Birth Date: Dec 30, 1832
Death Date: Apr 5, 1902
Birth Place: Pickering, Ontario, Canada*
Death Place: Pinto, Washington, Utah, USA*
Cause of Death:
Father: Thornton, Oliver E.*
Mother: Griswold, Mary*
Spouse: Whittaker, Mary* & Butler, Charity Artemesia*
Marriage Date: Dec 18, 1856* & Oct 18,
Marriage Place: Cedar City, Iron, Utah, USA* & Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA*
*Information from Ancestry.com-book "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah"
Son of Oliver Thornton and Mary Griswold.
Born Dec. 30, 1832, Pickering, Ontario Co.,
Can. Presiding Elder Pinto Ward several
THORNTON, AMOS G. (son of Oliver Thornton and Mary Griswold). Born Dec. 30, 1832, Pickering, Ontario county, Canada.
Married Mary Whittaker Dec. 18, 1856, Cedar City, Utah (daughter of James Whittaker and Rachel Taylor of Cedar City—pioneers 1852). She was born Nov. 18, 1838. Their children: Mary Alice b. July 29, 1853; Amos Whittaker b. Oct. 10, 1860; Lydia Meacham b. Aug. 22, 1862, m. James G. Knell; Oliver Griswold b. Nov. 15, 1864; Rachel G. b. April 6, 1867; Ellen Lunt b. Feb. 18, 1870, m. J. Granville Pace; Sarah May b. May 1, 1873, m. Joseph D. Cox, Jr.; Hattie Maria b. Dec. 2, 1875, m. William J. Snow; James Whittaker b. Dec. 9, 1883, m. Matilda Grace Green; m. Nellie Schofield. Family home Pinto, Utah.
Married Charity Butler (Wallace) 1862, Salt Lake City (daughter of John Butler and Caroline Skeen of Spanish Fork, Utah—pioneers 1852). Their children: John L. b. Aug. 3, 1863, died; James Apollos b. Dec. 23, 1864; Amos; Edmund T. b. Jan. 8, 1867, m. Jennie Cox Sept. 22, 1896; Lydia Adeline b. Jan 19, 1870, m. Hezekiah E. Duffin Sept. 22, 1896; Artimesia b. Oct. 6, 1871; Taylor Butler b. March 3, 1873. Family home Pinto, Utah.
Called to southern Utah 1854. Presiding elder of Pinto ward several years. Veteran Walker Indian war. Died April 5, 1901.
Charity Butler was the widow of Mr. Wallace. The two children of her first marriage were: Caroline M., m. Dagbert Whipple; Hamilton Monroe, m. Jane Stapley.
Portrait: View Photo
Obituary: Not Available
Plot #: 5
Marker Information: Present
Setting: 4 Sided
Inscription: In Loving Remembrance of
The inscription is clear-but worn. There is also a foot stone.