Darrell Eugene Turner

1928–1987 (Age 58)
Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of Darrell Eugene

When Darrell Eugene Turner was born on 21 March 1928, in Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, Edwin Joseph William Turner, was 25 and his mother, Marjorie Geraldine Edgington, was 22. He lived in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 16 January 1987, in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States.

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Edwin Joseph William Turner
Marjorie Geraldine Edgington
Irwin Andrew Turner Turner
Alvin John Turner
Kate Gertruder Turner
Darrell Eugene Turner

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 6

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 16

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)

  • Darrel E Turner in household of Edwin J Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Darrell Eugene Turner, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
  • Darrell Turner, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"

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