PIONEER MISSOURIAN DEAD.
Luke Thornton Had Lived at Clarksdale Since 1840 -- Funeral Will Be Held Tomorrow.
Clarksdale, Mo., Feb. ??.—Luke Thornton, one of the pioneer residents of this vicinity, died at his home here yesterday following an extended illness. The funeral will be held tomorrow with interment at the Thornton Cemetery where between fifty and sixty of his relatives are buried. Mr. Thornton is survived by one son and two daughters.
Mr. Thornton who was eighty-two years old, was born in Calloway County, Missouri in 1831, and came to Clarksdale in 1840. He was a member of the Baptist Church, Politically, he was a member of the Democratic party.