Bobby Lawrence Thornhill

Brief Life History of Bobby Lawrence

When Bobby Lawrence Thornhill was born on 9 June 1934, in Fairland, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Roy Elmer Thornhill, was 47 and his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Henderson, was 40. He married Charlotte Rae Graham on 4 July 1953, in Oregon, United States. He died on 15 January 2013, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 78.

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Bobby Lawrence Thornhill
1934–2013
Charlotte Rae Graham
1938–1993
Marriage: 4 July 1953

Sources (2)

  • Bobby Thornihill, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Bobby Lawrence Thornhill, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

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.

1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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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