Oliver Evans Thornton (1848 - 1924)

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Birthplace: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
Death: Died in American Fork, Utah, Utah
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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 Thornton's Timeline

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