Thelma Elaine Turner

1921–2013 (Age 91)
Suffolk, Virginia, United States

The Life of Thelma Elaine

Thelma Elaine Turner was born on 6 November 1921, in Suffolk, Virginia, United States. She married Randolph Tuner Copeland on 28 May 1940, in Camden, North Carolina, United States. She died on 15 July 2013, in Suffolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Thelma Elaine Turner
1921–2013
Randolph Tuner Copeland
1920–2015
Marriage: 28 May 1940

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
28 May 1940
Camden, North Carolina, United States

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 20

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 24

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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 E Turner, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Thelma Elaine Turner in entry for John Richard Fletcher and Linda Copeland Parker, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Thelma Elaine Turner in entry for Gordon Edward Parker and Linda Grace Copeland, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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