Omer Allen Turner

1887–1914 (Age 27)
Jasper, Marion, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Omer Allen

When Omer Allen Turner was born on 1 March 1887, in Jasper, Marion, Tennessee, United States, his father, Napoleon Bonapart Turner, was 36 and his mother, Harriett Parker, was 28. He lived in Civil District 7, Madison, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 September 1914, at the age of 27.

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Napoleon Bonapart Turner
Harriett Parker
Charles William Turner
John Patrick Turner
James Samuel Turner
Omer Allen Turner
Nettie Lorraine Turner
Ida Turner
Melvin Turner
Mamie Kate Turner
Ellen Beatrice Turner
May Gertrude Turner

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 9

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.

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).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Omer Tunus in household of Napolian Tunus, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Omer Turner in household of Napolean B Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Omer Allen Turner - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: Omer Allen Turner

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