Julian Millard Thornton

2 April 1894–2 September 1972 (Age 78)
Stuart, Iowa

The Life of Julian Millard

When Julian Millard Thornton was born on 2 April 1894, his father, William Henry Thornton, was 28 and his mother, Emma Estela Shephard, was 25. He married Grace M Nelson in 1930. He lived in Synnes Township, Stevens, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1930. In 1930, at the age of 36, his occupation is listed as door patcher - door factory in Grays Harbor, Washington, United States. He died on 2 September 1972, in McCleary, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in McCleary, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States.

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Julian Millard Thornton
Grace M Nelson
Marriage: 1930

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 3

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1915 · Home of the Federal Reserve Bank for the Ninth District

Age 21

The first building for the Federal Reserve bank in Minneapolis was completed in 1915 and was a peculiar structure. It had no windows on the lower walls close to the street and later, a small skyscraper was added to the top. It was created to serve the states of Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and the northern parts of Wisconsin and Michigan. Even though it covers a wide area, it serves the smallest population base of the entire reserve system. Today the Federal Reserve is housed in three buildings that are housed a few blocks away from each other.

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 ).

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

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  • Julian M Thornton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Julian M Thornton in household of William H Thornton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Julian M Thornton in household of William Thornton, "United States Census, 1900"

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