Matthew Thornock

15 February 1844–30 September 1879 (Age 35)
Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Matthew

When Matthew Thornock was born on 15 February 1844, in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Thornock, was 27 and his mother, Ann Bott, was 23. He married Ann Ward on 10 March 1866, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 30 September 1879, in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Thornock
Ann Ward
Marriage: 10 March 1866
Sarah Ann Thornock
Matthew William Thornock
John Joseph Thornock
Mary Elizabeth Thornock
Rose Maria Thornock
David Author Thornock

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 March 1866Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 6
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 10
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    Origin undetermined. It looks like an English name, but no trace of it is found in English or Scottish records.

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

    Sources (16)

    • Matt Thornie in household of Jno Thornie, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mathew Thornock in entry for Mathew William Thornock, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Mathew Thornock in household of John Thornock, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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