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Waterloo Daily Courier; April 1, 1946

Alva M. Thompson

Vlnton — Alva M. Thompson, 72, retired farmer and lifelong resident of Benton county, at his home Monday of a stroke suffered Sunday: son of Mr. and Mrs. Hames Thompson, he was born in Big Grove township. Benton county, Nov. 15, 1873; on Dec. 5, 1894, he was married at Archer. Fla., to Emma Mitchell; Mr. and Mrs. Thompson farmed until 1930, when they moved to iheir present home in Vinton; for a number of years Mr. Thompson was employed as a special agent of the Sinclair Oil Co.; member of Christian church; leaves widow and the following children: Robert Thompson. Mrs. Pat Bostrom nnd Elmer Thompson, Vinton; Mrs. Olive Ralston, Blairstown; Wilbur Thompson, Webster City; Mrs. Opal Abbe, Waterloo, and Mrs. Helen Henkle, Clutier; a brother, Elmer Thompson, Los Angeles. Cal.; 25 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren: three brothers, Edward, Frank and Charles, preceded him in death; funeral at the Fry-Holland funeral home Wednesday at 1:30 p. m.; burial in Garrison cemetery.

{Submitter comment: not related - newspaper extract}
Submitted on Aug 20, 2005 by
John Shuck,

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Amy Pauline Thompson, 80, of Yakima, passed away Saturday, March 2, 1996, in her home. Amy was born September 9, 1915, in Hackensack, Minnesota to Kenneth Lewis and Edith (Dodd) Brody. She was raised and educated in Minnesota and on August 19, 1940, she married John W. Thompson. They moved from Iowa to Washington in 1953 and had mainly resided in Kittitas and Yakima Counties. She and her husband retired in Yakima in 1969. Together, the couple raised 15 children.

Survivors include her children, Patty Morgan of Winthrop, Edith Weeks of Port Orchard, Lavonne Johnson of Ellensburg, Daisy McClure of Yakima, Robert Thompson of Yakima, Kenneth Thompson of Ellensburg, Raymond Thompson of Billings, Montana, Donald Thompson of Helena, Montana, Junior Thompson of Yuma, Arizona, Richard Thompson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and John Thompson of Tucker, Georgia; one brother, Bill Brody of Ninilchik, Alaska; 43 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Amy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John W. Thompson, two daughters, Alice Tolva and Emma Jane Albert, two sons, James Thompson and Lewis Thompson, a granddaughter, Teasa Thompson and three sisters, Elsie Thorson, Daisy Brody and Grace Grosgebauer.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 5, 1996 at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. Burial will follow at West Hills Memorial Park.

{Submitter comment: Amy Pauline Brody Thompson was born actually in Minnesota; married to John Wilbur Thompson who was born in Iowa.}
Submitted on Nov 4, 2005 by
Daisy Thompson,

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The Evening Gazette (Cedar Rapids Gazette); July 22 1916
Arad Thompson


Arad Thompson Came to Shellsburg in 1866 After Serving in Civil War.

Special to the Gazette.

Vinton, Iowa, July 22. -- Arad Thompson, 76 years old, one of Benton counties pioneers, died at his home here at 5 o'clock this morning... Mr. Thompson, who was born December 24, 1840, at Livermore Maine, came to Iowa in 1866, and settled in Shellsburg, where he engaged in business in the firm of Ruyon and Thompson, general merchants. In 1879, Mr Thompson was appointed clerk of the Benton county court in which capacity he served for eight years.

He was a most active member of the Benton County Veterans' association and remained a member of that organization during the time he lived in Iowa. Mr. Thompson was also a member of the A. F. & A. M., and of the Knights Templar, of which latter organization he was for several years eminent commander.

During the civil war Mr Thompson served as a volunteer in the Twentieth Maine infantry, Company C. He participated in all the great Virginia battles and was in the struggle at Gettysburg.

Mr. Thompson was identified here with the B. M. Coder post No. 98.

