Roy Clinton THORNTON

Roy Clinton THORNTON

Male 1885 - 1937  (51 years)

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  • Name Roy Clinton THORNTON 
    Born 6 Jun 1885  Berwick, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Ancestor Interest MEDIUM 
    Census 1 Jan 1895  Lee Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1895 state census 
    • 1) Myrtin Thornton, age 40, born in Polk, Iowa;.
      2) Annie Thornton, wife, female, age 40, born in Keokuk, Iowa.
      3) Edward Thornton, male, age 16, born in Polk, Iowa.
      4) Alta Thornton, female, age 13, born in Kansas.
      5) Riley, male, age 12, born in Polk, Iowa; Roy,male, age 9, born in Polk, Iowa.
      6) Carl, male, age 6,born in Polk, Iowa.
      7) Edna, female, age 3, born in Polk, Iowa.
      8) Irvin, male, age 0, born in Polk, Iowa.
    • Role: Household Member
    1895 state census
    1895 state census
    Occupation 1900  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Miner - Coal 
    Census 2 Jun 1900  Lee Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1) M L Thornton, head, male, white, age 42, married, birth month April, birth year 1858, born in Iowa, both parents born in Illinois.
      2) Anna Thornton, wife, female, white, age 42, birth month January, birth year 1858, married, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Illinois.
      3) Eddie Thornton, son, male, white, age 20, single, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa.
      4) Alta Thornton, daughter, female, white, age 18, born in Iowa.
      5) Riley Thornton, son, male, white, age 17, single.
      6) Roy Thornton, son, white, male, age 15, single, born in Iowa, coal minor.
      7) Carl Thornton, son, white,male, age 11, single, at school.
      8) Edna Thornton, daughter, female, white, age 7, attending school.
      9) Irwin Thornton, son, male, white, age 5.
      10) Clifford Thornton, son, male, white, age 3.
      11) William Thornton, son, male, white, age 2.
    • Role: Household Member
    Thornton, Martin - 1900 census.jpg
    Thornton, Martin - 1900 census.jpg
    Occupation 1910  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Miner - Coal Mine 
    Census 16 Apr 1910  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • M.L.Thornton, head, rents home, white, age 32, married (1st marriage), can read and write, born in Iowa, father and mother born in Ohio, speaks English, engineer; Anna Thornton, wife, female, white, age 32, married (2nd marriage), can read and write, born in Iowa, both parents born in Ohio, speaks English; Edward Thornton, son, male, white, age 31, single, not employed; Riley Thornton, son, male, white, age 28, single, miner; Roy Thornton, son, male, white, age 25, single, miner; Carl, son, male, white, age 21, single, teamster; Irvin, male, white, age 16, single, employed in the coal industry; Clifford, son, male, white, age 12, single.
    • Role: Household Member
    1910 Census
    1910 Census
    Military 12 Sep 1918  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 
    • 1. Roy Clinton Thornton; 2. Permanent Home Address: E. Tenth Delivery Des Moines Iowa. 3. Age in years: 33; 4. Date of Birth: 6 Jun 1885; 5. White; 10. Native Born; 16. Present Occupation: Labor; 17. Employer's Name: Des Moines Garbage Plant; 19. Nearest Relative May Thornton (wife); 22. Medium Height; 25. Medium Build; 27. Color of Eyes: Blue; 28. Color of Hair: Light
    U.S. World War I Draft Registration
    U.S. World War I Draft Registration
    U.S. World War I Draft Registration
    U.S. World War I Draft Registration
    Census 8 Jan 1920  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    1920 Federal 
    • 1) Roy Thornton, head, home rented, male, white, age 34, married, can read and write, born in Iowa, father born in U.S., mother born in Missouri, speaks English, laborer, Camp Dodge.
      2) Mae Thornton, wife, female, white, age 25, married, can read and write, born in Iowa, father born in Missouri, mother born in Missouri, speaks English.
      3) William Thornton, son, male, white, age 6, single, born in Iowa, parents born in Iowa.
      4) Roy Thornton Jr., son, white, age 5, single, born in Iowa, parents born in Iowa.
      5) Russell Thornton, son, male, white, age 1 5/12, born in Iowa, parents born in Iowa.
    Roy Thornton Household - 1920 Census
    Roy Thornton Household - 1920 Census
    Census 1 Jan 1925  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Iowa 
    Census 19 Apr 1930  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    1930 Federal 
    • 1) Roy Thornton, head, home rented, male, white, age 43, married, mariage age 26, able to read and write, born in Iowa, father born in United States, mother born in United States, can speak English, labour, Ford Plant, is not a veteran.
      2) May Thornton, wife, female, age 36, married, marriage age 18, able to read and write, born in Iowa, father born in Missouri, mother born in Iowa.
      3) William Thornton, son, age 16, attending school, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa.
      4) Roy Thornton, son, age 15, attending school, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa.
      5) Russell Thornton, son, age 14, attending school, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa.
      6) Virgil Thornton, son, age 9, attending school, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa.
      7) Kenneth Thornton, son, age 7, attending school, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa.
      8) Alta Thornton, daughter, age 5, attending school, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa.
      9) Gladys Thornton, age 3 7/12, not attending school, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa.
    Roy Thornton Household - 1930 Census
    Roy Thornton Household - 1930 Census
    Descendant Interest MEDIUM 
    Residence 1933  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Residing at 1512 E. Madison Avenue.
    _FSFTID L71Y-S2X 
    _UID 44FE8304055C4087ADF68C4543F0BA64B666 
    Died 25 Jan 1937  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13
    Cause: Heart Attack 
    Buried 27 Jan 1937  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Lot 33, Block E
    Person ID I7  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2017 

