Thelma Gene Turner

1917–1992 (Age 75)
Crossville, White, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thelma Gene

When Thelma Gene Turner was born on 26 February 1917, in Crossville, White, Tennessee, United States, her father, Daily J Turner, was 34 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Bledsoe, was 32. She married Henry Thomas Inman on 26 August 1939, in Cumberland, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Cumberland, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 2, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 13 August 1992, in New Castle, Henry, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in New Castle, Henry, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thelma Gene Turner
Henry Thomas Inman
Marriage: 26 August 1939

Spouse & Children

26 August 1939
Cumberland, Tennessee, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1882–1946Male

  • Mary Elizabeth Bledsoe




  • Bessie Turner


  • Tilman Turner


  • Flossie M Turner


  • Bertie Elizabeth Turner


  • Headly Turner


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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.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 14

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 20

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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 Inman in household of Henry Inman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma Gene Turner, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Thelma Gene Turner, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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