Florence Thornton

8 May 1892–December 1970 (Age 78)
Driffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Florence

Florence Thornton was born on 8 May 1892, in Driffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Elizabeth Thornton. She married James Edward Binnington in April 1914, in Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died in December 1970, in Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

James Edward Binnington
1882–1962
Florence Thornton
1892–1970
Marriage: April 1914
Harry Leslie Binnington
1915–2000
Muriel Binnington
1917–2008
Olive Binnington
1918–2010
Laurence Edward Binnington
1921–1986
Cyril Jefferson Binnington
1930–2013

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
April 1914
Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 12

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1908

Age 16

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 22

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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)

  • Thornton in entry for Laurence E Binnington, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Thornton in entry for Olive Binnington, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Thornton in entry for Muriel Binnington, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"

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