Thornton Isaac Wills

16 August 1851–2 December 1930 (Age 79)
Kentucky, United States

The Life 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 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
Mary Lida Wills
James William Wills

Spouse and Children

19 March 1872
Nicholas, Kentucky, United States


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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.
1872 · The First National Park

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

1 English: patronymic from Will .2 German: patronymic from any of the Germanic personal names beginning with wil ‘will’, ‘desire’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thornton Wills, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thornton W Wills in household of Austin B Wills, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thornton I Wills, "United States Census, 1930"

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