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THORLEY, THOMAS A., pharmacist, was born in Fairview township, York county, Pa., August 16, 1850, son of Samuel and Susan (Hurst) Thorley. The parents were both natives of York county and residents of the county until the death of the father who was a farmer. His children by his first marriage are: John D., Thomas A., Joseph E., and Susan, wife of Jacob Neidig, all living. By his second wife he had four children, two of whom are living: Adam M. and Rebecca, wife of Frank E. Taylor, of New Cumberland, Pa. Thomas A. was reared in his native township and received his primary education in the public schools, and afterwards attended the State Normal School at Millersville. He came to Harrisburg and studied pharmacy with J. A. Miller until 1877, since which date he has been in business for himself. He was married in Pittsburgh, Pa., March 4, 1880, to Miss E. E. Early, daughter of Samuel Early, of Jackson county, Kan., to whom have been born two children, one of whom died in infancy, and Samuel J. He and his family attend the Pine Street Presbyterian church. In politics Mr. Thorley is a Democrat.

Transcribed by Donna Whipple for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of transcription: 02 Jan 2001

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