Arthur Thornton

19 May 1838–31 March 1914 (Age 75)
Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Arthur

When Arthur Thornton was born on 19 May 1838, in Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Collins Thornton, was 31 and his mother, Mary Kennedy, was 30. He married Emma Grieves on 5 July 1863, in San Joaquin, Fresno, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Union Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1910 and United States in 1914. He died on 31 March 1914, in Thornton, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Woodbridge, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Thornton
1838–1914
Emma Grieves
1841–1919
Marriage: 5 July 1863
Mary Alvernia Thornton
1871–1928
Clara Belle Thornton
1872–1948
Maggie Florence Thornton
1875–1899
Geo. Thornton
1876–1879
Georgia M. Thornton
1876–1879
Jessie Cornelia Thornton
1878–1963
Alice L. Thornton
1881–1941

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 July 1863San Joaquin, Fresno, California, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1843
    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1846
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from any of numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English thorn ‘thorn tree’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The placename is most frequent in northern England, especially Yorkshire, where there are at least 16 possible sources for the surname.Irish: Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ (see Skehan ).Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’ (see Drennan ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Thornber
    Thorton
    Skehan

    Story Highlight

    Journal of an Emigrating Company

    JOURNAL OF AN EMIGRATING COMPANY Written by James Jack - Secretary Friday, March 25, 1853 - Sunday October 16, 1853 March 25, 1853 - Liverpool, England, Bramley Moore Dock, called meeting to order …

    Sources (39)

    • Arthur Thornton in entry for Emma G Thornton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • A Thornton, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Arthur Thornton, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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