Fred Thornton (1859- ), Architect

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Neligh, Nebraska


Fred Thornton was born April 1859 in either England or Canada.[a] He had moved to Nebraska by 1880, working in several capacities related to architecture. Thornton's wife was named Mary, and they had five children.[2][3][4][5]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the format and contents page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Educational & Professional Associations

1880: carpenter, Keya Paha Precinct, Nebraska.[2]

1900: contractor and builder, Neligh, Nebraska.[3]

1910: manager, Elevator and Stock, Neligh, Nebraska.[4]

1920: occupation not listed, Neligh, Nebraska.[5]

Buildings & Projects

Supervised construction, Antelope County Courthouse (1893-1894), Neligh, Nebraska.[1][b] (AP04-001)

Notes

a. Sources [2] and [5] say he was born in Canada, while sources [3] and [4] say he was born in England.

b. Architect George E. McDonald.

References

1. Plans (photocopy) in Nebraska State Historical Society archives [also Thornton drwgs].

2. 1880 United States Census, s.v. “Fred Thornton,” Keya Paha, Holt County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

3. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “Fred Thornton,” Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

4. 1910 United States Census, s.v. “Fred Thornton,” Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

5. 1920 United States Census, s.v. “Fred Thornton,” Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Fred Thornton (1859- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 31, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 8, 2020.


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