    Father Martin Luther THORNTON,   b. 11 Apr 1855, , Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1912, , Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Ann JONES,   b. 25 Jan 1855,   d. 10 Feb 1918, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1877  Grant Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Census 15 Jun 1880  Walnut Township, Jewell, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • living in household of Harvey Chubbick
    Census 2 Jun 1900  Lee Township, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 15 Apr 1910  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna May ROUSE,   b. 11 Mar 1894, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1961, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 15 May 1912  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Census 8 Jan 1920  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    William, Doris, and Roy Jr.
    William, Doris, and Roy Jr.
    William, I believe is in the front, Doris in the middle and Roy Jr., in the rear. If this is correct, then this picture was probably taken sometime before May 1918. Joy Thornton, daughter of Roy, believes the picture is of William, Russell, and Roy. If that was the case, William would have been 7 years old and Roy would have been 5. I believe…
    Census 1 Jan 1925  Des Moines Ward 7, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • as Leroy Thornton
    Census 19 Apr 1930  Lee Township, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 22
    Children 
     1. William Martin THORNTON,   b. 1 May 1913, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1957, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +2. Carl Roy THORNTON,   b. 30 Jan 1915, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1990, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Doris Lucille THORNTON,   b. 15 Nov 1916, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1918, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +4. Russell Claude THORNTON,   b. 19 Aug 1918, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1958, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     5. Virgil Franklin THORNTON,   b. 3 Jun 1920, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1962, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +6. Kenneth George THORNTON,   b. 12 Dec 1922, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1988, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +7. Alta Neomi THORNTON,   b. 21 Jul 1924, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 2010, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +8. Gladys Irene THORNTON,   b. 1 Jan 1927, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 2014, West Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     9. Baby Boy THORNTON,   b. Apr 1929, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1929, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jun 1885 - Berwick, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1895 state census - 1 Jan 1895 - Lee Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miner - Coal - 1900 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Jun 1900 - Lee Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miner - Coal Mine - 1910 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Apr 1910 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 May 1912 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 - 12 Sep 1918 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 Federal - 8 Jan 1920 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Jan 1920 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Iowa - 1 Jan 1925 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jan 1925 - Des Moines Ward 7, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 Federal - 19 Apr 1930 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 19 Apr 1930 - Lee Township, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1933 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Heart Attack - 25 Jan 1937 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Jan 1937 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    GrandpaCarlThornton.jpg
    GrandpaCarlThornton.jpg

