Leroy Thurman

7 September 1908–22 April 1974 (Age 65)
Warren, Bradley, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Leroy

When Leroy Thurman was born on 7 September 1908, in Warren, Bradley, Arkansas, United States, his father, Henry Mack Thurman, was 30 and his mother, Mary Maude Williams, was 21. He married Faye Nelson on 6 February 1937, in Desha, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Kingsland, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 22 April 1974, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Sylacauga, Talladega, Alabama, United States.

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Leroy Thurman
Faye Nelson
Marriage: 6 February 1937

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    Faye Nelson


6 February 1937
Desha, Arkansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 4

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leroy Thurman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leroy Thurman in household of Henry M Thurman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Zackery T Thurman in household of Henry M Thurman, "United States Census, 1930"

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