Olvir (Jim) Franklin Turner

1924–1990 (Age 65)
Rush County, Indiana, USA

The Life of Olvir (Jim) Franklin

When Olvir (Jim) Franklin Turner was born on 24 October 1924, his father, Raymond Vernon " Valentine" Turner, was 19 and his mother, Opal Matilda Crippen, was 18. He had at least 1 son with Syrena Agnes Turner. He lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States for about 5 years and Warren Township, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 1 February 1990, at the age of 65.

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Olvir (Jim) Franklin Turner
Syrena Agnes Turner
Dora J. Turner

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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 5

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.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 18

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Olvir Turner in household of Raymond Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Olvir Turner in household of Raymond Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olvir F. Turner, "Find A Grave Index"

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