My time on earth has been divided between three
locations. The first fifteen years were spent in the Cook Station, Mo.
area, except a year at Roach, MO., and sixty six years at this
location. As it turned out my children have made their homes here at
Greenfield, Il., in the place where they grew up.
The first, Samuel Watson Thornton lll, b. 7/9/1960, works
at a local shop specializing in the manufacture and installation of
grain handling equipment. His wife, Tracy, assists a local agency in
the business of "job's placement".
Douglas Eugene Thornton, b. 4/1/1962, chose
to stay on the land and, along with his sons, is farming in the area
around Greenfield. Doug's wife, Shirley, is the Circuit Clerk of Greene
Susan Wesley, b. 11/16/1963, married
a local farmboy, John Lansaw. They farm his "homeplace" while he works
as a milwright in a local shop and she holds employment at the hospital
in Jacksonville as an adminitrative assistant.
Will add to this story in time, as God permits - with Rob's support.