Thomas Hornby was born Feb. 13, 1857 in Canada, and died March 13,
1947. His parents were James and Jane (Spence) Hornby. He came to
Iowa in the early 1860's. He broke prairie west of Elliott. On Nov.
29, 1883, at Stratton Church, he married Hannah Elizabeth Packard.
They were the parents of eleven children: Laura Hornby Brick, Effie
Hornby Morgan, Minnie Hornby Moore, Clarence Hornby, Bertha Hornby
Jones, Bert Hornby, Granville Hornby, Harry Hornby, Beulah Hornby
Saint, Lester Hornby