Thelma Jean Turner

1931–1962 (Age 31)
Altamont, Effingham, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thelma Jean

Thelma Jean Turner was born on 7 February 1931, in Altamont, Effingham, Illinois, United States. She died on 4 July 1962, at the age of 31, and was buried in Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, United States.

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World Events (3)

1932

Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1932

Age 1

Los Angeles, California, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1932 · The Miners Union

Age 1

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.

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.

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