Lee Austin Thornton

17 July 1936–6 March 1972 (Age 35)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Lee Austin

When Lee Austin Thornton was born on 17 July 1936, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Austin Ambrose Thornton, was 22 and his mother, Edith Allegra Thompson, was 20. He married Judy Lyn Tidwell on 19 December 1963, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 6 March 1972, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Lee Austin Thornton
Judy Lyn Tidwell
Marriage: 19 December 1963
Matthew Lee Thornton

Spouse and Children

19 December 1963
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1937 · Los Angeles California Temple

Age 1

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 11

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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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Sources (3)

  • Lee Austin Thornton in household of Edith Allegra Thornton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Lee Austin Thornton in household of Austin A Thornton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lee Thornton Deceased in entry for Bill J Or Kip Tidwell Sr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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