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Nils Johan Thornberg
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Birth: May 12, 1896, Sweden
Death: Jul. 27, 1943
Bingham Canyon
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Father Nils Johan (Perrson) Tornberg
Mother Hanna Olson
Married Edna Almira Thompson
Jan. 3 1917 in Odgen Utah
Children John Ross, Jean, June, Meryle

News Paper Funeral Obit
BINGHAM MAN DIES IN SLIDE

Crushed in the cab of a power shovel when a bank of dirt caved onto the machine . Nils John Thornberg, shovel operator for the Utah Copper company was instantly killed while at work in the open face Bingham mine Tuesday at 3:10 p.m.

Eyewitnesses reported the force of the dirt slide was so powerful it caved the sides of the cab together. Workers had to use crowbars to remove Mr. Thornberg's body.

Mr. Thornberg was born May 12, 1896, in Stockholm, Sweden, a son of Nels and Hanna (Olsen) Thornberg.

He came to the United States in 1913 and lived for a short time in New Mexico, later moving to Salt Lake City.

In 1923 he moved to Bingham as an employe of the Utah Copper Company.

He married Edna Thompson at Roy in 1917.

Survivors include the widow; one son and three daughters, Merle and June Thornberg of Murray, Mrs. Jean Mangum of Midvale and Ross Thornberg of Bingham; one brother and three sisters, Fred Thornberg of Granger, Utah and Sigred, Olga and Eva Thornberg of Sweden.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Edna Almira Thompson Thornberg-Watts (1896 - 1954)*
 
 Children:
  Jean Thornberg Mangum (1920 - 1997)*
  John Ross Thornberg (1929 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: julrene thornberg
Record added: Apr 04, 2012
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