Dorothy Thurston

Female31 July 1896–2 September 1985

Brief Life History of Dorothy

When Dorothy Thurston was born on 31 July 1896, in Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Alec Thurston, was 34 and her mother, Jessie May Hill, was 26. She lived in West Mead Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Mead Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 September 1985, in Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alec Thurston
Jessie May Hill
Samuel Sylvester Thurston
Frank Farnum Thurston
Dorothy Thurston
Harold Hill Thurston
Adelaide F. Thurston

Sources (9)

  • Dorothy Thurston, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Dorithy Thurston - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Dorithy Thurston
  • Dorothy Thurston, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 9

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 


Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia):

from the Anglo-Norman, Anglo-Scandinavian, and Middle English personal name Thurstan, Thorsten (Old Norse Thórsteinn, Thorsten, Anglicized as Old English Thurstān; see Thorstensen ).

habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Thóri (see Thor ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

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

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