Obit: Thompson, Theodore (1882 - 1951)

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Surnames: Thompson, Peterson, Sampson, Frank, Matthias, Simpson, Odland, Christofferson, Rush, Whitney, Mills, Miller, Tonn, Laabs, Erickson, Becken, Nelson, Bakke

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/19/1951

Thompson, Theodore (22 Apr. 1882 - 11 Apr. 1951)

Theodore Thompson Sr., 68, prominent town of Hoard farmer, was killed Wednesday afternoon, April 11, when he fell into a revolving saw while cutting wood on his farm. The tragedy occurred at about 3:30 p.m.

The victim’s jugular vein was severed as the saw ripped open his shoulder and neck. An Owen physician was summoned shortly after the accident. He called an ambulance as soon as he arrived on the scene.

Thompson died without regaining consciousness just as the ambulance arrived from Owen.

E. M. Peterson, of Curtiss, one of the men who was helping with the wood cutting, said that they were about to move the saw rig closer to the wood pile when Thompson fell forward into the saw which had been disconnected but was still whirling. It was believed that he may have suffered a heart attack, causing him to fall.

Mr. Thompson served as treasurer of town of Hoard for 24 years, was a director of Curtiss Owen State Bank for 15 years, and for the past three years, served as vice president of that bank. He was also a trustee of the Clark county hospital and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church.

Mr. Thompson was born April 22, 1882, in the town of Hoard, where he received his education. He also graduated from the short course in agriculture at Madison. He was born on the same farm on which he died. He had farmed all his life.

His marriage to Victoria Sampson took place June 12, 1917, at Menomonie.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Miss Mary Thompson, who teaches in Neenah; and Mrs. Harold (Ruth Ann) Frank, Curtiss; three grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Frank Matthias and Mrs. E. N. Peterson, Curtiss; Mrs. J. E. Simpson, Sturgeon Bay; and Mrs. Ida Peterson, Monroe, Wash.; and two brothers, Oscar, Los Angeles, Calif., and Arthur, Curtiss.

A brother and a sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at the Evangelical Lutheran church Saturday afternoon, Rev. O. K. Odland officiating, and internment was made in the Curtiss cemetery. Honorary pall bearers were Dr. H. H. Christofferson, W. J. Rush, C. E. Whitney, Calvin Mills, John Miller, Harold Tonn and Orville Laabs. Active pall bearers were A. M. Erickson, Cornell Erickson, Gust Becken, Al Nelson and Albert Bakke.



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