Harry Conrad Thurnau

Harry Conrad Thurnau

Birth
Madison County, Illinois, USA
Death 6 Aug 1935 (aged 58)
Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Burial Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 183270952 · View Source
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The Emporia Gazette (Emporia, KS) Tuesday, 6 Aug 1935

Lawrence - Aug 6 - Harry Conrad Thurnau, 58, for 20 years a professor of German at the University of Kansas, died at his home here today of cerebral hemorrhage.

Thurnau held three degrees from the University of Michigan. Before going to Kansas University in 1915, he was an Associate Professor of German at Oberlin College. He had traveled to Europe and once studied at the University of Berlin.

Thurnau had a wide acquaintance among university students. He was Chairman of the University Eligibility Committee which governed all non-athletic student activities.

His widow, Mrs Myrtle Elliott Thurnau, survives.
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1930 United States Federal Census
Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas

Harry Thurnau 53 (1877) IL
Parents born in Germany
Teacher at University
Myrtle Thurnau 47 (1883) MI
Nurse
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1922 Passport Application shows:
Harry C Thurnau
Born Ft Russell Twp, Madison Co, IL
Father: John Henry Thurnau, b in Germany (deceased) Emigrated to USA from 1856 to 1907 at Illinois. From the port of Hamburg.
Age 45 5' 10 1/2" tall
Grey Eyes, Blonde Hair w/some grey
Fair Complexion, Round Face
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Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952
Harry Conrad Thurman and Myrtle I Elliott
1 Sept 1908 Ann Arbor, MI

He was born 1877 Ft Russell, IL Teacher
Father: Henry Conrad Mother: Dora Hitzman

She was born in Unionville, Teacher
Father: Charles B Elliott Mother Luella Means
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1880 United States Federal Census
Fort Russell, Madison, Illinois

Henry Thurman 54 (1826) Prussia
Dora Thurman 37 (1843) Prussia (FAG 101315137)

Eddie Thurman 7
Clara Thurman 5
Henry Thurman 3
Willie Thurman 8/12
Maria Heitzeman 70


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  • Created by: C D Bird
  • Added: 11 Sep 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 183270952
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Conrad Thurnau (19 Dec 1876–6 Aug 1935), Find a Grave Memorial no. 183270952, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by C D Bird (contributor 49157592) .