S.B. Thornby, formerly of the firm of Thornby & Olson at Emmons, died at the Midway hospital in St. Paul .
Mr. Thornby was about 70 years of age. He had been in business in Emmons since 1888, in the general merchandise under the firm name of Thornby & Olson. He retired in 1920 from business. Cancer and pneumonia were causes of his death.
Mr. Thornby was a highly respected citizen of Emmons and was well known not only in that section of Minnesota but all through northern Iowa. He was confined at the hospital in St. Paul for a month or so. He leaves no family. He was married twice, but both wives are dead.
The remains will be taken to Emmons. The funeral services will be conducted at the Emmons Lutheran Church by Rev. Storaasli and interment will be made in the Emmons cemetery.