Orval Awalt Durm

12 May 1925–17 March 2008 (Age 82)
Franklin, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Orval Awalt

Orval Awalt Durm was born on 12 May 1925, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States. He died on 17 March 2008, in Lynchburg, Moore, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82.

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Orval Awalt Durm
Oma Lee Gore Durm

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World Events (3)

Age 2
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
Age 4
13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built
Age 6
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. 

Name Meaning

Variant of German Turm, a topographic name for someone who lived by a tower, Middle High German turm.

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

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