Lurie Etta Forkum Sloan

1905–6 July 1994 (Age 89)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Lurie Etta

When Lurie Etta Forkum Sloan was born in 1905, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Robert Kirk Forkum, was 46 and her mother, Melissa Jane Cassetty, was 32. She married Zinnie V Sloan on 12 September 1923, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Civil District 2, Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 6, Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 6 July 1994, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zinnie V Sloan
Lurie Etta Forkum Sloan
Marriage: 12 September 1923

Spouse and Children

12 September 1923
Davidson, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Kirk Forkum


    Melissa Jane Cassetty





    Dee Forkum


    Allie D Forkum


    Georgia Alline Forkum


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Origin uncertain; perhaps an altered form of Irish Forkin . This name is found chiefly in TN; there is also a large family in Paragould, AR.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lura E Fortmon in household of Robert K Fortmon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lura Sloan in household of Zina Sloan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lura Sloan in household of Z V Sloan, "United States Census, 1940"

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