Henry Thornton Jones

31 July 1843–27 November 1910 (Age 67)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry Thornton

When Henry Thornton Jones was born on 31 July 1843, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Jones, was 26 and his mother, Jane Thornton, was 24. He married Ella Conaway on 26 March 1865, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States for about 40 years. He died on 27 November 1910, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Thornton Jones
Sophia Ellen Conaway
Marriage: 26 March 1865
Margaret Belle Jones
Henry Amos Jones
Charles William Jones
Nellie Pearl Jones
Emma May Jones
Joseph Edward Jones

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  • Marriage
    26 March 1865St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 14
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

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

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    Sources (26)

    • Henry Jones in household of Joseph Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Henry T Jones, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Henry Jones in household of Joseph Jones, "United States Census, 1850"

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