Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Thompson


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, September 17, 2004
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Mabel L. Thompson, 88, of Okeechobee, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Born Sept. 18, 1915, in Blue Ridge, d/o  John C. and Stella (Mullen) Neeb.
Married  Harvey R. Thompson on Dec. 28, 1945; he preceded her in death in 2001.
Survivors include one daughter, Mignon Coers  of Okeechobee; one brother, Herbert Neeb  of Anderson; eight grandchildren, Dr. David P. Dwiggins  of Memphis, Tenn., Daniel P. Dwiggins  of Crystal River, Fla., Kenneth Rice  of Shelbyville, William Harvey Rice  of Clearwater, Fla., Roger Lambert  and  Robert Lambert, both of Brooksville, Fla., Susan Foster, of Tampa, Fla., and  Kimberly Riley  of Okeechobee; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Lived in Florida for three years.  Previously lived in Moscow.
Manager of Rush County Stone Co. for 25 years, retiring in 1980.
Member of Blue Ridge Christian Union Church, Women in Construction, Milroy Order of Eastern Star, Merry Martha Home Economics Club and Women of the Moose.
Service and burial: Moscow Cemetery, in Moscow.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Columbus  Republic
Bartholomew County, Indiana
15 Jan 2003
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          HOPE -- Harold D. Thompson Sr.,  54, of Columbus died at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at Columbus Regional Hospital.  Mr. Thompson worked at Smurfit Stone Container for 30 years, retiring in August.  An avid fisherman, he was a member of the Eagles Lodge and was a veteran of the Navy.
          The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Norman Funeral Home.  Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.  Burial will be at Winchester Cemetery in Shelby County.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana.
          Born in Shelby County Aug. 6, 1948, Mr. Thompson was the son of  Lloyd and  Josie Pope Thompson.  He married  Jacklyn L. Mourey  June 9, 1972.  Survivors include his wife; sons,  Wesley Mourey of North Vernon and  Harold "Moose" Thompson Jr.  and  Jeff Thompson,  both of Columbus; brothers,  Tom,  John,  David  and  Ron Thompson,  all of Columbus, and  Lloyd Thompson  of Edinburgh; sisters,  Shirley Aterburn,  Beverly Thompson  and  Kathy Ogle,  all of Columbus, and  Becky Thompson  of Taylorsville; and five grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and a twin brother,  Gerald Thompson.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
4 Mar 1968
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County Native
Dies In Hospital
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Services Tuesday For
Verlie Thompson, 73
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          Services will be held at Sleeth Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday for  Mrs. Verlie M. Thompson,  73, 309* Walker St., who died at Major Hospital at 11:25 Sunday.  Rev. A. M. Hamilton will officiate and burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.
          Mrs. Thompson, a retired practical nurse, had been a Shelby County resident her entire life and lived in Shelbyville the past 53 years.  She was born near Wilson Corner Feb. 25, 1995, the daughter of  Clarence D. and  Sarah (Young) Pope.  She was married to  Bert Thompson  on May 10, 1919, and he died April 26, 1958.  One daughter preceded in death.
          Survivors are one granddaughter,  Mrs. James (Sandra) Smith  of this city; three sisters,  Mrs. Oren (Opal) Lusk  and  Mrs. Frank (Karen) Hudson,  both of Shelbyville and  Mrs. Leroy (Marie) Perkins,  San Diego, Calif.; one brother,  Charles Russell Pope,  R.R. 5* and three great-grandchildren.
          Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
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*Contributor’s Note: These numbers were difficult to read on my copy of the obituary so may not be accurate here.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, March 5, 1964
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MRS. THOMPSON  DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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Rites Saturday For Local Woman, 86
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Mrs. Sudie Thompson, 86.
Born Noble Township 16 Nov 1877, d/o  Walter and Frances Isabelle (Arnold) Byrum.  Married   Clifford C. Thompson  in 1900, he died 1929 [sic].
Surviving:  daughter, Miss Faye V. Thompson; sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred Byrum.
Member First Methodist Church.
Burial Forest Hill cemetery.
