Richard O. Thornbury

17 Jul 1823 - 29 Jun 1874

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Richard O. Thornbury

17 Jul 1823 - 29 Jun 1874
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Grave site information of Richard O. Thornbury (17 Jul 1823 - 29 Jun 1874) at Saint Patrick Cemetery in Java, Wyoming, New York, United States from BillionGraves
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Richard O. Thornbury

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Saint Patrick Cemetery

1555 State Highway 98
Java, Wyoming, New York
United States
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Life timeline of Richard O. Thornbury

1823
Richard O. Thornbury was born on 17 Jul 1823
Richard O. Thornbury was 8 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Richard O. Thornbury was 17 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
Richard O. Thornbury was 36 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
Richard O. Thornbury was 38 years old when American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces. The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.
Richard O. Thornbury died on 29 Jun 1874 at the age of 50
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