Irene Luella Thurston

Female23 February 1847–9 June 1919

Brief Life History of Irene Luella

When Irene Luella Thurston was born on 23 February 1847, in Lincoln, Maine, United States, her father, Johnson Thurston, was 49 and her mother, Lois H Starrett, was 42. She married George King Carpenter on 2 July 1872, in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Appleton, Waldo, Maine, United States in 1850 and Appleton, Knox, Maine, United States in 1860. She died on 9 June 1919, in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72.

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Emil August Bennert
Irene Luella Thurston
Marriage: 8 November 1916

Sources (6)

  • Irene S Thurston in household of Johnson Thurston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Irena L. Thurston, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Orena S. Thurston, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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  • Marriage
    8 November 1916
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    World Events (8)

    1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

    Age 4

    "In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."


    Age 16

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 19

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly East Anglia):

    from the Anglo-Norman, Anglo-Scandinavian, and Middle English personal name Thurstan, Thorsten (Old Norse Thórsteinn, Thorsten, Anglicized as Old English Thurstān; see Thorstensen ).

    habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Thóri (see Thor ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

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

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