Charles Alvin Thurman

1879–1963 (Age 84)
Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Charles Alvin

When Charles Alvin Thurman was born on 7 August 1879, in Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Edward Moroni Thurman, was 30 and his mother, Femina Besella Stewart, was 22. He married Zilpha Ann Lowder on 10 October 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Blackfoot Election Precinct 3, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 26 July 1963, in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Alvin Thurman
Zilpha Ann Lowder
Marriage: 10 October 1906
Thora Ann Thurman
Charles Varion Thurman
Willard Carlos Thurman
Merna Besella Thurman
Ada Lovina Thurman
Edward Lowder Thurman
Mabel Elizabeth Thurman
La Rell Femina Thurman
Newell La Dell Thurman
Ivan Le Roy Thurman

Spouse & Children

10 October 1906
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 17

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 22

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Charles Thurman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles Hepworth in household of Joseph Hepworth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles A Thurman, "United States Census, 1930"

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