Submitted and summarized by Rochelle Riordan, 1906 E. Sharon Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85022


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, July 31, 1962
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Mrs. Thompson Dies at 67
Waldron Resident's Funeral Is Thursday
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Mrs. Marie S. Thompson, 67, Waldron, died Monday at 2:30 p.m.
Born in Shelby County October 1, 1894, d/o  William H.  and  Catherine Kehrt Shadley.
First married  Russell Coulston; he died in 1929.
Married  William R. Thompson  on September 2, 1959.
Waldron chapter Order of Easstern Star, Waldron Baptist Church.
Former employee of Kennedy Carliner and Bag Co.  Last employed by Bryant-Roth Co, Inc.
Survivors:  spouse; son, Donald Coulston, Portland, Maine; three sisters, Mrs. Leonard Bogeman,  Mrs. Stacey Goble,  Mrs. Murl Shadley, all of Shelbyville; brothers, Paul Shadley, Shelbyville, and  Walter Shadley, Lafayette; four grandchildren.
Preceded in death by infant son, one sister and one brother.
Carmony Funeral Home in Shelbyville with Rev. Donald Lambert officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
28 Apr 1958
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Bert Thompson
Dies Suddenly
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          Bert Thompson, 68, retired employe of the Shelbyville Desk Company, died suddenly at his home, 309 Walker St., Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Although he had suffered with a heart condition for several years, death, caused by a coronary attack, was unexpected.
          Born in Rush county July 8, 1889,* he was the son of Taylor and Jennie (Thrasher) Thompson. On May 10, 1919, he was married to Verlie Rhoades who survives with a step-granddaughter and one step-great-grandson. Mr. Thompson was a member of Trinity Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the American Legion.
          Funeral rites will be held at the Sleeth Funeral Home Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with Revs. G. C. Housman and A. M. Hamilton officiating. Burial, with military rites at the grave, will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5:00 this afternoon.
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*Betty's Note:  The last digit of the year was unreadable on my copy of this obituary, but the photo of the stone pictured on findagrave.com shows 1889.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, December 2, 1954
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THOMPSON  RITES  ARE  ARRANGED
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          Funeral services have been arranged for  Walter E.  Thompson, 87, retired farmer and lifelong resident of Shelby county.  The rites will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the Sleeth Funeral Home with Rev. Melvin R. Phillips officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. Friday.
          Mr. Thompson, whose home was two miles south of Shelbyville in Shelby township, died at a Greensburg nursing home Wednesday afternoon following an illness of several years.
          He was born in Shelby township on October 4, 1867, the son of  William C.  and  Angeline (Stafford) Thompson.  On September 11, 1889, he was married to  Effie Haymond  who survives with three children,  Paul Thompson, Shelby township,  Mrs. Lorene Havens  of this city and  Miss Thelma Thompson  of Indianapolis.  Also surviving are four grandchildren and one sister,  Mrs. George H. Meiks of this city.
          Mr. Thompson was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Pella  Chronicle
Pella, Iowa
3 Apr 1947
Page 7
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MRS.  MALINDA  THOMPSON
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          Malinda Dale Leonard  was born in Shelby County, Indiana, June 18, 1864, to  Mr. and Mrs. Swain Leonard.
          She was united in marriage to  Mr. Samuel H. Thompson,  March 18, 1885, and to this union were born five children, three boys and two girls.
          She united with the Christian Church of Aurora, Nebraska, in the year 1902.  From infancy until this date she was a member of the Congregation of Friends.
          The Lord called her home March 25, 1947, making the total span of her life 82 years, 9 months, 6 days.
          She leaves two sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn her going.
          Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 26, 1947 at 3:30 p.m. at the Van Dyk Funeral Home with Rev. Wm. G. Winstead officiating.  Interment at Aurora, Nebr., on Friday, March 28th.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday April 13, 1936
Page 1 column 2
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C. THOMPSON  PASSES  AWAY
Funeral  For  Former  Local  Concessioner
To  Be  Held  Tuesday
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          Charles M. Thompson, 65 years old, lifelong resident of Shelbyville and former restaurant owner and concessioner, died at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at his home, 538 East Broadway street, after an illness of two years.
