Mrs. Cora Alma BURD
Mantorville, Minnesota, Thursday, September 18, 1941.
Gold Star Mother Passes to Reward.
Mrs. Cora Alma BURD, who resided in and near Mantorville for last 34 years passed away Thursday morning at the Colonial Hospital at the age of 67 years, 7 months and 11 days. Cora Alma Thurman, daughter of Milton and Mary Thurman was born January 31, 1874, at Maquon. She was married December 3, 1890, to Leonard BURD at Atwood Kansas. She leaves to mourn her death, two daughters Mrs. Lee (Pearl) Myers of West Concord and Mrs. Alfred (Evae) Raddatz of Pine Island, and two sons, Floyd of West Concord and Gilbert of Eyota, 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. E. V. Stevenson of Waupun, Wisconsin and a host of friends. Her husband preceded her in death in 1940 and her son Vern was killed in the 1st World War. She was a gold star mother in the American Legion Auxiliary and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and active member of the Congregational ladies aid and Priscillas and was always cheerful in all her obligations and was loved by all who knew her. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 from the house and a 2:00 from the Mantorville Congregation Church with Rev. John Peters officiating Saturday, Sept. 13th. She was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Dodge Co., MI, where the Rebekahs had charge of the services.
David Edward Andrew Thurman - David E., 64. Resident of Turley, passed away Wednesday, 8 May 1974. Survived by: his wife, Viola, 3 daughters, 8 sons, one sister, 27 grandchildren. Service Friday 4 PM. Floral Haven Chapel. Interment Floral Haven, Ninde Northland." NOTE: It was not discovered until after his death that he was actually a year older than he had always believed. He was in the 1910 census, taken Apr 1910 as 1 & 3/12's age, making him born in 1909 instead of 1910 as his Memoriam card and headstone reflects.
Albert Mosbey Tucker age 78 of Pocahontas passed away at his home on Sunday Sept. 5, 1965. He was born in Louisville, Ky. on April 22, 1887 a son of the late Albert Childs Tucker and Naomia Emma Dowdy Tucker. He is survived by his wife Gracie Ethel Pratt Tucker, 1 son Vernon Tucker; 4 daughters Opal Camp, Agnes Wyatt, Lucille Wells and Louise Hebert.15 grandchildren. 2 sisters, Ruby Tucker Jones and Amby Tucker Riney, also survive. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers Joeseph, Elisha, and William Tucker and 6 sisters Frances Tucker Smith, Nancy Tucker Duncan, Annie May Tucker Smith, Ardella Tucker Thurman, Myrtle Tucker Denison and Minnie Tucker Hill. Funeral services were conducted at 1pm Friday at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Shiloh Cemetery near Pocahontas.
Leota Elizabeth "Lote" Julian
Leota Elizabeth "Lote" Julian age 79 passed away April 9, 1965 in Doniphan, Mo. She was born July 1, 1885 in Clay Co. Arkansas a daughter of the late John James Shivley and Sybina Jane Blackburn Shivley. Survivors include 2 sons John G. Julian of Supply and Max Julian of Kennett, Mo. 2 daughters Flossie Ainley of Doniphan and Ruby Cozart of Maynard, Ark. 5 grandchhildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband John Wesley Julian and a son Homer Lee Julian. Funeral services were conducted a 1pm on April 11 at Mt. Plesant Baptist Church at Pitman with burial folling in Ingram Cemetery near Maynard.
J.M. (John Milton) Thurman
Saturday, July 8, 1905.
Heart Failure Caused Death.
A Prominent Maquon Man Dropped Dead Friday Afternoon.
