Henry Thornwell Agnew

1880–1959 (Age 78)
Cherokee, Alabama, United States

The Life of Henry Thornwell

When Henry Thornwell Agnew was born on 23 December 1880, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States, his father, Leroy Davis Agnew, was 34 and his mother, Mary Frances Powers, was 32. He lived in Election Precinct 16 Paden, Cherokee, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Alpine, Chattooga, Georgia, United States in 1910. He died on 7 August 1959, in Summerville, Chattooga, Georgia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Gore, Chattooga, Georgia, United States.

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Henry Thornwell Agnew
Mary I. Omberg

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Leroy Davis Agnew


  • Mary Frances Powers




  • William Newman Agnew


  • May Agnew


  • Male1871–1963Male

  • Male1874–1954Male

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 15

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 21

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Agneaux in Manche, France.2 Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gnímh ‘descendant of Gníomh’, a byname meaning ‘action’ or ‘activity’. The Ó Gnímhs were hereditary poets to a branch of the O’Neills; in this family the traditional pronunciation is with the stress on the second syllable.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Henry T Agnew in household of William L Mobley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry T Agnew in household of David Agnew, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry T Agnew, "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998"

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