- Born June 8, 1889.
- Parents were JESSE RUDOLPH THORNTON and ELLA LILLIAN COWLES.
- Married OLIVE MYRTLE WALLACE on September 16, 1911 in Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa. She was born June 6, 1892; and died in December, 1972.
- Died in July, 1983.
- Both are buried in Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa.
- RUTH THORNTON, born July 18, 1912; died March 27, 1991 in Indiana. Married MERLE NELSON.
- LETHA M. THORNTON. Married GEORGE L. BURNS.
- BERNICE THORNTON, born January 4, 1917; died in January, 1971 in Tarrant County, Texas. Married DEE LORENZ.
- Karen Kester