Alvin Cornell Thornton, Jr

1929–1991 (Age 62)
Harnett, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Alvin Cornell

When Alvin Cornell Thornton, Jr was born on 15 July 1929, in Harnett, North Carolina, United States, his father, Alvin Cornell Thornton, was 32 and his mother, Lucy Margaret Hargrove, was 21. He lived in Dunn, Harnett, North Carolina, United States for about 5 years and Cheeks Township, Orange, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 20 December 1991, in Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, United States.

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Alvin Cornell Thornton, Jr
Edith Lucille Bennett

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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Age 3

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 18

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Alvin Thornton in household of Alvin Thornton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alvin Thornton in household of Alvin Thornton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alvin C Thornton, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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