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Notes for John L. Thorn

The Families of Lawrence Thorn

Middle name probably Lawrence

1870 census Erie City, First Ward, Erie Co., PA, roll 1340, pg 277 Taken June 2, 1870
Household #10
Lawrence Thorn, 62, Grocer (retired), b.NY
Martha, 35, Keeping House, b. NY
Elizabeth, 15, b.NY
Charles, 14, b. NY
John, 10. b. NY
Susan, 7, b. PA
Ida, 5, b. PA
(Fayette Thorn & family living in same town.)

1879-1880 Erie City Directory
John L. Thorne, clerk, b 235 e 8th
Lawrence Thorne, mason, h 235 e 8th

1880 United States Census First Ward, Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania Page Number 111A Household #148\168
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Lawrence THORN Self M Male W 69 NY Brick Mason NY NY
Martha THORN Wife M Female W 46 NY Keeping House NY NY
John N. THORN Son M Male W 20 PA Clerk NY NY
Hattie THORN Dau S Female W 14 PA School NY NY

1880-1881 Erie City Directory
John Thorn, clerk, b s s 7th bet Holland and German
Lawrence Thorn, mason, h s s 7th bet Holland and German

1881 Erie City Directory shows February 26, death of John D. Thorne, serofulia, 21y23d.

http://www.bignell.uk.com/glossary_of_old_names.htm#S
Scrofula or scrofula fugax Primary tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands, especially those in the neck. A disease of children and young adults, it represents a direct extension of tuberculosis into the skin from underlying lymph nodes. It evolves into cold abscesses, multiple skin ulcers, and draining sinus tracts.

http://www.genealogyencyclopedia.com/illnesses/illness-S.htm
Scrofula - Tuberculosis of neck lymph glands; progresses slowly with abscesses and pistulas develop; young person's disease

http://www.paul_smith.doctors.org.uk/s.htm
Scrofula Primary tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands, especially those in the neck. A disease of children and young adults. It was once thought that pigs were susceptible (scrofula is Latin for little pig)

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~rmbeckman/medterms.html
Scrofula- Tuberculosis of neck lymph glands(progresses slowly and usually found in a young person)