Moses Lafayette Thornton
Mollie Williams
Linwood Kenneth Thornton


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Linwood Kenneth Thornton

  • Born: 24 Oct 1900, Virginia
  • Marriage: Margaret Ann Hagen on 5 Aug 1924 in Home-Chesterfield Co, VA
  • Died: 23 Sep 1974, Richmond, VA at age 73
  • Buried: 25 Sep 1974, Section 26, Lot 230, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.

bullet   Cause of his death was Hemopericardium / rupture of myocardium.


bullet  General Notes:

A man with a firm handshake and a pleasant smile. Linwood had a fatal heart attack in 1974 on the 18th hole after a round of golf in Richmond, VA at the age of 73.

The SSDI records:
Linwood Thornton
SSN: 223-03-5034
Last Residence: 23235 Richmond, Chesterfield, Virginia
Born: 24 Oct 1900
Died: Sep 1974
State (Year) SSN issued: Virginia (Before 1951)

The 1920 United States Federal Census for Newport News (Independent City), Ward 4, Virginia, District 118 taken January 10, 1920 records Linwood Thornton (20 - VA) employed as a Secretary of a Shipping Pool. (not sure if this is our Linwood)

The 1910 United States Federal Census for Virginia, Henrico Co., Washington-Wd Richmond, District 52, page 199B records Moses (30) and Mollie (29) Thornton with sons Lynwood (9) and Hughes (6). Moses is working as a tanner. The census form states Chesterfield Co. as the incorporated place of Richmond City. It is on the South Side of the James River. Moses and Mollie have been married 12 years with 2 children.

The 1900 United States Federal Census for Virginia, Danville, District 102 records Moses (Sept 1878) and Mollie H. (Dec 1872) Thornton living at 1258 Paxton Street. They have been married 2 years. Moses is a motorman for the Electric RailWay.

The 1920 United States Federal Census for Virginia, Chesterfield Co., Manchester, District 11 page 133 A 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 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 1930 Federal Census, Virginia, Chesterfield Co., Manchester, 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 garrage. 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.

bullet  Medical Notes:

Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Linwood Kenneth Thornton
Residence: 2923 Scarborough Dr., Richmond, VA
Occupation: Credit Manager, Continental Oil Company
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age at Death: 73
Birth Date: 24 Oct 1900 in Virginia
Death Date: 23 Sep 1974
Death Place: St. Elizabeth Hospital, Richmond, Virginia
Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
Registration Date: 24 Sep 1974
Father: Moses Thornton
Mother: Molly Williams
Spouse: Margaret H Thornton
Military Status: none
Informant: Margaret H. Thornton [wife]


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Credit Manager for Continental Oil Company, Houston,Texas.


Linwood married Margaret Ann Hagen, daughter of Edwin Walter Hagen II and Mary Elizabeth (Maime) Rannels (Reynolds), on 5 Aug 1924 in Home-Chesterfield Co, VA. (Margaret Ann Hagen was born on 26 Aug 1898 in Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., PA, died on 19 May 1997 in Richmond, VA and was buried on 23 May 1997 in Section 26, Lot 230, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va..)

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