Alma Thornton

10 November 1908–13 November 1994 (Age 86)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Alma

When Alma Thornton was born on 10 November 1908, in Georgia, United States, his father, Marion F Thornton, was 28 and his mother, America Luvina Turner, was 26. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Clyo Hardee. He lived in District 583, Appling, Georgia, United States for about 10 years and District 1526, Wayne, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 13 November 1994, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 86.

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Alma Thornton
Clyo Hardee
Colson Thornton
Phillip Calford Thornton
Glenice L Thornton

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    Colson Thornton


    Phillip Calford Thornton



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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 14

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

Age 23

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)

  • Alma Thornton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alma Thornton in household of Maron F Thornton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alla J Thornton in household of Marion F Thornton, "United States Census, 1920"

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