Thelma Imogene Turner

1920–2010 (Age 90)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thelma Imogene

When Thelma Imogene Turner was born on 1 June 1920, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Samuel Arthur Turner, was 24 and her mother, Nannie Mae Jones, was 22. She married Frank G Byars on 31 August 1940, in Warren, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Civil District 5, Warren, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 8 December 2010, at the age of 90, and was buried in Irving College, Warren, Tennessee, United States.

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Thelma Imogene Turner
Frank G Byars
Marriage: 31 August 1940

Spouse & Children

31 August 1940
Warren, Tennessee, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1916–1992Male

  • Lacnell Turner


  • Female1920–2010Female

  • Mayene Turner


  • Samuel Arthur Turner Jr.


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 11

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Emmogine Turner in household of S Arthur Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma Imogene Turner, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Imogene Byars, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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