Thornton,  William

Thornton, William

Male 1850 - 1937  (87 years)

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  • Name Thornton, William  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 01 Jun 1850  Ottawa, La Salle, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 9
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Dec 1937  Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 9
    • home of Mrs. Oscar Green
    Person ID I504  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father //,   b. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother //,   b. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F9282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Thornton 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F10765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ferguson, Margret,   b. 1857, Meriden, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1889, Rockwell, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1873  La Salle Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Thornton, John,   b. 1875, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931  (Age 56 years)  []
     2. Thornton, Mary Helen,   b. 12 Jul 1878,   d. 01 Mar 1950  (Age 71 years)  []
     3. Thornton, Alice,   b. 17 Dec 1880  []
     4. Thornton, Catharine A,   b. 01 Jul 1884, Earlville, La Salle, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1942  (Age 57 years)  []
     5. Thornton, Anna,   b. 31 Mar 1885, Earlville, La Salle, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1969, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  []
     6. Thornton, Edward,   b. 11 Mar 1889, Rockwell, Cerro Gordo, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     7. Thornton, Richard,   b. 13 Mar 1887, Rockwell, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1888, Rockwell, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
     8. Thornton, infant  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Jun 1850 - Ottawa, La Salle, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Mar 1873 - La Salle Co., Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Dec 1937 - Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Wm Thornton Anne's house near Eastside School House July 25 .jpg
    Wm Thornton Anne's house near Eastside School House July 25 .jpg
    Wm Thornton Hotel across from train station Galena.jpg
    Wm Thornton Hotel across from train station Galena.jpg
    Wm Thornton location unknown.jpg
    Wm Thornton location unknown.jpg
    Wm Thornton.jpg
    Wm Thornton.jpg
    William Thornton - 1880 United States Federal Census
    William Thornton - 1880 United States Federal Census
    Wm Thornton - 1920 United States Federal Census
    Wm Thornton - 1920 United States Federal Census

    Documents
    1870 United States Federal Census - William Thornton
    1870 United States Federal Census - William Thornton
    John Thornton - Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925
    John Thornton - Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925
    Obituary
    Obituary
    William Thornton obit - Freeport Journal-Standard 29 DEC 1937
    William Thornton obit - Freeport Journal-Standard 29 DEC 1937
    Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937
    Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937

  • Notes 
    • Weekly Gazette, Galena, IL, Dec 30, 1937

      WILLIAM THORNTON DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER HERE

      William Thonton passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Oscar Green a 1:45 Monday afternoon. Mr. Thornton had been in poor health for about three years and his serious illness came only two weeks ago.

      He was born in Ottawa, Ill., June 1, 1850. Before coming to Galena four years ago to make his home with his daughter, he had lived most of the time in Dougherty, Ia. His wife preceded him in death 47 years ago.

      He is survived by his daughters Mrs. Harry Green and Mrs. Oscar Green of Galena; Mrs. Carl Becker, Chicago; and Mrs. William Green, Dubuque, Iowa; and one son, Edward Thornton of Austin, Minn. Two other children died in infancy. One son, John, passed away 6 years ago. He was the last of his family, his sister, Mrs. Mary Downing, having passed away six weeks ago. He is survived by 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

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      Republic, 29 Dec 1937

      William Thornton

      Galena. Dec 29 Funeral Services for William Thornton, 87, who died ath the home of his daughter Mrs. Oscar Green306 4th Street, at 1:45 p.m., Monday after an illness of three years, were held here today.

      Mr. Thornton was born in Ottawa June 1, 1850. He lived for a tom in Dorothy, Ia., and came to Galena four years ago. Mr. Thornton's wife died 47 years ago.

      He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Oscar Green and Mrs. Harry Green of Galena, Mrs. Carl Becker of Chicago and Mrs. William Green of Dubuque, Ia., one sone, Edward Thornton of Austin, Minn.; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

      He is preceded in death by two children in infancy and a son, John six years ago. His sister, Mrs. Mary Downing died six weeks ago.

  • Sources 
    1. [S381] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: Meriden, La Salle, Illinois; Roll: T9_223; Family History Film: 1254223; Page: 440.3000; Enumeration District: 75; Image: 0401.
      Record for William Thornton

    2. [S388] Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Database online.
      Record for John Thornton

    3. [S382] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Mason, Cerro Gordo, Iowa; Roll: T625_483; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 360.
      Record for Wm Thornton

    4. [S651] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Database online.
      Record for William Thornton

    5. [S752] Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1857-1947, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830–1950." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled re;), Database online.
      Record for Edward Thornton

    6. [S1062] Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;).

    7. [S651] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for William Thornton

    8. [S384] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;), Year: 1870; Census Place: Wallace, La Salle, Illinois; Roll: M593_244; Page: 768B; Image: 144115; Family History Library Film: 545743.
      Record for Wm Thornton

    9. [S594] Obituary - William Thornton.
      Weekly Gazette, Galena, IL, Dec 30, 1937

      WILLIAM THORNTON DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER HERE

      William Thonton passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Oscar Green a 1:45 Monday afternoon. Mr. Thornton had been in poor health for about three years and his serious illness came only two weeks ago.

      He was born in Ottawa, Ill., June 1, 1850. Before coming to Galena four years ago to make his home with his daughter, he had lived most of the time in Dougherty, Ia. His wife preceded him in death 47 years ago.

      He is survived by his daughters Mrs. Harry Green and Mrs. Oscar Green of Galena; Mrs. Carl Becker, Chicago; and Mrs. William Green, Dubuque, Iowa; and one son, Edward Thornton of Austin, Minn. Two other children died in infancy. One son, John, passed away 6 years ago. He was the last of his family, his sister, Mrs. Mary Downing, having passed away six weeks ago. He is survived by 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

    10. [S186] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900.