Opal Lee Turnbow

Brief Life History of Opal Lee

When Opal Lee Turnbow was born on 8 October 1916, in Graves, Kentucky, United States, her father, Frederick Anderson Turnbow, was 24 and her mother, Novie Jo Owens, was 20. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Eulice Moubray. She lived in Magisterial District 5, Graves, Kentucky, United States for about 5 years. She died on 21 July 1989, in Calloway, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mayfield Memory Garden, Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eulice Moubray
Opal Lee Turnbow
Nellie Jo Moubray
Jean Ann Moubray
Ronnie L Moubrey

Sources (11)

  • Opal L Moubrey, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Opal L Moubray, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Opal Turnbow in entry for Ronnie L Moubray and Doris Clemons, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

World Events (8)


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Alsatian Dürrenbach: habitational name from Dürrenbach in Bas-Rhin (Alsace, France), a placename meaning ‘dry stream’. Compare Turnbaugh , Turnbo , Turnbough , and Turnpaugh .

Possibly also an Americanized form of German Dürnbach (see Durnbaugh ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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