Cecil Earl Thurman

1894–1970 (Age 76)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Cecil Earl

When Cecil Earl Thurman was born on 15 March 1894, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Alphus Green Thurman, was 45 and his mother, Rosa Gray, was 41. He married Gladys Ione Haislip on 26 May 1927, in Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Civil District 9, Obion, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 19 May 1970, in Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Obion, Obion, Tennessee, United States.

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Cecil Earl Thurman
Gladys Ione Haislip
Marriage: 26 May 1927

Spouse & Children

26 May 1927
Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States


  • Thurman


Parents & Siblings

  • Alphus Green Thurman


  • Rosa Gray




  • Male1870–1956Male

  • Dock Amos Thurman


  • Mattie Thurman


  • Female1879–1959Female

  • Jessie O. Thurman


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English (East Midlands): from the Middle English personal name Thurmond, Old Norse þormundr, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder ( see Thor ) + mundr ‘protection’. Reaney and Wilson suggest that, Thurmond having been an uncommon personal name, this surname may also represent the commoner name Thurmod, Thormod with the second element derived from Old Norse móþr ‘mind’, ‘courage’, but assimilated to -mund (a common second element in other compound names).2 German (Thurmann): habitational name for someone from a place called Thur ( see Thur ).3 German (Thurmann): occupational name for a watchman, from Middle Low German torn(e)-man (torn(e) ‘tower’) or Middle High German turn, turm ‘tower’ + man ‘man’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Cecil Thurman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cecil E Thurman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cecel Therman in household of Grun Therman, "United States Census, 1900"

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