William John Thorne

about 1879–
Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William John

When William John Thorne was born about 1879, in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Thorne, was 34 and his mother, Mary Hand, was 29. He married Mary Jane Sevier on 27 November 1904, in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England in 1881 and Bemerton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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William John Thorne
Mary Jane Sevier
Marriage: 27 November 1904
Iris Mary Thorne

Spouse and Children

27 November 1904
Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


    Iris Mary Thorne


Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 1

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 5

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Age 35

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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 (2)

  • William John Thorne, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • William J Thorn in household of Henry Thorn, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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