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Rev William Edward Thornton
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1841
Clinton County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 1910
Lane County
Oregon, USA

William Edward Thornton was the son of Jeptha and Martha Ragsdale Thornton of Missouri. He was married to Susannah Chenoweth on Feb 18, 1858 in DeKalb Co., MO.

The family crossed the plains from Missouri to Oregon in 1868 by ox team. They located on Oak Creek, in Douglas County, OR in 1868. They lived in the following places: California; Olalla, OR; Mayville, OR; Dillard, OR; and Springfield, OR.

William Thornton was converted in 1869 and baptised in the Oak Creek Baptist Church (OR). Soon after, he was ordained as a deacon and did some missionary work in Coos County. After going to eastern Oregon he was ordained in the Mayville Baptist Church in 1890, did church work in eastern Washington and Idaho, and then back to Oregon (Springfield, Elmira and Cresswell).

William and Susannah had 11 children: Samuel, Mary (died young), John, Martha (died young), Elderada (Carter, Brosi), Orville, Nancy (Watson), Sarah (Wiley), Joseph, Olivea (Murry) and Bertha (Westrope).

Source: Luke Thornton and his Descendents by Larry C. Thornton
Family links: 
  Jeptha Thornton (1821 - 1889)
  Martha Ragsdale Walker Thornton (1820 - 1899)
  Susannah Chenoweth Thornton (1839 - 1928)
  Martha Ann Thornton (____ - 1861)*
  Samuel Jeptha Thornton (1859 - 1917)*
  Elderada "Ella" Thornton Brosi (1865 - 1926)*
  Nancy Susan Thornton Watson (1869 - 1893)*
  Bertha Agatha Thornton Westrope (1881 - 1970)*
  William Edward Thornton (1841 - 1910)
  Sally Griffin Thornton Stephens (1842 - 1887)*
  Martha Ann Thornton (1844 - 1864)*
  Emily Jane Thornton Murray (1849 - 1931)*
  Josiah J. Thornton (1851 - 1941)*
  Jeremiah Luke Thornton (1853 - 1939)*
  Samuel Isaac Thornton (1855 - 1935)*
  Priscilla C Thornton Kernan (1857 - 1930)*
  Permelia Katherine Thornton (1859 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Creek Cemetery
Douglas County
Oregon, USA
Maintained by: Nancy Hagood
Originally Created by: jessicado
Record added: Feb 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66204730
Rev William Edward Thornton
Added by: celestialjenna
Rev William Edward Thornton
Added by: celestialjenna
Rev William Edward Thornton
Added by: celestialjenna
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