Thelma Estella Turner

1917–1981 (Age 64)
Potter, Texas, United States

The Life of Thelma Estella

When Thelma Estella Turner was born on 16 January 1917, in Potter, Texas, United States, her father, Zacharie Coleman Turner, was 37 and her mother, Rosa Ann Throneberry, was 25. She died on 20 January 1981, in her hometown, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Thelma Estella Turner
Elmer Bougard Hill

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Zacharie Coleman Turner


  • Rosa Ann Throneberry




  • Louie K Turner


  • Turner


  • Mildred Gertrude Turner


  • Female1917–1981Female

  • Maedell Turner


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 12

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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 Turner in household of Maggie Perkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma E Turner in household of Zach C Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Turner, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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