Allen Thurman Thornton Jr.

1921–1971 (Age 50)
Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States

The Life of Allen Thurman

When Allen Thurman Thornton Jr. was born on 20 February 1921, in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States, his father, Allen Thurman Thornton, was 21 and his mother, Freda Ashbuagh Ford, was 19. He married Wanda Bell Bailes on 3 November 1945, in Stephens, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 7 April 1971, in Breckenridge, Stephens, Texas, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Breckenridge, Stephens, Texas, United States.

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Allen Thurman Thornton Jr.
Wanda Bell Bailes
Marriage: 3 November 1945
Ronald Eugene Thornton
Silvia Kay Thornton
Maryland Ann Thornton

Spouse & Children

3 November 1945
Stephens, Texas, United States


  • Ronald Eugene Thornton


  • Silvia Kay Thornton


  • Maryland Ann Thornton


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 8

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 14

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Allen T Thornton in household of Allen Thornton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Allen Thornton Jr. in household of Allen T Thornton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Allen T Thornton Jr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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