Charles Lewis Thornton

7 August 1937–13 September 1964 (Age 27)
Multnomah, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life of Charles Lewis

When Charles Lewis Thornton was born on 7 August 1937, in Multnomah, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, his father, Charles NOBLE Thornton, was 32 and his mother, Helen Lucille Lewis, was 32. He lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 13 September 1964, at the age of 27, and was buried in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Charles NOBLE Thornton
Helen Lucille Lewis
Charles Lewis Thornton

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 4

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 8

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish: Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ ( see Skehan ).3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’ ( see Drennan ).

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

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Memories from Sheralyn (Lewis) Donovan Kennedy

Charles and I were first cousins and our parents visited quite often, usually two or three times a year, mostly on holidays. Helen and my dad, Bob Lewis, were sister and brother. Charles and I got a …

Sources (2)

  • Charles Thornton in household of Charles Thornton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles Thornton, "Find A Grave Index"

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