103 - Verna E. Turner - Oklahoma City, OK
Posted by: Max and 99
N 35° 36.174 W 097° 29.520
14S E 636595 N 3940952
Quick Description: Verna E. Turner was born the same year that opening ceremonies of the 1896 Summer Olympics, the first modern Olympic Games, are held.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2012 1:39:31 PM
Waymark Code: WME6Z9
The final resting place of Verna E. Turner is at Memorial Park Cemetery, at the northeast corner of section 32. Hers is a long, flat grey stone shared with her spouse Richard R. Flowers are etched into the upper two corners.
Entrance into Memorial Park Cemetery is on the west side, off of Kelley Ave.
Text on Verna's headstone:
1894 - 1970
1896 - 1999
Some worldwide events and accomplishments that occurred during Verna's lifetime:
1896: Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history
1906: Alfred Dreyfus is exonerated. He is reinstalled in the French Army on July 21, thus ending the Dreyfus affair
1916: Mary, a circus elephant, is hanged in the town of Erwin, Tennessee for killing her handler, Walter "Red" Eldridge
1926: Land on Broadway and Wall Street in New York City is sold at a record $7 per sq inch
1936: Max Schmeling knocks out Joe Louis in the 12th round of their heavyweight boxing match at Yankee Stadium in New York City
1946: Ho Chi Minh is elected President of North Vietnam
1956: Actress Grace Kelly marries Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
1966: In South Vietnam, 20,000 Buddhists march in demonstrations against the policies of the military government
1976: Patty Hearst is found guilty of armed robbery of a San Francisco bank
1986: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates 73 seconds after launch, killing the crew of 7 astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe
1999: A Michigan jury finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man
Location of Headstone: Memorial Park Cemetery, section 32
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