Martin Luther THORNTON

Martin Luther THORNTON

Male 1855 - 1912  (57 years)

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  • Name Martin Luther THORNTON  [1
    Born 11 Apr 1855  , Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Ancestor Interest MEDIUM 
    Census 1856  Delaware, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1) Riley H. Thornton, male, age 30, married, born in Ohio, resident in state for ten years, farmer, native voter, militia, and owns land.
      2) Rachael Thornton, age 30, born in Illinois, married, resident of state for ten years.
      3) Nathan Thornton, male, age 10, born in Illinois; Charity Thornton, female, age 8, born in Iowa.
      4) Susanah Thornton, female, age 7, born in Iowa.
      5) George H. Thornton, male, age 5, born in Iowa.
      6) Richard G. Thornton, male, age 3, born in Iowa.
      7) Martin Luther Thornton, male, age 1, born in Iowa.
    • Role: Household Member
    Census 30 Jun 1860  Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1) Riley Thornton, head, male, age 34, value of real estate $3,000, birth place Ohio.
      2) R. Thornton, female, age 34, birth place Illinois.
      3) Nathan Thornton, male, age 15, birth place Illinois.
      4) C. Thornton, female, age 12, birth place Iowa.
      5) S. Thornton, female, age 11, birth place Iowa.
      6) George Thornton, male, age 9, birth place Iowa
      7) R.G. Thornton, male, age 7, birth place Iowa.
      8)( M.L. Thornton, male, age 5, birth place Iowa.
      9) C. Thornton, female, age 3, birth place Iowa.
    • Role: Household Member
    THORNTON, NATHAN and RILEY - 1860 US Census.jpg
    THORNTON, NATHAN and RILEY - 1860 US Census.jpg
    Census 2 Aug 1870  Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 1) R. Thornton, male, white, age 44, farmer, value of real estate $11.600 and personal property $4,100, born in Ohio.
      2) Rachel, female, white, age 44, born in Illinois.
      2) George, white male, age 19, born in Iowa.
      3) Richard white male, age 17, born in Iowa.
      4) Martin, white male, age 15, born in Iowa.
      5) Clara, white female, age 13, born in Iowa.
      6) Daniel, white male, age 11, born in Iowa.
      7) John, white male, age 6, born in Iowa.
      8) Peter, white male, age 4, born in Iowa/
      9) Ada, white female, age 1, born in Iowa.
    • Role: Household Member
    1870 Census
    1870 Census
    Occupation 1880  Walnut Township, Jewell, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Census 5 Jun 1880  Walnut Township, Jewell, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 1) Harv Chubbick, head, male, white, age 26, married, farming.
      2) Clara Chubbick, wife, female, white, age 23, born in Iowa, parents born in Illinois.
      3) Nora Chubbick, daughter, female, white, age 3, born in Iowa.
      4) George Chubbick, son, male, wite, age 1, born in Iowa.
      5) M.L. Thornton, brother-in-law, male, white, age 25, born in Iowa, parents born in Illinois.
      6) Ann Thornton, sister-in-law, female, white, age 24, born in Iowa, father born in Virginia.
      7) May Thornton, niece, female, white, age 4, born in Iowa, parents born in Iowa.
      8) Horace E. Thornton, nephew, male, white, age 1, born in Iowa, parents born in Iowa.
    • Role: Household Member
    1880 Census
    1880 Census
    Census 1885  Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 1) Martin Thorntin, age 29, male, farming, subject to military and able to vote;.
      2) Anna Thornton, age 29, female, married.
      3) May Martin, age 12, female.
      4) Edward Thornotn, age 6, male.
      5) Alta Thornton, age 4, female.
      6) Riley Thornton, age 2, male.
    1885 IA Census
    1885 IA Census
    Residence 1891  1429 E Maple, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 1 Jan 1895  Lee Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    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.
    1895 state census
    1895 state census
    1895 state census
    1895 state census
    Occupation 1900  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Engineer - Stationary 
    Census 2 Jun 1900  Lee Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • 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.
    Thornton, Martin - 1900 census.jpg
    Thornton, Martin - 1900 census.jpg
    Thornton, Martin - 1900 census.jpg
    Thornton, Martin - 1900 census.jpg
    Census 1905  , Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Iowa State Census 1905 
    • Martin Thornton, birth year 1855, birth place Iowa, male, age 50, married, mother's birth place Iowa.
    Occupation 1910  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Engineer - Steam Engine 
    Census 16 Apr 1910  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • 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.
    1910 Census
    1910 Census
    1910 Census
    1910 Census
    Descendant Interest MEDIUM 
    Name M. L. Thornton  [8
    Name Martin L. Thornton  [8
    _FSFTID LWYL-WYT 
    _UID 71E9A321B5DB42E3B45E90D5D3BC71448E23 
    Died 29 Sep 1912  , Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Martin L. Thornton of East Sixteenth and Garfield Streets died Sunday at the Des Moines General Hospital. He was 58 years old. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Greenwood Church at 9 o'clock
    Buried 2 Oct 1912  Greenwood Friends Cemetery, Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I96  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 

