William Allen Thistlethwaite

1870–1953 (Age 82)
Morgan Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Allen

When William Allen Thistlethwaite was born on 29 July 1870, in Morgan Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Murphy Thistlethwaite, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Jane Carson, was 21. He married Bertha Van Kirk in 1894. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 29 March 1953, in his hometown, at the age of 82, and was buried in Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Greene, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Allen Thistlethwaite
Bertha Van Kirk
Marriage: 1894
John Stockton Thistlethwaite
Edward Van Kirk Thistlethwaite

Spouse & Children



  • John Stockton Thistlethwaite


  • Edward Van Kirk Thistlethwaite


Parents & Siblings

  • John Murphy Thistlethwaite


  • Sarah Jane Carson




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 7

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Lancaster called Thistlethwaite, from Middle English thistle + thwaite ‘meadow’ ( see Thwaites ), i.e. a meadow overgrown with thistles.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • William Allen Thistlethwaite (1870 - 1953) - Find A Grave Memorial

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