Thelma Elizabeth Turner

1910–1995 (Age 84)
Brokenhead, Manitoba, Canada

The Life of Thelma Elizabeth

When Thelma Elizabeth Turner was born on 13 October 1910, in Brokenhead, Manitoba, Canada, her father, Charles Ernest Turner, was 35 and her mother, Annabelle Hill, was 31. She lived in Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada in 1911 and Manitoba, Canada in 1916. She died on 30 March 1995, in Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 84.

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Charles Ernest Turner
Annabelle Hill
Clifford Earnest Turner
Isabell Victoria Turner
Florence Letitia Turner
Vera Viola Turner
Thomas George Turner
Thelma Elizabeth Turner
Loran Ishmael Turner
Annie Margaret Turner
Edith Mae Turner
Marjorie Turner
Charles Edward Turner
Wilbert Turner
James Allen Turner

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World Events (5)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 24

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 33

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 45

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

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 Charley Turner, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Selma Turner in household of Charles Turner, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • 1911 Census of Canada

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