Oma L. Turner

1891–1974 (Age 82)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Oma L.

Oma L. Turner was born on 3 June 1891, in Missouri, United States. She had at least 1 daughter with George Edward Dixon. She lived in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 February 1974, in North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 82.

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Oma L. Turner
1891–1974
George Edward Dixon
1895–1969
Isla Frances Dixon
1918–2008

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 13

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 23

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

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)

  • Oma Dixon in household of George Dixon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oma Dixon in household of George E Dixon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oma Turner in entry for Mrs Isla Frances Fesler, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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