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
Emma Grieves
Marriage: 5 July 1863
Mary Alvernia Thornton
Clara Belle Thornton
Maggie Florence Thornton
Geo. Thornton
Georgia M. Thornton
Jessie Cornelia Thornton
Alice L. Thornton

Spouse and Children

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


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    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.

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    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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