Carl Chase Thornbury

6 March 1906–10 April 1996 (Age 90)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Carl Chase

When Carl Chase Thornbury was born on 6 March 1906, in Kentucky, United States, his father, John Harrison Thornbury, was 53 and his mother, Frances A. Rowe, was 44. He lived in Pike, Kentucky, United States for about 25 years and Rock Lick Magisterial District, Buchanan, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 10 April 1996, in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie, Florida, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie, Florida, United States.

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Carl Chase Thornbury
Phyllis Coyer

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    Albert Thornbury


    Phill C. Thonbery




    Virgie Ann Thornbury


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World Events (8)

1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 6

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 8

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 30

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Thornberry .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Carl Thornberry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Carl Thornbury in household of J H Thornbury, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Carl Thornbury in household of John H Thornbury, "United States Census, 1920"

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