Funeral services will probably be held Tuesday. Burial will be at the Evergreen cemetery. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Emma Thompson, a sister, Mrs. Harry Runyon sr., of Fort Dodge, a sister, Mrs. William Kreager, of Vinton, and a niece, Mrs. Guy Haskell, of Cedar Rapids.
Submitted on Sep 29, 2001 by
Mark R Engledow,

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The Weatherford News, Weatherford, Oklahoma; 4/28/1932
Edward C. Thompson

Edward C. Thompson Victim of Apoplexy Sunday Evening; Body Returned to Iowa for Funeral Rites
Edward C. Thompson, 65, Weatherford business man, died suddenly of apoplexy at his home on E. Main-st, Sunday evening.

Funeral services were to be conducted in Vinton, Iowa, with burial to follow in the Evergreen cemetery at the same place.

Thompson moved to Weatherford in 1930. He and Mrs. Thompson have been engaged in business here since that time, operating the Thompson Hat and Garment Shop. They lived at McLaughlin, South Dakota, before moving to Weatherford.

Thompson was a native of Iowa, having been born at Vinton in 1867.

The body was taken to Vinton Monday, where final arrangements for the funeral services were to be made.

He is survived by his widow, one son, Howard, of Chicago, two brothers, Alva Thompson of Vinton, Iowa, and Elmer Thompson of Long Beach, Calif.

{Note: anyone wanting a copy of the original obituary can contact Daisy at; I also have his second wife’s obituary}

{Submitter comment: This an obituary of my Great Uncle Edward C. Thompson, son of James and Hannah Merchant Thompson, brother to Alva Thompson and Uncle to John Wilbur Thompson. Died in Weatherford, Oklahoma where he and his 2nd wife Lillie Marie Anderson were living at the time.}

Submitted on 23-Aug-2012 by
Daisy Thompson,

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Floyd E. Thompson

Cedar Rapids- Floyd E. Thompson, 88 died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, in Living Center East, following a long illness.

He was born July 27, 1909 in Shellsburg. He married Marguerite Butterick Gardner, May 12, 1934, in Vinton. He was an accountant for FMC and past president of Emeritus Institute of Management Accountants. Since 1942, he was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church, where he served as a teacher, deacon, elder and several terms of Clerk of sessions. He was a member of Mount Hermon Masonic Lodge...

Survivors include his wife, Marguerite; two daughters, Kayleen Callerman, Key West Fla., and Jo Ellen Unterseher and husband Richard, Shelton, Wash.; four grand children; and three great-grand-daughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, S. M. and Elizabeth Thompson; infant sister; and brother, Earl Thompson.

Memorial services will be ...Westminister Presbyterian Church... Private interment; Shellsburg Cemetery, Shellsburg. Turner Chapel East is in charge of the arrangements...

{Submitter comment: Clipping from Martha Long}

Submitted on 02-Mar-2010 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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Cedar Rapids Gazette; August 3, 1974
Longtime Resident of Benton County Dies
Ida Marie Thompson

Van Horne - Services were held Friday for Ida Thompson, 76, wife of Oakley Thompson, and longtime resident of Benton county.

Mrs. Thompson, born April 23, 1898, at Amana, died July 31. She was married Jan. 26, 1921, at Blairstown and had farmed 50 years before moving to Van Horne three years ago.

She active in Salem church, Loyal Women's class, Nettie DeWall circle, Order of Eastern Star, Pythian Sisters and 20th Century club.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Russell, Van Horne; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Radeke, Blairstown, and Mrs. George Christie, Litchfield Park, Ariz., and three grandchildren.

Service were held at Salem United Methodist church, with burial in Cedar Memorial cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

{Submitter comment: not related}

Submitted on 06-Jan-2022 by
John Shuck,

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John "Dutch" Thompson, 80, of Yakima, died in his home Friday. Mr. Thompson was born March 19, 1903, in Vinton, Iowa. He had lived in Yakima since 1969 and had worked most of his life as an automotive mechanic. He had retired from Butterfield Chevrolet Co., in Ellensburg. He is survived by his wife, Amy Thompson, at home, four daughters, Pattie Morgan of Winthrop, Edith Houk of Port Orchard, LaVone Johnson and Daisy McClure both of Ellensburg; seven sons, Robert Thompson of Yakima, Kenneth Thompson of Ellensburg, Raymond Thompson of Lavina, Mont., Donald Thompson of Billings, Mont., Junior Thompson of Yuma, Ariz., Richard Thompson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and John Thompson of Tucker, Ga.; one brother, Robert Thompson of Van Horn, Iowa; two sisters, Grace Boostrom of Vinton,

{Submitter comment: John Wilbur Thompson, was born in EDEN TOWNSHIP, MARSHALL CTY, Iowa to Alva Meader Thompson and Emma Mitchell; passed away in Yakima, WA.}
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Mayme A. Thompson

Friday, Feb. 24, 1989

Mayme A. Thompson, 94, a resident of the Iowa City Care Center, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday in the care center following a long illness.

