Thomas Dick Longino

Male29 August 1922–13 October 1999

Brief Life History of Thomas Dick

When Thomas Dick Longino was born on 29 August 1922, in Warwick, Virginia, United States, his father, Olin Harrington Longino, was 35 and his mother, Lila Evans, was 28. He married Gloria Thornton in October 1948, in Houston, Alabama, United States. He died on 13 October 1999, in Hartwell, Hart, Georgia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Highlands, Orange, New York, United States.

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Thomas Dick Longino
Gloria Thornton
Marriage: October 1948

Sources (7)

  • Thomas D Longino in household of Olin H Longino, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas D Longino, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Thomas D Longino, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    October 1948Houston, Alabama, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 1

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

    Age 19

    The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 22

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    Italian: from the personal name Longino, from Latin Longinus, from longus ‘long, tall’. The name is found mainly in northeastern Italy, which was the center of the cult of San Longino, a soldier who, according to legend, was martyred at Cappadocia. Medieval legend also had it that this was the name of the soldier who pierced Christ's side with a spear at the Crucifixion.

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

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