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Knute M. Thompson 1838-1918


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/27/2014 at 23:46:49

Prominent Farmer Was Buried Yesterday
Knute N. [M.] Thompson Passed Away at His Country Home Last Saturday – A Pioneer
Knute N. Thompson, who has been in poor health for some time past, died at his home four miles northeast of this city last Friday [Saturday, June 15, 1918]. The cause of his death was Bright’s disease, from which he was a long sufferer. Mr. Thompson was a pioneer of this county, having settled upon the farm he owned in 1886. During all those years he had been a good friend and neighbor and his loss will be keenly felt among the old friends.

Mr. Thompson was born at Haavig Moster, province, Norway on September 17th, 1838. He grew to young manhood in his native land, coming to this country in 1856. He settled in Grundy county, Illinois where he married Miss Rachel Anderson on February 27th, 1864. In 1866 they moved to Ford county, Illinois where they lived until they came to Emmet county.

Four children were born to this union, a son and a daughter died in infancy and another daughter passed away some three years ago, leaving the wife and one daughter, Mrs. Hanson of Monterey, Minnesota to mourn his loss. They are Henry, who has lived a neighbor to him for many years, and Chris and Torkel of Illinois.

Funeral services were conducted from the home yesterday afternoon, being in charge of Rev. J.J. Akre. A large crowd of his neighbors and friends gathered to pay their last respects to his memory. Burial was made in the Lutheran cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, June 19, 1918)

Another Pioneer Passes Away
Knut M. Thompson Who Has Resided Here for Years Died at Farm Saturday
Resided Here Over 30 Years
The Services Were Held From Home Monday Last, the Rev. J.J. Akre Officiating
Knut M. Thompson, who has been a resident of this county since 1886 and who was one of our highly respected farmers, passed away at his farm home on Saturday last from Bright’s disease and other complications. The deceased was born in Moster Province, Norway, on Sept. 17, 1838, where he resided until he came to American in 1856. His first home on this side of the water was in Grundy County, Ill. From there he moved to Ford county where he resided until 1886 when he moved to Emmet county where he has resided since. He was united in marriage to Marie Anderson and to this union there were born four children two of whom died in infancy. A daughter passed away about three years ago, and the remaining daughter, Mrs. Hanson, now resides at Monterey, Minn. He also leaves his beloved wife who has nursed him tenderly thorugh his illness, and three brothers Henry, Chris, and Torkel, to mourn his death. The services were held from the home yesterday at 2 o’clock, the Rev. J.J. Akre officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in the Norwegian Lutheran cemetery north of this city. Mr. Thompson will be greatly missed by his neighbors and especially by the pioneer residents who have known him for so many years. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, June 19, 1918)


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