Thelma Naomi Ford

21 October 1909–9 July 1992 (Age 82)
Taylorsville, Smith, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Thelma Naomi

When Thelma Naomi Ford was born on 21 October 1909, in Taylorsville, Smith, Mississippi, United States, her father, James Thomas Ford Sr, was 48 and her mother, Bessie Naomi Caughman, was 23. She married Winburn Hall Curlin in 1936, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Beat 2, Smith, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Civil District 4, Haywood, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 9 July 1992, in Laurel, Jones, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Woodland, Haywood, Tennessee, United States.

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Winburn Hall Curlin
Thelma Naomi Ford
Marriage: 1936
Thelma Curlin

Spouse and Children

    Winburn Hall Curlin



Mississippi, United States


    Thelma Curlin


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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 7

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Middle English, Old English ford, or a habitational name from one of the many places named with this word, such as Ford in Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Sussex, or Forde in Dorset.2 Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example Mac Giolla na Naomh ‘son of Gilla na Naomh ’ (a personal name meaning ‘servant of the saints’), Mac Conshámha ‘son of Conshnámha ’ (a personal name composed of the elements con ‘dog’ + snámh ‘to swim’), in all of which the final syllable was wrongly thought to be áth ‘ford’, and Ó Fuar(th)áin ( see Foran ).3 Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thelma Ford in household of James T Ford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thelma N Ford in household of James T Ford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thelma Curlin in household of Winburn Curlin, "United States Census, 1940"

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