Thelma Fern Turner

1915–2002 (Age 87)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Thelma Fern

When Thelma Fern Turner was born in 1915, in Missouri, United States, her father, James Ashford Turner, was 32 and her mother, Eliza Wright, was 26. She married Leon William Wolfe on 19 October 1934, in Macon, Missouri, United States. She lived in Round Grove Township, Macon, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 December 2002, in Macon, Macon, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Macon, Lenawee, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Thelma Fern Turner
Leon William Wolfe
Marriage: 19 October 1934

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  • Female1915–2002Female

  • Leon William Wolfe


19 October 1934
Macon, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 16

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.

Age 26

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.

Sources (3)

  • Thelma Turner in household of James A Turner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thelma Turner in household of James A Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thelma Turner in entry for Leon Wolfe, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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