Theophilus William Thorn

29 September 1847–29 March 1916 (Age 68)
Nash, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Theophilus William

When Theophilus William Thorn was born on 29 September 1847, in Nash, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Bennett Thorn, was 31 and his mother, Mary Lucy W Dozier, was 30. He married Missouri Trammell on 15 January 1879, in Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Greer, Oklahoma Territory, United States in 1900 and Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1871. He died on 29 March 1916, at the age of 68, and was buried in Blair, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States.

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Theophilus William Thorn
Missouri Trammell
Marriage: 15 January 1879
Theophilus William Thorne
Mary E Thorne
Margaret Indiana Thorne
Maud Mittie Thorn
Ethel Sabra Thorn
Ruby O Thorne
Victor Edwin Thorne

Spouse and Children

15 January 1879
Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 3

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 6

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 19

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 English and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush or hedge (Old English, Old Norse þorn). The name is also found in Sweden.2 English: habitational name from a place named with Old English, Old Norse þorn ‘thorn bush’ (see 1), for example Thorne in Kent, Somerset, and South Yorkshire.3 North German and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, from Middle Low German torn ‘tower’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Theophlus W Thorn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Theophilas W Thorn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Theophilus Thorn in household of Mary T Thorn, "United States Census, 1870"

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