Wesley Thurlow was born in Morgan (now Noble) county, Ohio, June 10, 1822. His father was Silas Thurlow, of Newbury, Massachusetts. His mother’s maiden name was Susannah Swett, and she was a native of New Hampshire. Mr. Thurlow was reared in his native State and pursued the occupation of tailoring until about fifty years of age, and was then engaged in the hotel business at Olive, Ohio. He immigrated to Missouri, and has since engaged at various times and places in farming, merchandising and hotel-keeping. He came to Jamesport in April, 1880, and has conducted the Sherman House since that time. Mr. Thurlow was married in Noble county, Ohio, to Miss Sarah J. Hill, daughter of William and Jane Hill. Mrs. Thurlow was born in Belmont county, Ohio, April 24, 1824. They became the parents of four children, three of whom, Lacy A., Hynda J., and Ida, still survive. The family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Thurlow is Republican in politics.
Lucy A., eldest daughter of Mr. Thurlow, was married at Laclede, Missouri, on the 9th of January, 1868, to Robert L. Schrock. Mr. Schrock was born in Hampshire county, Virginia, December 1, 1834. They are the parents of one child, named John Audubon Elsworth Moreland Roye. Mr. Schrock lives with his father-in-law and assists in conducting the hotel.