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Willard Thurman
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1902
Eastland County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 1958
Colorado City
Mitchell County
Texas, USA

Willard was the 5th of John & Hettie (Stansell) Thurman's children.

Around 1925 he moved to Colorado City, Mitchell Co, TX, & took up farming. He married Muriel Craighead on Dec. 24, 1929. Some of their children were: Ethyl, J.C., Jake Autry, Nelda Jo, & Wanda LaFaye.

Willard learned that he had cancer of the brain in 1948. After ten years he lost the battle with cancer & died in C.L. Root Memorial Hospital at 8:22 p.m. on Nov. 4, 1958. He was 56 years old.

His wife, Mrs. Willard Thurman, was shown as the informant on his death certificate. He was buried Nov. 6.
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"THURMAN RITES SET THURSDAY
COLORADO CITY (SC)
Willard Thurman, 56-year old Cuthbert farmer, died in the Root Memorial Hospital here Tuesday evening following a short illness.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday but place of the service has not been set. Kiker and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Thurman was born in Eastland County on June 14, 1902, and he farmed for 31 years in Mitchell County. On Dec. 24, 1929, he was married to Muriel Craighead in Colorado City. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Surviving him are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Jake Autry, Cuthbert; and Mrs. Clyde Rhodes Jr., Edmonson; one son, Wayman Thurman, Cuthbert; five brothers, Ed Thurman, Del Rio, Floyd Thurman, Jaufman, Robert Lee Thurman, Fayetteville, Ark.; Wayne Thurman, Cisco; and three grandchildren."

Source: Big Spring Herald
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1958
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Name: Willard Thurman
Death date: 04 Nov 1958
Death place: Colorado City, Mitchell, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 56 years
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 14 Jun 1902
Birthplace: Eastland County, Tex.
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name:
Father's name: J. C. Thurman
Father's birthplace:
Mother's name: Hettie Stansel
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: Colorado City, Prec. 1, Mitchell, Texas
Cemetery name: Colorado City Cemetery
Burial place: Colorado City, Texas
Burial date: 06 Nov 1958
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2115624
Digital GS number: 4166751
Image number: 588
Reference number: bk 142 cn 70563
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Crockett Thurman (1859 - 1931)
  Hattie Delonia Stansell Thurman (1874 - 1957)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Muriel Craghead Thurman (1912 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edward F Thurman (1893 - 1960)*
  Wayne D Thurman (1896 - 1968)*
  Josephine Thurman (1898 - 1937)*
  Emmet O Thurman (1900 - 1903)*
  Willard Thurman (1902 - 1958)
  Harvey Thurman (1904 - 1948)*
  Ethyl E Thurman (1906 - 1969)*
  Floyd Thurman (1909 - 1988)*
  James Calvin Thurman (1912 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Colorado City Cemetery
Colorado City
Mitchell County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Virginia Brown
Record added: Mar 22, 2010
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