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William D Silverthorn (#46791067)
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Bio Photo I was born in Detroit Michigan in 1951, lived 1957
thru 1962 in Port Huron with many summers in Harbor Beach at the cousins and grand parents (where now I live 'virtually' chasing ancestoral ties! ;-)

Moved as a young lad to Ft Lauderdale Florida summer of '62, where I did all my formative years; including college (UF, Gainesville) and initial corporate life. This is also the state where three of my four children were born from 1977-81, save one who was born in Georgia in '79 when we lived in Gwinnett County from late '77 through 1980. Moved to California in early 1982 and have been out here ever since.

As of January 2013 I am father of 4, remarried for 17 years and step-father to 2 more. Grandfather of 6 (soon 7) husband to my lovely 1995 bride Lily, a Peruvian immigrant when she was in her teens.

Active genealogist, when I can find the time while
employed. Got the bug in the late 70's and
contributed a great deal (via a 1981 trip to England) to a 4 volume publishing of "The Silverthorn History" in 1982 by Montgomery Reed. Mr Reed was kind to name me as co-author of the "English Origins" which made up about half of the first volume. Mr Reed passed away in 2012, we will miss him.

Currently residing in San Diego, California.
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The Memorial 11803181 for Harley Wing Sr could include that his wife was Martha H. Klug b. 27 Nov 1896 in Sherman Twp, Huron Co, MI and died 7 Apr 1984 in Gladwin Michigan.

I am not sure of the burial place for Martha H. Wing. If you want to find out and add a page for her I can add some photos.

Added by Journey on Dec 29, 2015 9:22 PM
Hello William - I am a descendant of the Silverthorns (Louella Sherwood, Florence S'thorn, Charles S., Reuben S. William J. S., Jonathan, etc.). Anyway, I came across your name while looking at a memorial for Howard Silverthorn, who is buried in Novesta Cemetery, Cass City, Michigan. YOu mentioned you co-authored a book about the Silverthorns, and I would like to know how I could get a copy, if indeed you are related to my Silverthorns. Thanks for your time, Rick Parrott
Added by Rick on Sep 10, 2015 10:42 AM
toni lynn minnella (nee Testa)
edna reed
i'm so sorry for all the trouble. i see edna's been transferred. i really can't thank you enough. just added a lovely picture of her.
Added by toni lynn minnella (nee T... on Aug 27, 2015 8:02 AM
toni lynn minnella (nee Testa)
transfer request
just sent a transfer request through edit tab (please transfer 48371283 to me 48371283. she is my husbands great grandmother. i have some wonderful pictures to add to her memorial. thank you for time and effort.)
Added by toni lynn minnella (nee T... on Aug 26, 2015 4:45 PM
toni lynn minnella (nee Testa)
please transfer david young (11065870) to me/toni lynn minnella (48371283). he is my husbands great grandfather. thank you for you contributions!
Added by toni lynn minnella (nee T... on Jul 29, 2015 1:53 PM
Bill Steele
Silverthorn adopted by Wrights
My great grand uncle Austin O. Wright and his wife Elizabeth(VanCamp)Wright adopted children, most from a family named Sly. The Wrights lived in Worth Township near Lexington in Sanilac County. One of the adopted kids was Lee Wright. It appears his birth mother was a Silverthorn. Do you have any hunch on who his mother may have been:
Michigan, Births and Christenings Index, 1867-1911
Name: Lee Wright
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Lexington,Sanilac,Michigan
Birth Date: 4 Jul 1885
Mother's Name: Silverthorn
FHL Film Number: 979465
Added by Bill Steele on Mar 04, 2015 5:45 PM
Cathy Taylor
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Thank you for your prompt responses to all of the edits I've been throwing your way. It is very much appreciated. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Cathy Taylor
Added by Cathy Taylor on Dec 19, 2014 4:02 AM
George DeKay
I have sent a message via the edit tab regarding this family.
Added by George DeKay on Nov 16, 2014 8:20 PM
Martha Hartz
Would you transfer Martha Hartz 11801219 she is a relative of my husband's on his Luedke side of the family.

Tru-Leigh Contributor #47064683
Added by Tru-Leigh on Aug 01, 2014 6:18 PM
Juanita Alton
RE: 7 transfers
Thank you so much for the transfers and all your work
Juanita Alton
Added by Juanita Alton on Jul 25, 2014 9:45 AM
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