George Washington Thurston

1 November 1830–November 1903 (Age 73)
New Haven, Huron, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Thurston was born on 1 November 1830, in New Haven, Huron, Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Thurston Sr, was 25 and his mother, Rosetta Bull, was 21. He married Sarah Lucina Snow on 28 March 1858, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in San Juan Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 2, Newton, Texas, United States in 1900. He died in November 1903, in Galveston, Texas, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Thurston
Sarah Lucina Snow
Marriage: 28 March 1858
George Washington Thurston Jr.
Erastus Jefferson Thurston
Sarah Lucina Thurston
Artimesia Thurston
Rosetta Thurston
La Fayette Thurston
Joseph Smith Thurston
Joan Alice Thurston
Hulda Cordelia Thurston
Benjamin Franklin Thurston
Harriet Elizabeth Thurston
Annie Marie Thurston
Charlotte Frances Thurston
Luella May Thurston
Clara Belle Thurston

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  • Marriage
    28 March 1858Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1838: Galveston, Republic of Texas 1845: Galveston, Texas, United States
    1850 · California Is Admitted to Union
    Age 20
    California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly East Anglia):from the Anglo-Norman, Anglo-Scandinavian, and Middle English personal name Thurstan, Thorsten (Old Norse Thórsteinn, Thorsten, Anglicized as Old English Thurstān; see Thorstensen ).habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Thóri (see Thor ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

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

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    Sources (41)

    • George Thurston in entry for Hulda Thurston Brower, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Geo W Thurston, "United States Census, 1860"
    • G W Thurston in entry for Harold F Galand and Clarabell Thurston, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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