Thelma Fay Turner

1908–1979 (Age 70)
LaGrange, Indiana, United States

The Life of Thelma Fay

When Thelma Fay Turner was born on 18 February 1908, in LaGrange, Indiana, United States, her father, Roy C. Turner, was 33 and her mother, Anna Elizabeth Parker, was 30. She married Joseph Henry Addington on 24 December 1927, in Bluffton, Wells, Indiana, United States. She lived in Hudson, Steuben, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1930. She died on 29 January 1979, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Carson City, Nevada, United States.

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Thelma Fay Turner
Joseph Henry Addington
Marriage: 24 December 1927

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24 December 1927
Bluffton, Wells, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 John H Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thelma Addington in household of Joe Addington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thelma F Turner in household of Roy C Turner, "United States Census, 1920"

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