John L Thornton ( junior)

1881–1956 (Age 74)
Winnebego Twp, Houston, Minnesota

The Life of John L

When John L Thornton ( junior) was born on 20 October 1881, his father, John Thornton, was 39 and his mother, Mary Dolan, was 32. He died on 27 January 1956, in Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Jefferson Township, Houston, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thornton
Mary Dolan
Bridget Gertrude Thornton
Peter Thornton
Mary Catherine Thornton
John L Thornton ( junior)
Thomas Thornton
Joseph Thornton
James F Thornton
Margaret Thornton
Hannah Thornton
Dennis P. Thornton
Agnes Thornton

Parents & Siblings

  • John Thornton


  • Mary Dolan




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 3

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • John L. Thornton, "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John L Thornton (junior) - Government record: birth-name: John L Thornton (junior)

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