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John Mellen Thurston

John Mellen Thurston, American senator. Member city council, 1872-1874; member Nebraska Legislature, 1875-1877.


  • Thurston, John Mellen was born on August 21, 1847 in Montpelier, Vermont, United States. Son of Daniel Sylvester and Ruth (Mellen) Thurston.

  • Education

    • Removed to Wisconsin, 1854. Educated at public schools and Wayland U., Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, supporting himself by farm work, driving teams and other manual labor. Admitted to bar, May 21, 1869.

      Following October located in Omaha.


    • Major William J. Purman, November, 1899.


    Member city council, 1872-1874. Member Nebraska Legislature, 1875-1877.


    • Married Martha Poland, December 25, 1872 (died 1898). Married second, Lola, d.
    • father: Daniel Sylvester Thurston
    • mother: Ruth (Mellen) Thurston
    • spouses: Martha Poland
    • Lola
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    Born August 21, 1847
    Died August 9, 1916
    (aged 68)