Michael C Turk

14 October 1901–17 December 1986 (Age 85)
North Dakota, United States

The Life of Michael C

Michael C Turk was born on 14 October 1901, in North Dakota, United States. He married Faye K Wood on 15 June 1947, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Rugby, Pierce, North Dakota, United States in 1910 and School District 1, Sheridan, Montana, United States in 1920. He died on 17 December 1986, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 85.

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Michael C Turk
Faye K Wood
Marriage: 15 June 1947

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    Faye K Wood


15 June 1947
Los Angeles, California, United States

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1902 · Montana Capital Building Completed

Age 1

Construction started on the Montana state capital in 1899. In 1902 the capital was completed.

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Gloucestershire), Dutch, and German (also Türk): from Middle English, Old French turc, Middle High and Low German Turc ‘Turk’, from Turkish türk. In theory this could be an ethnic name but, both in England and northwest Europe, it is generally a nickname for a person with black hair and a swarthy complexion or a cruel, rowdy, or unruly person. The Dutch and German surname also represents a house name, derived from the use of a picture of a Turk as a house sign. It is also found as a nickname for someone who had taken part in the wars against the Turks.2 English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Turkel , misanalyzed as containing the Old French diminutive suffix -el.3 Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Tuirc, a patronymic from the byname Torc ‘boar’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mike Turk in household of Charles Turk, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mike Turk in household of Charles Turk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Michael C Turk, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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