Thompson, Catherine (Patterson) 1933-1914
THOMPSON, PATTERSON, ATWOOD, STEED, DYSART, KEYS
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Date: 12/20/2014 at 21:33:49
Mrs. Catherine Thompson died Sunday morning at the home of her son, E.M. Thompson, at Ellendale, Minn., at the age of 81 years and 21 days. The remains are expected to reach here on the Friday noon train and be taken to the Dr. H.S. Patterson home.
Services will be held at the Congregational church on Saturday afternoon at one o'clock and interment will be made in the Patterson cemetery in Wagner township.
Deceased was a sister of Mrs. Sarah Atwood and an aunt of Dr. Patterson, both of this place.
Mrs. Thompson will be remembered by a number of our readers, having lived here at the Patterson home for four years, leaving here last September.
~Register & Argus, Thursday evening, March 5, 1914
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Miss Catherine Patterson was born in Carl County, Ohio, in 1833. She came to Clayton County with her parents in 1850, and was married to Matthew Thompson in 1853.
To this union five children were born, three sons and two daughters, all of whom are living, they are: Mrs. Jennie Steed, Dallas, Oregon; Mrs. Molly Dysart, Spokane, Wash.; John P. Thompson, Bismark, N.D.; Earnest F., Portland, Oregon and Espy M., Ellendale, Minn.
Her husband passed away in 1861* at the age of 39 years, leaving her with the five children, the oldest 15 years, the youngest 3 months. In 1890 she moved to Forest City, where she lived for about 6 years, moving from there to Ellendale, Minn., to make her home with her son, Espy, at which place she has since resided with the exception of about four years when she lived with Dr. and Mrs. H.S. Patterson in this city. She returned to Ellendale last September and there passed away Sunday afternoon, March 1st, at the ripe age of 81 years, and 22 days.
Besides her children she leaves to mourn her departure, four brothers, Wesley Patterson, Wahpeton, N.D.; Samuel Patterson, Sheldon, Iowa; Aaron Patterson, Carthage, S.D.; and Ezra Patterson, West Union, Iowa; also two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Atwood, Elkader; and Mrs. H.B. Keys, Harlan, Iowa.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Espy M. Thompson, of Ellendale, Minn., and Mrs. Dysart, of Spokane, Wash., of the children, and Mr. Aaron Patterson, of Carthage, S.D., and Mr. Ezra Patterson, of West Union, brothers.
Her death was caused by chronic bronchitis, from which she has suffered for a long time.
In things religious, Mrs. Thompson has long been a true Christian, placing unbounded faith in the love of Jesus Christ, her Savior. She was many years ago a member of the U.B. church in Wagner, transferring her church relationship to the Congregational church, at Forest City, and again transferring her letter of membership from that place to the Congregational church, of Elkader, under the present pastorate. Her kind and Christian ways are best told in deeds rather than words, for she was loyal in spirit as well as in profession. She has longed and prayed for release from this tenement of clay to be with her Savior, and God graciously heard her prayer and took her to Himself to rest in peace.
The funeral took place Saturday afternoon with services at the Congregational church, Rev. R.G. Heddon, officiating, selecting as his text 1st Tim. 6, 12, and 2nd Tim. 4, 6-8.
Interment took place at the Patterson cemetery. Thus another old settler has gone to her reward and to the rest for which she longed and prayed to go. The friends have the sympathy of the community.
~Register & Argus, March 12, 1914
*Matthew Thompson's death in 1861, is most likely incorrect.
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