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Alice Maude Schmidtt Thompson

THOMPSON, SCHMIDTT, MILLER, STONE, RUPPERT, HARSHAW

Posted By: Marlene Kay Skalberg (email)
Date: 6/27/2019 at 15:58:54

Mrs. John J. Thompson (deaf mute) died Friday, October 23, at 10:45 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Harshaw, following a two weeks illness with pneumonia and other complications. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Hilliard Funeral Home in Corning, conducted by the Rev. H. S. Congdon. Burial was made in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Alice Maude Schmidtt Thompson, daughter of John William and Mary Ellen Schmidtt was born September 4, 1858 in Quincy, Illinois and was 78 years, 1 month, and 19 days old at the time of her death.
She was married at the home of an Uncle George H. Miller at Quincy, Illinois to John J. Thompson on January 8, 1885. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson came at once to Adams County, where Mr. Thompson's parents were early pioneers and homesteaders. Mr. Thompson worked as an apprentice in a harness shop and Adams County has been their home continuously for 51 years of married life. The children born to this union were Maude E. Stone of Oakland, California, sho arrived at the bedside of her mother a few days before her death; Eunice Ruppert, deceased, formerly of Oakland; Isette Thompson, deceased, George Thompson, and Mrs. Prudence Harshaw of Corning. She is survived by the three children, her devoted husband, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
Mrs. Thompson was a graduate of the school for the deaf mutes at Jacksonville, Illinois, the same school which her husband attended. While she was handicapped by her infirmity, yet she lived eagerly, grasping every opportunity for service or pleasure. At the time the boys sailed for France during the World War, she mixed and baked 500 doughnuts for their midnight lunch.She had learned the art of sewing in the school and took great pride in her achievements along this line. She was reared in the home of her grandparents. Her main interest was centered in her home and children. In childhood she was baptized into the Grace Congregational Church and lived a life of fidelity to her faith and joy in any little service which she could perform. Her cheerfulness in the face of a life long handicap endeared her to many, a devoted mother, a loyal fried, and neighbor will be greatly missed with the passing of Mrs. Thompson.
Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, October 29, 1936, page 17


 

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