955. Thomas Elwood Thorne
was born on 11 Aug 1822 in Bordentown, Burlington County, NJ. He died in
Sep 1913 in Philadelphia, PA. OBITUARY:
"Many prominent Philadelphians attended the funeral of THOMAS ELWOOD THORN,
a widely known real estate dealer, which was held today from the home, 1615 North
19th Street. Mr. Thorn celebrated his 91st birth anniversary on August 11th,
1913, and until a short time before taken ill attended to the business incident
to the large real estate holdings which he had acquired since coming here in
the Centennial year."
"Mr. Thorn will be buried in Bordentown, N.J. It was in this quaint New
Jersey town that he was born & spent his youth & early manhood on the
large estate, where Joseph Bonaparte, a brother of Emperor Napoleon I, lived
several years of his exile."
"Mr. Thorn often recalled that it must have been a pleasant exile, as there
was slight indication that the expatriated king of Spain was in any fear of his
life. Numerous underground tunnel can still be seen in the mammoth park, which
at the time of Mr. Thorn's youth were cleverly concealed by handsome & rare
plants & flowers imported from France & other foreign countries."
"Mr. Thorn was in possession of his faculties up to the time of his fatal
illness, & displayed that remarkable business acumen which made him a notable
figure in the real estate world of Philadelphia during the past quarter of a
century. The years dealt lightly with him & he retained a hold on current
topics which his increasing years failed to lessen. He is survived by a son &
Catherine Ross (daughter of
David Ross and Janet Clark) was born on 10 Jul 1829.
She died on 24 Mar 1898. Thomas Elwood Thorne and Catherine Ross had the following
Eliza Ross Thorne was born on 13 Jun 1859 in Burlington County, NJ. She
died on 7 Jun 1935.
Barclay Thorne was born on 17 Jul 1862 in Bordentown, Burlington County,
Anna Walker Thorne.