    Father Riley H THORNTON,   b. 1 Nov 1824, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1900, Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Rachel HAWORTH,   b. 1 Jan 1826,   d. 1 Nov 1876, Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1844  , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Census 17 Sep 1850  Fort Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Census 30 Jun 1860  Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Family ID F1584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [20, 21
    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 
    Children 
     1. Edward Horace THORNTON,   b. 29 Sep 1879, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1927, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     2. Alta THORNTON,   b. Abt Oct 1881, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age ~ 62 years)
     3. Riley George THORNTON,   b. 24 Mar 1883, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1956, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +4. 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)
     5. Albert THORNTON,   b. 1886,   d. 1887  (Age 1 years)
    +6. Carl Jefferson THORNTON,   b. 22 May 1889, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1944, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +7. Edna Bell THORNTON,   b. 16 Feb 1893, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1954, Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +8. Irvin Martin THORNTON,   b. 15 Aug 1894, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1971, Veteran's Hospital, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +9. Clifford Harold THORNTON,   b. Abt Jun 1896, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1962, at home, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     10. William THORNTON,   b. Abt Jan 1898, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Apr 1910  (Age ~ 12 years)
     11. Baby THORNTON,   b. Abt 1900,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Apr 1855 - , Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Jun 1860 - Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Aug 1870 - Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Nov 1877 - Grant Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1880 - Walnut Township, Jewell, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Jun 1880 - Walnut Township, Jewell, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 15 Jun 1880 - Walnut Township, Jewell, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1885 - Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - 1429 E Maple, Des Moines, 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 - Engineer - Stationary - 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 MapsCensus - 2 Jun 1900 - Lee Township, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Iowa State Census 1905 - 1905 - , Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Engineer - Steam Engine - 1910 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 15 Apr 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 MapsDied - 29 Sep 1912 - , Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2 Oct 1912 - Greenwood Friends Cemetery, Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Sons of Martin Luther Thornton
    Martin Luther Thornton from Denise Hennick Dunn
    Martin Luther Thornton from Denise Hennick Dunn
    Obtained with permission from Facebook

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Mar - Iowa County 1838-1934, FamilySearch, ((http:/familysearch.org)), accessed 19 Jan 2015), Roy Thornton and May Roush, 15 May 1912; citing Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, county courthouses, Iowa. (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Roy Thornton; Event type: Marriage; Event Date: 15 May 1912; Event Place: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States; Age 27; Birthplace: Polk Co., Iowa; Father's Name: Morton Thornton; Mother's Name: Anna; Spouse's Name: May Roush; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1893; Spouse's Birthplace: Polk Co., Iowa; Spouse's Father's Name: Wm. Roush; Spouse's Mother's Name: Hattie Lee

    2. [S114] 1900, 1905, and 1910 Census, TMG Src#: 159.

    3. [S61] Thornton - Haworth, Family Gro, Larry E. Warren, (October 11, 1998), TMG Src#: 107.

    4. [S248] Some Quaker Families, Vol. 1,, TMG Src#: 290.

