W R Thornton (1927 - 1987)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

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

W R Thornton Biography & Family History

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

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for W.

Burial / Funeral

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

Obituary

Last Known Residence

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

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

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

Professions

Share what W did for a living or if they had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if W R Thornton is a military veteran.

Middle name

R

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add W's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add W's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was W a religious person? Add W’s religion

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of W during various points of their life.

Timeline

1927 - In the year that W R Thornton was born, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

1974 - At the age of 47 years old, W was alive when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

1979 - By the time this person was 52 years old, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

1982 - By the time this person was 55 years old, 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.

1987 - In the year of W R Thornton's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

W R Thornton Family Tree

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

W's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
W R Thornton
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

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

Obituary

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

W R Thornton passed away on December 15, 1987 at 60 years old. There is no known cause of death. W was born on January 2, 1927. We are unaware of information about W's surviving family.

Memories

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

Write a comment

Other Records of W R Thornton

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources