THOMPSON, Fred 1881-1929
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/3/2015 at 17:24:33
F. Thompson Dies Of Injuries
Funeral Held from Methodist Church Saturday Afternoon
Fred Thompson, a former resident of this place, and who is widely known over Grundy county, died last Thursday evening from internal injuries received the Sunday evening previous when a car in which he was a passenger was wrecked on East Main street, Marshalltown.
Mr. Thompson, who had been at the Deaconess since the accident, became worse Wednesday afternoon and underwent an operation Thursday morning to determine the extent of his internal injuries. The large bowel was found to be paralyzed. Two of his brothers, Bert Thompson, of Dike, and Ray Thompson, of Grundy Center, were with him when death came.
Thompson, who had just been employed by the Marshalltown Nash Company the morning the accident happened, suffered injuries when a demonstrator car in which he had been riding was turned over in the middle of the East Main street bridge over Linn creek, after the right front wheel of the car had gone up the railing of the bridge.
Mrs. H. G. Chalfant, 110 South Third avenue, also suffered minor injuries in the accident. The others in the automobile, Mrs. Grace Nelson of El Paso, Tex., and driver of the car, and W. E. Williams, of California, were shaken up but not hurt.
Mr. Thompson was born March 17, 1881, near Aurora, Ill. The family moved to a farm near Grundy Center in 1883. Mr. Thompson was in the automobile business in Waterloo and Mason City before coming to this city seven years ago. He had been working here at intervals since that time.
He is survived by three brothers, Bert Thompson, Dike; Ray Thompson, Grundy Center, and Grover Thompson, Traer.
Coroner H. H. Nichols, who heard indirectly of the accident and death of Mr. Thompson, said he had received no information from the police. He will investigate the case.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 May 1929, pg 1
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