The Life of Mrs. Jennie Thompson


On Wednesday afternoon of last week the sad news of the death of Mrs. G. L. Thompson, of Cherryvale was received in this city. The intelligence was carried from one to another until it was known throught the city. Sadness and sorrow was clearly depicted on every countenace as though a personal bereavement had been sustained. She was known by a large circle of friends in this county and universally loved.  The remains were brought to this city for interment and were followed to her last resting place by a large number of relatives and friends.

The Cherryvale Globe and Torch contains the following appropriate tribute to the memory of Mrs. Thompson:

Again,  the ruthless hand of death has been heavily laid upon our people. In singling out Mrs. G. L. Thompson for its victim, it has struck a blow to not only a host of warm and dear friends but also to many associations in which she always took a prominent part. In her demise the city looses one of its most highly respected and able women; the Woman's Temperance Union, an efficient member and beloved vice president; the Order of the Eastern Star, one of its brightest and best links; the C. C. C. Society, a most amiable and social member noted for her sweet disposition, kindness of heart and warm and hearty hospitality; the bereaved husband, a brave, good and dutiful wife and the little children, a tender and loving mother.

Mary Jane Carter was born in Union township. Union county, Ohio, June 18th 1855. Moved with her parents to Olathe, Kansas, October 18th. 1878. Was married to G.L. Thompson Dec. 14th, 1878, and came to this city something over two years ago, Mr. Thompson having been appointed resident agent for the Fort Scott & Gulf railway company at this point. They at once took a prominent position here, Mr. Thompson being at present a member of the city council.

January 19th, of the present month the deceased was taken sick which ended in death on the morning of Jan. 27th at 10:40 o'clock.


Olathe Mirror
February 4, 1886
Page 1, col 5

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Posted by Norman P on 10/22/2018