Thelma Geraldine Turner

1921–2013 (Age 92)
Fern, Franklin, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Thelma Geraldine

When Thelma Geraldine Turner was born on 19 October 1921, in Fern, Franklin, Arkansas, United States, her father, Wallace William Turner, was 32 and her mother, Iva Ethel Reeves, was 22. She married Martin Michael Balazic on 2 January 1947. She lived in Black Oak Township, Franklin, Arkansas, United States in 1930 and Van Buren, Arkansas, United States in 2013. She died on 25 December 2013, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Mountainburg, Crawford, Arkansas, United States.

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Thelma Geraldine Turner
Martin Michael Balazic
Marriage: 2 January 1947

Spouse & Children

2 January 1947
Sebastian, Arkansas, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1920–2012Female

  • Female1921–2013Female

  • Nola Pearl Turner


  • Glynda B Turner


  • Wayne W Turner


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World Events (8)

1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 1

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 24

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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 Wallace Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thelma Or Sazy Balazic, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Thelma Or Sazy Balazic, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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