Thompson Burials

Harry | Stella (Rayl) | Florence (McFarland) | Thomas T.

Harry Thompson

Born: 13 Aug 1865, Kemper, Jersey Co., Illinois
Died: 6 May 1945, Des Moines, Polk Co., Ia
Buried: Lot 31, plot 8
Married: Stella Rayl
Children: Don H., Howard, Layman, Delima (Tish), Louella (Butts), Chalmer, Vowell, Dwight, and Colleen (Thompson)3
Parents: C. N. and Martha Chapman Thompson

Harry Thompson portrait
Harry Thompson

Tombstone of Harry and Stell A. Thompson

Stella (Rayl) Thompson

Born: March 25, 1867 in Iowa4
Died: September 21, 1959 in Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa
Buried: Lot 31, plot 7
Married: Harry Thompson
Children: Don H., Howard, Layman, Delima (Tish), Louella (Butts), Chalmer, Vowell, Dwight, and Colleen (Thompson)3
Parents: Himelous (sp) and Sarah Jane (Macy) Rayl5

Former Newton Woman Dies in Des Moines

Mrs. Stella K. Thompson, former resident of Newton, died at 6 p.m. Monday at her home at 2917 6th Ave., in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Arnolds funeral home at 6th and Euclid in Des Moines.

Burial will be in Metz cemetery near Newton.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by seven children, Mrs. Russell Thompson of Newton, Mrs. Hugh Butts of Des Moines, Mrs. Harry Tish of Swea City, Howard of Montezuma, Dwight of Bondurant, Vowell of West Des Moines and Chalmer of Des Moines.

Her husband died 14 years ago. ~ The Newton Daily News, September 22, 1959.

Florence (McFarland) Thompson

Born: March 6, 1876 at Highland, Iowa Co., Wisconsin
Died: April 23, 1967 in Colfax, Jasper Co., Iowa
Buried: Lot 59, plot 1
Married: Tommy T. Thompson on March 1, 1899 at Emmetsburg, Palo alto Co., Iowa
Children: Floyd G.
Parents: Robert and Margaret Stinehart McFarland2

Florence and Tommy Thompson

Florence Thompson Dies, Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Tommy (Florence) Thompson, 91, died Sunday at the Gardner's Custodial Home at Colfax. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Walter's Funeral Home in Colfax.

The Rev. Laurence Garrett, minister of the Colfax Methodist Church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Metz Cemetery.

Survivors are a son, Floyd G. of Colfax; a sister, Mrs. Alvin Brown of West Bend; a grand child and five great-grandchildren.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McFarland, she was born May 6, 1876 at Highland, Wis.

She married Tommy Thompson Mar. 1, 1899, at Emmetsburg. ~ The Newton Daily News, April 24, 1967.

1. The Carson Family website by Mark Carlson. Select Surnames
2. Jasper Co., Iowa Death Records, Book 1 1921-1929, page 69
3. Taken from 1900 - 1930 U.S. Census. They had only 7 children so two of the above are the same person.
4. 1930 U.S. Census, Newton, Jasper Co., Iowa
5. 1925 Iowa State Census, Boone Twp., Dallas Co., Iowa. Listed as mother and father of Kate Stella (Rayl) Thompson.

Thomas "Tommy" Taswell Thompson

Born: Apr 22, 1878 in Illinois2
Died: May 11, 1924, Colfax, Jasper Co., Iowa2
Buried: Lot 59, plot 2
Married: Florence McFarland on March 1, 1899 at Emmetsburg, Palo alto Co., Iowa
Children: Floyd G.
Parents: C. N. and Martha (Chapman) Thompson

Thomas Thompson portrait
Thomas "Tommy" Thompson

Colfax Man Dies Suddenly
Ill Only a Few Minutes --
Apoplexy is Said to be the Cause

Colfax, Iowa, May 13 --Death came suddenly to T. T. Thompson, well known cement contractor, who died here Tuesday afternoon. He was working hard all day Saturday and drove in the evening to Des Moines to purchase parts for his automobile. Returning home late he ? and was in his usual health. At 5 o'clock the next morning he awoke and told his wife that he wanted to arise and do a little work before breakfast.

Mrs. Thompson went back to sleep but was awakened a little before 6 o'clock to find Mr. Thompson breathing hard, and before a physician could be called he expired. Death was due to apoplexy.

Mr. Thompson was one of the well known men of the county and he and son Floyd have operated a dray service in connection with their concrete business. He was an industrious citizen and was widely known for his gracious hospitality, and he has always been a rendezvous for family, friends and people of the community. He was a man whose home interests always came first.

Mr. Thompson, who was around 54 years of age, had lived in and near here most of his life. ~ The Newton Daily News, May 13, 1924.

Photos are from Chapman Family History written by Nellie Nearmyer in 1985.

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