Bonnie Anne Light

Brief Life History of Bonnie Anne

When Bonnie Anne Light was born on 16 December 1914, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States, her father, Victor Olander Light, was 33 and her mother, Roxie E. Hall, was 32. She married James William Thornton on 18 July 1936, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Alum Ridge, Floyd, Virginia, United States in 1920 and Beaver Pond District, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 28 November 2001, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 86.

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Brand Whitlock
Bonnie Anne Light
Marriage: 24 February 1968

Sources (4)

  • Bonnie Thornton in household of Wm Thornton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bonnie Anna Light, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Bonnie Light Whitlock, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English liht ‘light, active’ (Old English lēoht).

English: topographic name from Middle English liht, leht ‘light’ (Old English lēoht), used for a ‘light place, clearing, glade’.

English: nickname from Middle English lit ‘little’ (Old English lȳt). Compare Little .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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