Emily Etta Thornton

1 March 1895–4 February 1964 (Age 68)
American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Emily Etta

When Emily Etta Thornton was born on 1 March 1895, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Thomas Ephraim Thornton Jr, was 28 and her mother, Betsy Adamson, was 28. She married Woodruff Hyrum Anderson on 24 June 1925, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Bunkerville, Clark, Nevada, United States in 1930 and Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 4 February 1964, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Woodruff Hyrum Anderson
Emily Etta Thornton
Marriage: 24 June 1925
Woodruff Erwin Anderson
Beth Ann Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1925Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 1
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1904 · Hobble Creek Hydroelectric Power Plant
    Age 9
    The Hobble Creek Hydroelectric Power Plant was completed in 1904. Many poles and wires were installed to bring power into the town and its homes. The plant is still in operation today.
    1915 · Dinosaur National Monument
    Age 20
    Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.

    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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    Story Highlight

    She was a Good Grandma

    I have some fond memories of my Grandmother, Emily Anderson, she was a good cook and we loved her cooking, my favorite were her pies and rolls. But, at Christmas her Ham Loaf and Bread Pudding were t …

    Sources (26)

    • Emily Etta Thornton in household of Thomas Ephram Thornton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Miss Emily Etta Thornton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Emily Etta Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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