Arlie J. Thornhill

4 June 1939–25 July 1994 (Age 55)
Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Arlie J.

When Arlie J. Thornhill was born on 4 June 1939, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Rastus Thornhill, was 39 and his mother, Maude Smith, was 38. He lived in Beck Township, McIntosh, Oklahoma, United States in 1940 and California, United States in 1981. He died on 25 July 1994, in Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Delano, Kern, California, United States.

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William Rastus Thornhill
Maude Smith
Glenn E Thornhill
Roy L. Thornhill
Robert Thornhill
George Thornhill
Ray A. Thornhill
Virginia Marcel Thornhill
Arlie J. Thornhill

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 2

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

Age 16

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: 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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Sources (3)

  • Arley J Thornhill in household of William R Thornhill, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arlie Thornhill, "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005"
  • Arlie Thornhill, "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984"

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