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(June 5, 1856 - May 22, 1924)
The Lusk Herald-Standard
May 29, 1924
LOCAL RESIDENT DIES FOLLOWING HEART ATTACK
WILLIAM HENRY THOMPSON SUCCUMBS AT HOME HERE LAST THURSDAY
Had Lived in Lusk for Over Five Years; Health Had Been Poor for Some Time
Another of Lusk's residents has answered the call of Father Time and passed to the great beyond. This time the Grim Reaper took from our midst William Henry Thompson, at the age of 67 years, 11 months and 17 days. His death occurred Thursday afternoon, May 22, 1924.
Although Mr. Thompson had been in poor health for some time, he was apparently feeling much better the past few weeks and his passing came with extreme suddenness. Member of his family were making preparations for the senior class banquet which was held that evening, and were at the Community hall at the time.
Mr. Thompson was on his way up the stairs at his home in the Quarmby building when he was stricken with heart failure. He was seen to fall by men in the eating house across the street and they hurried to his assistance. they carried him to his bed and summoned a physician, but before the latter arrived he was dead.
The body was removed to the undertaking establishment of Austin, Elquest, Slack company and prepared for burial. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Baptist church, Rev. W. G. Hooper officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Lusk cemetery.
The deceased was born at Mason City, W. Va., June 5, 1856.
On March 14, 1884 he was married to Florence Yeager at Canton, Kan., and to this union were born ten children: Mamie Dickinson, deceased; Emmitt of St. Marys, Idaho; Harriett Johnson of Staples, Minn.; Lillian DeVanney of Sioux City, Ia., William of Marmarth, N.D.; Pearl Willett, deceased; James of Marmarth, N.D.; Harvey of Artes, S. Dak.; Charles and Inez of Lusk, Wyoming. He also leaves one brother, James of McPherson, Kan.; and two sisters, Mary of Ohio and Mittie of Missouri.
The family has resided in Lusk for five years. The deceased was a member of the M.E. church since early boyhood.
The Herald-Standard joins friends of the family in extending condolences in their hour of sorrow.
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