Thelma Loraine Turner

1921–1992 (Age 71)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Thelma Loraine

When Thelma Loraine Turner was born on 2 January 1921, in Alabama, United States, her father, William Washington Turner, was 31 and her mother, Alma Gilbert, was 29. She married William Braxton Peterson on 15 August 1936, in Alabama, United States. She lived in Walker, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 21 Ebenezer (Quinton), Walker, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 17 June 1992, at the age of 71, and was buried in Dora, Walker, Alabama, United States.

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Thelma Loraine Turner
William Braxton Peterson
Marriage: 15 August 1936

Spouse & Children

15 August 1936
Alabama, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • William Washington Turner


  • Female1891–1962Female



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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 2

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

Age 20

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Loraine Peterson in household of William B Peterson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma Lorene Turner, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Thelma L. Peterson, "Find A Grave Index"

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