Mary Alice Thornton

22 May 1903–13 March 1988 (Age 84)
Liberty, Putnam, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Alice

When Mary Alice Thornton was born on 22 May 1903, in Liberty, Putnam, West Virginia, United States, her father, Elijah O. Thornton, was 33 and her mother, Vernie Margaret Catherine Dartt, was 25. She married David Edward Beller in 1922, in Putnam, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Union District, Putnam, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 13 March 1988, in Liberty, Putnam, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Liberty, Putnam, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Edward Beller
Mary Alice Thornton
Marriage: 1922
Charles Richard Beller
Eiza Beller
Golden Ray Beller

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1922Putnam, West Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 3
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
    Age 24
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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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    Sources (11)

    • Mary Alice Thornton, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
    • Mary A Bellar in household of E Dane Bellar, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Mary Alice Thornton, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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