Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 31, 1921
(From Tuesday's Daily.)
          Mrs. May Thornburg,  widow of  J. A. Thornburg,  who has been critically ill for several months, died Monday afternoon at 3:50 o'clock at the home of her son,  Samuel Thornburg,  335 east Franklin street.  Her death was caused from a complication of diseases which had invalided her for the last three years.  She was aged 75 years, 5 months and 9 days.  The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of her son, Rev. Solomon Stainbrook officiating.  Burial will be made in the family lot at the city cemetery.
          Mrs. Thornburg was the daughter of  Andrew and  Rebecca McNeeley  and was born in Chelby county, Oct. 19, 1846.  She was married to Mr. Thornburg May 17, 1866, and one daughter and two sons were born; surviving her are the two sons, Samuel, at whose home she died, and  Jesse Thornburg,  of Indianapolis.  Mr. Thornburg passed away in 1918.  He was a Civil war veteran and one of the widely known residents of this county.  Mrs. Thornburg was quite well known and her death brings sorrow to every one who were intimatly[sic] acquainted with her.  She was a member of the Woman's Relief Corps at Lafayette, Ind.
          The friends may call at the late home at any time until the funeral hour.  The funeral and burial are in charge of Stewart & Fix, undertakers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, June 7, 1911
          Prudence, youngest daughter of  H.G. and  Jane Green  was born April 12, 1879, and died at her home in Geneva, June 4, 1911, at the age of thirty-two years, one month and twenty-two days.
          On February 12, 1902, she was united in marriage to  J. L. Thornburg  and to this union one daughter was born.
          Besides the husband and little daughter, Grace, age seven years, Mrs. Thornburg is survived by her aged father, two sisters and three brothers, who loved her most dearly because she was true.  Also many relatives and friends will always cherish her memory and regret the departure of a true Christian.
[Buried Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Mary Kelley  and  Colleen Greene

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