Thelma Thornton

21 January 1911–22 July 2007 (Age 96)
Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States

The Life of Thelma

When Thelma Thornton was born on 21 January 1911, in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States, her father, Edward Eli Thornton, was 35 and her mother, Eunice Elizabeth Thompson, was 21. She married David Henry Carrick on 2 August 1927, in Farmington, Davis, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 2007. She died on 22 July 2007, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Redwood Memorial Estates, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Henry Carrick
Thelma Thornton
Marriage: 2 August 1927
David Carrick
Donna Clydene Carrick
Bryce Henry Carrick
Thelma Joyce Carrick

Spouse and Children

2 August 1927
Farmington, Davis, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1912 · The Capitol Building

Age 1

As time passed, smaller buildings became inadequate to house the local leaders and the territory legislator, so a call for a new permanent capitol building became an item of discussion. Several of people requested that Salt Lake City donate 20 acres of land for the construction of a new Capitol building, but plans were put on hold until Utah gained statehood in 1896. After the new state legislature passed the approval for the building of the Capitol, funding was secured and the search for a site was underway. One of the more popular sites considered was located on Fort Douglas property, but it was decided to construct it on the original 20 acres site now known as Capitol Hill. The Capitol has been renovated multiple times since its original construction, to better stabilize the structure to be able to withstand a 7.3 magnitude earthquake and to demonstrate the history of the state. The Capitol was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
1936 · Panguitch Ladies Rhythm Band

Age 25

A small group of ladies from the town, got together and began to sing at special programs, weddings, and social activities. They soon added instruments and got more and more popular. They went on to perform on the Margaret Masters TV program in Salt Lake. Even though the original members of the band aren't around anymore, the band still plays at special events throughout Southern Utah and they perform every 24th of July in the Pioneer Parade.

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)

  • Thelma Thornton in household of Eli E Thornton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Thelma T Scornton Carrick in household of Henry Carrick, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Thelma Carrick in household of David W Carrick, "United States Census, 1940"

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