Rosie Lea Thornton Merritt

1940–2012 (Age 72)
Corydon, Harrison, Indiana, United States

The Life of Rosie Lea

Rosie Lea Thornton Merritt was born on 30 March 1940, in Corydon, Harrison, Indiana, United States as the daughter of Robert Thornton and Mary Mink Thornton. She died on 29 August 2012, in her hometown, at the age of 72.

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Robert Thornton
Mary Mink Thornton
Rosie Lea Thornton Merritt
1940–2012

Parents & Siblings

  • Robert Thornton

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  • Mary Mink Thornton

    FemaleFemale

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World Events (3)

1941

Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 1

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.
1941 · Awaking the Sleeping Giant

Age 1

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States repealed the Neutrality Acts of 1937 and declared war both on the Empire of Japan and on Germany. Thus entering into World War II with the Allied Forces.

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 ).

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

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