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Lewis Thornburg (1918)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 12/26/2011 at 21:45:07

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, March 6, 1918
Page l


Madison county lost another pioneer when Lewis Thornburg died on last Wednesday afternoon after several years of failing health. His parents came here from Ohio about 1847 since which time Mr. Thornburg has continuously resided in this county. Had he lived until May, he would have been eighty two years old.

Mrs. Anne Thornburg died twelve years ago, and a daughter, Mrs. W. F. Wilkinson, eight years ago. Of his family, three daughters' remain: Mrs. Robert Boyd of Columbus, Nebr., Mrs. W. D. Cline and Miss Belle Thornburg of this city; also two brothers, George of Oakdale, Nebr., and Ben of Martensdale; five brothers and three sisters having preceded him. A number of grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive him.

Three grandsons and three nephews acted as pall bearers at the funeral, which took place Friday morning in the Church of Christ, where he had held membership for more than forty years. Rev. A.D. Mann conducted the services in the absence of Rev. Mr. Burton.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, March 6, 1918
Page 1, Column 5

Lewis Thornburg

Lewis Thornburg was born at Newark, Licking county, Ohio, May 6, 1836 and departed this life at his home in Winterset, February 27, 1918, at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 21 days.

He was united in marriage to Miss Anna Christina Leinard, June 2, 1855. To this union six children were born, three of whom preceded him in death, two dying in infancy and Mrs. W. F. Wilkinson who departed this life February 28, 1910.

He leaves to mourn his departure three children, Mrs. R. C. Boyd, of Columbus, Nebraska, Mrs. W. D. Cline of Winterset, and Miss Bell Thornburg at home, who has been a great comfort to her father in his declining years, filling the long and weary hours with loving care and smoothing the rough places as the milestones receded from sight. She also was the home keeper, Mrs. Thornburg having passed away may 10, 1906. Mr. Thornburg was one of a family of six children, two of whom survive him, George of Oakdale, Nebraska and Ben, of Martensdale.

His occupation in the fore part of life was that of carpenter.

He united with the Church of Christ over forty years ago, remaining faithful until death. He was a kind husband and loving father, a true friend and neighbor.

He leaves also 17 grand children and 20 great grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn their loss. But why should we weep when the weary one’s at rest in the bosom of Jesus supreme, in the mansions of glory, prepared for the blest. They wake with glad smiles from their dream.

The funeral was preached in the Church of Christ from Phil. 1:21, by Rev. Allen D. Mann.


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