William H THORNTON Charles Elvin THORNTON Ella Amanda COURTNEY Sally TODD Mini tree diagram

John Boston THORNTON1,4,2,3

1st Oct 18631,2,3 - 27th Jan 19241,2

Life History

1st Oct 1863

Born in Dekalb County, Missouri.1,2,3

31st Mar 1885

Married Ella Amanda COURTNEY in St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri.4

12th Mar 1891

Birth of son Charles Elvin THORNTON in Okarche, Canadian, Oklahoma.5,6,7,8,9,6,3

27th Jan 1924

Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.1,2

28th Jan 1924

Buried in Kolb Cemetery, Spencer, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.2


  • A couple of genealogies provide some details, without further documentation, but appear to be reporting from famly knowledge.

    John Boston Thornton
    Birth 1 Oct 1863 in Dekalb County, Missouri
    Death 27 Jan 1924 in Spencer, Oklahoma
    Married  Ella Amanda Courtney
    Birth 13 Feb 1867 in Missouri
    Death 27 Aug 1937 in Spencer, Oklahoma
    Son Emmitt Roland Thornton
    Birth 18 Dec 1892 in Spencer, Oklahoma
    Death 18 Jul 1979 in Buffalo, Leon, Texas
    --  Mark Gilbert, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/27746853/person/12770857412?ssrc=&ftm=1

    Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
    John R Thornton
    Marriage 31 Mar 1885 St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri
    Spouse Name Miss Ella A Courtney

    An excellent memorial on Find a Grave provides many details, including an obituary.

    John B. Thornton
    Birth Oct. 3, 1863 DeKalb County, Missouri, USA
    Death Jan. 27, 1924 Oklahoma, USA

    THE OKLAHOMAN (Oklahoma City, OK)

    1/28/1924 In Memoriam (Monday)
    John B. Thornton, 60 years old, 314 W. 8th street, died Sunday morning [27 Jan 1924] at a city hospital. He is survived by his widow, four sons and three daughters. The sons are Thomas, Roland and Robert Thornton, of this city, and Charles of Lawton. The daughters are Mrs. J.C. Parker and Miss Nettie Thornton, of this city and Mrs. Frank Johnson of Marlow. Funeral services will be conducted at the Hahn funeral home Monday afternoon [28 Jan 1924] at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Spencer cemetery.

    2/4/1924 In Memoriam (Monday)
    We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors, also the Oklahoma Publishing company, for their kindness and beautiful floral offerings during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father. - Mrs. Ella A. Thornton and family.

    Obituary from Emily Jordan.
    Other source Luke Thornton and his Descendents by Larry C. Thornton, Grants Pass, OR
    Nancy Hagood, Corvallis, OR

    Jeremiah Todd Thornton (1834 - 1916)
    Martha Emeline McConell Thornton (1845 - 1925)
    Spouse Ella A. Courtney Thornton (1867 - 1937)
    Children Sedelia Thornton (1894 - 1910)

    Burial Kolb Cemetery, Spencer, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA

    Created by In Memory Mar 08, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #34579256, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34579256


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