Sunday’s Obituary: Ellen (O’Connor) Thornton, Sioux City, IA

From the 15 May 1942 issue of the Sioux City Journal, Sioux City, IA.

Mrs. Ellen Thornton
A resident here for 30 years, Mrs. Ellen Thornton, 79, died Thursday in the home of a son, Clarence J. Thornton, 816 16th street.
She was born in Dubuque February 22, 1863.  She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America.
Surviving are four sons, Alonzo, Edward, Joseph, and Clarence, all of Sioux City, and James E. of Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Marie McHale of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Ella Thompson and Mrs. Irene Underscheid, both of Sioux City, and a sister, Mrs. John Sullivan of Jackson, Neb.
Funeral services will he held at 9 a.m. Saturday in Cathedral of the Epiphany with Rev. T. M. Parle officiating  Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery at Hubbard, Neb., under the direction of Larkin’s funeral home.  The body will be taken to the home this afternoon, where a rosary will be said at 3:30 o’clock.

{Her husband, Edward Joseph Thornton, died almost 40 years before her in a farming accident. She never remarried and was left to raise 8 children on her own. }

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