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
    • 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  [4
    • 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 1905  , Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Iowa State 
    • Anna Thornton, born 1855 in Iowa, age 50, married, residing in Polk County, Iowa.
    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  [6
    Name Anna Rebecca Jones  [7
    Name Rebecca A. Thornton  [8
    _FSFTID 9XYL-7FH 
    _UID 771FE880F8CA410B9E0BA6D9829249790AD3 
    Buried 1918  Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    NI 78th St.
    one mile east of exit 90 on I-35
    Ankeny, IA Ankeny, IA 
    Died 10 Feb 1918  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9
    Thornton, Rebecca Anna - Polk County Death Certificate Index.pdf
    Thornton, Rebecca Anna - Polk County Death Certificate Index.pdf
    Person ID I97  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2017 

    Mother Mary S. JOHNSTON,   b. 1824,   d. 1891  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1850  , Coshocton, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Jones, Samuel - marriage to Mary Johnston.jpg
    Jones, Samuel - marriage to Mary Johnston.jpg
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John W. MARTIN 
    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 18 Jan 1935  (Age 59 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  [11, 12
    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 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 - 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 - Iowa state - 1915 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    NI 78th St.
    one mile east of exit 90 on I-35
    Ankeny, IA Ankeny, IA - 1918 - Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Feb 1918 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    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 [13, 14]

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

    5. [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).

    6. [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.

    7. [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).

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

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

    10. [S967] Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013, Ohio. Coshocton., (Digital images. FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XD43-9XH : 8 Dec 2014.), marriage register 9, Jones-Johnston, 1850; accessed 30 Jan 2017. (Reliability: 3).

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

    12. [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).

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

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


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