Celestia Artimiss Thurman

1869–1958 (Age 89)
Westville, Simpson, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Celestia Artimiss

When Celestia Artimiss Thurman was born about 1869, in Westville, Simpson, Mississippi, United States, her father, Daniel Thurman, was 22 and her mother, Celestia Hall, was 24. She married Alonzo " A. L." Hilton in Harrisville, Simpson, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Beat 3, Simpson, Mississippi, United States in 1880 and Ward Ten, Sabine, Louisiana, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1958, in Sabine, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Sabine, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Celestia Artimiss Thurman
Alonzo " A. L." Hilton
Lucille Vesta Hilton
Wiley Hamilton Hilton
Myrtle Mae Hilton
Joseph Alonzo Hilton

Spouse & Children

Harrisville, Simpson, Mississippi, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Daniel Thurman


  • Celestia Hall




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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

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.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 8

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Cilestia A Hilton in household of Joseph W Hilton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • C A Hilton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Celistia Thurman in household of D Thurman, "United States Census, 1880"

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