Fern Thorne

30 April 1904–31 March 1983 (Age 78)
Lindon, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Fern

When Fern Thorne was born on 30 April 1904, in Lindon, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, David Benjamin Thorne, was 28 and her mother, Mary Eva Keetch, was 27. She married John Alton Bigelow on 15 October 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1935 and Wallsburg Election Precinct, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 31 March 1983, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Alton Bigelow
Fern Thorne
Marriage: 15 October 1930
LaRee Bigelow

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1930Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 2
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
    1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario
    Age 2
    Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
    Age 23
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly southern): variant of Thorn 1.Irish: adopted for various Irish names containing an element meaning ‘thorn’. Compare Thornton .Swedish (mainly Thörne): ornamental or perhaps topographic name from törne ‘rose bush’ or thorn, an ornamental spelling of torn ‘thorn bush’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Annie Marie Boren (Bigelow) Memory Thoughts -- in Prose

    [This is a prose version of Annie Boren Bigelow's Memory Thoughts of My Life, an autobiography written in verse. I transcribed this version in prose to condense it for those looking for historical fac …

    Sources (23)

    • Fern Thorne Bigelow in household of John Alton Bigelow, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Fern Thorne, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Fern T Bigelow in entry for John Alton Bigelow, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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