This post is entirely due to a contribution from Heather Anderson, great great grand daughter of J.J. John J. Thornton (1820-1905 ) was the third child of John Thornton (1787-1854 ) and Frances Bowler (1789-1872). The family first lived in Dublin Corner, Leeds County, Ontario, but John J. was to eventually move to the USA. His family tree is a little complicated as he married several times.
1. John J. Thornton married Liza Powers, daughter of Nathaniel Hart Powers and Rebecca LaRue. Liza died 3 days after the birth of their first child. (Note: Eliza Powers was the sister of Susanna Powers (2 years her younger) who married John’s brother, Thomas Thornton.)
A. Richard Best Thornton (Nov. 12. 1843) You can find much more on this family in a post on Richard Best Thornton.
John J. Thornton married Nancy Coulter (1822-1863) of County Downs.
B. Ann Eliza Thornton was born on 04 Sept 1845 in Canada. She died on 10 May 1936. Ann married John Hendra (1834-1899).
i. Annie E. Hendra was born on 16 Nov 1866 in Canada. She died on 20 Aug 1867.
ii. Minnie T. Hendra was born on 13 Mar 1868 in Canada. She died on 02 Jan 1877.
iii. John A. T. Hendra was born on 02 Mar 1870 in Canada. He died on 23 Mar 1896.
iv. Wellington Hendra was born on 10 Jun 1875 in Canada. He married Nettie Billings on 25 Feb 1902. He died on 25 May 1902.
v. Symons W. C. Hendra was born on 06 Aug 1879 in Sanilac Co., MI. He married Lena McKenney on 10 Sep 1902.
vi. Milton R. S. Hendra was born on 02 May 1883 in Sanilac Co., MI.
C. William Bowler Thornton was born on 05 Jan 1847 in Canada. He married Anna Carter on 10 Oct 1869. He died on 14 Feb 1891.
i. William Frederick Thornton was born on 02 Nov 1870.
ii. Ida Jane Thornton was born on 25 Jan 1872 in Sanilac Co., MI. She died in Nov 1873.
iii. Mary Elizabeth Thornton was born on 04 Mar 1875 in Sanilac Co., MI. She married Alonzo Hewitt in 1898. She died on 18 Nov 1905.
iv. George Franklin Thornton was born on 11 Jan 1877 in Sanilac Co., MI. He married Evelyn McMahon on 17 Apr 1901.
v. Byron Miller Thornton was born on 05 Sep 1884 in Sanilac Co., MI. He married Matilda Nancy Gardinere on 13 Dec 1906.
vi. Lloyd Coulter Thornton.
D. Sarah Elizabeth Thornton was born on 02 Sep 1850 in Canada. She married Henry Albert Cook on 18 Apr 1875. She died on 28 Dec 1890.
i. John Percival Cook was born on 08 Apr 1876 in Oscoda, MI. He married LaBlanche Houston on 19 Aug 1903.
ii. Alameda Elizabeth Cook was born on 08 Sep 1878 in Oscoda, MI. She married Charles Christian Isely on 15 Jun 1904.
iii. Albertha Nancy Cook was born on 27 Nov 1880 in Sanalac Co., MI. She married Andrew E. Larson on 30 Jun 1903.
iv. Mattie Maria Cook was born on 07 Jan 1882 in Oscoda, MI. She married Timothy C. Green on 29 May 1904. She died on 11 Dec 1918.
v. Elmer Milner Cook was born on 21 May 1885 in Oscoda, MI. He died on 21 Dec 1885.
vi. Mae Belle Cook was born on 29 Nov 1888 in Sanalac Co., MI. She married Lester Luther
on 15 Dec 1910.
E. John Wade Thornton was born on 18 Oct 1853 in Canada. He married Maria Eleanor Cook in 1877. He died in Jul 1928.
i. Everett H Thornton was born on 25 Oct 1879.
ii. Lawrence H. Thornton was born on 23 Jul 1881. He died in 1928.
iii. Milton John Thornton was born on 27 Aug 1883.
iv. Estella M Thornton was born on 22 Aug 1885.
v. Olive Thornton was born on 18 Jun 1895.
F. Charles Thomas Thornton was born on 26 Oct 1856 in Canada. He married Luella Lavina Cook on 05 Jan 1880. He died on 24 Nov 1928.
