Thomas Oliver Norman

22 January 1886–7 July 1959 (Age 73)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Thomas Oliver

When Thomas Oliver Norman was born on 22 January 1886, in Missouri, United States, his father, John N Norman, was 30 and his mother, Martha Isabel Davis, was 25. He died on 7 July 1959, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Gardena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Thomas Oliver Norman
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World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 5

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 18

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Nor, contraction of north, north, and man, a man, meaning a north man

Sources (3)

  • Thomas O Norman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas O Norman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas Norman, "United States Census, 1940"

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