He was the son of  Charles and  Margaret Thompson, pioneer residents of Shelby county, and was born March 22, 1871, in Marietta.  His marriage to  Miss Leuella Anderson  of Shelby county took place in 1891.  She preceded him in death December 28, 1928.
          Seven children were born.  They are  Maurice,  Emerson and  Miss Nellie Thompson; all at home;  Mrs. William Gauthier, of this city;  Mrs. Harry Anderson and  Mrs. Albert McLaughlin, both of Long Beach, California and  Herbert Thompson of Orlando, Florida, He also leaves eight grandchildren and two nieces.
          Funeral services will be held at the Vine Street M.P. Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. F. E. Crider, of Greenfield, former pastor of the church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
October 10, 1935
Page 2   Column 2-5
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CLARENCE  THOMPSON
DIES  AT  HOSPITAL
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Widely Known Falt Rock Resident
Passed Away Following Operation.
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          Clarence Thompson,  aged sixty-one, of Flat Rock, widely known resident of Shelby county, died at Major hospital at 8:50 o'clock Saturday night following an operation.  He was taken to the hospital Wednesday.  News of his death is a source of deep sorrow to his hundreds of friends.
          Funeral services were held at the C. F. Fix & Son mortuary here at 2:00 o'clock this afternoon.  The  Rev. George Murphy,  pastor of the Flat Rock M.E. church, officiated.  Burial was made in the Flat Rock cemetery.
          Mr. Thompson had been a barber most of his life and formerly lived at Waldron.
          The son of  Charles W. and  Belle Thompson,  the deceased was born August 8, 1874.  In 1906 he was married to  Miss Ella Freeman,  who preceded him in death in 1916, and he was later married to  Ida Jones,  who died four years ago.
          He is survived by a son,  James Thompson,  of Columbus, former resident of this city; a daguther,  Mrs. Fred Fisher,  of this city; a brother,  Harry W. Thompson,  the last of a family of six children.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday December 9, 1933
Page 1 ,column 3
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DEATH  FOLLOWS  BRIEF  ILLNESS
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J. Dawes Thompson, 50, Passed Away At Home
On Morris Avenue, This Morning
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  MONDAY
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          J. Dawes Thompson, well known grocer of this city, passed away at 4:30 o’clock this morning following a brief illness of two weeks.  The deceased was born in Rush county, Indiana, on June 21, 1883 and was the son of  Frank and Anna (Barlow) Thompson.  On May 14, 1914, he was united in marriage with  Sadie Allen May  and to this union no children were born.
          On November 6, 1913, Mr. Thompson started in the grocery business at 639 Morris Avenue.
          Survivors are the widow, his mother, Mrs. Anna E. Thompson, and sister, Mrs. Leo Morgan.
          Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Trinity M.E. church with the Rev. Mrs. Josephine Huffer officiating.  Burial will be made in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday December 7, 1929
Page 1 column 1
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DEATH  OCCURS  THIS  MORNING
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Miss Ann Thompson, Prominent Resident
of County Died at Home In Waldron
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FUNERAL  MONDAY  MORNING
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          Miss Anna Thompson, prominent resident of the county, died at three fifteen o’clock this morning at her home in Waldron.  Death was caused by a complication of diseases following an illness of seven weeks.
          Miss Thompson was born in Rush county and was the daughter of  Alfred G. Thompson  [and Minerva Burns Thompson].  She was a life-long member of the St. Paul Christian church.
          Surviving are one sister, Mrs. A. J. Ensminger  of this city; a niece, Mrs. Leo Morgan, and a nephew, Dawes Thompson, both of this city.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the late home at ten o’clock Monday morning with the Rev. C. B. Atkinson, pastor of the Waldron Baptist church officiating.  He will be assisted by the Rev. Minton, pastor of the Waldron M. E, church.  Burial will be in the Flat Rock cemetery near Salem in Rush county in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Barb Huff


A  Shelbyville, IN,  Newspaper
(about 1929)
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COUNTY  RESIDENT  CALLED  BY  DEATH
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Pulmonary Tuberculosis fatal to
Mrs. Nancy E. Thompson, East of this City
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ILL  FOR  MANY  MONTHS
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          Mrs. Nancy E. Thompson, died at her home three miles east of the ciy, on the Cynthiana Pike, at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Pulmonarytuberculosis from which she had been afflicted for many months, was the cause of death.
