Stella Elizabeth Thornton

26 June 1888–12 January 1964 (Age 75)
Rains, Texas, United States

The Life of Stella Elizabeth

When Stella Elizabeth Thornton was born on 26 June 1888, in Rains, Texas, United States, her father, James Preston "Press" Thornton, was 20 and her mother, Ann Huffaker, was 17. She married Ernest Cleveland Lamb on 16 July 1904, in Rains, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Pittsburg, Camp, Texas, United States in 1920 and Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 12 January 1964, in Greenville, Hunt, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Ernest Cleveland Lamb
Stella Elizabeth Thornton
Marriage: 16 July 1904
Keith Elizabeth Lamb

Spouse and Children

16 July 1904
Rains, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Preston "Press" Thornton


    Ann Huffaker




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 6

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Stella Lamb in household of Ernest Lamb, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Stella Lamb in household of Ernest Lamb, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Stella Lamb in household of Earnest Lamb, "United States Census, 1940"

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