JohnsonFamily20230826 - Person Sheet
JohnsonFamily20230826 - Person Sheet
NameSamuel Leonidas Thurman 1501,1502,1503,1504,1512,1513,1542
Birth8 Jun 1899, Pikeville, Bledsoe Co, TN566
Death3 Feb 1971, Rhea Co, TN
BurialAnderson Flat Cem, Bruno, Marion, AR
OccupationFarmer, Hot water tank company worker
FatherJames Wyatt Thurman (1857-1936)
MotherNancy Rebecca Smith (1868-1946)
Birth26 Jan 1901, Clinton, Van Buren Co, AR5
Death30 Mar 1936, Bruno, Marion, Arkansas5
BurialAnderson Flat Cem, Bruno, Marion, AR
OccupationTeacher at Bruno
EducationCollege at Russelville, AR, in chemistry.
FatherSilas Dunaway Hatchett (1879-1917)
MotherLucinda Denton (1879-1967)
Family ID89
Marriage7 Oct 1932, Yellville, Marion Co, AR567
ChildrenMarian Bernice (1933-1994)
 Sarah Ruth (1934-2020)
 Nancy Lou (1936-)
Notes for Samuel Leonidas Thurman
The marker in the cemetery reads a birthdate of 8 Jun 1901 and a deathdate of 3 Feb 1971. I have a picture of the stone.
SSA records show a birth date as Jun 8, 1899, as does his birth certificate.
The 1900 census of Bledsoe Co, TN show a birth month of Jun 1899.
His SSN is 429-18-4128.
Sam was a farmer, life was difficult and the family made it through the depression without electricity or inside plumbing
Samuel was the father of Nancy Lou Thurman Burgess. His wife Zona died soon after Nancy was born. Nancy was adopted by Zona's sister Lillie and John Percy Burgess.

Late Thursday afternoon Mrs. Velma Harris of the Black School neighborhood was bitten in the wrist and shoulder while she was playing with their dog. The dog then bit three head of cattle for her husband, Mr. Will Harris and left, headed toward Bruno.
Over the telephone Mr. Harris warned people that his dog had gone mad.
That night the dog circled in and around Bruno fighting and biting every dog he met. Van Pope and Bob Heath had dogs bitten that they killed the next morning.
Friday morning the mad dog was located and pursued in an auto by Lon Atkins, Stevey Terrel, Van Pope and Sam Thurman. Three miles from Bruno on the Everton road, the dog was overtaken and killed.
The dog’s head has been shipped to the State Board of Health for examination.
***from THe Mountain Echo, December 10, 1925.

Darwin, Leonadis TN JACKSON CO. DISTRICT 11 80 1860
History notes for Samuel Leonidas Thurman
Bruno and Chattanooga, TN
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