Joseph Thornock

19 August 1848–25 December 1921 (Age 73)
Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Thornock was born on 19 August 1848, in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Thornock, was 32 and his mother, Ann Bott, was 28. He married Amelia Ann Ellen Long on 2 February 1875, in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Fish Haven, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 25 December 1921, in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Joseph Thornock
Amelia Ann Ellen Long
Marriage: 2 February 1875
Joseph Emanuel Thornock
John Hyrum Thornock
Ada Ellen Thornock
Heber William Thornock
Elizabeth Ann Thornock
Amos Thornock
Elsie Thornock
Hazel Amelia Thornock
Oscar Levi Thornock

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 February 1875Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    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 6
    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.
    Age 31
    Historical Boundaries 1879: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Fremont, Idaho, United States 1913: Madison, Idaho, United States

    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 (36)

    • Joseph Thornock, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Joseph Thornock in entry for Oscar L Thornock and Arvilla Minson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Jos Thornock in entry for John H Thornock, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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