(See Ward)-Orville Elihu, son of George Washington and Emily Jane (Austin) Thornton was born day 29, 1876, in Iowa and educated in that state;
Married in Iowa April 2, 1898 Drucilla A., daughter of Reuben and Elizabeth Ann Conley, Their adopted daughter Georgia Myrtle Martin was born at Centralia February 22, 1910 and has been with them since she was 5 days old. She is generally known as Georgia Myrtle Thornton.
Mr. Thornton’s Justice of the Peace at Centralia and is engaged in farming.
George Washington Thornton was born on Beanies Prairie on February 2, 1856.