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John Thornton - Biography
John Thornton grew up in Milton, in the north of England with his mother, Hannah Thornton, father, and sister, Fanny Thornton. John's father committed suicide when John was a teenager, forcing John to quit school and work to support his mother and sister. John is able to save money with the help of his mother so that he can pay off his father's debts and eventually run his own cotton mill (Marlborough Mills).