Nellie M Thornton

8 January 1901–23 October 1974 (Age 73)
Texas, United States

The Life of Nellie M

When Nellie M Thornton was born on 8 January 1901, in Texas, United States, her father, Kinion Blackman Thornton, was 51 and her mother, Edith Edna Noel, was 38. She lived in Taylor Township, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 23 October 1974, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Barstow, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Kinion Blackman Thornton
Edith Edna Noel
Homer Oscar Thornton
Nellie M Thornton

Parents and Siblings

    Kinion Blackman Thornton





World Events (8)

1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 3

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 4

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 28

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

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)

  • Nellie M Thornton in household of Kenion B Thornton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie Thornton, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Nellie Thornton, "Find A Grave Index"

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