          Mrs. Thompson was born in Shelby County on March 22, 1856, being 73 years of age.  She had spent her entire life in this county.  She was a memeber of the Mt. Pisgah church.
          Three sons, one daughter and sixteen grandchildren survive.  The children are Omer,  Dick and  Otis Weaver and  Mrs. Mamie Werner, all of Shelby County.
          Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Pisgah church Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with the Rev. John Reece officiating.  Interment will be in the Snyder cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Submitted by Melinda Weaver


A  Shelbyville, Indiana,  Newspaper
August 18, 1929
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AGED  RESIDENT  DIED  EARLY  TODAY
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Funeral Services for John Lewis Thompson,
Who Died of Heart Trouble, to Be Saturday
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          People throughout the county will be grieved to hear of the death of one of the oldest and most respected citizens in this section, John Lewis Thompson, who passed away this morning at four o'clock at his home north of Shelbyville on the Knightstown road.  The death of this outstanding man was caused from the effects of a chronic case of heart trouble from which he had suffered for more than a year.
          Funeral services will be conducted from the late home Saturday afternoon at two-thirty o-clock with the Rev. Josephine Campbell, pastor of the Trinity Methodist church of this city, officiating.  Burial is to be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
          Mr. Thompson was born in Shelby county, March 26, 1856, and was at the time of death seventy-two years, five months and fourteen days old.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson and had spent almost the whole of his life in this county.
          On January 9, 1879, he was united in marriage to Miss Harriet Cooley and to their union were born five children, who all survive with the mother to mourn his death.  The children are Mrs. Ann Stafford, at home; Mrs. Laurence McNew, of Jennings county; Mrs. Dale McNew, of Marion county; Mrs. Frank Dunn, of Shelbyville; and Edward Thompson of Moral township.  He also leaves eighteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
          There are also three brothers. Jesse and Charles, both of Waldron, and Larry of Colorado; also two sisters, Mrs. A. D. Roach, of Shelbyville, and Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, of Connersville.
Submitted by Melinda Weaver


The  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, December 29, 1928
Page 8
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DEATH  OCCURS  AT  HOME  HERE
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Mrs. Luella  Thompson  Succumbs  Friday  Night
After  Illness  of  19  Years.
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FUNERAL  TO  BE  MONDAY
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         Mrs. Luella Thompson, age 55 years, wife of  Charles M. Thompson, died at her home 102 North Vine street, at 9:15 o'clock Friday night.  Death was due to complications of diseases from which she had suffered for many years.  She had been an invalid for the past ten years.
          Mrs. Thompson is survived by the husband, seven children, Herbert  of Orlando, Fla.,  Mrs. Harry Anderson, of Long Beach, Cal.,  Emmerson,  Maurice,  Nemo,  and  Helen, all at home, and  Nellie  of this city; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Christopher Duffy,  Mrs. William Neu,  Mrs. James Mahaffey, and one brother, James Anderson, all of this city.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Vine Street M. P. church Monday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. Forest E. Crider officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, November 17, 1928
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DEATH  OCCURS
THIS  MORNING
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Albert Thompson, 51, Suc-
cumbs From Complication
of Diseases.
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  MONDAY
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          Albert Thompson,  age 51 years, died at 10:30 o'clock this morning at his home two miles east of Shelbyville on the Cynthiana pike.  Death was due to a complicaiton of diseases from which he had suffered for the past year.
          The deceased was the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Thompson,  who have preceded him in death.  He was married to  Mrs. Nancy E. Weaver  a number of years ago.  Surviving with the wife are three step-sons,  Otis,  Alonzo  and  Omer Weaver,  all of this county and one step-daughter,  Mrs. Walter Weaver.
