Thornton, John (Died)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 18 Dec 1947, p. 30
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An esteemed resident of Vineland Station for many years, John Thornton died at his home in Grimsby on Saturday after a brief illness.

Born in Waterdown 72 years ago, he came to Vineland as a young man and for several years operated a fruit farm near Beamsville before accepting employment at the Horticultural Experimental Station in 1910.

Until the time of his retirement, five years ago, Mr. Thornton served as steam engineer at the Experimental Station. He was active in community affairs. His wife, Elvira Fuller, predeceased him 15 years ago.

Surviving are five daughters: Mrs. Frank Fleeman, St. Catharines; Miss Pearl Thornton, Barrie; Mrs. Lloyd Richardson, Ottawa; Mrs. Robert McIntyre, Brighton; and Mrs. William Barber, Toronto; also two sons, Roy, of St. Catharines, and Lloyd of Hamilton.

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18 Dec 1947
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13 Dec 1947
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Thornton, John (Died)