William Thomas Thurber

7 September 1858–17 April 1922 (Age 63)
Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Thomas

When William Thomas Thurber was born on 7 September 1858, in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, William Thomas Thurber, was 31 and his mother, Kesiah Jane Langley, was 27. He married Mary Adarena Fry on 20 July 1884, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Carthage Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Marion Township, Daviess, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 April 1922, in Civil Bend Christian Cemetery, Marion Township, Daviess, Missouri, United States, at the age of 63.

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William Thomas Thurber
Mary Adarena Fry
Marriage: 20 July 1884
Ann M Thurber
William Thurber
Wilbert William Thurber
Albert Thurber
Lula Thurber
Chloe Gladys Thurber
Frank Thurber
Sherman L Thurber

Spouse and Children

20 July 1884
Missouri, United States


    Ann M Thurber


    William Thurber



    Albert Thurber


    Lula Thurber


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World Events (8)


Age 2

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 3

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • William T Thurber in household of Keziah Thurber, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William T Thurber in household of William Thurber, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William T Thurber, "United States Census, 1920"

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