Miles Burt Thornton, Jr.

1929–2007 (Age 78)
Wachapreague, Accomack, Virginia, United States

The Life of Miles Burt

When Miles Burt Thornton, Jr. was born on 5 April 1929, in Wachapreague, Accomack, Virginia, United States, his father, Miles Burt Thornton, Sr., was 21 and his mother, Sallie Anne Mears, was 25. He lived in Pungoteague Magisterial District, Accomack, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 16 December 2007, in Nassawadox, Northampton, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Wachapreague, Accomack, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Miles Burt Thornton, Sr.
Sallie Anne Mears
Dorothy Taylor
Sarah Janet Thornton
Miles Burt Thornton, Jr.
Virginia Lee Thornton
Frances Louise Thornton

Parents & Siblings

  • Miles Burt Thornton, Sr.


  • Female1903–1979Female



  • Dorothy Taylor


  • Male1929–2007Male

  • Virginia Lee Thornton


  • Frances Louise Thornton


  • Sarah Janet Thornton


World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 12

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.

Age 21

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • Miles B Thornton in household of Miles B Thornton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Miles Burt Thornton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Miles B Thornton, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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