Obit: Thompson, B.F. (1840 - 1911)

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Surnames: THOMPSON ROOT

----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 03/16/1911

Thompson, B.F. (OCT 1840 - 11 Mar 1911)

Saturday night H.M. Root received a telegram from Mesa, Ariz. that B.F. Thompson had dropped dead there that afternoon. In November Mr. Thompson left Greenwood, Clark County to spend the winter in Arizona to seek relief from asthma from which he suffered. His health had improved apparently, Mr. Root receiving a letter written two days before his death, in which he state that he was feeling fine.

Deceased was born in Maine in Oct. 1840. He came to La Crosse in 1863 and to Greenwood in 1871. For many years he was engaged in logging and farming in partnership with Mr. Root. His wife died a few years ago. Their two children died when young, and the only known heir left is a nephew in La Crosse.

Mr. Thompson was a man of sterling honesty and uprightness, and he was highly respected by all who knew him. Mr. Root telegraphed instructions to have the remains sent back to Greenwood, where they will probably arrive Friday.

 

 


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