Donald Robert Turnbull

29 May 1943–14 March 2001 (Age 57)
San Bernardino, California, United States

The Life Summary of Donald Robert

When Donald Robert Turnbull was born on 29 May 1943, in San Bernardino, California, United States, his father, William Armstrong Turnbull, was 36 and his mother, Emma Jean Vercauteren, was 33. He died on 14 March 2001, in El Segundo, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 57.

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William Armstrong Turnbull
Emma Jean Vercauteren
Donald Robert Turnbull

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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill
Age 1
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.
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal
Age 10
The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.
Age 17
Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English (Durham and Northumberland) and Scottish: occupational name for one who herds bulls, from Middle English turne-bole, a compound of Middle English t(o)urnen ‘turn, direct, steer’ + bul(l)e ‘bull’. Compare Bulman and Bullard.Scottish (Roxburghshire): in the Scottish borderlands the name was either confused with or derived from Trumble .

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

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  • Donald Robert Turnbull, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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