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Submitted by Patty Taylor

January 31, 1940
Sterling Gazette
pg. 3; col. 3
 
James Thompson Will Be Buried on Friday
 
    Funeral rites for James Thompson, 73, of Yorktown, who died at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning in his home, will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon in the Parent funeral home in Tampico. Burial will be in the Tampico cemetery. Mr. Thompson is survived by his widow.
 
 
 
 
February 3, 1940
Sterling Gazette
pg. 6; col. 4-5
 
Funeral Services for James Thompson Held At Tampico on Friday
 
    Funeral services for James Thompson of Yorktown were held Friday afternoon at the Parent funeral home in Tampico, with the Rev. L. B. Beals officiating. The singing was by the Fairfield male quartet. E. C. Berge, Will F. Steers, Oscar Wetzell, C. A. Brooks, Mrs. Eva Delle Johnson, accompanist; the casket bearers were Robert Sibley, Sr., Frank Collins, A. G. Black, Albert Anderson, Clark Rogers and Otto Gerlach. Burial was in the Tampico Memorial cemetery.
 
        Sketch of Life
 
    James Thompson, son of Alexander and Henrietta Thompson, was born Aug. 12, 1868, in *Neupont, Dumfries county, Scotland, and departed this life at his home in Yorktown, Ill., Jan. 30, 1940 at the age of 71 years, five months and 18 days. He came to America with his parents at the age of five and settled with them in Elgin, Ill. Later he came to the vicinity of Tampico and stayed for a few years when he moved to Allentown, N. D. then again returned to Illinois where he spent the remainder of his life in Whiteside and Bureau counties.
 
    In 1889 he was married to Mary Courtney who departed this life in 1903. Later in life he was married to Carrie Kniseley, who was his faithful companion until the time of his passing, giving of her time and strength with unselfish devotion during their homemaking days and a true helpmeet to him during the past years when he was a helpless invalid. Truly it can well be said of her, "She hath done what she could."
 

    Besides his loving wife he leaves to mourn his passing one brother, William Thompson of Cokeville, Wyo., two sisters, Henrietta Quinn, Yorktown and Jennie Burns of Spencer, Neb., two half-brothers, Garfield and Benny Mock of Forbes, N. D. and a half-sister, Mildred Wegener of St. Paul, Minn. One brother and one sister preceded him in death

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Note: *I believe James was born in Penpont, not Neupont., Patty Taylor

Tampico Tornado
Thurs., Feb. 1, 1940
1;6

Yorktown Resident Dead

Funeral Services for James THOMPSON, 72, will be held Friday afternoon in the Parent Funeral Parlor at two o'clock with Rev. L. B. BEALS of the Tampico Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. THOMPSON passed away early Tuesday morning, at his home in Yorktown. He had been in poor health for the past five years.

 Tampico Tornado
Thursday, Feb. 8, 1940
1;3

OBITUARY

James THOMPSON, son of Alexander and Henrietta THOMPSON,  was born August 12, 1868 in Neupont, Dumfries County, Scotland, and departed this life at his home in Yorktown, Ill. January 30, 1940 at the age of 71 years, 5 months and 18 days. He came to America with his parents in 1873, at the age of five years, and settled with them in Elgin, Ill. Later he came to the vicinity of Tampico and stayed for a few years when he moved to Allentown, N. D. then again returning to Illinois where he spent the remainder ofhis life, principally in Whiteside and Bureau counties.

In 1889 he was married to Mary COURTNEY who departed this life in 1903. Later in life he married Carrie Knisely who was his faithful companion until the time  of his passing, giving her time and strength with unselfish devotion during their homemaking days and a true helpmate to him during the past years when he was a helpless invalid. Truly it can be said of her "She hath done what she could."

Besides his loving wife he leaves to mourn his passing, one brother, William THOMPSON, of Cokeville, Wyo.; two sisters, Henrietta QUINN of Yorktown, and Jennie BURNS of Spencer, Neb.; two half-brothers,Garfield and Benny MOCK of Forbes, N. D.; and a half sister, Mildred WEGENER of St. Paul, Minn. Onebrother and a sister preceded him in death.

The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the Paarent Funeral Parlor in Tampico with Rev. L. B. BEALS, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. The singing was by the Fairfield Male Quartet. E. C. BERGE, Will. F. STEERS,  Oscar Wetzell and C. A. BROOKS, with Mrs. Eva Delle JOHNSON as accompanist. The casket bearers were Robert SIBLEY, Sr., Frank E. COLLINS, A. G. BLACK, Albert ANDERSON, Clark ROGERS, and Otto GERLACH. Burial was in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery. ****end of obit*****

FUNERAL LOG (TAHS Archives)

Record of Funeral   Date: Jan. 31, 1940

Name of the Deceased: James Thompson, Sex: Male; Color: White
Charge to: Carrie Thompson
Date of Funeral: Feb. 2, '40
Place ofDeath: Home  Yorktown, IL
Funeral Services at Parent Funeral Parlors
Time of Funeral Services: 2 p.m.
Clergyman: Rev. Lawrence Beale
Certifying Physician: Dr. Medley
His Residence: Prophetstown, IL
Cause of Death: Intestinal Obstruction - malignant tumor
Date of Death: Jan 30  '40
Occupation of the Deceased: Retired Farmer
Single/Married/Divorced: Married   Religion: ____(blank)
Aged: 71y, 5 months, 18 days
Birth Palce: Scotland, Aug. 12, 1868
Father: Alexander Thompson
Birth Place: Scotland
Maiden Name of Mother: Henrietta McClane
Birthplace: Scotland
Name of Husband:
Name of Wife: Carrie Thompson
Informant: Carrie Thompson
Address: Tamico

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