Thomas Gilbert Thornton

22 January 1841–13 January 1915 (Age 73)
Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas Gilbert

When Thomas Gilbert Thornton was born on 22 January 1841, in Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Collins Thornton, was 34 and his mother, Mary Kennedy, was 32. He married Jane Gibson on 24 May 1864, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1851 and American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 January 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Gilbert Thornton
Jane Gibson
Marriage: 24 May 1864
Robert Gibson Thornton
Alexander Lawrence Thornton
James Edward Thornton
Ellen Thornton
Gilbert Thornton
Saidie Thornton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 May 1864Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
    Age 2
    The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from any of numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English thorn ‘thorn tree’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The placename is most frequent in northern England, especially Yorkshire, where there are at least 16 possible sources for the surname.Irish: Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ (see Skehan ).Irish: shortened 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 (31)

    • Thornton in entry for Ella Chipman, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Thomas Thornton, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thomas Thornton in entry for Alexander Lawrence Thornton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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