Archie Ezra Thornton Jr.

1880–1943 (Age 63)
German, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life of Archie Ezra

When Archie Ezra Thornton Jr. was born on 9 January 1880, in German, Chenango, New York, United States, his father, Ezra Thornton, was 33 and his mother, Hannah Elizabeth Shevalier, was 29. He married Polly Elizabeth Adams on 14 February 1908, in Broome, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Barker, Broome, New York, United States for about 5 years and Richford, Tioga, New York, United States in 1910. He died on 2 March 1943, in New York, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Whitney Point, Triangle, Broome, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Archie Ezra Thornton Jr.
Polly Elizabeth Adams
Marriage: 14 February 1908
William L Thornton
Pearl John Thornton
Kenneth Archie Thornton

Spouse & Children

14 February 1908
Broome, New York, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Ezra Thornton


  • Hannah Elizabeth Shevalier




  • Male1870–1951Male

  • Charles Edward Thornton


  • Mary Minnie Thornton


  • Aseneth Rebecca Thornton


  • Lewis M Thornton


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 18

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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 (3)

  • Archa Thornton in household of Ezra Thornton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Archie E Thornton, "New York, State Census, 1905"
  • Archie Thornton, "United States Census, 1910"

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