Charles Thornton

Canterbury, York, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of Charles

When Charles Thornton was born in 1865, in Canterbury, York, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Elisha W. Thornton, was 28 and his mother, Jerusha Niles, was 22. He lived in Northampton, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada in 1881.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Charles? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Elisha W. Thornton
Jerusha Niles
Amasa Edward Thornton
Charles Thornton
Annie Thornton
Charles A Thornton
Ida May Thornton

Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)

1867 · British North America Act
Age 2
The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.
Age 4
1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge
Age 36
July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.

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.

Possible Related Names


Sources (2)

  • Charles Thornton in household of Elisha Thornton, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Charles Thornton in household of Elisha Thornton, "Canada Census, 1871"

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.