Born Jan. 11, 1895, at Rowan, she married W. Earle Thompson June 14, 1921, at Syracuse, N.Y. he died in 1961. Mrs. Thompson taught school for many years, including at Lincoln Elementary, Cedar Rapids. She was a member of Westminster Presbytarian Church and King's Daughters.

Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Weart of Dallas, Texas, a son, Duane of Iowa City; two sisters, Anne Schlampp of Ackley and Lynette Baker of Salt Lake City, Utah; five granchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services: 1 p.m. today, Turner Chapel East, by the Rev. John Woods. Burial: Shellsburg Cemetery.

Submitted on 08-May-2009 by
Marilyn Kolsrud and Sheryl Mason Reynolds, DENEREN@AOL.COM

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Unknown; Unknown
Richard C. Thompson

RICHARD C. THOMPSON, 68, of 2908 Waveland Dr. NW, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2000, in Iowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown, after an extended illness. His body was donated to the University of Iowa Alzheimer's Department of Anatomy, Iowa City. Inurnment will be at a later date in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Ryan. Arrangements by Stewart Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids.

Survivors include his wife, Martina; a son, Phillip and wife Susan of Cedar Rapids; three daughters and their husbands, Tracy and Mark Klein, Lora and Darrin Williams and Mary and Yahya Aossey, all of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, J.W. Thompson of Mesa, Ariz., and John Thompson of Tucker, Ga; and four grandchildren, Lonnie and Joseph Klein, Benjamin Williams, and Cassem Aossey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and two brothers.

Richard was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Big Grove Township, Benton County, the son of John and Thelma Worthen Thompson. He graduated from Newhall High School in 1952. Richard served with the Army during the Korean conflict, beginning on May 5, 1953, and was honorably discharged on April 30, 1955. He married Mary Martina McGuire on Nov. 10, 1956, at St. John's Catholic Church in Coggon. Richard worked for Iowa Manufacturing Co. from 1951 to 1981 in the Draftsman/Engineering Department. He attended Kirkwood College's Waste Water Treatment course, receiving his diploma. He also worked for Lantern Courrier from 1968 to 1995. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

(Unknown Newspaper in Cedar Rapids).

(NOTE BY SUBMITTER: Richard was also survived by half brothers and sisters: Robert D. Thompson, William Kenneth Thompson, Donald Duane Thompson, Raymond Martin Thompson, Lavonne Lorraine Thompson and Daisy Orina Thompson and a Step-Mother Amy Pauline Brody Thompson that were not mentioned in the obituary.)
Submitted on Feb 9, 2004 by
daisy thompson,

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The Vinton Eagle; Jan. 18, 1895
William Wilson Thompson

Blairstown Press: — The deceased, W. W. Thompson was born in Richland county, Ohio, August 14, 1840, and came to death in Archer, Florida, in which place he went with his children a short time since, Wednesday evening, January 3, 1895. The cause of bis death was consumption. At the time of his death he was aged 48 years, 4 months and 19 days.

He came to Iowa with his parents, who settled in Benton county October 21, 1850. He was married to Sarah Keck, August 8,1809, of which union there were five sons and three daughters. His wife and one son preceded him in death.

There remain of those closely related to him who greatly mourn their loss a father, three brothers, a sister, four sons and three daughters. His life had been that of an earnest Christian and as such he was surrounded with friends whose tastes were similar to his. Respected by all, beloved by many, be leaves to bis children a legacy of gentle and loving deeds, which will inspire them to noble ambitions.

He was a member of the United Evangelical church. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Van Horne Tuesday forenoon, Rev. M. W. Shrader, officiating.

The remains reached Van Horne Wednesday morning and were interred in Eldorado township cemetery.

The children who went with their father to Florida did not return with the remains.

{Submitter comment: not related}

Submitted on 29-Jan-2022 by
John Shuck,

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