Leo Henry Silverthorn

9 January 1916–February 1980 (Age 64)
North Dakota, United States

The Life of Leo Henry

When Leo Henry Silverthorn was born on 9 January 1916, in North Dakota, United States, his father, Marion Ellsworth Silverthorn, was 31 and his mother, Dora Victoria Kubacki, was 37. He lived in Kingston Township, Sargent, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years. He died in February 1980, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 64.

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Marion Ellsworth Silverthorn
Dora Victoria Kubacki
Harry Martin Pietz Silverthorn
Hazel Pietz
Florence Leonore Pietz Silverthorn
Leona Silberthorn
Leo Henry Silverthorn

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 15

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1933 · The Browns Valley Man

Age 17

Just like the Minnesota Woman, The Browns Valley Man are deemed the oldest human remains found in Minnesota. They were found by W. H. Jenson, while he was laying gravel for his driveway, in the Traverse gap in western Minnesota. The remains are believed to be around 9,000 years old.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Bristol and Gwent): of uncertain origin, apparently a habitational name from some lost or unidentified place deriving its name from Old English seolfor ‘silver’ + þorn ‘thorn bush’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lev Silverthorn in household of Marion Silverthorn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leo Silverthorn in household of Marion Silverthorn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leo Henry Silverthorn, "Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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