner
Reginald T Turner
Columbia Turner
Norma Julia Turner

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 17

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 (2)

  • Columbia Turner in household of Martha L Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Columbia Turner in household of Columbus L Turner, "United States Census, 1910"

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