David Thornton (1883 - 1964)

David Thornton
1883 - 1964
updated February 06, 2019
David Thornton was born on August 11, 1883. He died in January 1964 at age 80. We know that David Thornton had been residing in Arkansas.
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David Thornton died in January 1964 at 80 years old. He was born on August 11, 1883. There is no information about David's immediate family. We know that David Thornton had been residing in Arkansas.
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In 1883, in the year that David Thornton was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

In 1894, by the time he was only 11 years old, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1947, when he was 64 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1952, by the time he was 69 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1964, in the year of David Thornton's passing, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

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Jan 6, 1909 - February 1974
Jun 7, 1921 - Jan 24, 2004
Oct 12, 1912 - Sep 23, 1998
Jan 11, 1895 - May 1970
Oct 20, 1901 - April 1983
Apr 12, 1906 - March 1972
Sep 23, 1909 - Dec 4, 1989
Oct 4, 1917 - Aug 2, 1989
Oct 9, 1883 - August 1971
May 25, 1920 - Nov 18, 1997
Aug 28, 1907 - May 12, 2006
Jan 28, 1891 - November 1975
Nov 6, 1904 - February 1982
Mar 7, 1884 - August 1966
Aug 28, 1916 - Sep 26, 2002
May 18, 1898 - August 1971
Dec 20, 1893 - June 1971
Sep 18, 1897 - Jun 11, 1989
Nov 29, 1887 - April 1976
Feb 8, 1897 - June 1979

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Dec 25, 1912 - October 1973
Aug 4, 1910 - October 1973
Oct 23, 1910 - October 1981
Oct 4, 1872 - August 1966
Sep 1, 1908 - December 1978
Jan 12, 1923 - Aug 10, 1955
Aug 4, 1908 - August 1993
Sep 13, 1912 - Oct 11, 1999
Jun 5, 1913 - Jan 18, 1991
Jul 4, 1894 - January 1967
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Oct 7, 1909 - Aug 31, 1988
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