J.M. (John Milton) Thurman, an old and respected citizen of Maquon, dropped dead in his yard Friday afternoon at 2 O'clock as announced in the Republican-Reguster July 7. He had been complaining for some time of his heart and had just come from the doctor's where he had gotten some medicine. A neighbor noticed him fall, but when they reached him he was dead. Milton Thurman was born in Knox County, ILL. near Uniontown, in 1843, and lived here all his life, with the exception of about ten years spent in Nebraska. He served his country during the Civil War, enlisting in Company G. 83rd Illinois Infantry. In 1865 he was married to Mary Taylor. To this union four children were born, all of whom survive him as well as his wife. They are Cora Bird (BURD), Flora Stevenson, and George of Maquon, and William of Crawford NE. Mr. Thurman was a member in good standing of the G. A. R. Odd Fellows, and K. of F. lodges. Maquon and Vicinity will miss this old friend and comrade greatly, as he was always the first to administer sympathy and help where it was needed. The coroner was present this evening and impaneled the following jury to inquire into his death. Dr. J. U. Long, Emery McWilliams, Adam Kinser, Milt Housh, Selos Stokes and Issac Epley. They returned a verdict of heart failure. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 O'clock, if the son William arrives from Montana, in the Methodist Church.
Melvin Franklin Thurman
Melvin Franklin Thurman was born August 25, 1928 to Nicholas Head Thurman and Laura Halbert Pitts Daves Thurman on the Thurman homestead near Midway, Oklahoma. Melvin attended school at Midway and graduated from Reydon High School, Reydon, Oklahoma in 1946. He graduated from Panhandle State University, Goodwell, Oklahoma in 1950. He was in the Aggie Club and the Roughneck Club while there. He married Virgie Aliene Tidrick on January 21, 1951. He entered into the US Army in 1951 also. He was trained in Anti-Aircraft Artillery in preparation for serving his country in Korea. Melvin was honorably discharged in 1953. Melvin and Virgie moved to Garden City, Kansas where they worked on a ranch. In 1955 they moved to Reydon, Oklahoma to take over the family farm. Melvin continued to farm until his death on February 13, 1998. He was looked to for guidance by many young farmers of the community. He was known for being very knowlegeable on many different subjects. He is survived and missed by his wife Virgie of the home; 2 daughters, Melvena and her husband John Heisch of Oklahoma City and Charlotte and her husband Johnny Nance of Enid; 1 son Harold and his wife Marika of Topeka, KS; 6 grandchildren: Derek, Amanda, Camille and Vanessa of Topeka, Kansas; Laura Marie and John of Enid, Oklahoma. 1 brother, Merle B. Thurman of Aztec, NM and his wife Jean; his mother in law, Marie Tidrick of Reydon, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceeded in death by his parents and his sister Laura Belle Smith.
Lillian Levita (Goodman) Tucker
Lillian Levita (Goodman) Tucker age 18 died at her home near Pocahontas on April 10,1937. She was born Jan.6,1919 in Harness Arkansas a daughter of Mrs Laura Richardson Goodman and the late Levi Goodman. She is survived by her husband Vernon Tucker and a infant son Lee Raye "Leroy" Tucker. Also surviving are her grandparents Wesley W. and Ruthie Ann Branscum Goodman of Harness. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday April 11 at 11am at the Shiloh Baptist Church near Pocahontas with burial following in the Shiloh cemetery.
Laurel Vernon Tucker age 86 died on Friday April 10,1998 at Randolph County Medical Center in Pocahontas Arkansas. He was born June 26, 1911 in Peach Orchard , Arkansas a son of the late Albert M. Tucker and Gracie E. Pratt Tucker. He was preceded in death by his wife Lillian Goodman Tucker and 2 sons Albert George and Earl Howard Tucker. Survivors include 2 sons Lee R. "Leroy" Tucker and James L. Tucker both of Pocahontas, 6 grandchildren, 2 sister Agnes Tucker Wyatt of Memphis, Tn. and Louise Tucker Hebert of Loranger, La. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30pm on Sunday April 12 in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel in Pocahontas with Bro. Carl Massey officiating . Burial followed in the Shiloh Cemetery near Pocahontas.
