Jones Thomas "Dock" Spurlock

18 July 1855–29 September 1939 (Age 84)
Jackson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jones Thomas "Dock"

When Jones Thomas "Dock" Spurlock was born on 18 July 1855, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Johnson Spurlock, was 41 and his mother, Mary Ann Birdwell, was 39. He married Ellender A. "Ellen" Osborne on 31 July 1873, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Civil District 1, Jackson, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years and Civil District 1, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 29 September 1939, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in New Salem Cemetery, Weakley, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jones Thomas "Dock" Spurlock
1855–1939
Ellender A. "Ellen" Osborne
1859–1943
Marriage: 31 July 1873
Lula J Spurlock
1876–1938
Mary Margaret "Maggie" Spurlock
1877–1897
Marshall Franklin Spurlock
1879–1928
Martha Belle Spurlock
1880–1958
Polly Ann Spurlock
1886–1888
James Riley Spurlock
1886–1964
George Fillmore Spurlock
1890–1922
General Weaver Spurlock
1894–1974
Lena Mae Spurlock
1896–1984

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 July 1873
Jackson, Tennessee, United States
children

(9)

    Lula J Spurlock

    Female1876–1938Female

    Mary Margaret "Maggie" Spurlock

    Female1877–1897Female

    Marshall Franklin Spurlock

    Male1879–1928Male

    Female1880–1958Female

    Polly Ann Spurlock

    Female1886–1888Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    James Russell Spurlock

    Male1837–1923Male

    George Weaver Spurlock

    Male1840–1863Male

    Louisa Spurlock

    Female1842–Female

    James Riley Spurlock

    Male1843–1929Male

    Joseph A. Spurlock

    Male1848–Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 7

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1863

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 23

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Name Meaning

English (Somerset): unexplained.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • J T Spurlock, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas Spurlock in household of Johnson Spurlock, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Spurlock, "United States Census, 1900"

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