1837 - 1898
Daniel Thornton was born on December 12, 1837, in Lubec, Washington County, Maine. His parents were David and Mary. He was a seaman at the time of his registration for the draft at the beginning of the Civil War. He subsequently served in the 12th Regiment, Maine Infantry. On October 15, 1879, he married Annie Louise Huntley in Cutler, Washington County, Maine. In 1880, they were living there and had an infant daughter, Hattie. In the Washington State Territorial Census taken in May 1887, Daniel was living in Port Gamble, Kitsap County. He was a woodsman. His wife was not listed in the census, though it says he was married. Port Gamble was the home of the Pope and Talbot Lumber Mill. Daniel died on August 28, 1898, and is buried in Port Gamble. His widow was enumerated in the 1900 census in Port Gamble.
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