William Thornton

1901–1986 (Age 84)
Bow, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Thornton was born on 7 June 1901, his father, Thomas Thornton, was 54 and his mother, Sarah Ann Taylor, was 38. He married Edith Caroline Sawyer in 1925, in Tottenham, London, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Tottenham, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died in 1986, at the age of 85.

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William Thornton
Edith Caroline Sawyer
Marriage: 1925

Spouse & Children

Tottenham, London, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 3

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 7

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 23

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish: Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ ( see Skehan ).3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’ ( see Drennan ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • William Thornton in household of Thomas Thornton, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Thomas Thornton - 1911 England & Wales Census - MyHeritage

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