Charles Brownfield Thurman

1907–1953 (Age 46)
Henry, Georgia, United States

The Life of Charles Brownfield

When Charles Brownfield Thurman was born on 2 January 1907, in Henry, Georgia, United States, his father, Joshua B Thurman, was 48 and his mother, Mary Edna Cole, was 34. He lived in District 622, Henry, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1953. He died on 21 May 1953, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States.

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Charles Brownfield Thurman
Edith Isabelle Fambrough

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Joshua B Thurman


  • Female1872–1947Female



  • Female1891–1982Female

  • Thomas Jesse Thurman


  • Ruby E. Thurman


  • Marvin Cole Thurman


  • Willie Kate Thurman


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 13

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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 B Thurman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles Thurman in household of Joshua B Thurman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charley B Thurman in household of Joshua B Thurman, "United States Census, 1910"

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