Mary Jane Thorne

17 December 1873–31 October 1964 (Age 90)
Charlotteville, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Thorne was born on 17 December 1873, in Charlotteville, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, her father, Jesse Thorne, was 42 and her mother, Eliza Ann Fountain, was 42. She married John Wesley Miller on 14 July 1900, in Walsh, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 31 October 1964, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Miller
Mary Jane Thorne
Marriage: 14 July 1900
Vera Miller
Harold Wesley MILLER
Hazel Miller

Spouse and Children

    John Wesley Miller



14 July 1900
Walsh, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada


    Vera Miller


    Harold Wesley MILLER


    Hazel Miller


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 10

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 13

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 33

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern): variant spelling of Thorn 1.2 Swedish: ornamental name from thorn, an ornamental spelling of torn ‘thorn bush’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Fulton in entry for Harold Wesley Miller and Bella Margaret Pearson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Mary Thorne in entry for Vera Miller, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Mary Thorne in entry for Harold Wesley Miller, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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