Thelma Enid Turner

1904–1970 (Age 66)
Forth, Tasmania, Australia

The Life of Thelma Enid

When Thelma Enid Turner was born on 15 March 1904, in Forth, Tasmania, Australia, her father, George Turner, was 42 and her mother, Rosanna Emily Smith, was 34. She married Liberato Greco in 1928, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 28 March 1970, in Wellington, New Zealand, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Thelma Enid Turner
Liberato Greco
Marriage: 1928
Raffaele Greco
Liberato Greco

Spouse & Children

New Zealand


Parents & Siblings

  • George Turner


  • Rosanna Emily Smith




World Events (7)


Age 3

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

Age 7

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 19

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

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 (1)

  • Thelma Enid Turner, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912"

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