William Henry Thornton Jr.

1918–2009 (Age 90)
Inez, Victoria, Texas, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Thornton Jr. was born on 26 October 1918, in Inez, Victoria, Texas, United States, his father, William Henry Thornton, was 35 and his mother, Jewell Ruth Hill, was 17. He lived in United States in 2009. He died on 30 September 2009, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 90.

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William Henry Thornton Jr.
1918–2009
Geneva Luke
1918–

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 11

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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 (2)

  • William Henry Thornton Jr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • William Henry Thornton, "Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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