Charles Thomas Lanham

17 June 1897–31 August 1986 (Age 89)
Daviess, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Charles Thomas

When Charles Thomas Lanham was born on 17 June 1897, in Daviess, Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas Henry Lanham, was 32 and his mother, Mary Ellen Higdon, was 23. He lived in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 1, Daviess, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 31 August 1986, at the age of 89, and was buried in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States.

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Charles Thomas Lanham
1897–1986
Mary Sue Henning
1903–1979

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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 · Governor Shot

Age 3

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 24

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

Name Meaning

English (Suffolk and Essex): variant of Langham .

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

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  • Charles T Lanham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles T Lanham in household of Charles A Lanham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles Lanham in household of Thomas Lanham, "United States Census, 1900"

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