Francis Drayton Thorne

3 April 1904–11 March 1994 (Age 89)

The Life of Francis Drayton

When Francis Drayton Thorne was born on 3 April 1904, in Barbados, his father, Abram Francis Thorne, was 46 and his mother, Marion Drayton Mayers, was 45. He married Kathleen Benson Mayers on 20 December 1941, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. He died on 11 March 1994, in Manatee, Manatee, Florida, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Anona, Pinellas, Florida, United States.

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Francis Drayton Thorne
Kathleen Benson Mayers
Marriage: 20 December 1941

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20 December 1941
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 10

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern): variant spelling of Thorn 1.2 Swedish: ornamental name from thorn, an ornamental spelling of torn ‘thorn bush’.

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

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