Rosalee Turner

21 July 1907–12 July 1998 (Age 91)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rosalee

When Rosalee Turner was born on 21 July 1907, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Robert William Turner, was 38 and her mother, Lula Gertrude Ellis, was 35. She married Tennie Lloyd Gravette on 17 June 1922, in Alamance, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Kinston, Lenoir, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 12 July 1998, in Orange, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Chapel Hill Township, Orange, North Carolina, United States.

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Tennie Lloyd Gravette
Rosalee Turner
Marriage: 17 June 1922
Lewis Turner Gravette
Herman Lloyd Gravette

Spouse and Children

17 June 1922
Alamance, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 11

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 24

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rosa Lee Turner in household of Lula Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rosa L Turner in household of Robert W Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rosa Lee Turner in entry for Lewis Gravette and Helen Hornbuckle, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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