Obit: Thompson, Henry (1893 - 1938)
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Surnames: Thompson, Weidler, Ives, Yule, Claflin

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Wis.) 21 May 1938

Thompson, Henry (19 Feb. 1893 - 13 May 1938)

A large circle of friends mourned when word was passed last Friday afternoon that "Hank" Thompson had died suddenly of a heart attack at his restaurant and tavern. He had been joking and having a friendly scuffle with a friend when he collapsed. Efforts were made to revive him, but the end came after a few gasps for breath. The body was removed to Kretschmer’s mortuary. Burial services were held at the town of hall Sunday afternoon, and were attended by a large congregation, many coming from Fairchild and other places. A young ladies quartet sang, and Rev. V. D. Weidler preached the sermon, using a text from one of the Psalms. Mr. Thompson was a member of Melcher Matti post of the American Legion, of this village, and the Legionnaires acted as an escort, giving their burial rites at the grave in Fairchild Cemetery. A firing squad from Augusta post fried the vollies over his final resting place, and A. J. Haugen, of Neillsville, sounded "Taps."

Henry Thompson was born Feb. 19, 1938, in Fairchild, and died at Humbird May 13, 1938, at the age of 43 years, 2 months and 24 days. He was baptized and confirmed in the Norwegian Lutheran Church, and attended public school in Fairchild, where he grew to manhood. He entered the military services during World War in the summer of 1917 and served in the 26th division, and spent most of the time overseas, with the American Expeditionary Forces. He returned home March, 1919.

He married Miss Dora Ives, on Nov. 9, 1923, and spent most of the time on a farm near Fairchild. Mr. Thompson came to Humbird about two years ago and was employed in the Blu Jay Inn. For the past year he conducted the business.

He leaves to mourn his death, his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Thompson; one brother, Albert, a sister, Mrs. Sadie Yule, all residing near Fairchild; and another sister, Mrs. Tillie Claflin, of Mondovi.

 

 


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