Born August 21, 1884 in Richmond Virginia to Charles S Thursten. This would make him an, "Old Immigrant." Marion worked as a blacksmith and started a family buisness, Thurston Spring Service. A new technology he would have used and worked on would have been the automobile. Marion's occupation would've caused him to join the American Federation of Labor, if he chose to.
Marion Cleveland Thurston served in the US Army during WWII.
Eva Curtis Thurston was his wife.
Marion Cleveland Thurston died on March 28, 1952