Obituary for Joseph David Thurman (1847-1917)
No. 137 - Uncited clippings from the "Neva Murphy Hubbard Collection" of Beth Rengers Talken, 1998.
Joseph David THURMAN was born in Warren county, Mo., Jan. 7th, 1847, and departed this
life Aug. 20th, 1917, at the age of 70 years, 7 months and 12 days. He was a resident of
Troy for many years, but at the time of his death was making his home with his daughter,
Mrs. J.A. WILLIAMS, of near Troy.
During his illness of five months' duration, medical skill and all that loving hearts could do failed to defeat the Death Angel in claiming this good man.
On April 19th, 1870, he was united in marriage to Frances A. FRINK, whose death occurred March 25th, 1893. To this union two children were born: Mrs. J.A. WILLIAMS and Wm. Mason THURMAN, who preceded his father in death Jan. 2nd, 1899.
He leaves to mourn his departure one daughter, Mrs. J. A. WILLIAMS; one sister, Mrs. Lindley JENKINS; three brothers, G.L. and T.J. of Troy and P.C. of Bremerton, Wash., and a large circle of sorrowing relatives and friends. An infant sister and two brothers, John and Robert, preceded him in death.
Truly may it be said that a man of God has passed to his heavenly reward, because of his unswerving faith in the Word of God and his effort to live according to God's Holy Will. He was a man of exemplary character and integrity, a faithful father in the home, a consecrated worker in the church, doing his best when his health would permit, and always sincere and honest in his dealings with his fellowman. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may reast from their labours, and their works do follow them."
An impressive funeral service was conducted by Rev. O.A. GORDON, assisted by Rev. J. O. PARROTT in the Baptist chruch in the midst of a large congregation of relatives and friends, whose presence attested the esteem and confidence in which he was held by all who knew him. His remains were buried by the side of his wife and son in the city cemetery.
The family has the sincere sympathy of the entire community in their sad hour of bereavement. May his Christian character and faith and trust in the Heavenly Father lead us onward and upward to that brighter beyond where loved ones meet to part no more.
Note regarding clippings from the "Neva Murphy Hubbard Collection": Neva Murphy Hubbard (1886-1971) lived all of her life in Lincoln County, MO. She collected a large file of clippings of Lincoln County residents. The majority of the clippings were without citation. Beth Rengers Talken, beneficiary of the collection, has transcribed them for inclusion in our Lincoln County Heritage Records.
Submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Beth Rengers Talken, 18 September 1998.
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