William Almer Thornhill

7 April 1925–November 2015 (Age 90)
Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Almer

When William Almer Thornhill was born on 7 April 1925, in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States, his father, Buster Clarence Almer Thornhill, was 20 and his mother, Dorothy Leuck, was 19. He died in November 2015, in his hometown, at the age of 90.

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William Almer Thornhill
Erma Lee Hayes

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Parents and Siblings

    Buster Clarence Almer Thornhill


    Dorothy Leuck




World Events (3)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Buckingham Fountain constructed

Age 2

Named after Clarence Buckingham, the Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world. The fountain was inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles.

Age 4

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

English: habitational name from any of various places named Thornhill, for example in Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire, from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

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