Mary Luretta Templeman

24 August 1913–27 August 2002 (Age 89)
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Luretta

When Mary Luretta Templeman was born on 24 August 1913, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Robert Hardy Templeman, was 36 and her mother, Mary E. Wells, was 36. She married Bluford Arvil Jeffries on 16 September 1929, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Oakdale, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 27 August 2002, in Hemet, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in San Jacinto Valley Cemetery, San Jacinto, Riverside, California, United States.

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Bluford Arvil Jeffries
Mary Luretta Templeman
Marriage: 16 September 1929
Elizabeth Jane Jeffries
Anita Leatricia Jeffries

Spouse and Children

16 September 1929
Hardin, Kentucky, United States


    Elizabeth Jane Jeffries


    Anita Leatricia Jeffries


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 13

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Temple .2 German (Tempelmann): variant of Tempel 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary L Templeman in household of R H Templeman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary L Templeton in entry for Richard Lee Boyd and E Jane Jeffries, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Mrs Mary Luretta Herbelin, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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