          Mr. Thompson was a member of the Mt. Pisgah church.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at two o'clock from the Mt. Pisgah church, with the Rev. John Reese officiating.  Interment will be in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
(Shelbyville, Indiana)
Saturday, September 8, 1928
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"CLIFFORD  THOMPSON  DIED  THIS  MORNING
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'Widely Known Shelby County Farmer Passed Away After Long Illness
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          "Clifford C. Thompson, well known and highly respected Shelby county farmer, died at 9 o'clock this morning at his home, two miles east of Shelbyville on the Blue Ridge road.  Mr. Thompson's death resulted from Bright's disease with which he had suffered for several months.
          "Funeral services are to be conducted from the late home at two o'clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. R.R. Cross, pastor of the West street M.E. church officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.  Members of the K. of P. lodge will take part in the services.
          "Mr. Thompson was a son of  Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson, and was born at the house where he died Oct. 17, 1875, being at the time of death, fifty-two years old.  On Nov. 7, 1900, he was united in marriage to  Miss Sudie Byrum  and to this union one daughter, Miss Faye, was born.  The widow and daughter survive.
          "He also leaves an aged mother."
Submitted by Rochelle Riordan


The  Indianapolis  Star
Saturday,  June 2, 1923
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MINERVA  THOMPSON  DIES  AT  103
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[Special to The Indianapolis Star]
Shelbyville, Ind., June 1
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Mrs. Minerva Thompson

    Shelbyville, Ind., June 1 --- Mrs. Minerva Thompson, 103 years old, one of the oldest residents in Indiana, died at 7:30 o'clock this evening at her home in Waldron.  She had been in failing health for some time. 
          Mrs. Thompson was the daughter of  James and Drucilla Burns  and was born on a farm in Lews county, Kentucky, May 18, 1820.  Her father was a soldier in the war of 1812 and was 100 years old when he died.  Upon moving to Indiana the family first resided in Rush county where Mrs. Thompson married  Alfred Gregg Thompson  in 1845.  The couple came to Shelby county, where Mr. Thompson built a log cabin for his bride.  Mr. Thompson died in 1890.
          Two of the seven children born to the couple survive.  They are:  Miss Anna Thompson, who lives with her mother, and  Mrs. Andy J. Ensminger  of this city.  Mrs. Thompson's sister, Eliza Cummins, 96 years old, also lives with her.  Another sister, Mrs. Olive B. Smith, 80 years old, lives in Wells county.  She also has a brother, Henry Burns, 84 years old, who lives at Bluffton.
Text contributed by John Ballard
Scanned picture contributed by Marsha Ensminger



The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday June 2, 1923
Page 1, column 6
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OLD  RESIDENT  DIED  FRIDAY
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Mrs. Minerva Thompson Passed Away
At Her Home in Waldron at Age of 103
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FUNERAL  SERVICES  MONDAY
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Mrs. Thompson Had Been a Resident of
Shelby County For Sixty-seven Years
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          Mrs. Minerva [Burns] Thompson, oldest resident of Shelby county, and one of the oldest persons in the state, died Friday evening at four o’clock at her home in Waldron.  Mrs. Thompson observed the 103rd anniversary of her birth on May 18, 1923.
          For more than a year Mrs. Thompson’s health had been failing, and for some time she had been confined to her room.  Despite her advanced age she showed remarkable vitality, and on several occasions rallied, and was greatly improved.  Her death was caused by senility.
          During the last two years of her life Mrs. Thompson had been afflicted with failing eyesight.  Until she was one hundred years old this woman had been able to read fine print without the aid of glasses, and the care of a physician was a rare occurrence in her life.  Until recently she had enjoyed the visits of her relatives and old friends to her home, and has listened with interest to their conversations.
          Mrs. Thompson was a native of Kentucky, having been born in Lewis county on May 18, 1820.  She was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. James [and Drusilla] Burns, and was the fourth of a family of eleven children.  When she was nine years old her parents moved to Indiana, settling on a clearing near Rushville on Rush county.  There her girlhood was spent, and many happy times were enjoyed by the large family and their friends.
