Thelma Lee Turner

1911–1973 (Age 62)
Wilmot, Ashley, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Thelma Lee

Thelma Lee Turner was born on 24 March 1911, in Wilmot, Ashley, Arkansas, United States. She married Robert Andrew Coleman on 5 January 1926, in Ashley, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Bayou Mason Township, Chicot, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 25 November 1973, in West Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, United States.

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Thelma Lee Turner
Robert Andrew Coleman
Marriage: 5 January 1926
Robert Edward Coleman Sr
James Arthur Coleman
Tommy Ray Coleman
Wilma Lee Coleman

Spouse & Children

5 January 1926
Ashley, Arkansas, United States


  • Robert Edward Coleman Sr


  • Male1928–2009Male

  • Tommy Ray Coleman


  • Wilma Lee Coleman


World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

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.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 8

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.

Age 18

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 Lee Coleman in household of Robert A Coleman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma Coleman in household of Robert A Coleman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thelma Turner in entry for Robert Coleman, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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