Biography of Wesley C. Thornbrugh
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Wesley Chcate Thornburgh, a member of the well known bond house of Blanchett, Thornburgh & Vandersall. was born in Seneca county, Ohio. August 28, 1888, and is a son of Dr. Rollo W. and May (Seitz) Thornburgh. The father ranks with the leading physicians of the city and a more extended mention of him will be found elsewhere in this work.

Following his graduation from one of the high schools of this city in 1905. Mr. Thornburgh was employed along mercantile lines until January 1, 1911, when he joined the brokerage firm of Hoehier, Cummings & Prudent as a salesman, remaining in their service until the 1st of January, 1916, when the business was dissolved. He then entered the Security Savings Bank in the bond department, but at the end of a year severed his connection with that institution to embark in business independently and in 1917, in association with F. C. Hoehler, he engaged in the bond business, and they conducted their interests under the style of F. C. Koehler & Company. Subsequently the partnership was discontinued and the present firm of Blanchett, Thornburgh & Vandersall was organized. They specialize in the sale of municipal bonds and other high grade investment securities. They are known to be men of integrity and reliability, with broad experience along investment lines; they have had no difficultyin securing a large and representative clientele and are classed with the representative bond houses of Toledo. Their offices are at No. 301-5 Second National Bank building.

On the 2d of September, 1914, Mr. Thornburgh was married to Miss Ruth McNulty, a daughter of Edward F. McNulty of Danville, Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Thornburgh have become the parents of a son, Robert Wesley, who was born in Toledo, June 25, 1915. In all matters of citizenship Mr. Thornburgh is loyal; progressive and public spirited and during the World war he was active in promoting the Liberty Loan campaigns and other measures promulgated by the government at that time. He is a republican in his political views and is a member of the Toledo Club, the Toledo Commerce Club and the Inverness Club. He is a Knights Templar Mason and member of the Mystic Shrine and an exemplary representative of the craft. Throughout his career he has closely applied himself to the work in hand, giving his best efforts to each task that he has undertaken, and the years have chronicled his growing success. Mr. Thornburgh is well known in Toledo, where his life has been spent and where many of his best friends have been acquaintances from boyhood. Mr. Thornburgh's residence is at No. 519 Nottingham terrace.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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