Jones Thomas "Dock" Spurlock

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

The Life Summary 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 "Polly" Birdwell, was 39. He married Ellen A 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 Pharris Cemetery, McCoinsville, Jackson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jones Thomas "Dock" Spurlock
Ellen A Osborne
Marriage: 31 July 1873
Lula J Spurlock
Mary Margaret "Maggie" Spurlock
Marshall Franklin Spurlock
Martha Belle Spurlock
Polly Ann Spurlock
James Riley Spurlock
George Fillmore Spurlock
General Weaver Spurlock
Lena Mae Spurlock

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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.
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 (15)

  • 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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