JESSE DAVID THORNTON
Born: Oct. 29, 1881 in Hickman Co., Tenn.
Died: May 25, 1948
Burial: Fitzgerald Cemetery, Polk Co., Fl.
My father's Military Registration paper for World War I, 1917-1918 shows that he was a Military Army Guard for the Geo. A Fuller Co., U.S. Chemical Plant, Lyle, Hickman Co. TN.
Around a year before Jesse passed away, he & my mother had the county come in & take we 7 kids away due to their severe health problems. We were placed in foster homes in the Medulla (south Lakeland) area. When I was just short of a year old, he passed away. I never did get to know him. I wish I had as I've heard some wonderful stories about him.
Parents of : Jesse David Thornton
John V. Thornton - 1858 – 1941
Sophia Emeline Arnold Thornton – 1863 - 1935Note: There is difference in DOB as 1881ds, including his WWI Draft Reg. Card which he entered 1881, however the grave marker shows 1882. I also have the Lakeland Ledger obit of both my daddy & mom..
Sina Luida England Thornton – 1903 - 1965
Find-A-Grave Memorial # 52239760
Created by: Anna Thornton- Wyman