Theodore Henry Sonnenburg

28 September 1932–26 September 2009 (Age 77)
Shamrock, Wheeler, Texas, United States

The Life of Theodore Henry

When Theodore Henry Sonnenburg was born on 28 September 1932, in Shamrock, Wheeler, Texas, United States, his father, Theodore Henry Sonnenburg, was 43 and his mother, Nina Olivia Butchee, was 39. He lived in Commissioner's Precinct 4, Wheeler, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 26 September 2009, in Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 76.

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Theodore Henry Sonnenburg
Nina Olivia Butchee
Eldon Malcome Sonnenburg
Raymond Lee Sonnenburg
Theodore Henry Sonnenburg

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 17

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 22

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of the places called Sonnenburg.

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

Sources (3)

  • Theodore Sonnenburg in household of Theo H Sonnenburg, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ted H Sonnenburg in entry for Mrs Nina Olivia Sonnenburg, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Theodore Henry Sonnenberg, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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