Yesterday Mrs. Susan F. Thornton, wife of Mr. D. L. Thornton, died at the residence of her husband, on Frederick avenue, aged 28 years.
Mrs. Thornton was born in Estell county, Kentucky, and had been an exemplary member of the Christian church for the past ten years. On the 19th of January, 1869, she was united in married to Mr. Thornton, and since that time her entire attention was devoted to her family. She was a daughter of Judge Quinn, of Irvine, Kentucky, and a most estimable lady in all the relations of life. Her remains will be interred in the family burial ground near Stewartsville, DeKalb county, this afternoon.
St. Joseph Daily Gazette, 12 Jul 1873, p. 4.
Monica Schirmer Eshelman