Esstel Evelyn Turpin

15 February 1911–10 January 1986 (Age 74)
Bradfordsville, Marion, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Esstel Evelyn

When Esstel Evelyn Turpin was born on 15 February 1911, in Bradfordsville, Marion, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Dow Turpin, was 42 and her mother, Ileta Elizabeth Wallace Mullins, was 35. She married Allen Hatch Flint on 2 June 1934, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Nixon Township, DeWitt, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Utah, United States in 1950. She died on 10 January 1986, in Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Bellflower Cemetery, Bellflower, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Allen Hatch Flint
Esstel Evelyn Turpin
Marriage: 2 June 1934
Richard Allen Flint

Spouse and Children

2 June 1934
Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Bonneville Speed Way

Age 1

The Bonneville Speedway is located northeast of Wendover, Utah and is part of the Bonneville Salt Flats Race Track. The Bonneville Speedway is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for being the venue for numerous land speed records.
1913 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois

Age 2

Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 20

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, the Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.

Name Meaning

English and French: from an Anglo-Norman French form of the Old Norse personal name þórfinnr, composed of the elements þórr, the name of the god of thunder in Scandinavian mythology ( see Thor ) + the ethnic name Finnr ‘Finn’. This may have absorbed another name, Turpius, Turpinus (from Latin turpis ‘ugly’, ‘base’), one of the self-abasing names adopted as a mark of humility by the early Christians. It was borne by the archbishop of Rheims in the Charlemagne legend.

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

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Great-Grandma Esstel Flint (Turpin)

In your last letter you asked about your great grandparents on my dad’s side. I will do my best to tell you about them. Esstel Turpin Flint was born in KY. Her mom died when she was a …

Sources (3)

  • Estelle Evelyn Turpin in household of James Dow Turpin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Esstel Evelyn Turkin Flint in household of Allen Hatch Flint, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Estell Evelyn Turpin Flint in household of Allen Hatch Flint, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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