Oma Lavel Turner

1903–1977 (Age 74)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Oma Lavel

When Oma Lavel Turner was born on 28 September 1903, in Georgia, United States, her father, Jefferson Alexander Cornelius Turner, was 19 and her mother, Lula Harris, was 21. She died in November 1977, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Oma Lavel Turner
1903–1977
James Leonard Smith
1889–1949

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Jefferson Alexander Cornelius Turner

    Male1883–1929Male

  • Lula Harris

    Female1881–1934Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1904

Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 3

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 20

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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.

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