Fall in Cemetery Is Fatal for Commerce Man, Commerce, TX Oct 14, 1922
The funeral of W. C. (William Chrisman) Thurman, Confederate veteran, whose death occurred Wednesday at the home of his son, W. W. (Walter Wilford) Thurman of this city, following a fall at the cemetery Tuesday afternoon, causing hemorrhage of the kidneys, was held Thursday afternoon. The Rev. J. A. Roper, Pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Shiloh. Mr. Thurman, had accompanied his son J. A. (James Alfred "Bud") Thurman, to the cemetery and sat on the ground watching him work on the family plot. Starting to arise he caught hold of a tombstone, which toppled over, causing him to lose his balance. He was 78 years old and had made his home here with his son since his wife died in 1908. He was a member of the Third Missouri Cavalry, which saw service under both General Marmaduke and Shelby. While in the service he married Miss Odie Raley of Arkansas. They came to Texas in 1875. They have ten children, four girls, two of whom survive him and six boys, five of whom are living. All were present at the funeral except, Robert, a son, who lives at Knapp, Texas.
Everett R. Campbell
Member of Pioneer Family Passes Away at Anthony.
Everett R. Campbell, 43, a native of Kingman Co, (Kansas) died at the home of his sister, Mrs, Cora Gerdes at Anthony August 23 after an illness of three weeks. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Campbell, pioneers in the south part of the county.
Mr. Campbell was married April 22, 1914 at Anthony to Elizabeth Slaven who with three daughters survive. They are Viola Thurman of Colcord, Oklahoma, Velta Bennett of Arkansas and Clara Stennefer of Oregon. He has three sisters, Mrs. Tara Weatherford of Elkhart, Mrs. Cora Gerdes of Anthony and Mrs. Lillie Gerdes of Amorita, OK, and three brothers, Luther of Rago, Guy of Spivey and Clyde of Kingman.
The Tulsa Tribune, January 9, 1967
Thurman - Brett, 1 month, Survived by parents, Capt. and Mrs. Donald W. Thurman; brother, Donald Jr; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thurman; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Atchley, Pryor, Oklahoma. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Moor's Eastlawn Chapel. Interment Floral Haven, Thurman, Brett, one-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Thurman, Robins Air Force Base, GA., died Saturday night, Moore.
The Tulsa Tribune May 2, 1967 Thurman, Roy W. (Silas), 82, of 6208 S. Trenton Ave., retired warehouse foreman for Hodges Moving & Storage co., died Monday, Hendrick at Jenks. LIFELONG TULSA AREA RESIDENT IS DEAD AT 82 Roy W. (Silas) Thurman, 82, part Creek Indian and lifelong Tulsa area resident, died in a Claremore hospital Monday night after a long illness. He lived at 6208 S. Trenton Ave. Mr. Thurman, born in what is now a part of Southeast Tulsa, was a son of William Thurman, early day trader and farmer in the area. He was a warehouse foreman for Hodges Moving & Storage Co. for 27 years, retiring 17 years ago, and was a charter member of the Central Assembly of God Church. Surviving are his widow, Fern D; two sons, Donald, of 1030 E. 52nd st . N. and Paul L. of Arlington,VA; a daughter Mrs. Joan Case of Alderwood Manor, Wash. and eight grandchildren. The Hendricks Funeral Home of Jenks willl announce arrangements.
