Thelma Gladys Turner

1918–1993 (Age 75)
Norfolk, Virginia, United States

The Life of Thelma Gladys

When Thelma Gladys Turner was born on 9 April 1918, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, her father, Frank Herbert Turner Sr, was 25 and her mother, Luvinia Valentine Lane, was 20. She lived in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1930. She died on 11 September 1993, in Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Pompano Beach, Broward, Florida, United States.

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1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 23

Japanese attack 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.

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  • Thelma Turner in household of Frank Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thelma G Turner in household of Frank Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thelma G Turner, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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