Robert Martin Thornton was born on Aug 10,1850 in Dundee, Scotland ( Could be Monifieth, Angus, Scotland) The son of Peter Simpson Thornton and Mary Swaddell. He had eleven siblings, John Swaddel, Lydia, David, William, Peter Simpson, James Easson, Etthal Aison (Easson), Peter, Mary Jane, Samuel, and Janet Eason "Jessie".
He arrived in Canada about 1857
He married Ellen ( Helen ) Smith,daughter of Richard Smith and Grace Smith, Feb 20,1871 in York, York, Ontario, Canada.
Robert Martin Thornton and Ellen ( Helen ) Smith had the following children:
Peter Thornton was born on 02 Jan 1872 in Ontario
Grace Thornton was born on 29 Jul 1874 in Toronto,
David Thornton was born in Dec 1879 in Toronto Ontario (about).
I believe Ellen died in early 1880. Iam trying to confirm if she died during childbirth or shortly after.
Robert married Phoebe Edwards about 1880 in Toronto.
Robert Martin Thornton and Phoebe Edwards had the following children:
Violet Thornton was born on 21 Mar 1886 in York, Ontario
|Dec 4,1884 Toronto|
13 years later Robert married for a third time He married Vesta Ward,daughter of Alonzo Ward and Sarah Jane Lethbridge, on 15 Feb 1893 in York, York, Ontario, Canada.
Robert Martin Thornton and Vesta Ward had no children.
He died on 02 Aug 1926 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada.
|Story on will of Robert M Thornton|