Thornton Isaac Wills

Male16 August 1851–2 December 1930

Brief Life History of Thornton Isaac

When Thornton Isaac Wills was born on 16 August 1851, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Austin B Wills, was 33 and his mother, Mary Jane Gordon, was 33. He married Mary Elizabeth Wade on 19 March 1872, in Nicholas, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Kiddville, Clark, Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Magisterial District 1, Clark, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 2 December 1930, in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States.

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Thornton Isaac Wills
Mary Elizabeth Wade
Marriage: 19 March 1872
Lena Lucy Wills
Lida Mc Nills
James William Wills

Sources (14)

  • Thornton Wills in household of Austin B Wills, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thornton I. Wills - Published information: birth-name: THORNTON W WILLS
  • Thornton Wills, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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  • Marriage
    19 March 1872Nicholas, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (3)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 10

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


    Age 12

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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    Age 21

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English and German: variant of Will with genitival -s.

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

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