John Thrower (1915 - 1988)

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John Thrower
1915 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
John Thrower was born on March 15, 1915. He died in February 1988 at 72 years old. We know that John Thrower had been residing in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Georgia 31750.


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John Thrower died in February 1988 at age 72. He was born on March 15, 1915. We have no information about John's family. We know that John Thrower had been residing in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Georgia 31750.
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In 1915, in the year that John Thrower was born, in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1935, by the time he was 20 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1965, when he was 50 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1976, John was 61 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1988, in the year of John Thrower's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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Born: around 1920
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Born: around 1914
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Born: around 1924
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Jun 14, 1914 - Jan 6, 1989
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May 12, 1895 - Apr 29, 1973
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Dec 2, 1925 - Sep 17, 2010
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Ernest J Thrower
Mar 4, 1930 - Apr 27, 1996
Melbourne, FL
D L Thrower
Dec 30, 1930 - Nov 5, 2000
Clermont, FL
Bennie Thrower
Aug 4, 1927 - Jul 6, 1999
Pittsburgh, PA
Morris Thrower
Oct 4, 1904 - December 1965
Brenda Sue Thrower
Nov 16, 1956 - Nov 26, 2009
Bonifay, Florida
Laverne C Thrower
Oct 2, 1935 - February 1991
Yulee, FL
Morris E Thrower
Mar 20, 1935 - Mar 22, 2000
Jacksonville, FL
Macon Thrower
Mar 4, 1894 - October 1975
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Wallace M Thrower
Oct 1, 1938 - Mar 25, 2005
Gary, IN
Texaline C Thrower
Nov 2, 1909 - Jun 2, 2003
Gainesville, FL
Lola M Thrower
Dec 17, 1903 - Jul 4, 1997
Brandon, FL
L C Thrower
Aug 9, 1924 - Mar 12, 1999
Miami, FL
Eva S Thrower
Mar 18, 1926 - Dec 23, 2006
Merritt Island, FL
George Michael Thrower
Apr 18, 1931 - Jan 18, 2010
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Earl Thrower
Oct 10, 1899 - February 1981
Jacksonville, Florida
Mae Doris Thrower
May 4, 1949 - Oct 24, 1993
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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