Omer Turner

1895–1954 (Age 58)
Edgar, Illinois, United States

The Life of Omer

When Omer Turner was born on 1 September 1895, in Edgar, Illinois, United States, his father, George W Turner, was 25 and his mother, Florence Douglas, was 20. He married Versa Mae Newton on 2 June 1917, in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States. He lived in Decatur Township, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Marion Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States for about 5 years. He died on 21 April 1954, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Danville South Cemetery, Danville, Hendricks, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Omer Turner
Versa Mae Newton
Marriage: 2 June 1917

Spouse & Children

2 June 1917
Bartholomew, Indiana, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • George W Turner


  • Florence Douglas




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 15

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Omer Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Omer Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Omer Turner in household of George Q Turner, "United States Census, 1910"

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