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EMILY THORNBURG DIES AT MILTON
Funeral Services Will Be Held Saturday Afternoon at Barboursville
 
Emily A. Thornburg, 97 years old, died yesterday at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. T. B. Summers, at Milton, it was learned here last
night.
Mrs. Thornburg was the widow of the late John W. Thornburg, and was
born near Blue Sulpher, June 22, 1829, the daughter of Samson and Susan
Handley.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Summers and Mrs. M. F.
Moore, of Barboursville, and three sons, Claude H. Thornburg, of near
Barboursville, and J. T. and J. M. Thornburg, of Huntington.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the M. E. church, South, of Barboursville, with the Rev. Leonard Riggleman,
of Milton, in charge. Interment will be made at the Thornburg burial
grounds near Barboursville.
 
The Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Friday Morning, January 7, 1927
 
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MRS. EMILY THORNBURG
Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Thornburg, 97 years old, who died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. B. Summers, in Milton, will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Barboursville Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Rev. H. V. Bennett, of Charleston and Rev. L. Riggleman of Milton, will officiate. Interment will be in the Thornburg family burying fround, near Milton.
Born June 29, 1829, near Blue Sulphur Springs, a daughter of Samson and Susan Handley, Mrs. Thornburg was believed to have been the oldest resident in the county. She was considered one of the most beautiful women in this section of the county when she was married November 9, 1852, to John W. Thornburg. Throughout their married life they resided on the old Thornburg homestead near Barboursville. Following her husband's death February 3, 1888, Mrs. Thornburg made her home with her children.
She was a member of the Baptist church from early childhood. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Summers and Mrs. Mary S. Moore, of Barboursville; three sons, Claude H. Thornburg, residing near Barboursville, and J. T. and J. M. Thornburg, both of Huntington; her niece, Miss Victoria Watts, ten grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
 
The Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Saturday Morning, January 8, 1927