Benjamin A. "Ben" Thompson



(December 15, 1889 - April 19, 1921)


The Lusk Standard
April 22, 1921


Ben Thompson Dies At Greybull On Tuesday

Word was received on Tuesday of the death of Ben Thompson which occurred at that place on Tuesday morning. The body was brought to Lusk, the funeral services being conducted here today and the body taken to Kirtley for burial. Ben was well known around here and had a host of friends who regret his early departure from this life and extend to the sorrowing relatives their heartfelt sympathy in their hour of sorrow.


The Lusk Herald
April 22, 1921
Benjamin A. Thompson Dies At Greybull


Benjamin A. Thompson died at Greybull, Wyo., on the 19th of April, after being ill with pneumonia only six days.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Thompson of Lusk, and had lived here the greater part of his life. He served seven months with the United States army in the World War, receiving his honorable discharge in January, 1919.

On the 13th of last January he was married to Mrs. Ruth Spillman at Couer-deLane, Idaho, and has since that time resided at Greybull, Wyo.

He is survived by his wife, step-daughter, Helen, his mother, three sisters, Tina, Ethel and Mrs. Jesse P. Costlow, also two brothers, Lewis of Lewiston, Montana, and Arthur of Lusk. His father, two brothers and one sister having died during the past several years. He was thirty-one years, four months and four days of age.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge of Lusk, The members of this organization in full regalia, met the train which brought the remains from Greybull and escorted them to the Thompson residence. The Odd Fellows had charge of the service at the house at one thirty in the afternoon of Friday, April 22nd. Rev. Harry Johnson conducted the services at the church and at the cemetery. Several beautiful vocal numbers were rendered by a quartette.

Ben, as he was familiarly called, was a devoted son and a good brother. He was loved and respected by a wide circle of young people. He had marked ability along several lines and his plans for the future for himself and his wife were carefully mapped out and he was proceeding with energy and determination to accomplish things.

We all extend our sympathy to this family who are so sadly bereaved.


The Lusk Standard
April 29, 1921
BENJAMIN A. THOMPSON


The sad news of the death of Benjamin A. Thompson reached us last week, but the details of the arrangements for funeral services were not made public until after we had gone to press.

The body was conducted from the Thompson home to the Baptist church by the members of the I. 0. 0. F. Custer Lodge No 21. There the room was filled with friends who had come to do their last honor to their friend. Music was furnished by a male quartette from the Congregational church choir, and a brief service conducted by Rev. H. W. Johnson, pastor of the Congregationa1 church. Interment was at the Kirtley cemetery, and to this final resting place the body was escorted by members of Custer lodge, a squad of service men, and many friends of the deceased and of his family. The service at the grave consisted of the committment by Rev. H. W. Johnson, the farewell by fellow members of Custer Lodge, and the military salute by the service men. Batalllion Sergeant Major James Ryan was in charge of this squad, other members being Regimental Sergeant Tom Miller, Sergeant Frank Gray, Sergeant Joe Block, Glen Kates and Al Rundquist.








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