Thurman C. Barrett

10 September 1912–18 October 1986 (Age 74)
Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States

The Life of Thurman C.

When Thurman C. Barrett was born on 10 September 1912, in Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, his father, Raymond Walter Barrett, was 20 and his mother, Retha Irene Vangundy, was 17. He married Leola M. Wilhelm on 14 March 1933, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 18 October 1986, in Elkhart, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Adamsville, Cass, Michigan, United States.

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Thurman C. Barrett
Leola M. Wilhelm
Marriage: 14 March 1933
Larry Charles Barrett

Spouse and Children

14 March 1933
South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment

Age 1

The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.

Age 20

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English: of much discussed but uncertain origin.1. It may be from a medieval personal name, but if so the form is unclear. 2. Alternatively, it may be a nickname for a quarrelsome or deceitful person, from Middle English bar(r)et(t)e, bar(r)at ‘trouble’, ‘strife’, ‘deception’, ‘cheating’ (Old French barat ‘commerce’, ‘dealings’, a derivative of barater ‘to haggle’). It is possible that the original sense of barat survived unrecorded into Middle English as a word for a market trader; the Italian cognate Baratta has this sense. It could also be a nickname or metonymic occupational name from Old French barette ‘cap’, ‘bonnet’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thurman C Barret in household of Raymond W Barret, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thurman C Barrett in household of Raymond W Barrett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thurman C Barrett, "United States Census, 1940"

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