Charles Andrew Thurman

1873–1943 (Age 70)
Travis, Texas, United States

The Life of Charles Andrew

When Charles Andrew Thurman was born on 14 May 1873, in Travis, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Edward Thurman, was 19 and his mother, Melissa Helen Pearson, was 16. He married Nelly Flowers Hughes on 3 January 1894, in Travis, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Baylor, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 5, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 6 May 1943, in Seymour, Baylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Charles Andrew Thurman
Nelly Flowers Hughes
Marriage: 3 January 1894
Effie Mae Thurman
Willie Thomas Thurman
Asbury Willis Thurman
Josie Melissa Thurman
Ila Thurman
Velma Thurman
Arlen Thurman

Spouse & Children

3 January 1894
Travis, Texas, United States


  • Effie Mae Thurman


  • Male1899–1948Male

  • Asbury Willis Thurman


  • Josie Melissa Thurman


  • Ila Thurman


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Edward Thurman


  • Melissa Helen Pearson




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 3

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 21

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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)

  • Charley A Thurmon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Chas A Thurman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles A Thurman, "United States Census, 1920"

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