Cecil Faith Thurman

1915–2005 (Age 90)
El Campo, Wharton, Texas, United States

The Life of Cecil Faith

When Cecil Faith Thurman was born on 27 March 1915, in El Campo, Wharton, Texas, United States, her father, Ira Aten Thurman, was 27 and her mother, Elva Mary Franklin, was 23. She died on 3 May 2005, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Pearland, Brazoria, Texas, United States.

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Ira Aten Thurman
Elva Mary Franklin
Lucille Thurman
Cecil Faith Thurman
Mary Anne Thurman
Elva Erie "Kay" Thurman
Ira Aten Thurman

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 14

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • C Fathe Thurman in household of Ira A Thurman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Faith Thurman in household of Ira Thurman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thurman, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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