Thelma Eileen Turner

1910–1986 (Age 76)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

The Life of Thelma Eileen

Thelma Eileen Turner was born on 16 May 1910, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia as the daughter of Emma Florence Turner. She died on 5 July 1986, in her hometown, at the age of 76, and was buried in Cornelian Bay, Tasmania, Australia.

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Thelma Eileen Turner
James Henry Daniels

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  • Female1910–1986Female

  • Dora Celia Turner


  • Joyce Winsome Turner


World Events (8)


Age 1

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

Age 4

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

Age 29

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

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 (1)

  • Thelma Daniels in entry for James Henry Daniels, "Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001"

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