Martha Lou Thurman

21 January 1897–7 February 1986 (Age 89)
Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha Lou

When Martha Lou Thurman was born on 21 January 1897, in Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States, her father, Ephraim Henry Thurman, was 52 and her mother, Martha Cordelia Britton, was 21. She married Haden Preston Pickett on 7 April 1912. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Civil District 6, Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. She died on 7 February 1986, in Dunlap, Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Cookston Cemetery, Cartwright, Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Haden Preston Pickett
Martha Lou Thurman
Marriage: 7 April 1912
Raymond Pickett
Vernon Pickett
Viva Pickett
William Henry Pickett
Naomi Ruth Pickett
Frank Pickett
Bernice Pickett

Spouse and Children

7 April 1912
Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States


    Raymond Pickett


    Vernon Pickett


    Viva Pickett



    Naomi Ruth Pickett


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Lou Pickett in household of Preston Pickett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lou Pickett in household of Preston Pickett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lou Pickett in household of Preston Pickett, "United States Census, 1920"

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