Rebecca Ann JONES

Rebecca Ann JONES[1]

Female 1855 - 1918  (63 years)

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  • Name Rebecca Ann JONES 
    Born 25 Jan 1855  [2, 3, 4
    • 1895 State census lists birth place as Keokuk County, Iowa
    Gender Female 
    Ancestor Interest MEDIUM 
    Census 5 Jun 1880  Walnut Township, Jewell, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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  [5
    • 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.
    • Role: Household Member
    1885 IA Census
    1885 IA Census
    Census 1 Jan 1895  Lee Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    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
    Census 2 Jun 1900  Lee Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 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
    Census 1905  , Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Iowa State 
    • Anna Thornton, born 1855 in Iowa, age 50, married, residing in Polk County, Iowa.
    Census 16 Apr 1910  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 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
    Census 1915  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Iowa state 
    • Anna Thornton, age 58. Born about 1857 in Iowa. Residence place Des Moines, Polk, Iowa; white; widowed; father and mother born in Ohio.
    Anna Thornton 1915 Iowa state census
    Anna Thornton 1915 Iowa state census
    Descendant Interest MEDIUM 
    Name Anna Jones  [10
    Name Anna Rebecca Jones  [11
    Name Rebecca A. Thornton  [12
    _FSFTID 9XYL-7FH 
    _UID 771FE880F8CA410B9E0BA6D9829249790AD3 
    Died 10 Feb 1918  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 13, 14
    Cause: Erysipelas 
    Address:
    1253 E. 16th St.
    Des Moines, IA 
    Thornton, Rebecca Anna - Polk County Death Certificate Index.pdf
    Thornton, Rebecca Anna - Polk County Death Certificate Index.pdf
    Buried 13 Feb 1918  Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 15
    Address:
    NE 78th St.
    one mile east of exit 90 on I-35
    Ankeny, IA Ankeny, IA 
    Person ID I97  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2017 

    Family 1 John W. MARTIN,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 31 Mar 1873  Eddyville, Wapello, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Children 
     1. Julia Dool DICKS,   b. 1874,   d. 1951  (Age 77 years)  [biological]
     2. May MARTIN,   b. 1876, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 14 Apr 1930  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F1562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 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) 
    Married 29 Nov 1877  Grant Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    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, 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, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     9. Clifford Harold THORNTON,   b. 1897, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1962, 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 MapsMarried - 31 Mar 1873 - Eddyville, Wapello, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Nov 1877 - Grant Township, Polk, Iowa, 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 MapsCensus - 1895 state census - 1 Jan 1895 - Lee Township, 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 - 1905 - , 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 MapsCensus - Iowa state - 1915 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Erysipelas - 10 Feb 1918 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    NE 78th St.
    one mile east of exit 90 on I-35
    Ankeny, IA Ankeny, IA - 13 Feb 1918 - Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United States
    Link to Google Earth
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    Anna his Wife
    Anna his Wife

    Headstones
    Anna his Wife
    Anna his Wife

  • Notes 


    • Her last name is shown in various documents as Martin, Jones, and Johnson. She seems to be a very mysterious person as some documents list the state in which she was born as Illinois, some as Iowa (1880 census) and some as Kansas. Her daughter, May, who was from her first marriage, states that both May and her mother were born in Illinois and that May's parents were married in Illinois. In the 1925 Census May listed only her mother's first name and left the surname blank.


      Rebecca had two daughters at time of marriage to M.L. Thornton: Julia and May. Julia married Tom McDonald and they had a son named Walker. Tom had a farm on Aurora.

      Find A Grave for Walker McDonald, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=McDonald&GSfn=walker&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=67118165&df=all&, lists mother as Julia Dicks McDonald (1874-1951).

      May married Bill Olds and they had two sons: Harold and Roy

      1880 Census: Ann Thornton, born in Iowa, father in Virginia. Mother's birthplace left blank.
      1900 Census: Anna Thornton, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa and mother born in Illinois.
      1910 Census: Anna Thornton, 2ND MARRIAGE, 12 children born; 10 living. Born in Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio and mother's birthplace Ohio.

      Iowa, Select Marriages, 1851-1900: Rebecca Martin and Martin L. Thornton [19, 20]
    • (Medical):Duration of illness: seven days. Erysipelas is an acute bacterial skin infection, typically a rash, involving the upper dermis.

  • Sources 
    1. [S892] Iowa, 1915 State Census Collection, 1836-1925, Iowa, Polk, (Digital images. Ancestry.com Operations Inc. \i Ancestry.com\i0 . www.ancestry.com : 2007), Des Moines, Anna Thornton; (www.ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Anna Thornton; age 58; born in Iowa; white; widowed; father and mother born in Ohio.

    2. [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

    3. [S63] Polk County, Cemetery Records.

    4. [S1142] Iowa Standard Certificate of Death, Iowa. Polk., death certificate no. 77-2157 (1918), Rebecca Anna Thornton. (Reliability: 3).
      Born 25 Jan 1855, died 10 Feb 1918 at 1253 E. 16th St.; father's name John Jones; maiden name of mother Johnston; informant Mrs. Geo. Hawks of Dear Lodge, Montana.

    5. [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.

    6. [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

    7. [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.

    8. [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).

    9. [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.

    10. [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.

    11. [S62] Polk County Marriages 1846-1866, Compiler: Pioneer Sons & Daughters Genealogical Society, (Iowa Genealogical Society, Des Moines, Iowa, 1983), TMG Src#: 108., Volume 18, marriage record for son Clifford Thornton (Reliability: 0).

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

    13. [S116] Pauline Thornton, TMG Src#: 160.

    14. [S1142] Iowa Standard Certificate of Death, Iowa. Polk., death certificate no. 77-2157 (1918), Rebecca Anna Thornton. (Reliability: 4).
      Born 25 Jan 1855, died 10 Feb 1918 at 1253 E. 16th St.; father's name John Jones; maiden name of mother Johnston; informant Mrs. Geo. Hawks of Dear Lodge, Montana.

    15. [S1065] Find A Grave NEW, (http://www.findagrave.com: 2016), accessed 2 May 2017, Rebecca Anna Martin Thornton, 28951525. (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S841] Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1809-1992, Ancestry.com, ((http://www.Ancestry.com)), accessed 6 Feb 2016), Rebecca A. Jones marriage to John W. Martin. (Reliability: 3).
      Rebecca A. Jones, female. Marriage date 31 March 1873. Marriage Place Eddyville, Wapello, Iowa. FHL Film Number 979588. Household members Rebecca A. Jones (no age) and John W. Martin (no age).

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

    18. [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).

    19. [S563] Visit with AltaThornton, TMG Src#: 595.

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


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