Marcus Paul Thornhill

Male22 November 1939–23 December 2002

Brief Life History of Marcus Paul

When Marcus Paul Thornhill was born on 22 November 1939, in Topeka, Lawrence, Mississippi, United States, his father, Berry Thornhill, was 27 and his mother, Pearlie Mae Nations, was 23. He lived in Beat 3, Lawrence, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 23 December 2002, in Lamar, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Boone Cemetery, Lamar, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Berry Thornhill
Pearlie Mae Nations
Marcus Paul Thornhill
Lynne Ann Thornhill

Sources (6)

  • Marcus Saul Thornhill in household of Berry Thornhill, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marcus Paul Thornhill, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Marcus Thornhill in entry for Mrs Pearlie Mae Thornhill, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (2)

World Events (8)

1940 · The Lock and Dam System is Completed

Age 1

A lock and dam system is a system that allows boats to go from one water level to another either up or down and the boats continue going through each until they get to the end. There are 29 on the Mississippi River.


Age 2

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 17

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places called Thornhill, for example in Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire, from Old English thorn ‘thorn tree’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

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