Terrance M. “Terry” Thornton gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. 1948 in Illinois
D. December 22, 1967 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Glenn Donald Kiel born September 20, 1925 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, son of Richard Otto Kiel (1895-1950) and Phyllis Marie (Choate) Kiel (1898-1966); U.S. Army WW II Veteran (November 2, 1943 – January 5, 1945); Glenn died February 20, 1985 in Los Angeles County, CA; buried in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, CA
  • Step Father: William Murray “Bill” Thornton born 1928; married Edith Kiel on November 15, 1952 in Cook County, IL; William died January 26, 2004 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN (See section pertaining to William Murray “Bill” Thornton buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Mother: Edith Rita “Eadie” (Coffill) (Kiel) Thornton born March 17, 1929 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, daughter of Albert Ellsworth Coffill (1890-1943) and Lillian G. “Lillie” (Hildebrand) Coffill (1895-1939); Edith married (1) Glenn Donald Kiel (1925-1985) on May 1, 1948 in Cook County, IL; married (2) William Murray “Bill” Thornton on November 15, 1952 in Cook County, IL; Edith died November 18, 2007 in Prairie du Sac, Sauk County, WI (See section pertaining to Edith Rita “Eadie” (Coffill) (Kiel) Thorton buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)

Additional Information:

According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 3212 Wabansia Ave, the household members were:

“Richard R Kiel, head, age 55, married, born in Illinois; Phyllis C Kiel, wife, age 51, married, born in Wisconsin, Occupation: Cook – Restaurant; John Kiel, son, age 20, never married, born in Illinois, Occupation: Molder – Molding Press; David Kiel, son, age 19, never married, born in Illinois, Occupation: Switch man – Railroad, Was he living in this same house a year ago?: Yes, What country were his father and mother born in?: U S, What is the highest grade of school that he has attended?: S10, Did he finish this grade?: Yes, Last year in how many weeks did this person do any work at all?: 52, Last year (1949) how much money did he earn working as an employee for wages or salary?: $1,275, Did he ever serve in the U.S. Armed Forces during – WWII?: Yes, WWI?: No, Any other time including present service?: No; Phyllis Kiel, daughter, age 17, never married, born in Illinois, Occupation: Waitress – Restaurant; Glenn C Kiel, son, age 23, married, born in Illinois, Occupation: Molder – Molding Press; Edith R Kiel, daughter in law, age 21, married, born in Illinois, Occupation: Waitress – Restaurant; Terrence Kiel, grand son, age 1, never married, born in Illinois”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Saturday, December 23, 1967, page 30:

   “A Round Lake Beach youth was killed yesterday when his car was struck by another car after the driver lost control on a curve in Milwaukee avenue, a half mile south of Buckley road, Libertyville.
   Terrance M. Thornton, 19, a laborer, was northbound.  A car driven by Mrs. Dorothy Thomas, 35, of 314 S. Milwaukee av., Libertyville, was southbound, according to Police Chief Edward Knigge of Libertyville.  Mrs. Thoma’s (sic) car crossed over a cement median strip, striking Thornton’s care on the left front.

Driver Is Charged

   Mrs. Thomas was charged with driving in the wrong lane.  She was in Condell Memorial hospital in satisfactory condition with facial and leg cuts.”