Eliot Lee Thornton

5 November 1896–6 December 1964 (Age 68)
Boone, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Eliot Lee

When Eliot Lee Thornton was born on 5 November 1896, in Boone, Arkansas, United States, his father, Isaac Morgan Thornton, was 46 and his mother, Della Mae Ruckman, was 23. He married Bertie Lodema Rasey on 26 August 1917, in Boone, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Jefferson Township, Boone, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Blythe Township, Boone, Arkansas, United States in 1910. He died on 6 December 1964, in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States.

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Eliot Lee Thornton
Bertie Lodema Rasey
Marriage: 26 August 1917
Charles Eugene Thornton

Spouse and Children

26 August 1917
Boone, Arkansas, United States


    Charles Eugene Thornton


Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Morgan Thornton





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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 5

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 18

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

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)

  • Elt Thornton in household of Mandy Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elt Thornton in household of Isaac Thornton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elt Thornton in household of Isaac Thornton, "United States Census, 1910"

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