MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 336
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, October 21, 2007
A Prominent Louisa County Citizen
We learn from the Columbus Safeguard particulars of the death of PHILLIP THOMPSON, father-in-law of W.H. Hoopes, which took place at his home in that city on Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock. It speaks of him as “one of Louisa county’s best known and most respected citizens,” “whose life went out surrounded by loving friends who had done all that mortals could do to lengthen his stay and make his closing hours peaceful.”
He was born in Ross county, O., May 20, 1821, hence was in his 71st year at time of death. He had lived the allotted time of man and was ready to go. September 2, 1841, he was untied in marriage to Rebecca Henderson, who survives him, though in a precarious condition. Their union was blessed with eleven children, nine of whom still live. Mr. Thompson was buried to-day (Wednesday) in the family burying ground at Letts. W.H. Hoopes left last night to attend the funeral.
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