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J. M. Thurmond
Birth: Feb. 22, 1836
Death: Mar. 14, 1882

Texas Frontier Political Figure. Born in Davis County, Kentucky, he served as a Private in Company E, 4th Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army during the Civil War. After the war, he was a successful practicing attorney when he moved to Texas in 1870. In 1871, he was appointed Mayor of Bryan, Texas, by Governor E. Davis and he was elected Mayor of Dallas in April, 1879. On March 14, 1882, Judge Thurmond was shot and killed at age 46 in the courtroom by Robert E. Cowart as the result of an argument between the two men stemming from the removal of Thurmond as mayor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Children:
  James Morton Thurmond (1880 - 1940)*
  Lena Thurmond Bryan (1884 - 1969)*
 
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Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 19 Lot 15 Space 9
GPS (lat/lon): 32.48083, -96.47892
 
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Record added: Jun 04, 2000
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