Theresa Courtoy (1917 - 2002)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Theresa Courtoy’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Theresa so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Theresa’s biography.

Theresa Courtoy Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Theresa Courtoy and her immediate Courtoy family. Add to Theresa Courtoy's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Theresa.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Theresa Courtoy? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Theresa finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Theresa attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Theresa did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Theresa Courtoy is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Theresa's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Theresa's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Theresa a religious woman? Add Theresa’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Theresa during various points of her life.

Timeline

1917 - In the year that Theresa Courtoy was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

1922 - When she was just 5 years old, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

1925 - At the age of only 8 years old, Theresa was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1938 - Theresa was 21 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1970 - She was 53 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

Theresa Courtoy Family Tree

Who was Theresa’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Theresa’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Theresa's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Theresa Courtoy
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Theresa's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Theresa Courtoy is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Theresa Courtoy passed away on April 3, 2002 at 84 years old. There is no known cause of death for Theresa. She was born on December 18, 1917. We have no information about Theresa's family. We know that Theresa Courtoy had been residing in Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina.

Memories

What do you remember about Theresa Courtoy? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Theresa is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Theresa Courtoy

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources