Carl Roy THORNTON

Carl Roy THORNTON

Male 1915 - 1990  (75 years)

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  • Name Carl Roy THORNTON 
    Born 30 Jan 1915  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    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…
    Gender Male 
    Ancestor Interest MEDIUM 
    Census 8 Jan 1920  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    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.
    • Role: Household Member
    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  [3
    Iowa 
    • Role: Household Member
    Census 19 Apr 1930  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    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.
    • Role: Household Member
    Roy Thornton Household - 1930 Census
    Roy Thornton Household - 1930 Census
    Census 12 Apr 1940  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1940 Federal 
    • 1) Ira Butler, residing at 1707 East Walnut, head of household, white male, age 47, married, born in Iowa, residing in same place in 1935, occupation cleanup man at the meat plant, income $300.
      2) May A. Butler, wife, age 46, born in Iowa, residing in same place in 1935.
      3) William M. Thornton, stepson, age 26, single, born in Iowa, occupation new worker, income $450.
      4) Russell C. Thornton, stepson, age 21, single, born in Iowa, hatchery man, income $300.
      5) Virgil F. Thornton, stepson, age 19, born in Iowa, attendant, income $230.
      6) Kenneth G. Thornton, stepson, age 17, born in Iowa, occupation new worker.
      7) Alta N. Thornton, stepdaughter, age 15, born in Iowa, attending school.
      8) Gladys I. Thornton, stepdaughter, age 13, born in Iowa, attending school, having completed the 8th grade.
    • Role: Household Member
    Descendant Interest MEDIUM 
    Name Roy Thornton 
    _FSFTID L66Q-WKY 
    _UID 4CF562A98EAD480991085CBAEEAA4AE95201 
    Died 23 Sep 1990  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • home
    Buried Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    Des Moines, Iowa 50317 
    Person ID I9  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2017 

    Father Roy Clinton THORNTON,   b. 6 Jun 1885, Berwick, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1937, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother 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  [6, 7
    Census 8 Jan 1920  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    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  [9
    • as Leroy Thornton
    Census 19 Apr 1930  Lee Township, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pauline M. JACKSON,   b. 9 Jul 1917, Downing, Schuyler, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1989, Downing, Schuyler, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1937  Memphis, Scotland, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Divorced Divorce 
    Children 
     1. Eileen Joy THORNTON,   b. 31 Dec 1937, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 2007, Cypress, Orange, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Norma Jean THORNTON,   b. 8 Sep 1939, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 2002, Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jan 1915 - 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 - Iowa - 1 Jan 1925 - Des Moines, 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 MapsMarried - 2 Jan 1937 - Memphis, Scotland, Missouri, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 Federal - 12 Apr 1940 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Sep 1990 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    Des Moines, Iowa 50317 - - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
    Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S68] Carl Thornton obit., Des Moine, (Des Moines, Iowa, September 26, 1990), TMG Src#: 113.

    2. [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

    3. [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.

    4. [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.

    5. [S20] Iowa, Page County - 1940 - U.S. census, Iowa, Page, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), T627, roll 1196, Des Moines, enumeration district (ED) 100-131, sheet 11A, household 258 (Reliability: 3).

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

    7. [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.

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

    9. [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).

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

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

    12. [S133] Visit with daughter Joy Thornt, TMG Src#: 183.


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