Thelma Lee Turner

1897–1962 (Age 64)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Thelma Lee

When Thelma Lee Turner was born in September 1897, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Tobe Turner, was 35 and her mother, Rosa Lee Roberts, was 39. She had at least 1 son with John Robert Turner. She lived in Reynoldson Township, Gates, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Gatesville, Gates, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. She died on 25 June 1962, in Ahoskie, Hertford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 64.

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Thelma Lee Turner
John Robert Turner
Mr Robert Lee Turner

Spouse & Children



Parents & Siblings

  • Tobe Turner


  • Rosa Lee Roberts




  • Ina Pearl Turner


  • Blanche Turner Jones


  • Jack Roberts Turner


  • Mary Lessie Turner


  • Female1897–1962Female

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

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.

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)

  • Thelma Lee Turner in household of Rosa E Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thelma Turner in household of John R Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thelma L Turner in household of John R Turner, "United States Census, 1930"

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