Wayne Sherman Thurston

11 February 1903–12 December 1977 (Age 74)
Blue Earth, Faribault, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Wayne Sherman

When Wayne Sherman Thurston was born on 11 February 1903, in Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States, his father, Sherman Harvey Thurston, was 38 and his mother, Olive Thompson, was 32. He married Alverta Lucile Yahnke on 18 January 1948, in Garden City, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Garden City, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Ceresco Township, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States for about 20 years. He died on 12 December 1977, in Olmsted, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Garden City, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States.

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Wayne Sherman Thurston
Alverta Lucile Yahnke
Marriage: 18 January 1948

Spouse and Children

18 January 1948
Garden City, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 3

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 20

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

Name Meaning

English:1. from a medieval personal name, Old Norse þórsteinn, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder ( see Thor ) + steinn ‘stone’, ‘rock’, hence ‘altar of Thor’ or perhaps ‘hammer of Thor’. 2. habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name þóri ( see Thor ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wayne S Thurston, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"
  • Wayne Thurston in household of Olive Thurston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wayne Thurston in household of Shearman Thurston, "United States Census, 1930"

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