Willie Lee Turnage

1 May 1915–5 December 1995 (Age 80)
Lawrence, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Willie Lee

When Willie Lee Turnage was born on 1 May 1915, in Lawrence, Mississippi, United States, her father, Benjamin Harrison Turnage, was 25 and her mother, Anna Edna Daughdrill, was 17. She married Franklin Ellis Berry on 26 November 1932, in Rankin, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Beat 5, Jefferson Davis, Mississippi, United States in 1930 and Beat 3, Simpson, Mississippi, United States for about 5 years. She died on 5 December 1995, in Simpson, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Ellis Berry
1894–1960
Willie Lee Turnage
1915–1995
Marriage: 26 November 1932
Mary Francis Berry
1933–2018
Ellis Marshall Berry
1934–2000
Mattie Helen Berry
1941–1995

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 November 1932
Rankin, Mississippi, United States
children

(3)

    Mary Francis Berry

    Female1933–2018Female

    Ellis Marshall Berry

    Male1934–2000Male

    Mattie Helen Berry

    Female1941–1995Female

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Harrison Turnage

    Male1889–1969Male

    Female1897–1971Female

siblings

(8)

    Loraine Turnage

    Female1913–1915Female

    Female1915–1995Female

    BABY BOY Turnage

    Male1917–1917Male

    Willard Jefferson Turnage

    Male1918–1987Male

    Ada Mae Turnage

    Female1921–1983Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 1

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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: unexplained; in England it is associated chiefly with Essex.2 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Türnich, of unexplained origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • Willie Lee Turnage in household of Ben Turnage, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willie L Turnage in household of Ben H Turnage, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willie Lee Berry in household of Ellis Berry, "United States Census, 1940"

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