Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Spotlight on: Henry Thorning

Henry Thorning
1885 - 1958

Buried Salem Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 18 April 2018.

According to his death certificate, [1] Henry Thorning was born 2 January 1885 in Kentucky and died 11 April 1957 Livingston County. He was a carpenter by trade and never married. His parents were John Thorning and Sharlet Mahan. Mrs. Nannie Loyd was listed as informant.

Henry Thorning was enumerated on the 1900 Livingston County census[2] in the household headed by his mother, Charlotte Thorning. Also listed in the household were his sisters, Nannie, Minnie and Sarah. Minnie Thorning later became the third wife of my great-great grandfather, Chester C. Bebout.

In 1942, Henry Thorning registered for World War II draft. [3] He was listed as 5 feet, 9 inches tall, had brown eyes and gray hair and weighed 150 pounds. He was 57 years old and the person who would always know his address was Nannie Loyd, his sister.

[1] Kentucky Death Certificate #57-12720, Henry Thorning, Ancestry.com.
[2] 1900 Livingston County, Kentucky census, Salem, E.D. 55, p . 1,  dwelling 6, family 6, Ancestry.com.
[3] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Henry Thorning, Ancestry.com.

Published 19 June 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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