John Thomas Thorton

Brief Life History of John Thomas

When John Thomas Thorton was born in 1879, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Thomas A Thornton, was 24 and his mother, Ida J. Arterbury, was 23. He lived in Beat 3, Attala, Mississippi, United States in 1880.

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Thomas A Thornton
1855–
Ida J. Arterbury
1856–
John Thomas Thorton
1879–
Rosa Thornton
1892–

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  • John T Thornton in household of Thomas A Thornton, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Name Meaning

(1997: 465;2007: 2025; 2010: NA)

English: probably a shortened form of Thornton , or a habitational name from Thorton in Marnhull, Dorset, which has the same origin.

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

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