Allie T. Thornton

8 November 1907–21 June 1999 (Age 91)
Sampson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Allie T.

When Allie T. Thornton was born on 8 November 1907, in Sampson, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Foster Thornton, was 54 and her mother, Francis Octivia Anders, was 38. She married William Ransom Hairr on 9 January 1926, in North Clinton Township, Sampson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Dunn, Harnett, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Herrings Township, Sampson, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 21 June 1999, in Cary, Wake, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Clinton, Sampson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Ransom Hairr
Allie T. Thornton
Marriage: 9 January 1926
Lillie Frances Hairr
Darroll Granville Hairr
Edna Carol Hairr

Spouse and Children

    William Ransom Hairr



9 January 1926
North Clinton Township, Sampson, North Carolina, United States


    Lillie Frances Hairr


    Darroll Granville Hairr


    Edna Carol Hairr


Parents and Siblings

    William Foster Thornton


    Francis Octivia Anders




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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 11

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 24

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

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)

  • Allie Hairr in household of Ransom Hairr, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Allie Hairr in household of Ramson Hairr, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Allie Thornton in household of William F Thornton, "United States Census, 1920"

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