Bonnie Anne Light

16 December 1914–28 November 2001 (Age 86)
Mercer, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary 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 31. 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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Bonnie Anne Light
Marriage: 24 February 1968

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    24 February 1968Mercer, West Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 2
    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
    Age 3
    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
    Age 23
    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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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:1. nickname for a happy, cheerful person, from Middle English lyght, Old English lēoht ‘light’ (not dark), ‘bright’, ‘cheerful’. 2. nickname for someone who was busy and active, from Middle English lyght, Old English līoht ‘light’ (not heavy), ‘nimble’, ‘quick’. The two words lēoht and līoht were originally distinct, but they were confused in English from an early period. 3. nickname for a small person, from Middle English lite, Old English lȳt ‘little’, influenced by lyght as in 1 and 2.

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

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    Sources (3)

    • Bonnie Thornton in household of Wm Thornton, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Bonnia A Light in household of Victory O Light, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Bonnie Anna Light, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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