May Emeline Thornton Jones

1898–1980 (Age 82)
Eastland, Texas, United States

The Life of May Emeline

When May Emeline Thornton Jones was born on 29 August 1898, in Eastland, Texas, United States, her father, Robert Lee Thornton, was 21 and her mother, Rebecca Jane McCoy, was 24. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Eastland, Texas, United States in 1900 and Cimarron, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died on 13 August 1980, in Ashland, Clark, Kansas, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Robert Lee Thornton
Rebecca Jane McCoy
Allen Thornton
May Emeline Thornton Jones
Robert Clark Thornton
Adelle Murial Thornton
Sarah Francis Thornton
Bertie Belle Thornton
Gertrude Edith Thornton
Joseph Scott Thornton

Parents & Siblings



  • Allen Thornton


  • Female1898–1980Female

  • Robert Clark Thornton


  • Adelle Murial Thornton


  • Sarah Francis Thornton


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 3

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Age 22

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • E May Thornton in household of L Robert Thornton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • May Thornton in household of Robert Thornton, "United States Census, 1900"

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