Schuyler County, Illinois

William Shelton Thornton

The Rushville Times Newspaper, March 26, 1925, Rushville, Illinois
William S. Thornton, seventy-four years of age, passed away at 10:50 o'clock Monday night at his home in Browning, after an extended illness.  He had been confined to his home for seven weeks and everything possible was done to relieve his suffering, but he gradually became weaker.  He was born January 27, 1851, in Miller county, Mo.
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by six children:  Nancy Chester of Browning, Shelton Thornton of Beardstown; Charles Thornton of Browning; Mrs. Cora Winston of Sheldons Grove; Ola Kehr and Frances Miller of Browning, and twenty-four grand children and two great grand children.
Funeral services will be conducted early Thursday morning from the late home, and at 10 o’clock from the M. E. Church.  Internment will be in the Ridge cemetery.
The Rushville Times Newspaper, Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, c/o Schuyler Co. Jail Museum, 200 S. Congress Street, Rushville, IL  62681; 217-322-6975.

Submitted by Marcine Lohman




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