Omer Turner

1908–1967 (Age 59)
Van Zandt, Texas, United States

The Life of Omer

When Omer Turner was born on 18 June 1908, in Van Zandt, Texas, United States, his father, John Kile Turner, was 31 and his mother, Melissa Jane Wade, was 26. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Rains, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 8, Van Zandt, Texas, United States for about 10 years. His occupation is listed as farming in Texas, United States. He died on 30 July 1967, in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States.

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John Kile Turner
Melissa Jane Wade
Ester Lee Turner
Willie Mae Turner
Dewey G. Turner
David Edward Turner
Omer Turner
Lokell Turner

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 6

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Oma Turner in household of Melissa J Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oma Turner in household of Malissie Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Amar Turner in household of J K Turner, "United States Census, 1910"

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