Alice Thornley

Female1884–

Brief Life History of Alice

When Alice Thornley was born in 1884, in Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Thornley, was 26 and her mother, Ann Taylor, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Thornley
1858–
Ann Taylor
1858–
Alice Thornley
1884–
Harry Thornley
1886–
John Thornley
1887–
Ellen Thornley
1890–
Sidney Thornley
1900–

Sources (5)

  • Alice Thornley in household of Thomas Thornley, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Alice Thornley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Alice Thornley in household of Thomas Thornley, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (8)

1884

Age 0

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 17

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

1918

Age 34

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from Thornley in Lancashire, and perhaps also from Thornyleigh near Heaton in Leek (Staffordshire) and Thornleigh in Huddersfield (Yorkshire). The Lancashire name derives from Old English thornede ‘thorny’ + lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’. The other placenames derive from Old English thorn ‘thorn tree’ or thornig ‘thorny’ + lēah.

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

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