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Oliver Evans Thornton

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
Death: June 14, 1924 (76)
American Fork, Utah, Utah
Place of Burial: American Fork, Utah, Utah
Immediate Family:

Son of Oliver E. Thornton and Mary Thornton
Husband of Emmeretta Davis Thornton
Father of Oliver Joseph Thornton; Richard Amazon Thornton; Retta May Crookson; Ira John Thornton; Eva Elzetta Thornton and 3 others
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
October 29, 1873
Age 25
Utah, United States
July 13, 1874
Age 26
February 6, 1875
Age 26
Utah, United States
March 25, 1877
Age 28
Utah, United States
Age 31
Utah, United States
December 15, 1884
Age 36
Utah, United States
September 14, 1887
Age 39
Utah, United States
December 14, 1888
Age 40
American Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States