Thornburg,  Pherbia

Thornburg, Pherbia

Female 1938 - 1984  (45 years)  

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  • Name Thornburg, Pherbia 
    Born 7 Nov 1938  Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Residence 5 Jun 1966  Pawling, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 17 Jan 1981  Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 27 Aug 1984  Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I46924  Sackett | Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 

    Father Thornburg, Samuel Raymond "Pinky",   b. 28 Aug 1892, Davenport, Scott, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1981, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Thomas, Pherbia Harriet,   b. 3 Aug 1904, Victor, Teller County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1980, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1931  Pawling, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Children
    1. Thornburg, Pherbia,   b. 7 Nov 1938, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1984, Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Family ID F11249  Group Sheet

    Family Cooper, Donald Cole "Cole",   b. Abt 1930, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1966, Alaska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F17366  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Nov 1938 - Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 5 Jun 1966 - Pawling, Dutchess County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 17 Jan 1981 - Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Aug 1984 - Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Pherbia Thornburg (1938-1984)
    Pherbia Thornburg (1938-1984)
    Ohio Wesleyan University 1958 yearbook photo

  • Sources 
    1. [S1619] Newspapers.com, 16 Jan 2018.
      Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, New York), 31 Aug 1984, page 26

      Pherbia Thornburg Cooper

      PAWLING -- Pherbia Thornburg Cooper, of Quaker Hill, died Monday at her home.

      Mrs. Cooper attended St. Margaret's in Waterbury, Conn., a girls preparatory school in Switzerland, Ohio Wesleyan University and Columbia University.

      She was born Nov. 7, 1938, in Danbury, Conn., the daugher od S. Raymond and Pherbia Thomas Thornburg.

      Her husband, Cole Cooper, predeceased her.

      Mrs. Cooper is survived by one son, Colin Cooper of Juneau, Alaska, and one cousin.

      There will be no calling hours.

      Memorial services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Christ Church, Quaker Hill, Pawling.

      Burial will be in Quaker Hill Cemetery, Pawling.

      Memorial donations may be made to the church or to the Akin Hall Association, Pawling.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    2. [S1619] Newspapers.com, 16 Jan 2018.
      The Bridgeport Telegram (Bridgeport, Connecticut), 17 Sep 1966, page 24

      D.C. Cooper, 36, of Westport, Killed in Alaska

      WESTPORT -- Donald Cole Cooper, 36, formerly of Westport, was killed instantly the night of September 5 when the car he was driving turned over 160 miles from Fairbanks, Alaska.

      Memorial services will be conducted Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. in Christ and Holy Trinity Church here.

      A native of Boston, Mr. Cooper came to Westport in 1945 with his parents from Washington, D.C. He went to Alaska in 1957 and spent a year above the Arctic Circle working in the DEW line. He was employed by the Green Construction company, a road building firm.

      During the Korean war, Mr. Cooper served in the Air Force. He attended the University of Connecticut.

      Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Pherbia Thornburg Cooper, Pawling, N.Y.; a son, Colin Cooper of Pawling; his father, Donald B. Cooper of Westport and his mother of Noblesville, Ind.; a brother, Porter Cooper of Killington, Vt.; a sister, Mrs. Richard Burch of Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.; two step-brothers and a step-sister.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    3. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 16 Jan 2018.
      Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa), 3 Feb 1981, page 5

      Extracted information:
      Raymond "Pinky" Thornburg, 88, Danbur, Conn., formerly of Davenport d. 17 Jan in Danbury.

      "He was president of Pawling Rubber Co and served as chairman until 1976. Mr. Thornburg was director of the company at the time of his death."

      "Mr. Thornburg organized and was president of the Investigation and Finance Co., Chicago. He also served as financial advisor to the governor of Shansi Province in West China. He also was publisher of Guideposts magazine."

      "Mr. Thornburg married Pherbia Thomas in 1936 in Quaker Hill, Pawling. She died Nov. 24, 1980."

      Graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University
      Served on the Metropolitan Board of the YMCA of Greater New York, 1953-1972. One of the founders of the Y of the Holiday Hills branch and as chairman of the board of Holiday Hills, 1955-1972.

      "Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cole (Pherbia) Cooper, Fairbanks. Ala. (sic); one grandson, and a nephew, Lowell Thomas, Jr., Anchorage, Alaska."

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S28] The Compendium of American Genealogy.

    5. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 15 Jan 2018.
      Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), 17 Jun 1936, page 25

      S. Raymond Thornburg to Wed Miss Pherbia Thomas

      New York, June 16. -- Special -- Pherbia Thomas, daigher of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Thomas of Asbury Park and sister of Lowell Thomas, novelist and Radio commentator, will be married on Saturday to S. Raymond Thornburg, formerly of Evansville, Ill., at Paling (sic), N.Y. Mr. Thornburg, now in the oil business, formerly was in the investment banking business in Chicago. He was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan college in 1915. Miss Thomas was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in 1926.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith


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