Biography of Thomas A. Thornby
Marin County, CA Biographies





Thomas A. Thornby. Whose portrait appears in this work, was born in England April 28, 1826. On first emigrating to America he settled in Niagara county, New York, where he resided for ten years, when he proceeded to Central America, and was employed by the Nicaragua Accessory Transit Company. From this place he went to California, taking passage from Panama in the steamer " Independence," and arrived in San Francisco July 11, 1852. After residing in that city for three years Mr. Thornby proceeded to Nevada county, where he resided until the Spring of 1857, and then came to Margin and established his permanent residence in Tomales township. Mr. Thornby has visited all parts of this State, and has traveled to the northern and eastern Territories. Now, he dwells in single blessedness, near Marshall Station.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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