Jane Thornton

March 1835–1901 (Age 65)
New York, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Thornton was born in March 1835, in New York, United States, her father, Luther Thornton, was 37 and her mother, Frances Gailey, was 37. She died in 1901, in Fleming, Cayuga, New York, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Fleming Rural Cemetery, Fleming, Cayuga, New York, United States.

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Luther Thornton
Frances Gailey
Phebe F Thornton
Harriet Thornton
Lyman M Thornton
Franklin Thornton
Jane Thornton

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 28

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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Sources (3)

  • Jane Thornton in household of Frank Thornton, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Jane Thornton in household of Luther Thornton, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Jane Thornton in household of Frank Thornton, "United States Census, 1880"

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