Thelma Kathleen Turner

1916–1995 (Age 78)
Madisonville, Monroe, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thelma Kathleen

When Thelma Kathleen Turner was born on 14 September 1916, in Madisonville, Monroe, Tennessee, United States, her father, Joseph Mims Turner, was 33 and her mother, Maude H Hicks, was 25. She married Robert Johnson Dailey on 22 June 1940, in Monroe, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Monroe, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years and Civil District 3, Monroe, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 17 May 1995, in Madisonville, Monroe, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Madisonville, Monroe, Tennessee, United States.

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Thelma Kathleen Turner
Robert Johnson Dailey
Marriage: 22 June 1940
Douglas Turner Dailey

Spouse & Children

22 June 1940
Monroe, Tennessee, United States


  • Douglas Turner Dailey


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 15

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Catherine Turner in household of Joe Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kathleen Turner in household of Joseph M Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kathleen Turner in household of Joseph M Turner, "United States Census, 1920"

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