          After her marriage to  Alfred Thompson, they moved to Shelby county, making their home on a farm between Waldron and Blue Ridge.  Mrs. Thompson had been a resident of Shelby county for more than sixty-seven years and for thirty-six years she had resided in Waldron.  Her husband died about twenty-nine years ago.
          Mrs. Thompson had been a member of the Christian church at St. Paul since she was a girl.  Her father died at the age of seventy-two years, and her mother was eighty years old when she died.
          Surviving are two daughters, Miss Anna Thompson, who lived with her mother at Waldron, and  Mrs. A. J. Ensminger, of this city; and two sisters, Mrs. Olive Smith  of Blaine, Colorado, and  Mrs. Eliza Cummins, who lived at Waldron with Mrs. Thompson.  Mrs. Cummins is now more than ninety-eight years old, and Mrs. Smith is about eighty-five. Three grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
          Short funeral services will be held at the home Monday morning at nine thirty o’clock.  The body will be taken later to the Flat Rock church, near Rushville, where services will be conducted.  Burial will be made in the church cemetery, R. T. Stewart in charge.  The cortege will leave the home Monday morning at ten o’clock.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday April 6, 1918
Page 1 column 5
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JAMES  B. THOMPSON  DIED  AT  MIDNIGHT
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Waldron Resident Sixty Years of Age Preceded
Mother Aged Ninety-Seven Years, In Death
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          James B. Thompson  died Friday night at midnight at the home of his mother, Mrs. Minerva Thompson, of Waldron.  His death was caused by uremic poisoning from which he had been suffering for some time.  Mr. Thompson had been ill for the past two or three months and confined to his bed since last Friday, a week ago.  He was 60 years of age on July 31st.
          Mr. Thompson was born in Shelby county and his whole life has been spent in and around Waldron.  He was a well known veterinarian.  His mother, who is 97 years of age, survives, and an aunt, Mrs. Eliza Cummins, widow of the late Daniel Cummins, makes her home with them.  She is 95 years of age.  There is also a sister, Miss Anna Thompson, at home.  Mrs. Eliza Thompson of this city is a sister-in-law and there are a number of nieces and nephews.  Mr. Thompson became a member of the Christian church at St. Paul at an early age.
          Funeral services will be conducted at his mother’s home in Waldron Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, the Rev. Fred Young, of Waldron, will officiate and burial will be made at Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
September 21, 1916
Page 7
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FRANK  B. THOMPSON
DIED  THIS  AFTERNOON
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Passed Away At Home On East
Franklin Street At 12:25 O’Clock
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(From Friday’s Daily)
          Franklin Burns Thompson, aged 62 years, one of the widely known men of this city died at his home, 842 east Franklin street, at 12:25 o’clock this afternoon, death being due to a complication of diseases from which he had been suffering for the past several weeks.
          Mr. Thompson was born February 28, 1834 in Liberty township.  He spent the early part of his life in this county and was married November 3, 1880, to  Miss Eliza Barlow.  To this union, two children were born, both of which with the mother and wife survive.  They are  Mrs. Leo [Minnie Glenn] Morgan  and  Dawes Thompson, the well known Walkerville grocer.
          Mr. Thompson is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Minerva Thompson, of Waldron, who is past 96 years old; one brother, James Thompson, of Waldron, and two sisters, Miss Anna Thompson, who makes her home with her mother in Waldron and  Mrs. Andrew Ensminger, of south Harrison street, this city.  He is also survived by two grandchildren.
          For four years Mr. Thompson had been engaged in mercantile pursuits in Bristo, Oklahoma.  Recently he returned to this city and had since resided here.  He was a faithful member of the First M.E. church of this city and also held membership in the Protected Home Circle.
          The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the late home, Rev. U. G. Abbott, of Richland, officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of undertakers Wilson & Ewing.  Rushville papers please copy.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday Afternoon, February 13, 1913
Page 4
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Charles W. Thompson.
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          Charles W. Thompson,  one of the best known young men of St. paul, died at his home in that village Wednesday evening at 5:10 o'clock of tuberculosis.  The young man was twenty-four years and twenty-four days old at the time of his death, having been born near St. Omer, January 18, 1888.