  • Notes 
    • ?b?Gets First Job In Five Years--Then Dies on Way to Work.
      ?/b? Roy Thornton, 51, of 4118 Bowdoin St., started from his home Monday morning to go to work at his first job in five years.
      On his way to the job he suffered a heart attack. He died on his way to Broadlawns General hospital.
      The job Thornton was to have started was at the Wood Brothers Threshing Machine Co., near E. Fourteenth St. and Aurora Ave.
      During the time Mr. Thornton has been out of work, the family has been supported by three sons. Billy has a WPA job, Roy, Jr., is in a CCC camp at Centerville and Russell is in a CCC camp at Indianola.
      Besides these sons, Mr. Thornton is survived by his widow and four other children, Virgil, Kenneth, Alta and Gladys. Funeral services were being arranged at Hamilton's funeral home.

  • Sources 
    1. [S316] 1900 Census Polk Co IA, TMG Src#: 356., M.L. Thornton (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S815] Iowa, Polk County - 1910 - U.S. census, Iowa, Polk, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T624, Des Moines Ward 6, enumeration district (ED) 146, sheet 4A, p. 6598 (handwritten), dwelling 85 (Reliability: 3).
      M.L.Thornton, head, rents home, white, age 32, married (1st marriage), can read and write, born in Iowa, father and mother born in Ohio, speaks English, engineer; Anna Thornton, wife, female, white, age 32, married (2nd marriage), can read and write, born in Iowa, both parents born in Ohio, speaks English; Edward Thornton, son, male, white, age 31, single, not employed; Riley Thornton, son, male, white, age 28, single, miner; Roy Thornton, son, male, white, age 25, single, miner; Carl, son, male, white, age 21, single, teamster; Irvin, male, white, age 16, single, employed in the coal industry; Clifford, son, male, white, age 12, single.

    3. [S847] Iowa, Polk County - 1895 - State Census, Iowa, Polk, (Digital images. FamilySearch. \i FamilySearch\i0 . https://familysearch.org : n.d.), Lee Township, p. 291, dwelling 1067, family 1088, line 4, Myrtin Thornton; (https://familysearch.org) (Reliability: 3).
      1) Myrtin Thornton, age 40, born in Polk, Iowa.
      2) Annie Thornton, wife, female, age 40, born in Keokuk, Iowa.
      3) Edward Thornton, male, age 16, born in Polk, Iowa.
      4) Alta Thornton, female, age 13, born in Kansas.
      5) Riley, male, age 12, born in Polk, Iowa; Roy,male, age 9, born in Polk, Iowa.
      6) Carl, male, age 6,born in Polk, Iowa.
      7) Edna, female, age 3, born in Polk, Iowa.
      8) and Irvin, male, age 0, born in Polk, Iowa.
      citing p. 291, 1895, State Historical Society, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1.022.098

    4. [S21] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 2 Apr 2017), entry for Roy Clinton Thornton, person ID L71Y-S2X. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S823] Iowa, Polk County - 1900 - U.S. census, Iowa, Polk County, (http://www.familysearch.org: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T623, roll T623-454, Lee Township, enumeration district (ED) 98, sheet 5, p. 77A (stamped), 1191 (handwritten), dwelling 94 (Reliability: 3).
      M L Thornton, head, male, white, age 42, married, birth month April, birth year 1858, born in Iowa, both parents born in Illinois; Anna Thornton, wife, female, white, age 42, birth month January, birth year 1858, married, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Illinois; Eddie Thornton, son, male, white, age 20, single, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa; Alta Thornton, daughter, female, white, age 18, born in Iowa; Riley Thornton, son, male, white, age 17, single; Roy Thornton, son, white, male, age 15, single, born in Iowa, coal minor; Carl Thornton, son, white,male, age 11, single, at school; Edna Thornton, daughter, female, white, age 7, attending school; Irwin Thornton, son, male, white, age 5; Clifford Thornton, son, male, white, age 3; William Thornton, son, male, white, age 2.

