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 George J. Thurman

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George J. Thurman

  • Birth 4 May 1860 Georgia, USA
  • Death 8 Sep 1934 La Salle Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Rhinehart, La Salle Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Plot C89
  • Memorial ID 32723641

Possible son of Harrison and Margaret Thurman/Thurmond of Jackson County, GA. The 1860 census shows as of June 11, they have a one month old boy named George.

The Jena Times, Thursday, September 13, 1934, Page 1
NEGRO CAUGHT AT TALL TIMBER ON WEDNESDAY

Accused of Killing Aged Little River Man On Last Saturday
Deputy Sheriff W.M. Enterkin and Town Marshal W.H. Bishon early Wednesday morning apprehended Harvey Hammett, 35 years old negro, in the Tall Timber quarters and lodged him in jail in connection with the death of George Thurmon, aged resident of the Little River section south of Jena.
Mr. Thurman was killed about 6:30 last Saturday night near his home as he attempted to cross the highway. He had been out to milk his cows in his lot across the highway and was returning to the house with a pail of milk when an automobile said to have been driven by Hammett struck him and killed him almost instantly.
Officers from the sheriff's department learned that the car belonged to Hammett, who is said to have sped away from the accident. They secured the car in the Good Pine quarters Saturday night, but Hammett has been in hiding since the accident occurred. He is said to have readily admitted the crime and will be held in the parish jail until the grand jury meets on a charge of manslaughter.
Mr. Thurman had been a resident of this section for many years and his friends throughout LaSalle parish learned of the accident with considerable regret.
The car, now benig [sic] held at the sheriff's office, is splattered with milk and blood.


Family Members

Gravesite Details Double with Artilda Ann Thurman.

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  • Created by: Lora Peppers
  • Added: 7 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32723641
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George J. Thurman (4 May 1860–8 Sep 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32723641, citing Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Rhinehart, La Salle Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Lora Peppers (contributor 46565786) .