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John Minnis Thornburgh
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Birth: Nov. 10, 1881
Death: Dec. 24, 1981

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Nov. 10, 1881, to Laura Emma Pettibone & Jacob Montgomery Thornburgh.

President of The National Association of Referees; a graduate of the University of Tennessee, A.B. and L.L.; Graduate work at Columbia University. Began practicing in 1903 with Cornick, Wright and Frantz.; U.S. Commissioner from 1903-1920; appointed Referee in Bankruptcy 1920.

John Thornburgh was a member of the B.P.O.E., in College Phi Gamma Delta & member of Phi Kappa Phi; Past Grand Knights of Columbus, Knoxville, Tn. Chapter.

Married Sarah Matlock in 1910 in Riceville, Tennessee. They had three children, Margaret, Mary and John Jr.; & a member of the examining Board of Practicioners for the US District Court for the Eastern Region of Tennessee. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Montgomery Thornburgh (1837 - 1890)
  Laura Emma Pettibone Thornburgh (1855 - 1948)
 
 Spouse:
  Sara Matlock Thornburgh (1881 - 1968)*
 
 Children:
  Harry M. Thornburgh (1912 - 1918)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Minnis Thornburgh (1881 - 1981)
  Laura Thornburgh (1885 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Correct Burial Information & Death Date Provided by Mr. Sutherland, Find-A-Grave Contributor. 2011
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Forever Memories
Record added: Apr 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68837828
John Minnis Thornburgh
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John Minnis Thornburgh
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John Minnis Thornburgh
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