Charles Adam Thurman

1883–1966 (Age 83)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Charles Adam

Charles Adam Thurman was born in 1883, in Iowa, United States. He married Elizabeth Sara Reynolds on 26 February 1908, in Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Sheridan, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Louviers, Douglas, Colorado, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 August 1966, in Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Littleton Cemetery, Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States.

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Charles Adam Thurman
Elizabeth Sara Reynolds
Marriage: 26 February 1908
Warren Horace Thurman

Spouse & Children

26 February 1908
Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States


  • Warren Horace Thurman


World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Charles Thurman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles A Thurman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles A Thurman in household of Joseph D Brown, "United States Census, 1920"

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