THOMPSON, Donald 1918-1924
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/8/2015 at 19:41:46
Death of Donald Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Thompson, of this city, mourn the death of their little son, Donald, aged five years, who passed away at the Iowa City hospital Tuesday forenoon of this week.
Little Donald was taken to the hospital four weeks ago with the hope that relief might be obtained for heart trouble and other complications that had afflicted him the past several months.
The father was called to Iowa city last week when Donald's condition took a turn for the worse and every effort known to the medical science was made to prolong his life, but without avail.
The remains were brought here Wednesday and funeral services will be held from the John Suttman home this afternoon, Rev. George Woodall, of the M.E. church, officiating.
Little Donald was an exceptionally bright little boy and a general favorite with all who knew him, and the sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved parents and relatives.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 February 1924, pg 1
Donald Gene Thompson was born at Herman, Minn., Nov. 9th, 1918, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Thompson. He departed this life on Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 1924, aged five years, 3 months and 5 days.
He was taken ill in December and medical aid was sought to relieve his condition. These efforts failing, he was removed to the hospital at Iowa City on January 17th. Here the best that science and medical skill could do was done for the little sufferer, but without avail and Donald passed away.
His mother accompanied him to the hospital. Later the father took up the vigil and gave of his own blood to the child, but disease had taken too deep a hold on the little body and this sacrifice gave but a temporary stay.
Gentle in spirit, kind and loving of disposition, Donald was loved by all who knew him. His loss will be felt the more by his parents both because he was their only child and that during his illness and suffering he was so constantly patient and indicated his love of them by many tender references.
The funeral services were held at the home of Mr. John Suttman, the Rev. George Woodall of the Methodist church officiating.
Interment was made in the Grundy Center cemetery in the family plot. Many beautiful floral offerings were sent by relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 February 1924, pg 1
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