John Thomas Thurman

Brief Life History of John Thomas

When John Thomas Thurman was born on 29 January 1868, in Jacksonville, Trimble Township, Athens, Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Thoroman, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Jane Gustin, was 20. He married Mary Janney on 15 August 1895, in Custer, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Custer, Oklahoma, United States in 1900 and Brooking Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 24 June 1943, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75.

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John Thomas Thurman
1868–1943
Mary Janney
1873–1948
Marriage: 15 August 1895
Minnie Irene Thurman
1897–1991
Alta Thurman
1898–
Leslie Copeland Thurman
1903–

Sources (9)

  • John T Thurman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John T Thurman, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • John Thomas Thurman, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1871

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

1889

The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire): from the Middle English personal name T(h)urmund, Old Norse Thórmundr, composed of the elements Thórr, the name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor ) + mundr ‘protection’. This personal name in was rare and Thurman may also have derived from the commoner Middle English personal name T(h)urmod, T(h)urmot by assimilation of the second theme -mod, -mot to the element -mund, which is found in several other compound personal names.

Americanized form of German Thurmann: habitational name for someone from a place called Thur (see Thur ).

Americanized form of 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’. Compare Turman .

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

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