Charles William Thornton

11 Sep 1897 - 15 Apr 1959

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Charles William Thornton

11 Sep 1897 - 15 Apr 1959
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Grave site information of Charles William Thornton (11 Sep 1897 - 15 Apr 1959) at Midvale City Cemetery in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Charles William Thornton

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Midvale City Cemetery

445 W 6th Ave
Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah
United States
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Kevin L. Rider

May 2, 2012
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May 1, 2012

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Charles William Thornton

Contributor: Kevin L. Rider Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

He was deaf. But one day he took me into the kitchen as a little boy and wanted to teach me about guns. He wrote on a piece of paper, "There is no need to fear a gun but there is a need to respect it." He talked to me about gun safety. He used to shoot trap and won a few trophies. He went deer hunting one year with us up to Kamas. Back around the campfire he told us about a huge buck he had seen but could not get a shot off. My Dad said he probably didn't want to kill an animal. In later years, knowing Uncle Chick, his son I could see why he was that way. His son was a big outdoorsman climbing mountains, skiing and Tote Goteing. But he didn't hunt. Grandpa used to smoke but always tried to hide it from me. He died of a heart attack in 1959 and we went to his house and he was laying there under a sheet.

Life timeline of Charles William Thornton

1897
Charles William Thornton was born on 11 Sep 1897
Charles William Thornton was 8 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Charles William Thornton was 15 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Charles William Thornton was 32 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Charles William Thornton was 42 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Charles William Thornton was 44 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Charles William Thornton died on 15 Apr 1959 at the age of 61
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