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Thompson, Oscar 1902 - 1934


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 7/12/2021 at 14:58:23

Clayton County Register, Thur., 05 Apr. 1934.

Oscar Thompson, 38, a commercial fisherman, living near McGregor, was intantly killed about 7:30 a.m., Sunday, when he was hit by freight train No. 60, southbound, just a short distance south of the McGregor station.

It is believed that Thompson was walking on the track when he was hit by the train. His body was badly cut up and his skull crushed. Coroner Leslie Oelke was called to McGregor but no inquest was held. The dead man is survived by his mother, who lives on a farm west of Farmersburg.

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Clayton County Register, Thur., 12 Apr. 1934.

Oscar Thompson, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Thompson, was killed by a train at McGregor, Sunday morning, April 1, about 7:15 o'clock. He reached the age of 31 years, 11 months and three days. Oscar was born April 28, 1902, on the farm where the family now lives. In his younger years he attended the public school and also the religious school and was baptized and confirmed in the Norway church. He lived with his parents until he reached the age of 19 years, and for the past 10 or 11 years he has been employed and stayed with Mate Hill and his family near McGregor.

His father passed away in 1926. He leaves to mourn his departure, his mother, Gunild Thompson, two brothers, Thorwald and Herman, and one sister, Bertha Zahn; two nieces and two nephews, one uncle, three aunts, a number of cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Norway church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. S. J. Strandjord of St. Olaf officiating. He was laid to rest in the Norway cemetery, where he will sleep till resurrection morning. May his memories never be forgotten.

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