In the May 5, 1950 edition of the Daily Register there is an obituary for a Mrs. Nancy Dooley where it states that her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Dan Vaughn and that she had two half-brothers Sylvester Thorne of Harrisburg and Bill Thorne of Broughton.
Then in the June 17, 1957 edition we see that Sylvester Thorne of Harrisburg was returning to this city from Benton Harbor, Mich., where he was visiting his daughter Mrs. Georgia Drury, was injured in an auto accident near Marshall, Ill.
Then in the Hamilton county book "Legacy of Kin" in article 1966-261 there is a William Riley Thorn that was born 28 May 1869 in Saline, Co.; died 01 Jan 1966 at home in McLeansboro; son of Larkin & Sandra Henson Thorn. Married Mahalie F. Barnett deceased; son, James O. Thorn of Eldorado; dau. Mrs. Pearl McReynolds of New Harmony, Ind. Interred Douglas cemetery.