Omer Francis Turner

1887–1968 (Age 80)
Vulcan, Dickinson, Michigan, United States

The Life of Omer Francis

When Omer Francis Turner was born on 20 March 1887, in Vulcan, Dickinson, Michigan, United States, his father, William James Turner, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth J Howarth, was 20. He married Verbena Veronica Collins on 27 November 1907, in Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Spalding, Menominee, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 9 February 1968, in Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Norway, Dickinson, Michigan, United States.

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Omer Francis Turner
Verbena Veronica Collins
Marriage: 27 November 1907
Francis Allen Turner
Charlotte Turner

Spouse & Children

27 November 1907
Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, United States


  • Francis Allen Turner


  • Charlotte Turner


Parents & Siblings

  • William James Turner


  • Female1867–1951Female



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 16

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 22

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Homer F Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Omer F Turner in household of William J Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Omes? F Turner in household of William Turner, "United States Census, 1900"

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