Omar Ben Turner

1901–1961 (Age 59)
Medaryville, Pulaski, Indiana, United States

The Life of Omar Ben

When Omar Ben Turner was born on 7 September 1901, in Medaryville, Pulaski, Indiana, United States, his father, George Washington Turner, was 34 and his mother, Rosa Jane Phillips, was 23. He lived in Knox, Starke, Indiana, United States in 1910. He died in January 1961, in San Pierre, Starke, Indiana, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Turner
1867–1952
Rosa Jane Phillips
1878–1947
Guy Elwood Turner Sr
1895–1963
Alice Mildred Turner
Meta Anna Turner
1897–1986
Omar Ben Turner
1901–1961
Ruth Turner
1905–
Gladys Elizabeth Turner
1908–2000

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 5

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1917

Age 16

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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 (1)

  • Omer Turner in household of George Turner, "United States Census, 1910"

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