Ollie Welborn Turner

1890–1972 (Age 82)
White, Georgia, United States

The Life of Ollie Welborn

When Ollie Welborn Turner was born on 6 August 1890, in White, Georgia, United States, his father, William D. Turner, was 21 and his mother, Rosette E. Satterfield, was 22. He married Mary Myrtle Thurmond on 14 September 1919, in White, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died on 30 July 1972, in White, Georgia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in White, Bartow, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ollie Welborn Turner
Mary Myrtle Thurmond
Marriage: 14 September 1919
Clyde William Turner
Arnold Turner
Jack Herbert Turner
Bill Rudolph Turner

Spouse & Children

14 September 1919
White, Georgia, United States


  • Clyde William Turner


  • Arnold Turner


  • Jack Herbert Turner


  • Bill Rudolph Turner


Parents & Siblings

  • William D. Turner


  • Rosette E. Satterfield




World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 3

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Ollie Turner in household of William D Turner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ollie Turner in entry for Mr Jack Turner, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Ollie Turner, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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