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Cynthia Lavenia Parr Thurman
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1851
Macon County
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1928
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA

Cynthia Luvenia (Parr) Thurman was married to a brother of this writer's great grandfather, John William Thurman. Also, Cynthia's brother Isaac Parr married John William Thurman's sister, Harveny Catherine Thurman.

Cynthia was the daughter of Jacob "Jake" Parr who was born about 1813 in Kentucky, and Ann (LeCompte) Parr who was born in 1817 in Kentucky. Ann LeCompte's sister, Cynthia LeCompte was married to William Thurman, an uncle of Cynthia Luvenia Parr's husband. So, these families are very inter-connected.

Cynthia had the following siblings:

Joan Parr 1840
Mary Ellen Parr 1842
Sarah Margaret Parr 1845 1924
Columbus Parr 1850
Isaac Parr 1853 1926
John Parr 1858

The Parrs moved from Kentucky to Missouri soon after their first child Joan was born in 1840. The rest of the children were born in Missouri.

On December 3, 1866, in Macon County, Missouri, Cynthia married James Thomas Thurman. They had the following known children:

Joseph Lem Thurman 1868
Isaac E. Thurman 1874
Olive Thurman 1879
G. C. Thurman 1885

The Thurmans made their home in Macon County, Missouri for several years. Between 1880 and 1900, they moved to Bee Branch Township of Chariton County, Missouri. By 1910, they had moved in Marceline, Linn County, Missouri where they lived until James died in 1921. Sometime after that, Cynthia entered the Missouri State Mental Hospital #2 at St. Joseph, Missouri where she died. She suffered a fractured right femur in a fall on the floor of the facility in 1928, then contracted pneumonia and died at age 77. Both James and Cynthia are buried at Peden Chapel Cemetery.

- Written by Blytha (Dennis) Ellis
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  James Thomas Thurman (1842 - 1921)
Peden Chapel Cemetery
Clark Township
Chariton County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Blytha & Donald Ellis
Record added: Sep 20, 2010
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My great great aunt by marriage.
- Blytha & Donald Ellis
 Added: Oct. 16, 2010

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