Moses Lafayette Thornton
- Born: 20 Sep 1878, Danville, VA
- Marriage (1): Mollie Williams on 8 May 1898 in Danville, VA
- Marriage (2): Lelia E. Brown
- Died: 6 Oct 1953, Richmond, VA at age 75
- Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
Cause of his death was Congestive Heart Failure.
The 1900 Federal Census for Ward 3, Danville, Virginia, District 102, page 64B, dated June 4, 1900 records Moses (Sept 1878) and Mollie (Dec 1872) Thornton living at 1256 Paxton Street. Moses is a Motorman for the Electric Railway and has been married for 2 years. Mollie has had no children.
The 1910 Federal Census for Washington Ward, Richmond, Virginia, District 52, page 199B, dated April 15, 1910 records Lynwood Thornton (9) with his parents Moses (30 - VA/VA/VA) and Mollie (29 - VA/VA/VA) Thornton and brother Hughs Thornton (6) living at 813 Semmes Street. Moses is employed as a Tanner and has been married to Mollie for 12 years. They have had 2 children.
The WWI Draft Registration Card for Moses Lee Fereth Thornton records his date of birth as September 20, 1878. He is married to Mollie L. Thornton and lives at 515 Bainbridge St. in Richmond, VA.
The 1920 United States Federal Census for Manchester, Chesterfield Co., Virginia, District 11 page 133A taken January 3, 1920 records Emil (39) and Mollie (54) Thornton with sons Linwood (19) and Hughes E. (15) living at the corner of Turner and New Road.
The 1930 Federal Census for Manchester, Chesterfield Co., Virginia, District 19 records Moses L. (52) and Mollie L. (55) with son Linwood K. Thornton (24) living on Royal Ave. Moses is an inspector for the Electric Railway and "Linwood" works in a garage. The age given for "Linwood" matches that of Hughes and I suspect that it is actually Hughes and not Linwood. See notes on Linwood's wife, Margaret Hagen.
The 1940 Federal Census for Madison Ward, Richmond, Virginia, District 119-190, page 2414B, dated April 8, 1940 records M. L. (62) and Molly (65) Thornton with son Hugh Thornton (33) living at 615 Stockton Street. M. L. is a Foreman with the W. P. A.
Moses L Thornton
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
Created by: cleemiller
Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Hugh Edward Thornton
Cause of Death: Thrombosis Coronary
Age at Death: 40
Birth Date: 15 Nov 1904 in Danville, VA
Death Date: 9 Jul 1945
Death Place: Richmond, Virginia
Burial: July 11, 1945 at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
Registration Date: 11 Jul 1945
Father: Moses L Thornton born in Danville, VA
Mother: Mollie Williams born in Lunenburg Co., VA
Spouse: Margaret Weaver Thornton
Informant: Linwood K. Thornton [brother] of 4619 King William Rd., Richmond
Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Moses L Thornton (married)
Residence: 1400 Bruce Street, Richmond, VA
Occupation: Retired Detective
Age at Death: 75
Birth Date: 20 Sep 1878
Death Date: 6 Oct 1953
Death Place: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond (Ind. City), Virginia
Burial: Oct 9, 1953 at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
Registration Date: 8 Oct 1953
Father: Henry Thornton
Spouse: Lelia Brown Thronton (sic)
Informant: MCV Hospital Records
Moses married Mollie Williams on 8 May 1898 in Danville, VA. (Mollie Williams was born on 20 Jul 1868 in Lunenburg Co., VA, died on 28 Dec 1946 in Richmond, VA and was buried on 30 Dec 1946 in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA.) The cause of her death was Broncho Pneumonia / Generalized Arteriosclerosis.
Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: Moses Lafayette Thornton
Birth Date: 1878
Birth Place: Cascade, VA.
Marriage Date: 8 May 1898
Marriage Place: Danville, Virginia
Father: J.H. Thornton
Spouse: Mollie Williams
Birth Date: 1873
Birth Place: Lunenburg Co., VA.
Father: Zeb Williams
FHL Film Number: 888896
Moses next married Lelia E. Brown. (Lelia E. Brown was born on 11 Dec 1885 in Buckingham Co., VA, died on 29 Jan 1959 in Richmond, Chesterfield Co., VA and was buried on 31 Jan 1959 in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA.) The cause of her death was Cerebral Hemorrhage.