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The Western Star, February 7, 1908.


Mrs. P. D. Thornhill died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Z. J. Bratcher, 2 1/2 miles south of Protection, on February 5, 1908.

Emma Bratcher Thornhill was born near Protection on November 10, 1886. At death she was 21 years, 2 months and 26 days old. Her death, so thrilling, shocking and sad, has intensely grieved her relatives and friends. The cause of death was impacted bowels. She was suddenly taken sick at noon on last Saturday and grew worse rapidly until the Death Angel relieved her of worldly pain, at 5 minutes of 4 o'clock on Wednesday morning. Words are inexpressible in speaking of the loss of this friend, but our loss is heaven's gain. But, how we will miss her! She was so kind and loving and such a true and noble woman, and in the blossoming of womanhood. We sometimes do not understand God's mysterious works, but surely He doeth all things well.

She was married to Pony Delzell Thornhill on August 23, 1903, and she leaves one little son, Orville, as an affectionate comfort to a husband, parents, one sister, and two brothers. Rev. I. W. Bailey conducted funeral services at the M. E. church on Thursday at 3 p.m. Sincere sympathy is extended to the sorrowing family. Interment was made in the Protection cemetery.

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