Oma Wilma TURNER

1907–1994 (Age 86)
Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States

The Life of Oma Wilma

When Oma Wilma TURNER was born on 8 July 1907, in Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States, her father, James Monroe Turner, was 30 and her mother, Bertha Emily GEAR, was 26. She married Warren O'Neal BERRY on 9 October 1925, in Silverton, Briscoe, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Red River, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 5, Red River, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 8 January 1994, in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States.

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Oma Wilma TURNER
Warren O'Neal BERRY
Marriage: 9 October 1925
Mankey Ona Berry

Spouse & Children

9 October 1925
Silverton, Briscoe, Texas, 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.
1910 · State Capital Moves to Oklahoma City

Age 3

The state capital of Oklahoma moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City on June 10, 1910. 

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).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Naoma Berry in household of Warren O Berry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oma W Berry in household of Warren O Berry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oma W Turner in household of James M Turner, "United States Census, 1920"

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