Thornton H Jackson (1915 - 1978)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

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

Thornton H Jackson Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Thornton H Jackson and his immediate Jackson family. Add to Thornton H Jackson's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Thornton.

Burial / Funeral

Houston National Cemetery
Section B Site 4115,
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Tx

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Thornton move a lot? Did he emigrate from another country? Add Thornton's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

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

Professions

Share what Thornton did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: CAPT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

Middle name

H

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Thornton's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Thornton's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Thornton a religious man? Add Thornton’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Thornton H Jackson. Below are potential family photos that share Thornton's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Thornton during various points of his life

Dick Jackson and Dillon Bigcrane

Dick Jackson and Dillon Bigcrane

Ladies Gathering

Ladies Gathering

Rosemary Jackson

Rosemary Jackson

Sonja (Jackson) Defro

Sonja (Jackson) Defro

Jacqueline Jackson Family

Jacqueline Jackson Family

Sylvester Dean Family

Sylvester Dean Family

Elizabeth Captilda Nottage Dean Jackson Family

Elizabeth Captilda Nottage Dean Jackson Family

Elizabeth Jackson family

Elizabeth Jackson family

Annie R. Jackson

Annie R. Jackson

Annie R. Jackson

Annie R. Jackson

Annie R. Jackson family

Annie R. Jackson family

Sylvester Alexander Jackson Jr.

Sylvester Alexander Jackson Jr.

Sylvester Alexander Jackson Jr.

Sylvester Alexander Jackson Jr.

See more photos
Kassandra Jackson Dick Jackson and Dillon Bigcrane Ladies Gathering Rosemary Jackson

Timeline

1915 - In the year that Thornton H Jackson was born, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

1920 - He was just 5 years old when in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

1949 - By the time he was 34 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

1957 - By the time he was 42 years old, 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.

1978 - In the year of Thornton H Jackson's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

Thornton H Jackson Family Tree

Who was Thornton’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Thornton’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Thornton's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Thornton H Jackson
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

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

Obituary

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

Thornton H Jackson passed away on December 22, 1978 at 63 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Houston National Cemetery Section B Site 4115, Houston, Tx. He was born on August 27, 1915. We have no information about Thornton's immediate family.

Memories

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

Write a comment

Other Records of Thornton H Jackson

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources

Success Stories from Biographies like Thornton H Jackson

I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.