Calvin Foree Thornton

25 November 1871–13 October 1954 (Age 82)
Shelby, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Calvin Foree

When Calvin Foree Thornton was born on 25 November 1871, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States, his father, Daniel James Thornton, was 39 and his mother, Mary Hannah Mollie Brown, was 32. He married Elizabeth Bettie Judy on 28 June 1902, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Grant, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 2, Grant, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 13 October 1954, in Owenton, Owen, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Poplar Grove Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Owenton, Owen, Kentucky, United States.

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Calvin Foree Thornton
Elizabeth Bettie Judy
Marriage: 28 June 1902
Adaline Thornton
Bessie Florence Thornton
Elmer Ford Thornton
Margaret Thornton
James C. Thornton

Spouse and Children

28 June 1902
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States


    Adaline Thornton


    Bessie Florence Thornton


    Elmer Ford Thornton



    James C. Thornton


Parents and Siblings

    Daniel James Thornton


    Mary Hannah Mollie Brown




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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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Historical Boundaries - 1876: Grant, Kentucky, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Calvin F Thornton in household of Daniel J Thornton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Calvin Thornton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cullin Thornton, "United States Census, 1940"

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