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Laura Thornburgh
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1885
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1973
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA

Author; daughter of Jacob Montgomery & Laura Pettibone Thornburg. Graduated from University of Tennessee 1904 with a B.A. Degree. Ms. Thornburgh also attended the University of Geneva and George Washington University, Columbia.

Ms. Thornburgh was a dramatic critic and book reviewer for the Knoxville Sentinal, 1907-1917; Scenario Editor Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 1917-1920; Film Editor National Non-Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Faculty Member (summers) University of Tennessee 1923; George Washington University 1924; Director of Educational Motion Pictures 1930-1932; Member of Adm. Association. University Women, League Am. Pen Women (chairman National Motion Picture Com 1932-1933), International Association of Arts and Letters, Chi Omega. Ms. Thornburgh was a Republican and Catholic.

Ms. Thornburgh wrote many feature articles for newspapers and magazines regarding the Great Smokey Mountain and kindred subjects.

Ms. Thornburgh wrote the book, "The Great Smokey Mountains" which was first published in 1938.

Ms. Thornburgh spent her summers at Thornborough Cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee with winters spent in Knoxville, Tn with her brother and mother.

*This information was Taken from Who's Who in America, 1936-1937
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Montgomery Thornburgh (1837 - 1890)
  Laura Emma Pettibone Thornburgh (1855 - 1948)
 
 Sibling:
  John Minnis Thornburgh (1881 - 1981)*
  Laura Thornburgh (1885 - 1973)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Gray Cemetery
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Forever Memories
Record added: Oct 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42635059
Laura Thornburgh
Added by: Laura Fleming-Bakewell
 
Laura Thornburgh
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Laura Thornburgh
Added by: Laura Bakewell
 
 
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Wish I had known you. Love your namesake Laura
- Laura Fleming-Bakewell
 Added: Nov. 9, 2009
Grandchildren of Ellis Odell Thornburg(h)
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 2, 2009
Your star is shining bright today and as always...We were able to visit you and your Mother, Father's graves this past weekend... We feel as though we know you - we wish we could have met you.
- Marcia * Mary Jo
 Added: Oct. 2, 2009
 
 
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