John Thornock

15 March 1816–4 January 1885 (Age 68)
Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Thornock was born on 15 March 1816, in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Johnathan Thorndike, was 43 and his mother, Mary Reeve, was 37. He married Ann Bott on 25 December 1841, in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. In 1841, at the age of 25, his occupation is listed as corn dealer in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 4 January 1885, in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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John Thornock
Ann Bott
Marriage: 25 December 1841
John Bott Thornock
Matthew Thornock
William Thornock
Joseph Thornock
Mary Ann Thornock
Hannah Thornock
Sarah Ann Thornock
George Henry Thornock
Hyrum James Thornock

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  • Marriage
    25 December 1841Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 7
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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.

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    History of Joseph Thornock

    History of Joseph Thornock Son of John and Ann Bott Thornock Written by Arvilla Minson Thornock (wife to Oscar Levi) Published in Thornock Pioneers Salt Lake Valley Colonizers Bear Lake Valley Edited …

    Sources (26)

    • Jno Thornie, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Thorneck in entry for Sarah Ann Welker, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • John Thornock, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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