David Livingston Thurman Jr

4 January 1872–15 February 1957 (Age 85)
LaRue, Kentucky, United States

The Life of David Livingston

When David Livingston Thurman Jr was born on 4 January 1872, in LaRue, Kentucky, United States, his father, David Livingston Thurman, was 50 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Walters, was 39. He married Ella Gore Muir on 11 March 1893, in Athertonville, LaRue, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 15 February 1957, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, New Haven, Nelson, Kentucky, United States.

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David Livingston Thurman Jr
Ella Gore Muir
Marriage: 11 March 1893
Lena V. Thurman
Emma Pearl Thurman
Carrie Lillian Thurman

Spouse and Children

11 March 1893
Athertonville, LaRue, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 20

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English (East Midlands): from the Middle English personal name Thurmond, Old Norse þormundr, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder ( see Thor ) + mundr ‘protection’. Reaney and Wilson suggest that, Thurmond having been an uncommon personal name, this surname may also represent the commoner name Thurmod, Thormod with the second element derived from Old Norse móþr ‘mind’, ‘courage’, but assimilated to -mund (a common second element in other compound names).2 German (Thurmann): habitational name for someone from a place called Thur ( see Thur ).3 German (Thurmann): occupational name for a watchman, from Middle Low German torn(e)-man (torn(e) ‘tower’) or Middle High German turn, turm ‘tower’ + man ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • David L Thurman in household of D S Thurman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • David Thurman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • David L Thurman, "United States Census, 1930"

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