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2782. Reverend Chester Cook Thorne was born on 27 Feb 1831 in Crystal Lake, NY. He died on 9 Jun 1913 in New York. According to Crosby J. Wilkin, Reverend Chester C. Thorne was a GGrandson of Stevenson Thorne.

The following is from Maggie Thorne of Rutland VT:

He was retired as the minister of the Windham Presbyterian Church, Windham, NY. He was married to Ellen J. Day for 58 years.

He had been educated at Union College in Schenectady, then wen on to Auburn Theological Seminary. When he graduated, Renssalaerville Presbyterian was one of his first parishes. He then went to western NY, and as far away as Florida before returning to NY and Windham on 1 Feb 1891. He had retired several years before his death, due to ill health. In his will probated in 1913, he left $5,000 to establish a scholarship at Union, and a small legacy to Auburn. He was buried in the Fair View Cemetary in Skaneateles, along with a number of other Thores, including his parents.

THIS IS A TRUE COPY OF THE ARTICLE IN THE WINDHAM JOURNAL, THURSDAY, 19 JUNE 1913, PAGE 3:

At Rest in the Family Plot

The Journal receives the following brief note from Mrs. Chester Cook Thorne:

Utica, NY, June 16, 1913--As most of friends know, Mr. Thorne was to be buried in Skaneateles, the home and meeting place of the Thorne family. On Friday morning Mr. Charles Thorne, my daughter Anna and her husband E.S. Delameter and myself started for Skaneateles. Mr. Tibbais attended us to Catskill, kindly taking all necessary care.

We reached Skaneateles at night without incident or detention. The next morning at 10 o'clock, with a few friends from Utica, Syracuse, and Brookport and relatives and friends from town, we assembled at the burying place, where Mr. T. Thorne had erected a monument some 5 years since. Professor Hoyt of Auburn Theological Seminary was also with us and made a brief address. He spoke mostly of the loyalty and relations of the deceased to Auburn Seminary and his interest in the training of young men for the ministry. Then after prayer, he pronounced the commital service and one well known so long was left along in the beautiful Fair View Cemetary.

He was married to Ellen J. Day in 1855. Reverend Chester Cook Thorne and Ellen J. Day had the following children:

child3623 i. Anna Thorne.