Amos Seward Thornton

Male23 January 1879–25 December 1932

Brief Life History of Amos Seward

When Amos Seward Thornton was born on 23 January 1879, in Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada, his father, Thomas Thornton, was 30 and his mother, Saloma Ann Johnston, was 27. He married Ethel Bowley on 23 September 1908, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Ontario, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 25 December 1932, in York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 53, and was buried in Whitevale Cemetery, Whitevale, Pickering, Ontario, Ontario, Canada.

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Amos Seward Thornton
Ethel Bowley
Marriage: 23 September 1908

Sources (10)

  • Amos Thornton in household of Thomas Thornton, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Amos Seward Thornton, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • Amos Sucord Thornton, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 September 1908Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (3)

    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 4

    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

    Age 7

    In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

    1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

    Age 27

    Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

    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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