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#2091187 - 01/25/12 08:50 PM Obituary Lookup - San Francisco 1963
marilynnhowar Offline


Registered: 05/01/06
Loc: LaLa Land
Would anyone have access to an obituary for:

Karl S. Thornburg, 6/5/1906, b. Indiana - 9/12/1963, d. San Francisco

Found him in the CADI and he matches my guy from Indiana. His wife, Virginia is shown in an ancestry.com file as dying in WA in 1998. Seems odd location and birth date for her doesn't match what I had, so I'm hoping an obit for Karl will mention if wife survived. Also wrote for an obit in WA for the Virginia that is mentioned in the file.

Thanks for looking.

Marilynn

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#2091579 - 01/26/12 09:37 AM Re: Obituary Lookup - San Francisco 1963 [Re: marilynnhowar]
memareich Offline


Registered: 05/16/04
Loc: Sunny No. CA
On genealogybank there is a few articles on Karl S being a col. in the military, no obit that I could find.

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#2091588 - 01/26/12 09:56 AM Re: Obituary Lookup - San Francisco 1963 [Re: marilynnhowar]
ScottD Offline


Registered: 04/15/06
Loc: Spokane
Took me a while.... finally found her on ancestry.

Johanna Virginia Bennicuff
Birth Oct. 24, 1909 in San Francisco, California
Death May 8, 1998 in Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor, Washington, USA

She was married to

Herbert A. Thornburg
Birth 1914 in Nebraska
Death in Texas

This ladies obit location....

THORNBURG, Virginia J (BENNICUFF); ; Aberdeen WA; Daily World; 1998-5-13; ehokan

Found this Funeral Home record on ancestry.

California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985
Name: Karl Sample Thornberg
Gender: Male
Race: Caucasian (White)
Birth Date: 5 Jun 1906
Birth Place: Munsie, Indiana
Age: 57
Death Date: 12 Sep 1963
Spouse: Virginia J Thornberg
Father: Alonzo C Thornberg
Mother: Mary Sample
Funeral Home: Godeau Funeral Home

Widowed is marked and his ashes were sent to Phoenix, AZ.
Lundberg Mortuary in Glendale, AZ is who received the remains.

I found this via a Google search.

Virginia Jean Tompson died 19 Apr 1963. She married Karl Sample Thornburg, son of Alonzo Clifford Thornburg and Mary Sample

So Virginia 1909-1998 is not the one you want.

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#2091830 - 01/26/12 02:29 PM Re: Obituary Lookup - San Francisco 1963 [Re: ScottD]
marilynnhowar Offline


Registered: 05/01/06
Loc: LaLa Land
Scott - thank you SO MUCH! I just knew the Virginia in WA was not the right person and this is terrific. I can verify with the cemetery that they are there and then list them and link to their parents in Find A Grave and then send something to the person on ancestry (if they care), that they have the wrong spouse. YEA. I'm jumping up and down in happy dance.

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#2116184 - 02/23/12 09:00 PM Re: Obituary Lookup - San Francisco 1963 [Re: marilynnhowar]
JennO Offline


Registered: 12/19/11
Loc: California, USA
No obit in SF Chronicle 9-13 to 9-20-1963.

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#2132433 - 03/13/12 07:40 PM Re: Obituary Lookup - San Francisco 1963 [Re: JennO]
JennO Offline


Registered: 12/19/11
Loc: California, USA
No obit for Thornberg 9-13 to 9-20-1963 in SF Examiner or SF News-Call Bulletin

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#2165202 - 04/26/12 05:13 PM Re: Obituary Lookup - San Francisco 1963 [Re: JennO]
marilynnhowar Offline


Registered: 05/01/06
Loc: LaLa Land
Thank you so much for looking.

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