Jonathan Mills Thornton, Jr.

1915–1960 (Age 45)
Montgomery,Al

The Life of Jonathan Mills

Jonathan Mills Thornton, Jr. was born on 10 April 1915. He married Priscilla Fairlie Marks on 13 September 1942, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. He died on 21 August 1960, in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 45.

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Jonathan Mills Thornton, Jr.
1915–1960
Priscilla Fairlie Marks
1917–
Marriage: 13 September 1942

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
13 September 1942
Montgomery, Alabama, United States

World Events (3)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 16

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • J Mills Thornton, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • J Mills Thorton, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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