Cecil Donnor

Brief Life History of Cecil

When Cecil Donnor was born on 11 February 1909, in Alabama, United States, his father, Judson Franklin Donnor, was 38 and his mother, Martha Ann Smith, was 41. He married Vina Lee Croxton on 21 September 1935, in Arkansas, United States. He lived in Bauxite, Saline, Arkansas, United States for about 7 years and Election Precinct 45, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 6 December 1985, in Saline, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Smith Rosemont Cemetery, Benton, Saline, Arkansas, United States.

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Cecil Donnor
1909–1985
Vina Lee Croxton
1910–2005
Marriage: 21 September 1935

Sources (14)

  • Cecil Donnor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cecil Donnor, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Cecil J. Donnor, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

1929

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

West African (Ghana): from the Akan male personal name Donkor, a circumstance name from dɔnkɔ ‘slave’, given with the intention of warding off repeated infant mortality in line with the West African belief that an unattractive name will deter the child's underworld mother from accepting the baby.

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

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