    6. [S815] Iowa, Polk County - 1910 - U.S. census, Iowa, Polk, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T624, Des Moines Ward 6, enumeration district (ED) 146, sheet 4A, p. 6598 (handwritten), dwelling 85 (Reliability: 3).
      1) M.L.Thornton, head, rents home, white, age 54, married (1st marriage), can read and write, born in Iowa, father and mother born in Ohio, speaks English, engineer.
      2) Anna Thornton, wife, female, white, age 54, married (2nd marriage), can read and write, born in Iowa, both parents born in Ohio, speaks English.
      3) Edward Thornton, son, male, white, age 31, single, not employed.
      4) Riley Thornton, son, male, white, age 28, single, miner.
      5) Roy Thornton, son, male, white, age 25, single, miner.
      6) Carl, son, male, white, age 21, single, teamster.
      7) Irvin, male, white, age 16, single, employed in the coal industry.
      7) Clifford, son, male, white, age 12, single.

    7. [S35] MIL - U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards IA DSM, Iowa. Des Moines., (\i Ancestry\i0 . http://ancestry.com : 2005), Roll: 1643081, \i Ancestry\i0  (http://ancestry.com : accessed 19 Jan 2015) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S23] CEN - Iowa, Polk County - 1920 - U.S. Census, Iowa, Polk County, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2010), T625, roll Polk County, Des Moines Ward 7, enumeration district (ED) 169, sheet 11, p. 213, dwelling 242 (Reliability: 3).
      Roy Thornton, head, home rented, male, white, age 34, married, can read and write, born in Iowa, father born in U.S., mother born in Missouri, speaks English, laborer, Camp Dodge; Mae Thornton, wife, female, white, age 25, married, can read and write, born in Iowa, father born in Missouri, mother born in Missouri, speaks English; William Thornton, son, male, white, age 6, single, born in Iowa, parents born in Iowa; Roy Thornton Jr., son, white, age 5, single, born in Iowa, parents born in Iowa; Russell Thornton, son, male, white, age 1 5/12, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa

    9. [S34] Iowa, Polk County - 1925 - State census, Iowa, Polk County, (Digital images. \i Ancestry\i0 . http://ancestry.com : 2007), Des Moines, p. Polk County, line 69-77, Leroy Thornton; (http://ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).
      1) LeRoy Thornton, married, white male, age 39, born in Iowa, father Martin Thornton, father's birth place Iowa, mother Anna Jones, mother's birth place Kansas.
      2) Mae Thornton, spouse, white female age 31, born in Iowa, father Wm. Roush, father's age 52, father's birth place Missouri, mother Hattie See, mother's birth place Iowa; parent's marriage place Des Moines, Iowa.
      3) Wm. M. Thornton, son, age 11, born in Iowa.
      4) Carl L. Thornton, son, age 10, born in Iowa.
      5) Leland R. Thornton, son, age 10, born in Iowa.
      6) Virgil F. Thornton, son, age 4, born in Iowa.
      7) Kenneth G. Thornton, son, age 2, born in Iowa.
      8) Alta N. Thornton, daughter, age 1, born in Iowa.
      9) Irvin M. Thornton, single, brother to head, age 31, born in Iowa.

    10. [S24] CEN - Iowa, Polk County - 1930 - U.S. census, Iowa, Polk County, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 677, Des Moimes, enumeration district (ED) 0069, sheet 40A, p. 40, dwelling 541 (Reliability: 3).
      Roy Thornton, head, home rented, male, white, age 43, married, mariage age 26, able to read and write, born in Iowa, father born in United States, mother born in United States, can speak English, labour, Ford Plant, is not a veteran; May Thornton, wife, female, age 36, married, marriage age 18, able to read and write, born in Iowa, father born in Missouri, mother born in Iowa; William Thornton, son, age 16, attending school, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa; Roy Thornton, son, age 15, attending school, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa; Russell Thornton, son, age 14, attending school, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa; Virgil Thornton, son, age 9, attending school, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa; Kenneth Thornton, son, age 7, attending school, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa; Alta Thornton, daughter, age 5, attending school, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa; Gladys Thornton, age 3 7/12, not attending school, born in Iowa, both parents born in Iowa.

