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Oliver E. Thornton

Birthplace: Pickering, Upper Canada
Death: January 21, 1891 (84)
American Fork, Utah County, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: American Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States of America
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Thornton and Lucretia Thornton
Husband of Margaret Thornton; Mary Thornton and Margaret Thornton
Father of Nathan Moroni Thornton; Lydia Meacham Butler; Amos Griswold Thornton; Thomas Ephraim Thornton; Edward Hotchkiss Thornton and 7 others
Brother of Ira Thornton; Joseph Thornton; Dr. Ephraim Thornton; William Cornwall Thornton; James Thornton and 1 other

Managed by: Sandy Rath
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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 E. Thornton's Timeline

September 6, 1806
Pickering, Upper Canada
October 19, 1830
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
December 30, 1832
Pickering, Durham Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
January 2, 1835
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
June 18, 1837
Age 30
September 28, 1839
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
October 1841
near Carthage, Pike, Ill.
near Carthage, Pike, Ill.