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Oliver Evans Thornton

Birthplace: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
Death: Died in American Fork, Utah, Utah
Place of Burial: American Fork, Utah, Utah
Immediate Family:

Son of Oliver E Thornton and Mary Thornton
Husband of Emeratta Davis Philips Thornton and Emeretta Davis Thornton
Father of Alice Minetta Thornton Holman and Edmund Owens Thornton
Brother of Lydia Meacham Butler; Amos Griswold Thornton; Thomas Ephraim Thornton; Edward Hotchkiss Thornton; Alice Ann Mott and 6 others

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About Oliver Evans Thornton

(son of Oliver Thornton and Mary Griswold). Born May 12, 1848, Des Moines, Iowa. Came to Utah 1852, John Wimmer company.

   Married:	Emeretta Davis Phillips February 15, 1873, Salt Lake City (daughter of Richard Phillips and Margaret Lucker of Toms River, New Jersey; pioneers 1861, Captain Martindale company). She was born December 25, 1854.
   Their children:
           Oliver S. born October 29, 1873, died infant;
           Richard A. born February 6, 1875, died Infant;
           Retty May born May 25, 1877, married Thomas J. Crookston;
           Ira John born September 30, 1879, married Belle Norton;
           Alice Menety born October 15, 1882, married George Holman;
           Evy Elzety born December 15, 1884, married Thomas Wilson;
           Mary Delcia born September 17, 1887, died infant;
           Edmund Owen born December 14, 1888, married Alice Peterson;
           Silvia Ann born September 5, 1893.

Assisted in building the first canal across Provo Bench; assisted in building the first telegraph line; worked on Union Pacific Rail Road Member elders quorum. Farmer, fisherman and orchardist. Sources:

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

May 12, 1848
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
February 15, 1873
Age 24
American Fork, Utah, Utah
July 13, 1874
Age 26
December 14, 1888
Age 40
American Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
October 10, 1900
Age 52
June 14, 1924
Age 76
American Fork, Utah, Utah
June 16, 1924
Age 76
American Fork, Utah, Utah
November 28, 1967
Age 76