Nicholas Caswell Thornton

Male14 July 1880–17 May 1926

Brief Life History of Nicholas Caswell

When Nicholas Caswell Thornton was born on 14 July 1880, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Barnabas Thornton, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Proffitt, was 36. He married Thursa Birdie Lewis on 20 December 1913, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 8, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 17 May 1926, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Chestnut Hill, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States.

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Nicholas Caswell Thornton
Thursa Birdie Lewis
Marriage: 20 December 1913
Opal C Thornton
Monroe Thornton
Jesse B Thornton

Sources (7)

  • Nick J Thornton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • N C Thornton, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Nicholas Cas Thornton, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    20 December 1913Jefferson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 2

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 16

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from any of numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English thorn ‘thorn tree’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The placename is most frequent in northern England, especially Yorkshire, where there are at least 16 possible sources for the surname.

    Irish: Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ (see Skehan ).

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’ (see Drennan ).

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

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