          He was afflicted with the disease several months ago and in order to effect a cure he heeded the advice of his physician and went to Arizona in search of his lost health.  The ravages of the disease, however, could not be checked, and the young man, realizing this, returned to his home where he might spend the last days of his life among his friends and relatives.  He arrived in St. Paul on the 18th of January, the twenty-fourth anniversary of his birth.  He is survived by his mother,  Mrs. Caroline Thompson, two brothers,  Hafer  and  Harry Thompson,  both of whom reside near St. Paul, and two sisters,  Mrs. Jennie V. Jewett, of near St. Omer, and  Miss Zella,  who resides at home.
          The funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the United Brethren church at St. Omer, the Rev. George E. Schwartz officiating.  Interment will be made in the charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, September 15, 1903
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          Clifford A. Thompson,  aged 39 years, eldest son of  Hon. W. A. Thompson  of Muncie, Indiana, and grandson of  E. P. Thompson,  of this city, died at his home in Indianapolis, on Saturday evening, September 12th.  "Cliff" Thompson was formerly quite well known in this city and county and was highly respected by all who knew him.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 22, 1903
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          Matilda Thompson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Billman, at 2:30 o'clock Friday morning, after an illness of four weeks.  She was the daughter of  William and Eunice (Boulby) Hendrickson, and was born in New Jersey, August Ist, 1814.  At an early age she with her parents moved to Brookville, Franklin county, where she was married to Alfred Thompson, Sunday February 1lth, 1838.  In 1849 they moved to Rush county, where they lived until his death in 1891.  Mrs. Thompson leaves two sons, Mace, of Fairland, and Gene, of this city, and three daughters, Rosa Krewson, of Arkansas, Naomi Worland, of  Greensburg and Alice Billman, of this city.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday June 1, 1893 
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          Alfred G Thompson, died at his residence in Waldron, at 4:45 o’clock Sunday afternoon, aged 74 years. The remains were brought here [Shelbyville] Monday morning and conveyed to Rushville at 10:30 o’clock. Funeral took place Tuesday, May 29th at the Little Flat Rock Church, Rush County. D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors. 
[Buried Little Flat Rock Cemetery, Rush County]
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 22, 1892
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          Charles Thompson died at his home in Noble township at 4 p.m. on Friday December 16, of Bright's disease, aged 82 years.  Funeral services at the Winchester Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, December 18, Rev. M. A. Farr officiating.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
[Buried Winchester Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
January 14, 1892
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          Died at the residence of  Dr. S. T. Day  on Tuesday morning at ten minutes past twelve o'clock,  Elizabeth Thomson,  daughter of the Hon. James Thomson, of Pittsburg, Pa.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock at the residence of Dr. Day.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, May 30, 1889
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          Mrs. Cassia Thompson died Tuesday morning in the 81st year of her age at her residence in Shelby township.  The funeral took place Wednesday at one o'clock.
[Buried Winchester Cemetery] .
Submitted by Barb Huff for Dena White


An  Indianapolis  Newspaper
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Thompson, Nathaniel (of Shelby County) / Death of, N.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 3, 1881
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DIED
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          THOMPSON - On Sunday morning at 1:30 o'clock, of brain fever Thomas Thompson, of Flat Rock.  Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Winchester Chapel.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Dena White


The  Shelby  Republican
July 11, 1878
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OBITUARY.
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          JONATHAN  THOMPSON -- Was born in the State of Connecticut Oct. 12th, 1794, died at his residence three miles east of Shelbyville, July 2nd, 1878.
          From Connecticut, at an early age, he removed with his father's family to Vermont and from Vermont to New York.  He enlisted in the cavalry service in the War of 1812, although under age, and because of his age the mustering officer refused to muster him, but he remained in the service, his name was put on the payroll.  He was present with his command in the burning of Buffalo, N.Y., by the Indians and British forces in 1814.
