Willie Albert Turman

7 January 1895–4 September 1912 (Age 17)
Double Branches, Wayne Co., Tennessee

The Life of Willie Albert

When Willie Albert Turman was born on 7 January 1895, his father, James Knox Polk Turman, was 50 and his mother, Mary Jane Mollie Dixon, was 33. He lived in Civil District 12, Warren, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 8, Wayne, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 4 September 1912, in Wayne, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 17, and was buried in McGlamery Cemetery, Wayne, Tennessee, United States.

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James Knox Polk Turman
Mary Jane Mollie Dixon
Anna Camilla Turman
John Franklin Turman
Mae Belle"Mae" Turman
Lillie Van Buren'Violet' Turman
James Blaine Turman
Wilburn Boyd Turman
Willie Albert Turman
Eugene Clifford Turman
Elijah Carl Turman
Mary Elsie Turman

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World Events (7)

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 6

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: topographic name from Middle Dutch turre, torre ‘tower’ + man ‘man’, or possibly a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a tower.2 Variant of German Thurmann ( see Thurman ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Willie A Tureman in household of Jas. K Tureman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Albert Turman in household of J P Turman, "United States Census, 1910"

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