    11. [S36] NEWS - Des Moines Tribune, Iowa. Des Moines., "Gets First Job in Five Years--Then Dies on Way to Work," 26 Jan 1937. (Reliability: 3).
      Gets First Job In Five Years--Then Dies on Way to Work.
      Roy Thornton, 51, of 4118 Bowdoin St., started from his home Monday morning to go to work at his first job in five years.
      On his way to the job he suffered a heart attack. He died on his way to Broadlawns General hospital.
      The job Thornton was to have started was at the Wood Brothers Threshing Machine Co., near E. Fourteenth St. and Aurora Ave.
      During the time Mr. Thornton has been out of work, the family has been supported by three sons. Billy has a WPA job, Roy, Jr., is in a CCC camp at Centerville and Russell is in a CCC camp at Indianola.
      Besides these sons, Mr. Thornton is survived by his widow and four other children, Virgil, Kenneth, Alta and Gladys.

      Funeral services were being arranged at Hamilton's funeral home.

    12. [S65] Hamilton-Records, Des Moines, TMG Src#: 110.

    13. [S927] Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940, Iowa Department of Health, FamilySearch, (https://familysearch.org :n.d.), Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940," death certificate 87-109 (1937), Roy Clinton Thornton, accessed 31 Mar 2017. (Reliability: 3).
      Roy Clinton Thornton died in Lee Township, Polk County, Ioa near East 14th and Aurora Avenue on 25 Jan 1937. Length of residence in city or town where death occurred: 48 years. Residence 4118 Bowdoin. Married, white, male. Wife Anna May Thornton. Date of birth June 6, 1885. Age 51 years, 7 months, 19 days. Unemployed for five years. Last worked in 1931. Father Martin Thornton, born in Kansas City, Missouri. Mother's maiden name Rebecca Jones. Informant was Anna May Thornton of 4118 Bowdoin. Death occured at 7:30 a.m. from acute dilation of heart with contributory causes pernicious anemia. No autopsy was performed. Burial at Laurel Hill on 27 Jan 1937. Hamilton's Funeral Home licensed embalmer.

    14. [S66] Laurel Hill, Cemetery Records, TMG Src#: 111.

    15. [S421] Polk County Iowa Marriages Book 1, Compiler: Pioneer Sons & Daughters Genealogical Society, (Iowa Genealogical Society, Des Moines, Iowa, 1873), TMG Src#: 458.

    16. [S841] Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1809-1992, Ancestry.com, ((http://www.Ancestry.com)), accessed 6 Feb 2016), Rebecca Martin to Martin L. Thornton. (Reliability: 3).
      Rebecca Martin, female. Spouse Martin L. Thornton. Marriage Date 29 November 1877. County Polk. State Iowa. Household Members Martin L. Thornton (no age) and Rebecca Martin (no age).

    17. [S62] Polk County Marriages 1846-1866, Compiler: Pioneer Sons & Daughters Genealogical Society, (Iowa Genealogical Society, Des Moines, Iowa, 1983), TMG Src#: 108.

    18. [S948] Iowa, Marriage Records, 1923-1937, Iowa State Archives; Des Moines, Iowa; Volume 4, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., (http://www.Ancestry.com :2014.), Iowa, Marriage Records, 1923-1937," marriage certificate 27611 (1912), Roy Thornton-May Roush accessed 28 Jan 2017. (Reliability: 3).
      Roy Thornton, age 27, married 15 May 1912 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa to May Roush, age 19. Affidavit made by Anna Cleghorn. Roy's occupation listed as a coal miner. Roy's father was Morton Thornton and mother Anna. May was the daughter of Wm. Roush and Hattie See.

    19. [S699] U.S. Census Roy Thornton Household, (9 January 1900), TMG Src#: 724.

    20. [S513] Iowa State Census Collection, Compiler: Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Provo, Utah, 2007), TMG Src#: 546., Roll IA1925_1904, Line 9 (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S698] 1930 Census R.C. Thornton Household, (19 April 1900), TMG Src#: 723., 1512 East Madison (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S698] 1930 Census R.C. Thornton Household, (19 April 1900), TMG Src#: 723. (Reliability: 3).
      1512 East Madison


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