Oliver E Thornton (1806 - 1891) MP

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Birthplace: Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Death: Died in American Fork, Utah, UT
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About Oliver E Thornton

(son of Joseph Thornton and Lucretia Calkins of Pickering, Lower Canada and later of New York). Born September 6, 1806, in Canada. Came to Utah 1852, John Wimmer company.

   Married:	Mary Griswold in 1827, at Pickering, Canada (daughter of Amos Griswold and Eleanor Stotts of Pickering, Canada, and American Fork, Utah, pioneers 1852).
   Their children:
           Lydia Meacham born October 19, 1830, married Edmund Butler; married Joshua Adams;
           Amos Griswold born December 30, 1832, married Mary Whittaker;
           Thomas Ephraim, married Priscilla Covington;
           Edward Hotchkiss born 1836;
           Alice born September 28, 1839, married Stephen Mott;
           Applos Griswold born 1841;
           Eleanor born 1843, and Mary born October 7, 1845, latter three died in childhood;
           Oliver Evans born May 12, 1848, married Emeretta Davis Phillips (born November 19, 1850);
           Joseph Smith born June 29, 1850, married Lecy Christensen;
           Nathan M. born November 28, 1855, married Sarah Singleton;
           Edmund born
   Family home American Fork, Utah.

High priest. Early settler to American Fork. Member city council. Farmer. Died January 21, 1891, American Fork. Sources:

   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 352
   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1212
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Oliver Thornton's Timeline

1806
September 6, 1806
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
1827
1827
Age 20
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
1830
October 19, 1830
Age 24
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
1832
December 30, 1832
Age 26
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
1835
January 2, 1835
Age 28
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
1836
1836
Age 29
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
1837
June 18, 1837
Age 30
1839
September 28, 1839
Age 33
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
1841
October, 1841
Age 35
near Carthage, Pike, Ill.
1843
1843
Age 36
near Carthage, Pike, Ill.