Thornton Peterson (1939 - 2005)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Thornton Peterson’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 Peterson Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Thornton Peterson and his immediate Peterson family. Add to Thornton Peterson'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

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

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Indianola, Sunflower County, Mississippi

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

It is unknown if Thornton Peterson is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

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

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Thornton during various points of his life.

Timeline

1939 - In the year that Thornton Peterson was born, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

1946 - He was only 7 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1971 - At the age of 32 years old, Thornton was alive when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

1975 - By the time he was 36 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

1985 - Thornton was 46 years old when in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

Thornton Peterson 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 Peterson
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 Peterson 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 Peterson died on March 1, 2005 at 65 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was born on December 18, 1939. We are unaware of information about Thornton's family. We know that Thornton Peterson had been residing in Indianola, Sunflower County, Mississippi.

Memories

What do you remember about Thornton Peterson? 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 Peterson

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources