Charles Amos Thurman

1916–6 January 2007 (Age 91)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Charles Amos

When Charles Amos Thurman was born in 1916, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Zachariah Thurman, was 35 and his mother, Nancy J Mitts, was 33. He married Ruby Naomi Thurman in 1939. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 3, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 6 January 2007, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Lee Cemetery, McDonald, Bradley, Tennessee, United States.

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Charles Amos Thurman
Ruby Naomi Thurman
Marriage: 1939
Bettye Jean Thurman

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    Baby Thurman


    Flossie Thurman


    Creed Thurman


    Paul Thurman


    Edward Thurman


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 0

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.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 15

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

Age 25

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • C Amos Thurman in household of W Zack Thurman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Chas A Thurman, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Charles Amos Thurman, "Find A Grave Index"

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