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Lillie Bell Gilmore Thurmond
Birth: Nov. 20, 1876
Ash Grove
Greene County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1962
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Lillie Bell Gilmore was born November 20, 1876 in Ash Grove, Missouri, to Andrew MacDonald Gilmore Sr. & his wife Mary Ellen Bell.

She married Kentucky native Thomas Jefferson Thurmond in Ash Grove, at Clinton's Christian Church, on October 4, 1893. The first 4 of were born in Ash Grove, then around 1901 they moved to California. Their first stop was Fresno, where their daughter Nell was born, then to San Joaquin county where their youngest 4 children were born.

In all, Jeff & Lillie had 9 children:
William Carl Thurmond (died young)
Roy Jefferson Thurmond
baby boy Thurmond
Lily Abigail (Thurmond) Karnagel-Wilke-Willis
Nell Mae (Thurmond) Bonham
Hazel Ethel (Thurmond) Kennedy
Thomas Harold Thurmond
Flora Grace (Thurmond) Kent-Bisceglia
Lottie Lucille Kirtley Thurmond

In the 1920s they moved further west, to Santa Clara county, where they lived until their deaths - Jeff first in 1953, and Lillie following in 1962.

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THURMOND-In San Jose, Calif., Nov. 29, 1962, Mrs. Lillie B. Thurmond, loving mother of The Rev. R.J. Thurmond of Richmond, Mrs. Nell Bonham of Castro Valley, Mrs. Flora Bisceglia of Fresno, Mrs. Haxel [sic] Kennedy and Miss Lucille K. Thurmond, both of San Jose; grandmother of nine; great-grandmother of 18; sister of Mrs. Pearl Thompson of Oregon. A native of Missouri, age 86 years.
Funeral services Saturday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Mortuary's Chapel of Roses, 300 Curtner Ave. Interment Oak Hill Memorial Park.

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Lillie Thurmond
Mrs. Lillie B. Thurmond, 86, a resident of San Jose the past 40 years, died yesterday at 1209 Glenn Ave. where she made her home with her daughter, Lucille K. Thurmond.
A native of Missouri, she had long been active in church circles as a Bible teacher.
Besides Miss Thurmond, survivors include a son, The Rev. R.J. Thurmond of Richmond; three other daughters, Mrs. Nell Bonham of Castro Valey, Mrs. Flora Bisceglia of Fresno, and Mrs. Hazel Kennedy of San Jose.
A sister, Mrs. Pearl Thompson of Oregon, and nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeal [sic] services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Mortuary's Chapel of Roses. Burial will be in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

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 Parents:
  Andrew MacDonald Gilmore (1833 - 1922)
  Mary Ellen Bell Gilmore (1845 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Thomas Jefferson Thurmond (1872 - 1953)*
 
 Children:
  William Carl Thurmond (1894 - 1899)*
  Roy Jefferson Thurmond (1896 - 1972)*
  Infant Thurmond (1899 - 1899)*
  Lily Abigail Thurmond Karnagel (1900 - 1958)*
  Nell Mae Thurmond Bonham (1902 - 1966)*
  Hazel Ethel Thurmond Kennedy (1903 - 1989)*
  Flora Grace Thurmond Bisceglia (1908 - 2002)*
  Lucille Kirtley Thurmond (1910 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Andrew MacDonald Gilmore (1871 - 1952)*
  Lillie Bell Gilmore Thurmond (1876 - 1962)
  Pearl T. Gilmore Thompson (1888 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Plot: Rose Section, Block 12, Lot 1, Grave 1
 
Created by: Jeannie
Record added: Oct 22, 2004
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- Fay C. Leonard
 Added: Mar. 8, 2011
Happy Birthday Grandma Lillie!
- Jeannie
 Added: Nov. 20, 2010

- Marcia Bollman Harris -homebodytwo
 Added: Mar. 17, 2006
 
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