Lucinda Thorn

1818–6 September 1855 (Age 37)
Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lucinda

When Lucinda Thorn was born in 1818, in Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Thorn, was 36 and her mother, Susan, was 33. She married Alfred Anderson on 15 January 1854, in Wood, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 6 September 1855, in Wood, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 37.

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Alfred Anderson
Lucinda Thorn
Marriage: 15 January 1854
Elizabeth Anderson

Spouse and Children

    Alfred Anderson



15 January 1854
Wood, West Virginia, United States


    Elizabeth Anderson


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World Events (5)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 2

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 12

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush or hedge (Old English, Old Norse þorn). The name is also found in Sweden.2 English: habitational name from a place named with Old English, Old Norse þorn ‘thorn bush’ (see 1), for example Thorne in Kent, Somerset, and South Yorkshire.3 North German and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, from Middle Low German torn ‘tower’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lucinda Thorn Anderson, "West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932"
  • Lucinda Thorn, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Lucinda in entry for Alizabeth Anderson, "West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932"

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