William H. Thorn

May 1866–1952 (Age 85)
Texas, United States

The Life of William H.

William H. Thorn was born in May 1866, in Texas, United States. He married Alma Hannah Mcpherson on 22 April 1891. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Matney Township, Baxter, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Whiteville, Baxter, Arkansas, United States in 1910. He died in 1952, at the age of 86, and was buried in Alvord, Wise, Texas, United States.

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William H. Thorn
Alma Hannah Mcpherson
Marriage: 22 April 1891
Floyd Wilson Thorn
Alvin Carl Thorn
Cecil H Thorn
Jesse Dale Thorn
William L Thorn

Spouse and Children

22 April 1891


World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 4

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush or hedge (Old English, Old Norse þorn). The name is also found in Sweden.2 English: habitational name from a place named with Old English, Old Norse þorn ‘thorn bush’ (see 1), for example Thorne in Kent, Somerset, and South Yorkshire.3 North German and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, from Middle Low German torn ‘tower’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William H Thorn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm H Thorn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • W H Thorn in entry for Jesse Dale Thorn, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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