          After the close of the war he came west, settling near the mouth of the Little Sciota River in Ohio.  Here he was married to  Miss Sallie Poole.  After a few years residence in Ohio, he again determined to "go West."  In 1821 or 1822, he built a small boat in the mouth of the Little Sciota River, on which he placed his worldly effect, his young wife and children, and pushing out in the river, they floated down the Ohio to Cincinnati.  Here his boat, containing its precious freight, was tied to the wharf, while he spent two or three days seeking work in what was the a small city, but now the "Queen of the West."  Failing to find employment, his boat was again pushed out into the river and floated with the current to Rising Sun, Ind., where he rented a cabin from  Rufus North, and for a year kept a wood-yard for the supply of fuel to passing steam-boats.  From Rising Sun he again headed west, starting through the boundless and almost unbroken forests for Decatur County.  On this trip, much of the way he was guided by a pocket compass through the forest in which he "hewed out a pathway for civilization."  He settled on the east, of Cob's, fork of Sand Creek; in about two years he bought and moved on what is now known as the Foley farm, within two miles of Greensburg.  In the spring of 1834 he moved to Shelby county, settling on the farm on which he lived continuously until his death.  In 1835, she who had shared with him the hardships and trials of frontier life, as well as the joys of a congenial union, died, leaving to his charge a family of 10 children, 3 boys and 7 girls, the youngest but nine days old.  In 1838 he was married to  Roanna James,  by whom he had 4 children, 1 boy and 3 girls.
          The chief characteristics of Jonathan Thompson were industry, honesty and economy; commendable traits of virtue.  Laziness, dishonesty and prodigality he abominated.  In the exercise of these virtues he grew from a penniless boy in New York to one of the wealthiest men in our county; and, now that he has passed away no man can say that he was ever wronged out of a cent or had an undue advantage taken of him by Jonathan Thompson.  It was one of the things of which he boasted that he never voted for a man who was in favor of slavery.  From principle he opposed human slavery and intemperance.  For many years after he came to this county he kept public house, and such was his integrity for temperance that his house soon gained the appellation of  "Temperance Tavern."
          Of his large family of children -- 14 in all -- he buried eight; but lived to see his children's children to the fourth generation.  At the time of his death, he had living, 6 children, 54 grand-children and 51 great-grand children.
          He joined the Baptist Church when eighteen yeas old, but when leaving Ohio, not expecting to find a church in the wilderness to which he was moving he did not take a letter, but in 1830 he joined the Sand creek church, by relation.  In Sept,., 1834, shortly after coming to this county he joined what is now Mr. Pisgah and on the organization of the Baptist Church of this city he removed his membership to it and remained an honored member until his death.  Religiously, he was not demonstrative, but had a firm and confident faith and confidence in the merits and mercy of his Redeemer.
          He lived beyond the allotted time of man and like a shock of wheat ripe for the garner, he was gathered to the skies, full of years and honors, mourned by a widowed wife, children, grand-children, great-grand-children, a sister and the community at large.  The funeral services at the family residence; July 3rd were conducted by  Revs. Reece and Jolly  with the assistance of the Choir and the Baptist church and the remains were followed to the grave in the city  Cemetery by a large concourse of people.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, July 4, 1878
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          Jonathan Thompson died at his residence three miles east of this city at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, at the advanced age of over 83 years. Deceased was one of Shelby county's earliest settlers, and a universally respected citizen throughout his long life. His remains were interred in the City Cemetery at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Cincinnati  Daily  Gazette
July 3, 1878
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Death  of  an  Old  Citizen  of  Shelbyville,
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Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati Gazette.
Shelbyville, Ind., July2.
          Jonathan Thompson,  one of the oldest men in the county, and one of the first settlers of the country, died this evening, aged seventy-seven years.  He was the first man who bought government bonds here at the beginning of the rebellion, and has always been a Whig and a Republican.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Shelby  Union  Banner
June 16, 1864
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DOESTICKS KILLED. --- We notice in yesterday's papers, among the list of killed in the 171st Ohio Vols., (one hundred days men) at Cynthiana, Ky., the name of Mr. Mortimer C. Thompson, of Co. "B." Mr. Thompson was better known as "Doesticks".
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen

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