Advertisement
Advertisement

Thomas Close (1905 - 1977)

A photo of Thomas Close
Add photo
Thomas Close
1905 - 1977
Born
December 26, 1905
Death
October 1977
Last Known Residence
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31401
Summary
Thomas Close was born on December 26, 1905. He died in October 1977 at age 71. We know that Thomas Close had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31401.
Updated: November 1, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Thomas Close. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Thomas's life.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Thomas is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Thomas' life so that he is always remembered.

Biography
Thomas Close
Most commonly known as
Thomas Close
Full name
Did Thomas go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31401
Last known residence
Male
Gender
Thomas Close was born on
Birth
Thomas Close died in
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Thomas.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Thomas Close?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Thomas' ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Thomas born and where did he live?
Childhood

Education

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

Religion

Was Thomas a religious man?

Baptism

Was Thomas baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what Thomas did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Thomas' life. Experiences, organizations, & how he spent his time.

Military Service

Did Thomas serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Thomas Close?
View other bios of people named Thomas Close
Advertisement
Advertisement
Thomas' immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Close family tree.

Thomas's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Thomas Close Thomas Close
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Thomas' family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Thomas.

Cancel

Share Thomas' obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

Thomas Close passed away in October 1977 at 71 years of age. He was born on December 26, 1905. We have no information about Thomas' surviving family. We know that Thomas Close had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31401.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Thomas' lifetime.

In 1905, in the year that Thomas Close was born, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1922, by the time he was 17 years old, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1957, at the age of 52 years old, Thomas was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1969, he was 64 years old when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1977, in the year of Thomas Close's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

Other Thomas Closes

Other Closes

Other Biographies

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later." Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends. These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top