Arnold Delos Thornton

17 July 1897–17 September 1982 (Age 85)
American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Arnold Delos

When Arnold Delos Thornton was born on 17 July 1897, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Thomas Ephraim Thornton Jr, was 31 and his mother, Betsy Adamson, was 30. He married Elizabeth Eugenia Gerber on 18 May 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States in 1930 and Riverside Judicial Township, Riverside, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 17 September 1982, in Redlands, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arnold Delos Thornton
1897–1982
Elizabeth Eugenia Gerber
1900–1996
Marriage: 18 May 1920
Terence A Thorton
1921–2010
Francis Joseph Thornton
1923–2000
Herman J Thorton
1924–2007
Betty Lorraine Thornton
1926–2010

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 May 1920
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(4)

    Male1921–2010Male

    Francis Joseph Thornton

    Male1923–2000Male

    Herman J Thorton

    Male1924–2007Male

    Betty Lorraine Thornton

    Female1926–2010Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1911 · People's State Bank of American Fork

Age 14

The People’s State Bank of American Fork was built in 1911. The Bank of American Fork operated out of the two story, classical revival building until the Great Depression, when the Consolidated Holding Company took over. The building still stands and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. 
1920

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish: Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ ( see Skehan ).3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’ ( see Drennan ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Arnold Deloss Thornton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Arnold Deloss Thornton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Arnold Deloss Thornton in household of Thomas Ephram Thornton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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