Oma Martha Turner

1888–1980 (Age 92)
Washington, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Oma Martha

When Oma Martha Turner was born on 12 June 1888, in Washington, Arkansas, United States, her father, Turner, was 28 and her mother, Upton, was 25. She married Sam Gay on 16 September 1906, in Drakes Creek, Madison, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Crawford Township, Washington, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Wheeler, Washington, Arkansas, United States in 1930. She died on 19 December 1980, in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 92.

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Oma Martha Turner
Sam Gay
Marriage: 16 September 1906
Charles Robert Gay

Spouse & Children

16 September 1906
Drakes Creek, Madison, Arkansas, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1860–Male

  • Female1863–Female



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 3

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Oza M Thomas in household of Andrew J Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oma Thomas in household of Andrew J Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Omo Thomas in household of Andrew J Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"

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