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 J. M. Thurmond

J. M. Thurmond

Birth
Daviess County, Kentucky, USA
Death 14 Mar 1882 (aged 46)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Block 19 Lot 15 Space 9
Memorial ID 9801 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 4 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9801
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for J. M. Thurmond (22 Feb 1836–14 Mar 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9801, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .