Biography of William Thorne
Hastings, Dakota County, MN Biographies

William Thorne, M. D., was born in Devonshire, England, January 22d, 1820. Caine with his parents to America in 1834, locating in Chautauqua county, New York. After receiving a common school education he first studied medicine at Sinclairville with Hedges and Kimball one year, then with Dr. Hill sixteen months. Afterward took the preliminary course of lectures at Buffalo college in 1847. Practiced in Chautauqua county one and one half years, then returned to Buffalo and graduated as M. D., in 1850. He practiced at Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, six years coming thence to Hastings, and has been in continuous practice here since; is one of the pioneer physicians of Hastings. He is a member of the American Medical Association, and Minnesota State Medical Society. Has been twice married. His first wife was Zilla Ennis, of Wayne county, New York, who died in 1863. In 1867, married Miss Carolina, daughter of Hon. Benjamin Pringle. One child born to them: William Benjamin.

The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.

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