    5. [S860] Iowa, Polk County - 1856 - State census, Iowa, Polk, (Digital images. 2007. \i Ancestry.com\i0 . http://www.ancestry.com : n.d.), Delaware, p. 647, dwelling 62, family 62, line 10, Riley H. Thornton; (http://www.ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Riley H. Thornton, male, age 30, married, born in Ohio, resident in state for ten years, farmer, native voter, militia, and owns land; Rachael Thornton, age 30, born in Illinois, married, resident of state for ten years; Nathan Thornton, male, age 10, born in Illinois; Charity Thornton, female, age 8, born in Iowa, Susanah Thornton, female, age 7, born in Iowa; George H. Thornton, male, age 5, born in Iowa; Richard G. Thornton, male, age 3, born in Iowa; Martin Luther Thornton, male, age 1, born in Iowa.

    6. [S857] Iowa, Polk County - 1860 - U.S. census, Iowa, Polk County, (http://www.Ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2009), M653, roll 338, Douglas, p. 111, dwelling 814, family 720, Riley Thornton household (Reliability: 3).
      Riley Thornton, head, male, age 34, value of real estate $3,000, birth place Ohio; R. Thornton, female, age 34, birth place Illinois; Nathan Thornton, male, age 15, birth place Illinois; C. Thornton, female, age 12, birth place Iowa; S. Thornton, female, age 11, birth place Iowa; George Thornton, male, age 9, birth place Iowa; R.G. Thornton, male, age 7, birth place Iowa; M.L. Thornton, male, age 5, birth place Iowa; C. Thornton, male, age 3, birth place Iowa.

    7. [S858] Iowa, Polk County - 1870 - U.S. Census, Iowa, Polk County, (http://Ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 209), M593, roll 415, Douglas, p. 304B, dwelling 96, family 97, Riley Thornton household (Reliability: 3).
      R. Thornton, male, white, age 44, farmer, value of real estate $11.600 and personal property $4,100, born in Ohio; Rachel, female, white, age 44, born in Illinois; George, white male, age 19, born in Iowa; Richard white male, age 17, born in Iowa; Weston, white male, age 15, born in Iowa; Clara, white female, age 13, born in Iowa; Daniel, white male, age 11, born in Iowa; John, white male, age 6, born in Iowa; Peter, white male, age 4, born in Iowa; and Ada, white female, age 1, born in Iowa.

    8. [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 Martin Luther Thornton, person ID LWYL-WYT. (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S780] Find A Grave, (http://findagrave.com: 2012), accessed 6 Feb 2016<, Rebecca Anna Martin Thornton (Reliability: 3).
      Anna, His Wife. 1854-1918

    10. [S1026] Iowa, 1885 State Census Collection, 1836-1925, Iowa, Polk, (Digital images. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. \i Ancestry.com\i0 . http://www.Ancestry.com : 2007), Douglas, p. 406 (stamped), dwelling 116, family 121, line 19, Martin Thornton; (http://www.Ancestry.com : accessed 27 Mar 2017); citing State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest (Reliability: 3).
      Martin Thorntin, age 29, male, farming, subject to military and able to vote; Anna Thornton, age 29, female, married; May Martin, age 12, female; Edward Thornotn, age 6, male; Alta Thornton, age 4, female; Riley Thornton, age 2, male.

    11. [S444] Des Moines, Iowa Directory, (Des Moines Directory Co., Des Moines, IA, 1891), TMG Src#: 479.

    12. [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

    13. [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.

    14. [S835] Iowa State Census, 1905, Iowa. Director of the Census, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985), FHL Film Number 001430594 (Reliability: 3).

    15. [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.

    16. [S674] Martin Thornton obit, Des Moin, (1 Oct 1912), TMG Src#: 70.

    17. [S442] Illinois Marriages, Compiler: Jordan Doodd, Liahona Research, (MyFamily.com, Inc, Provo, Utah, 2004), TMG Src#: 477., Vermilion, Illinois; Source Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, microfilm 1298747 (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S318] Iowa, Polk County - 1850 - U.S. census, TMG Src#: 358., Riley Thornton (Reliability: 0).

    19. [S709] Iowa, Polk County - 1860 U.S. census Riley Thornton, (30 Jun 1860), TMG Src#: 734.

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

    21. [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).


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