Alfred Emmett Thornton

10 July 1921–24 December 1951 (Age 30)
Leland, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States

The Life of Alfred Emmett

When Alfred Emmett Thornton was born on 10 July 1921, in Leland, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States, his father, Emmet Esther Thornton, was 22 and his mother, Muriel M. Thornton, was 20. He had at least 1 son. He lived in Lapwai, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 December 1951, in Butte, California, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Oroville, Butte, California, United States.

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 2

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

Age 10

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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  • Alfred Thornton in household of Emmet Thornton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alfred Thornton in household of Emmet E Thornton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alfred Emmett Thornton, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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