Sunday, August 22, 2004

OBIT: Benjamin Thurmond 1886-1935 Arizona

Benjamin G. THURMOND passed away in Phoenix, Arizona on 26 April 1935, after many years of having tuberculosis. Mr. THURMOND was born in Missouri,in 1886.

Benjamin (known as Gus), met his future wife, Ida May STEWART, while he was performing on-stage in a Minstrel Show. Mr. THURMOND was a wonderful singer and whistler. He and Ida May STEWART were married in 1908.

Benjamin was a son of William Anderson and Elizabeth E. McCORD THURMOND. Benjamin and Ida May THURMOND were the parents of three daughters and one son.

Submitter: Daroldeen Lutz
Location: Arizona

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