|Birth: ||Dec. 11, 1881|
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 1927|
In Memory of our GrandFather...
William Henry Lanham died at Metro General Hosptial in Nashville Davidson County TN.
He died shortly after surgery from diagnosis on Death Certificate as follows:
( was operated upon)
William Henry Lanham while born in Union County ILL
he lived in Marion, Crittenden County, KY. Per KY census: At age 18 he is a boarder with a family living in Marion KY, as Laborer, later His Occupation was a Coal Miner.
His photo is the only one We have with his first wife, Ethel M Thurman and some of their children. * He married Ethel's younger sister, Frances Thurman. His parents known so far were born in Illinois as William Robert Lanham married a M. ( seeking first name) BEAVER of Illinois.
His 2nd wife Fannie, younger sister to Ethel, gave birth to their only daughter, Margie Lee Lanham, April 27,1927 in KY not knowing that her husband had died in Nashville TN. Her brother, Buddy Crawford Thurman did not tell her until after the birth.
Their two son's, Marvin Henry Lanham and Robert Franklin Lanham never knew their father. Nor daughter, Margie
Per Ancestry.com WW1 Records list as follows :
William was a tall, slender built, blue eyes
man with dark hair.
William's "Brother in Law, Buddy Crawford Thurman " took William to Nashville Davidson County Tennessee hospital. However, family questioned when William died why didn't Buddy return William to Marion, Crittenden County KY where Ethel was buried.
The County of Davidson County gave him a # as a marker but this # is no longer visible. It is my understanding this Cemetery was hit by a flood and sunk those markers deep into the soil.
Husband's Grand Father, Rest In Peace
Do Not copy this Memorial to put on Ancestry or other Genealogy sites.
Ethel May Thurman Lanham (1885 - 1919)*
Frances Constance Thurman Lanham (1904 - 1962)*
Cora Mae Lanham Underwood (1915 - 1977)*
Marvin Henry Lanham (1924 - 2011)*
Robert Franklin Lanham (1925 - 1988)*
Margie Lee Lanham Adams (1927 - 2013)*
Davidson County Cemetery
Created by: C♥M♥
Record added: Nov 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79985431