Sanford D. 'Sandy' Thurman
Sanford D. 'Sandy' Thurman was born April 8, 1903 in Commerce, Texas to Kate (Fenter) and Luther M Thurman and passed away April 21, 1999 in the Sayre Memorial Hospital at the age of 96 years,and 13 days. Sandy married Effie Mae Morris on November 29, 1924 in Cooper, Texas. They lived in Cooper for two years befire moving to Arkansas for one year. They moved to Beckham County, North of Sayre, in 1928 to make their home. Sandy was a member of the Sayre Church of Christ where he served as an elder for over 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 1 son, Morris, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by 1 son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Betty Thurman, Sayre, 3 sisters, Artie Fuchs, Elk City, Faye Moree, Bakersfield, CA, Ruth Otta, Denton, TX; 1 brother, Clem Thurman, Ft Worth, TX, I daughter-in-law, Claribel Thurman, Edmond, OK; 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Effie Thurman, age 77, passed away Wednesday, December 30, in Sayre, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held at Rose Chapel Funeral Home in Sayre, Oklahoma. Thursday, December 31. Interment was made in Sayre-Doxey Cemetery in Sayre. Mrs. Thurman was born September 12, 1904, in Ben Franklin, (TX) a daughter of Lee and Mattie Carrell Morris. She married Sanford Thurman November 29, 1924, in Cooper, (TX). They moved to Sayre in 1928. Survivors include her husband, S.D. Thurman of Sayre, Oklahoma: two sons, Harold Thurman of Duncan, Oklahoma and Morris Thurman of Edmond, Oklahoma: one sister, Ruby Durham of Tyler: and six grandchildren and seven Great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lee Roy Morris. Those attending the funeral included her cousins, Mary Show of Commerce (TX) and Rosie Lee Crouch of Cooper (TX); her sister, Ruby Durham, Tyler (TX); and a niece, Evelyn Leggette, Tyler(TX).
Joseph B. Thurman
Joseph B. Thurman was born October 4, 1907 to Maggie B. and Bennett Thurman at Reydon, Oklahoma. He departed this life the 12th day of April 1953 at the age of 45 years, 6 months, and 8 days at a hospital in Kansas City, Missouri after a brief illness. He was united in marriage to Velva Parks october 24, 1934. He was a 32 degree Mason of the Reydon Masonic Lodge No. 528. He was a firm believer in God and man. He has lived his entire life in this community. During this time he has acquired a large number of friends. He valued the friendship of his friends and neighbors very highly. He loved doing for others and there was no end to the things he would do to help his fellowmen. It is said of Joe that those who knew him best loved him most. A trait highly admired in Joe by his friends and neighbors was his thoughtfulness and loving devotion to his aged mother. Preceding him in death were his father, Bennett Thurman, one brother, Jack Barbee Thurman; one sister, Lucy Belle Thurman. Those who mourn his passing are his mother, Maggie B. Thurman, one brother, N.H. Thurman, two nephews, Merle and Melvin Thurman, one niece, Laura Belle Smith of Seaside, California, one great nephew, Paul Alan and one great niece, Melvena Kay and a host of other relatives and friends. Joe professed his faith in Christ a few months ago. The funeral services were held at the Reydon School Auditorium Tuesday, April 14, 1953 at 2:30pm with the Rev. Horace Woodard assisted by the Rev. Carl Simonton, with interment in the Union Chapel cemetery. Masonic services at graveside with the Moore Funeral Home in charge.
Laura Belle Smith Rites Held
Laura Belle Smith was born December 16, 1931 in Texaco, NM to Nicholas Head and Laura Daves Thurman, and passed from this life, Dec. 2, 1981 in the Newman Memorial Hospital, Shattuck, Oklahoma. She moved to Midway as an infant with her parents. Her schooling began at Midway and she graduated from Reydon High School. In July 1950, she married Albert Smith in Canadian, Texaco. Mrs. Smith was employed by the Reydon School system as a school bus driver. She was a member of the Durham Church of Christ. Mr. Thurman preceded his daughter in death. Survivors include her husband, Albert Smith of the home, 1 daughter, Janice Smith, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1 son, Nickey Smith, Durham, Ok, her mother, Mrs. Laura Thurman, 2 brothers, Merle Thurman, Aztec, NM and Melvin Thurman, Reydon, OK,
Mrs. Maggie Belle Thurman
Thurman Rites are Saturday at Reydon
Services for Mrs. Maggie Belle Thurman of Reydon, who died Thursday in an Elk City Hospital following a lengthy illness, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in the Reydon Community Building with the Rev. Lynn Heard officiating. Mrs. Thurman came with her family to western Oklahoma in 1906 and homesteaded five miles northwest of Reydon where she has lived since. Born June 14, 1872 in Hodgenville, Kentucky, she had been a member of the Reydon Baptist Church since a young girl. She was married in Hodgenville to Bennett "Benjamin" Thurman. Survivors are one son, Nick H. Thurman of Reydon, two sisters, Mrs. Annie Price and Mrs. Lula Demar of Louisville, Kentucky, three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, one daughter, and two sons preceded her in death. Interment will be in the Union Chapel cemetery with the Moore funeral home in charge.
