Cumorah Thurgood

Female1 February 1906–20 June 1998

Brief Life History of Cumorah

When Cumorah Thurgood was born on 1 February 1906, in Syracuse, Davis, Utah, United States, her father, Rowland Thurgood, was 34 and her mother, Milliezer Parkin, was 29. She married Preston Denton Alder on 18 June 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in West Point, Davis, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 20 June 1998, in Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Providence, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Preston Denton Alder
Cumorah Thurgood
Marriage: 18 June 1930
Reed Thurgood Alder
Val Jean Alder
Preston Larry Alder

Sources (35)

  • Chumorah Alder in entry for Mae Elizabeth Alder Pickett, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Cumorah Thurgood in household of Rowland Thurgood, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Cumorah Thurgood, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 June 1930Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 1

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    1908 · Utah's First National Monument

    Age 2

    Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.


    Age 25

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

    Name Meaning

    English (Essex, Middlesex and Hertfordshire): from the Middle English personal name Thurgod (Old Norse Thorgautr), composed of the Thórr, the name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor ) + the ethnic name Gautr (see Joslin ), influenced in some cases by common English words such as ‘good’.

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

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