1. Maude Luella Thornton was born on 29 Nov 1881 in Oscoda, MI. She married Charles Edward Lickfeldt on 07 Sep 1905 in Prescott, MI. She died on 21 Jan 1946 in Bay City, MI.
ii. boy Thornton was born in Oct 1883. He died in Apr 1884.
iii. Mable Nancy Thornton was born on 25 Nov 1884 in Canada. She died on 19 Nov 1955.
iv. Milner Charles Thornton was born on 07 Nov 1886 in Sanalac Co., MI. He married Lula Clara Bell on 30 Sep 1907. He died on 01 Jan 1951 in MI.
v. John Wellington Thornton was born on 22 Jul 1889 in Sanalac Co., MI. He married Lillian Ella Green on 18 Feb 1913. He died in Apr 1940 in Detroit, MI.
Notes for John Wellington Thornton: General Notes: August 1908 John Wellington Thornton served in the U.S. Cavalry and was stationed at Fort Sam Houston, TX, the largest post in the Union. He was discharged in May 1911. At time of enlistment, 18 yrs, 10 mos. he weighed 128 lbs. Blue eyes, Light brown hair with a ruddy complexion, 5ft 8 3/4 ins. tall.
vi. Milton Waid Thornton was born on 21 Jun 1892 in Oscoda, Alcona Co., MI. He married Ethel Mary Bromley on 22 Jun 1920. He died on 19 Feb 1968 in Garden City, MI.
Notes for Milton Waid Thornton: General Notes: Milton was drafted into military service on May 10, 1916, and served in the Infantry Co-M-64 Reg. 7th Div. First he was sent to Waco, TX, then to Camp Merritt, NJ for basic training. He sailed for France on Aug 16/17. When the War ended November 11, 1918, he was in the Reserve at the front. Milton arrived back in the USA from France on June 20, 1919 and was kept in Gov’t Camp at Funsten, KS for some time. He was Sargent when discharged.
Charles married Jennie Stewart Stage (1862-1906) who had three children from a previous marriage. She and Charles had two children.
vii. Mildred Jenny Thornton was born on 31 Dec 1899. She married Arthur Nixon on 22 Apr 1917. She died on 04 Jan 1951.
viii. Marion Elizabeth Thornton was born on 19 Sep 1904 in Ogemaw Co, MI. She died on 17 Aug 1910.
Charles married Jesse Simpson Webster ()
ix. Jesse Lorraine Thornton was born on 02 Apr 1908. She died on 07 Sep 1910.
G. Alameda Safacia Louisa Thornton was born on 24 Jan 1862 in Canada. She died in Jun 1928. She married J. Allen Husband (1861-1937)
i. Whitford C. Husband was born on 26 Nov 1883 in Saginaw, MI. He married Laura Cadarett in 1911.
ii. John Wellington Husband was born on 15 Aug 1890 in Saginaw, MI. He married Ethel Wondree on 20 Sep 1911.
iii. Thornton Husband was born on 16 Apr 1894 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 25 May 1895.
iv. Linton Alfred Husband was born on 12 May 1895 in Saginaw, MI. He married Ellen Climie in 1911.
v. Evangeline Husband was born on 19 Aug 1909.
H. Nancy Rebecca Thornton was born on 05 Apr 1863 in Sanalac Co., MI. She married Frederick William Wolfe on 13 Nov 1889 in Lexington, MI.
1. Louise Marian Wolfe was born on 02 Jan 1891 in Applegate, MI. She married Percy John Dunn on 27 Aug 1919.
ii. William Frederick Wolfe was born on 21 Feb 1893 in Carsonville, MI. He married Laura Budd on 05 Nov 1919.
iii. Alameda Elizabeth Wolfe was born on 13 Feb 1895 in Saginaw, Genesse Co., MI.
iv. Henry Lloyd Wolfe was born on 28 Feb 1897 in Flushing, MI. He married Margerite A. Smith on 05 Oct 1918.
v. Albertha Nancy Wolfe was born on 21 Jun 1901 in Flushing, MI. She died on 08 Jan 1945.
John J. Thornton married Mary Ann Carter in 1863.
I. Anna Carter
J. Peter Carter
John J. Thornton married Louise Pack (1830-1899). There were no children.
John J. Thornton married Eliza Rickaby Lorriaman. They had no children.