Bennett Joseph "Benjamin" Thurman
Bennett Joseph "Benjamin" Thurman was born April 17, 1855 at Hodgenville, Kentucky. He departed this life October 28, 1929 at his home near Hamburg, Oklahoma at the age of 74 years, 6 months, 11 days. He was the son of Bennet and Lucy Barbee Thurman. Mr. Thurman taught school 8 years and was County supt. for 4 years. At the age of 21, he moved to Neosho, MO where he practiced law for 11 years and continued practicing for about 20 years in all. He returned to Kentucky and gave loving care to the declining years of his mother, his father having died in 1883. On Feb. 27, 1896, Mr. Thurman was married at Hodgenville, Kentucky to Maggie Price. To this union was born 4 children: Nicholas, Jack, Lucy Belle and Joseph B. Lucy Belle age 2 years and Jack B. age 6 months preceded their father in death. He is survived by his wife, two sons Nick and Joe, two grandsons of whom he was inordinately proud, one niece and one nephew. Mr. Thurman was baptized into the faith of the Baptist Church at Neosho, MO at the age of 25 years. A week ago he had a hemorrhage on the brain that caused partial paralysis which was soon followed by another stroke that closed his life in this world. He was a loving husband and father and such a neighbor that all who have known him in the 25 years that he has lived here (Oklahoma) will feel they have lost a real friend. Services were conducted at Union Chapel Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, October 29, 1929.
Thurman, J. Lewis
From the ROANOKE TIMES, Roanoke Virginia, 15 August 1999.
Thurman, J. Lewis, 82, of Roanoke, passed away Friday, August 13, 1999. Mr. Thurman was born in Roanoke and was the son of the late Arnette Parker Thurman and his wife Flora Gibson Thurman. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a member of the Southwest Virginia Sportsmen Association and a former member of the Roanoke Valley Optimist Club. Mr. Thurman served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corp. in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, Mr. Thurman became a banker and later retired as the Vice President of Colonial American National Bank and President of Liberty Bank in Bedford. Mr. Thurman was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Biggs Thurman, and a brother, Arnette Parker Thurman, Jr. Survivors include his beloved wife Fanny Boon; one daughter, Carol Fralin Robey; three grandchildren and their spouses, William H. Fralin, Jr. and his wife Karen B. Fralin, Katherine Fralin Walker and her husband, Edward B. Walker, and Robert Parker Fralin; three great-grandchildren, Will, Clayton and Laney Fralin; three stepchildren and their spouses; John Edward Boon and his wife Shirley Boon, Rachel Handy and her husband Tom Handy, of Richmond; Jim Boon and his wife Ann Boon, of St. Louis, Mo. A chapel service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 16, 1999 at Oakey's South Chapel with the Rev. Noel Taylor Officiating. Interment will follow at Fair View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, at Oakey's South Chapel.
Safrona A. Robbins
Safrona A. Robbins was born Aug 6, 1840, died March 16, 1910 aged 69 years, 7 months and 10 days. Married to Congrave Thurman in 1861 to this union were born 9 children, 3 dying in infancy and one daughter, Mrs. W. T. Murphy died August 15, 1906. Five children survived are Ira and Hiram of Roosevelt, Oklahoma, Mrs. C.M. Hester, of Shoshoni, Wyoming, Mrs. B. L. Murphy and Oliver of Gentry. These two were at her bedside during her sickness and death. Her husband died April 20, 1883. She was converted at an early age under the preaching of Geo Bowman and united with the Church of God and was a faithful member until death. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Jas Leonard of Stanberry, at the Jennings Cemetery March 17, in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends.