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THORNELL, Andrew V. (1881-1944)


Posted By: Kathy Weaver (email)
Date: 3/15/2020 at 13:59:31

Council Bluffs Nonpareil
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Thursday Evening February 3, 1944

Judge Thornell Dies at Sidney
Death Comes at Sidney Home Early Thursday

SIDNEY - - Judge Andrew V. Thornell, 62, stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage at his home in this city early Wednesday morning died early Thursday morning. Funeral arrangements are pending awaiting word from his daughter.

Long Engaged in Law - - Andrew V. Thornell was born in Sidney 62 years ago, the eldest son of the late Judge A.R. Thornell, who occupied the district bench for nearly 30 years. He was graduated from Wabash college, Crawfordsville, Ia., and studied law at the University of Iowa and Chicago university, completing his law studies in the office of the late W.E. Mitchell, who at that time was practicing in Sidney. He was admitted to the bar in 1910.

He was a member of the firm of Tinley, Mitchell and Thornell, for seven years and then associated himself with his father, the late Judge A.B. Thornell in the firm of Thornell and Thornell, later associating himself with Paul V. Nichols.

He was a candidate for the republican nomination for congressman of the Seventh Iowa district in 1938.

In July 1941, he was appointed by Governor George A. Wilson as judge of the district court to succeed Judge Whitney Gilliliand Glenwood, who had resigned from the Fifteenth district bench to enter private practice at Waterloo, and had served in that capacity since. He was a life-long republican.

His survivors are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Thornell of Sidney; two sons, Andrew Y. Thornell of the signal corps of the army, who is stationed on the Aleutian islands, Capt. John Thornell of Topeka, Kan.; a daughter, Barbara Thornell of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Adams of Sidney and Mrs. Homer Stevens of Clarinda; two brothers, Dr. Joe Thornell of Council Bluffs and Attorney Kent Thorpe of Clarinda.

Wife: Sarah Yount


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