Gladys Jewell Thornton

31 July 1909–March 1985 (Age 75)
De Roche, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Gladys Jewell

When Gladys Jewell Thornton was born on 31 July 1909, in De Roche, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States, her father, Alphonso "Fonzie" Augustus Thornton, was 34 and her mother, Emma Salina Moore, was 32. She married John Raymond Wilson on 3 July 1926, in Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Noxubee, Mississippi, United States in 1935 and De Roche Township, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died in March 1985, in Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Prairie Bayou Cemetery, De Roche, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States.

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John Raymond Wilson
Gladys Jewell Thornton
Marriage: 3 July 1926
Dr James Artemus Wilson
John Bernard Wilson
Col Carroll Ray Wilson
Thomas Thornton Wilson
Daniel Bruce Wilson

Spouse and Children

3 July 1926
Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 7

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.

Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish: Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ ( see Skehan ).3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’ ( see Drennan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gladys Thornton in household of Thornton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gladys Wilson in household of Raymond Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gladis Thornton in household of Fonsa Thornton, "United States Census, 1910"

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