Mary Emma Thornbury

December 1873–August 1964 (Age 90)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Mary Emma

When Mary Emma Thornbury was born in December 1873, in Kansas, United States, her father, James R. Thornbury, was 31 and her mother, Emily Dorcus Leeds, was 30. She married Orman Allen Lynn on 1 October 1902, in Ottawa, Franklin, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in August 1964, in Volusia, Volusia, Florida, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Orman Allen Lynn
Mary Emma Thornbury
Marriage: 1 October 1902
Leona Lynn

Spouse and Children

1 October 1902
Ottawa, Franklin, Kansas, United States


    Leona Lynn


Parents and Siblings


    Emily Dorcus Leeds




    Ada Lee Thornbury


    Clara Thornbury



    James Garfield Thornbury


    Gertrude Thornbury


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 4

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Thornberry .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Lynn in household of Orman A Lynn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma Lynn in household of Orman A Lynn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Emma Lynn in household of O A Lynn, "United States Census, 1940"

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