Thelma Lipscomb Turner

1913–2004 (Age 91)
Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States

The Life of Thelma Lipscomb

When Thelma Lipscomb Turner was born on 8 June 1913, in Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States, her father, Harvey Barnes Turner, was 31 and her mother, Lucy Ann Jones, was 30. She married Lewis Franklin King on 10 April 1937, in Suffolk, Virginia, United States. She lived in Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Hardy Magisterial District, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 7 July 2004, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Battery Park, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thelma Lipscomb Turner
Lewis Franklin King
Marriage: 10 April 1937

Spouse & Children

10 April 1937
Suffolk, Virginia, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Harvey Barnes Turner


  • Lucy Ann Jones




  • Nola Dosia Turner


  • Female1913–2004Female

  • Dorothy Ward Turner


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 4

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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)

  • Thelma Turner in household of H B Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thelma L Turner in household of Harvy Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thelma King in household of Lewis King, "United States Census, 1940"

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