Thurmon C. Kent

1 January 1926–5 December 2007 (Age 81)
Jenkins, Georgia, United States

The Life of Thurmon C.

When Thurmon C. Kent was born on 1 January 1926, in Jenkins, Georgia, United States, his father, Andrew Villa Kent, was 51 and his mother, Ellabelle Womack, was 32. He lived in District 1429, Emanuel, Georgia, United States in 1930 and Millen, Jenkins, Georgia, United States in 1998. He died on 5 December 2007, in Jenkins, Georgia, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Villa Kent
1874–1958
Ellabelle Womack
1893–1990
Brantley Kent
1913–2003
Laura Belle Kent
1915–1998
Jack Dempsey Kent
1923–2009
Thurmon C. Kent
1926–2007
Annie R Kent
1929–

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 16

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Kent, an ancient Celtic name. The surname is also frequent in Scotland and Ireland. In Irrerwick in East Lothian, English vassals were settled in the middle of the 12th century and in Meath in Ireland in the 13th century.

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

Sources (2)

  • Thurmon B Kent in household of Andrew V Kent, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thurmon Kent Sr in entry for Mrs Laura Belle Kent Grimm, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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