Ollie S Turner

1901–1974 (Age 73)
Gum Log Township, Pope, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Ollie S

When Ollie S Turner was born on 18 November 1901, in Gum Log Township, Pope, Arkansas, United States, her father, Charles McDonald Turner, was 23 and her mother, Ila Bell Crites, was 20. She married James Roscoe Shinn on 1 October 1921, in Pope, Arkansas, United States. She lived in McIntosh, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Valley Township, Pope, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 20 November 1974, at the age of 73, and was buried in Old Baptist Cemetery, Center Valley, Pope, Arkansas, United States.

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Ollie S Turner
James Roscoe Shinn
Marriage: 1 October 1921

Spouse & Children

1 October 1921
Pope, Arkansas, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Charles McDonald Turner


  • Female1881–1978Female



World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Age 6

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 20

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

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)

  • Ollie Shinn in household of Rasco Shinn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ollie Shinn in household of Roscoe Shinn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ollie Turner in household of Charles M Turner, "United States Census, 1920"

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