David Livingston Thurman Jr

Brief Life History 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 lived in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. 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
1872–1957
Ella Gore Muir
1877–1904
Marriage: 11 March 1893
Lena V. Thurman
1893–1896
Emma Pearl Thurman
1896–1974
Carrie Lillian Thurman
1902–1945

Sources (30)

  • G L Thurman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • D L Thurman, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • David Livingston Thurman, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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

English (Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire): from the Middle English personal name T(h)urmund, Old Norse Thórmundr, composed of the elements Thórr, the name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor ) + mundr ‘protection’. This personal name in was rare and Thurman may also have derived from the commoner Middle English personal name T(h)urmod, T(h)urmot by assimilation of the second theme -mod, -mot to the element -mund, which is found in several other compound personal names.

Americanized form of German Thurmann: habitational name for someone from a place called Thur (see Thur ).

Americanized form of 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’. Compare Turman .

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

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