Charles Beckner Thurman

1915–1974 (Age 59)
Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Charles Beckner

When Charles Beckner Thurman was born on 14 July 1915, in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States, his father, Charles Grover Thurman, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Haggard, was 35. He lived in Clark, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 6, Clark, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 13 November 1974, in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States.

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Charles Grover Thurman
Elizabeth Jane Haggard
Jesse Bryan Thurman
Burl Grayson Thurman
Nannie Bush Thurman
Charles Beckner Thurman

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 11

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 16

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Charles Thurman in household of Charla Thurman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charley Thurman in household of Chaley Thurman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Thurman in household of Charles Thurman, "United States Census, 1940"

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