Thomas Thornton (1914 - 1982)

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Thomas Thornton
1914 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Thomas Thornton was born on March 4, 1914. He died in June 1982 at 68 years old. We know that Thomas Thornton had been residing in Jackson, Butts County, Georgia.


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Thomas Thornton died in June 1982 at 68 years of age. He was born on March 4, 1914. We are unaware of information about Thomas's family or relationships. We know that Thomas Thornton had been residing in Jackson, Butts County, Georgia.
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In 1914, in the year that Thomas Thornton was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1925, Thomas was only 11 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1944, at the age of 30 years old, Thomas was alive when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1976, by the time he was 62 years old, 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 1982, in the year of Thomas Thornton's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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Other Thomas Thorntons

Thomas Richard Stuart Thornton
around 1920 - Jun 18, 1944
Thomas Patrick Thornton
around 1908 - May 22, 1941
Thomas Gordon Thornton
around 1886 - Jun 5, 1916
Thomas Frederick George Thornton
around 1912 - Jan 12, 1944
Thomas Charles Thornton
around 1893 - Jun 7, 1917
Thomas Charles Thornton
Died: Sep 15, 1916
Thomas Arthur Thornton
around 1924 - Nov 9, 1940
Thomas Allan Thornton
around 1917 - Feb 15, 1942
Thomas Thornton
around 1917 - Nov 14, 1942
Thomas Thornton
around 1919 - Nov 4, 1944
Thomas Thornton
around 1894 - Aug 26, 1916
Thomas Thornton
Died: May 3, 1917
Thomas Thornton
around 1882 - Jun 9, 1915
Thomas Thornton
around 1890 - Dec 17, 1918
Thomas Thornton
around 1899 - Jun 1, 1918
Thomas Thornton
Died: Mar 27, 1917
Thomas Thornton
around 1881 - Jun 6, 1921
Thomas A Thornton
Born: around 1927
Mississippi, United States
Thomas E Thornton
Born: around 1926
Georgia, United States
Thomas J Thornton
Born: around 1925
New Jersey, United States

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Etta F Thornton
Nov 1, 1920 - Apr 15, 2006
Starke, FL
Elizabeth Thornton
Aug 31, 1907 - June 1984
Jacksonville, Florida
Anne T Thornton
Mar 31, 1921 - Feb 4, 2001
Clearwater, FL
Willie T Thornton
Mar 4, 1884 - Nov 15, 1967
Michael Allan Thornton
Oct 16, 1956 - Nov 23, 2008
South Carolina
John I Thornton
Nov 11, 1905 - Feb 20, 2002
West Palm Beach, FL
Doc Thornton
Sep 28, 1900 - July 1969
Miami, Florida
Edmund A Thornton
Jun 12, 1924 - Sep 15, 1994
Hallandale, FL
Clyde Thornton
Feb 15, 1917 - Jan 5, 1981
John Thornton
Apr 28, 1915 - June 1984
Wilma R Thornton
Mar 21, 1908 - Dec 26, 1997
Dovey C Thornton
Oct 24, 1922 - Jun 1, 2001
Decatur, TN
Robert Thornton
Mar 2, 1919 - Sep 21, 1999
Wilmer Thornton
May 29, 1901 - October 1982
Jacksonville, Florida
Gordon Ross Thornton
Mar 30, 1926 - Oct 20, 1998
Everett, WA
Emma Thornton
Mar 2, 1913 - May 1979
Burnett Thornton
May 15, 1897 - January 1980
Ethel Thornton
Oct 1, 1898 - Jan 15, 1967
Lakeland, FL
Charles Thornton
Dec 25, 1923 - Jun 14, 1997
Orlando, FL
George Thornton
Oct 6 - January 1958

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Cincinnati, OH
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Byron, Georgia
Bernard E Smith
Jul 25, 1921 - Dec 5, 2003
Joseph Huntley
Oct 18, 1910 - October 1984
Middleburg, Florida
Jesse Campbell
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Hawthorne, FL
Boysie Timmons
Sep 3, 1918 - Sep 23, 1994
Gainesville, FL
Willie Hedgemon
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Sebring, Florida
Lillian Leese
Oct 27, 1922 - Feb 15, 2008
Gainesville, FL
Irene S Smith
Jun 14, 1922 - Apr 12, 2003
Queen G Priester
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